You may find this shocking, but some years I don’t actually get around to making Easter cards! This year I’m determined to do better! My goal is to finish them in the next week so I can send them out on time. After all, Easter will be here before we know it! It’s never too early to get started.
I was initially inspired by this sympathy card we made in class in February:
More Inspiration (and maybe an ulterior motive?)
I had some stamped lily images left over, so rather than put them away, I wanted to use them! There was also a pretty piece of Highland Heather paper left after making this For the Bride and Groom card. I combined them to make a quick Easter card. You could, however, use different words to make it for ANY occasion. Birthday, Wedding, Sympathy or Thank You are all occasions that come to mind.
Before we get into the card-making details, here are a few tips:
- The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies make it really easy to cut out the lilies after you stamp them. NO MEASURING needed! To layer the image, just use the next larger die and cut a piece in a contrasting color, such as the Gorgeous Grape cardstock we used here.
- Stamp the lily images on scrap paper & cut them out to use as a mask when you’re stamping multiple flowers on your main image. This allows you to stamp images close together, or so they appear behind each other, without overlapping your ink colors.
- There are many ways to cut your banner ends. Here I just snipped about 1/4″ into the end of the banner on each side, then trimmed from the banner end to the 1/4″ snip on the ends. You could also use one corner of a square punch, or the Banner Triple punch.
Paper (including cutting dimensions):
- So Saffron Cardstock [CS] 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
- So Saffron Cardstock [CS] 1/2 x 2-1/2″
- Whisper White [CS] 3 x 4-3/8″
- Gorgeous Grape Cardstock [CS] 3-1/4 x 4-1/2″
- Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [DSP] 4 X 5-1/4″ [Free Sale-a-Bration item while supply lasts!]
Instructions for Lasting Lily Easter Card:
- Fold the So Saffron CS in half to create a card base.
- Attach the Botanical Butterfly paper, then the Gorgeous Grape layer to the card base.
- Stamp the lilies from the Lasting Lily stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink and Highland Heather ink on the Whisper White CS.
- After that, stamp the stems in Pear Pizzazz. Now you’re ready to die cut the Whisper White CS with the Rectangle Stitched framelit die and adhere to the Gorgeous Grape rectangle.
- To complete your card, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on the small So Saffron CS and trim the ends with paper snips to make a banner.
- Adhere the banner to the Whisper White layer with mini-dimensionals, as shown. Pretty simple, right?
The Botanical Butterfly paper is so beautiful on its own, but I’m also excited to announce that the Butterfly Duet Punch that coordinates with it is back in stock! Just punch some butterflies out of the pretty paper and add them to your project – how easy is that? What, you don’t have that paper yet? Hurry and get yours – Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st!
For even more inspiration, look no further than the cover of the Sale-a-Bration brochure for card ideas with other products:
Now go forth and make your Easter cards! Happy stamping!