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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it...

Kate's ABCs cartridge has the cutest little hats in it. I couldn't resist using them to make an Easter card.
I did not cut all the layers for the hat on the left. This did mean that I had to use the "hide contours" feature on my Gypsy to eliminate some of the cut lines, however.  I also reversed the direction of the dark purple hat on the right so that all three hats were facing the same way.


I didn't cut any of the flowers that were included with each hat image. Instead, I used some tiny Petaloo flowers that I had on hand. I think they worked perfectly.  When you're cutting images this small, it can be difficult to cut the layers for tiny flowers and glue them together without getting glue everywhere. At least it's difficult for ME!
 
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with deep purple embossing powder.  I added a double-sided punched border (Martha Stewart Doily Lace) with some purple patterned ribbon across the center.  The bottom patterned paper is actually a light lilac color with white dots. It looks very blue in the photo but not IRL! This paper was printed from my computer and generously provided by Jak Heath on her blog jakheath.com. She has a number of papers that she designs and offers to her readers to download. Check her out - she's a fantastic artist and paper crafter.
 


 
This card contains some of my favorite colors - any and all shades of purple and a nice rich yellow. I only wish I had even more of those colors in my own wardrobe!
The hats were popped up on foam tape for a little added dimension. This photo gives just a peek of the inside which was fairly plain, set off by only a yellow mat just like the one on the front of the card. I also added some Easter wishes printed with the help of my computer.
 
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!
Cheryl

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Love the hats!! And I really love the flowers that you used. The flowers and dotted bg papers are just perfect. Great border punch and ribbon. Thank you so very much for joining our 'It's So You' challenge at CTVS and for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Shari said...

Soooo pretty! Love the bonnets and the papers/colours you chose.

Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good Luck!

Hugs;
Shari

Adrian said...

Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Anonymous said...

Love this card I may have to try one out also. I have the cartridge. Great idea.

Anna Jasiolek said...

WOW, what a fantastic card! Love, love, LOVE those hats! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Anna xxx

Shanna said...

I kind of want the hat on the left! :)

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness I love this card so much! So stinkin' creative! love it! Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV!

Elaine said...

How adorable, love those hats and the little flower paper!

Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV Stamps:)
Elaine
CTVS DT

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love those beautiful bonnets, such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)

tracym110 said...

So cute!! What a great idea for those sweet bonnets! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Play Time!
Tracy
tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com