Even though friends and family may not be close enough to spend your Easter celebrations together, you can still send a piece of yourself to them by creating a handmade card! Today, design team member Steph Grimes is sharing two lovely cards that she created using her leftovers from her March Kit and add-ons, and we know they will make you want to pull out your stash to create today!
Hi all! This is Steph and I’m here to share something with you that you haven’t seen from me yet—cards! What you may not know is that for years I was an avid card maker, which is where my love for stamping came from. Today I’m sharing two Easter greeting cards I made using the March Kit and extras.
Supplies | March 2019 Kit, Jane Alphabet Stickers – White, Spring Puffy Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Little Acrylic Bunnies, Wood Veneer Easter Eggs, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Title Builder Stamp
Making these cards was a great way to use some of the papers from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack because they are the perfect size for cards, and the patterns are perfect for spring celebrations. I also loved using some of the kit pieces I had leftover from other projects and some of my scraps to embellish these cards.
For my first card, the greeting came to me first. As I was eyeing those adorable Little Acrylic Bunnies, the phrase “Hop Hop Hooray” popped into my head and I knew that had to be the greeting on the card. To create the card, I used a white cardstock base to create a card that is 4.25” x 5.5”. On top, I layered the multi-colored polka dot paper from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack trimmed to 4” x 5.25”. Across the top, I used the yellow polka dot paper from the paper stack to add a border cut to full width and punched at the bottom with a scalloped border punch. I then chose a purple journaling tag from the March 2019 Kit and trimmed it down a bit to hold my greeting.
Once I had the base of the card ready, I decided how I wanted to embellish it. I cut apart a tag from the March Kit to have some labels to add. Each label then became a home for one of the Little Acrylic Bunnies in a complementary color. Before adhering everything down, I used some scraps from tags and papers from the kit to create three little banners to tuck under the purple journaling tag. The final step was to add my clever greeting. I used a mix of the White and Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers to spell out the words front and center. Then, for an additional pop of color, I added a small star puffy sticker and small heart puffy sticker from the Spring Puffy Stickers.
The base of my second card is also white cardstock trimmed to 4.25” x 5.5” and uses the monochromatic purple paper from the Springtime stack as the background. I was really inspired by the journaling tag in the March kit that features the large bunny, so I cut out the bunny from the tag to make a template. Then, I traced that bunny onto the back of the tiny floral pattern paper in the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack and cut it out so I had a patterned bunny to bring a little more interest than the plain white. This is also a great way to extend your products and make them go a little further. I added a small red heart puffy sticker from the Spring Puffy Stickers as a tail on my bunny. Then, I cut a circle from the yellow polka dot paper using a die and added a Wood Veneer Easter Egg (my favorite item in this month’s release!) and another puffy heart to finish off the little grouping on this card.
I used a photo corner punch to punch the yellow polka dot paper from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack and a scalloped border punch to punch a strip of striped paper from the stack as well. For my greeting on this card, I stamped the word “happy” from the Title Builder Stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to add some additional dimension and interest, then added the word “Easter” using the white Jane Alphabet Stickers.
I am excited to deliver these cards to loved ones on Easter and bring a little more joy to their day! Making cards is a great way to use every last little bit of your kit, leftover items, and scraps you may have. I hope you are inspired to use your March kit and extras to make some Easter or spring greeting cards for your loved ones!