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Monday, March 11, 2013

Heat embossed bunnies...

Today's card is another one for Easter that was quick and fun to make. Gray isn't the usual Easter color, but I think it works nicely with a soft pink and white.

First I embossed the top half of the card with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. 

Then I added those sweet little pink bunnies on a strip of white cardstock. They were heat embossed using a dollar stamp from Michael's, VersaMark ink and some lovely pale pink embossing powder. I did have to stamp the bunnies twice in a straight line to get enough to go across the front of the card. Since the stamp was one of the wooden ones, and I wanted to easily see where I was stamping, I simply peeled it off the wood block and stuck it onto my Fiskars stamp press. I've gotten so used to using the stamp press that I don't seem to stamp straight without it anymore!  When I was done, I simply stuck the stamp back onto its wooden block.

The lace is self-adhesive trim from the Reflections line, also from Michael's.  I cut the sentiment label and pink frame from the Art Philosphy cartridge.  To get the gray to appear in each corner of the frame, I simply used a gray ProMarker to color the white card beneath the petal-like openings in the frame.

I kept the inside simple with nothing more than a pink mat and an Easter sentiment that I printed from my computer.
I'm entering this card in the Make My Monday Challenge - Heat Embossing.

I'm slowly getting my Easter cards completed. I've also finished most of my shopping for our TEN grandchildren. I like to get them each a little something for Easter to celebrate spring and to let them know they are loved beyond description.  I hope to find some time to make some cute Easter tags for those little gifts.  We'll see if I actually accomplish that!

Have you seen all the buzz on the internet about the new We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board?  I've heard good things about it but have never tried it. If you're interested in it, I wanted to alert you to the best price that I found on the internet. Pumpkin Spice has it for $12.59! I've seen it for as high as $25.00 on other sites. I don't plan on investing in it any time soon--I'm trying to keep a handle on my craft spending--but if I was going to buy it, I'd give Pumpkin Spice a try.

Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty card but I had a hard time making out the bunnies. Good luck with your shopping and card making. Time is flying by! pj

Anonymous said...

Duh! I adjusted my screen and then I could make out the bunnies just fine. Oh well, Live and Learn! pj

JayBe said...

What a pretty Easter card, Cheryl - I love the pink! The little bunnies are so cute. Thanx for joining us at MMM.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx