I’ll be honest… I never appreciated handmade cards or gifts until I started making them myself! I was always about store bought, particularly name brands. I think as a kid of super young and divorced parents, I just really wanted to be “normal,” “mainstream” and “just like everyone else.”
Now that I’m an adult, and have a love of all things crafty and handmade, I love making custom cards for loved ones. Sometimes they’ll take quite a while as there are many layers and details, but usually figuring out my design is what takes the longest. I’ve recently started challenging myself to make cards in 5 to 15 minutes, especially when I’m trying to squeeze in crafting time before picking up my daughters from their schools.
I made a few different cards for the Easter holiday. These first cards with the eggs took a bit longer to make. I picked my patterned cardstock and papers. Using patterned cardstock, I cut the egg shapes and adhered them to patterned card stock on a plain card. I added a few embellishments to the eggs (bling, felt flower and bling, stickles) and adhered the decorated eggs to the cardstock using foam squares for a little depth.
The “grass” was hand cut (fringed using regular scissors) from patterned paper, and I added two levels of it – one layer of grass glued down to the striped cardstock behind the eggs; another layer of grass on top of the eggs.
The “happy Easter” sentiment was cut using my Slice electronic cutter and glued onto the striped card stock. I love the way these came out and hope my recipients do too!
I also made some “5-minute” cards. I wanted to challenge myself to get some cards done quickly, but that were still pretty and had a few different elements. So this is what I came up with…
Starting with craft cardstock cards, I wanted something that would pop. I embossed butterflies with a couple different embossing powder colors, and added a couple of strips of patterned paper. I also embossed the “Blessed Easter” using Pearl embossing powder for a there, but subtle look.
Inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, and I was done. This may have even taken less than 5-minutes!
If you’re looking for other Easter craft inspiration, check out my “dyed” Easter egg banner here.
Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Hope your Easter is a joyous one!