Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter is on it's way


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Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too is up to it again!! She has asked her wonderful design team (including me) to create a project with the theme:

"Easter is on it's way!"

Here is my card!! I made an easter basket card.  The top layer of the basket is embossed vellum (more info at the bottom of this post) that forms a pocket for the chocolate bunny and egg to slip into!!

Here is the egg shaped card pulled out of the basket bottom. The egg card is from Doodlecharms cut at 4".  The bunny (and it's layer) is cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 2 1/2". His eye is added with Stickles because I didn't have a pearl small enough.

Here is the inside of the egg card. The "Happy Easter" stamp is from Studio G.

I added a little lace trim to the top and bottom of the basket but the top piece features this little bow I tied using my Bow-Easy.  I had to use hot glue to attach the lace.  I was a little nervous about using hot glue on the vellum but it turned out just fine.

I inked around the edges of the egg card with some pink ink and a dauber.  The paper is GCD Studios called "Eggstravaganza" from Michaels. I also applied some self-stick pearls to the top of the egg.

The basket is from Doodlecharms.  I sized it on my Gypsy to "real dial size" 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I cut one in pink for the top layer, and two in white to attach to the back to add weight and strength.  

I added more of the pearls to the handle of the basket.  Gel pen stitches added the perfect touch to the handle and body of the basket. To get that wonderful weave look to the basket, I simply placed the vellum piece on my Martha Stewart Score Board and scored on every-other line. I then turned the piece 90 degrees and scored every-other line in the other direction.  It was pretty simple but I think it had a lovely effect!

Please head on over to Tracy's blog at CraftJunkietoo.com to enter her Easter challenge. You don't want to miss out on the fun! :)

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8 comments:

Craft Junkie Too said...

Love it Cheryl -- That bunny is soooo super cute and I LOVE the paper your chose for your project. Thanks so much for everything. :)
♥Tracy

snappy scrappy said...

Really cute card...great idea to use vellum and emboss it!!

Staying Crafty said...

I am totally in love with your embossed vellum pocket! What a fantastic idea :) Super original & way cute!

Georgiana said...

Wow! You did a great job using that vellum. I think I may have a fear of using it. I should try.

Georgiana

Crafting Katie said...

So super cute! I love the embossed vellum! I definitely need to try that. :-)

Libby Beach said...

I love this one!! So so cute!! :)

Jennifer said...

Cheryl,

I love your cute Easter card!!! :) And I love the way you take your cards to the next level (just so many cool details-like the way you scored your vellum)!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Hawleyfekm said...

Cheryl, I love your cute Easter card!!! :) And I love the way you take your cards to the next level (just so many cool details-like the way you scored your vellum)! Thanks so much for sharing! Crafty hugs, Jennifer partridgelu at yahoo dot com