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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter chicks...

I got this little chick stamp from the $1.50 bins at Michael's a couple years ago, but haven't used it much. It was time to pull it out again.
I colored him with several of my ProMarkers, using three different yellows/golds and a couple of browns. I also added a light shadow beneath him with a gray marker. I'm entering this card into I ProMarkers' Challenge #262 Easter/Springtime.

The border punch is Martha Stewart's Scalloped Teardrop. I added a piece of self-adhesive sparkly trim across the top of it.

My banner was hand-cut after stamping "Happy Easter" with a CraftSmart stamp.

You can see that I've added a few yellow and blue sequins for extra sparkle.

The inside of my card is pretty simple with a computer-generated sentiment. My perfect 1/16" aqua border was created with my Perfect Layers rulers. I LOVE them, especially for shadow-type mats like this one. I can't hang a picture straight to save my life; I could never adhere a piece of paper straight with a border this narrow!

This is another card I made using some purple cardstock this time and a little purple and white baker's twine.

Speaking of chicks...

Here's one of my favorite 7-year-old peeps who spent last weekend with us. He wanted to make an Easter card for his paternal grandparents, so we went downstairs to my craft area and went to work.
He loves my Create a Critter cartridge and selected this cute little bunny, which we cut out at 3 1/2".

He created some grass for the bunny to stand on with a Fiskars grass border punch. I had a few extra butterflies on hand so he picked some out to embellish the front of his card.

He even stamped the sentiment  himself (CraftSmart stamp) at the bottom of the card. Pretty good for a novice stamper, don't you think? His centering skills are near perfect!

He decided to handwrite the sentiment on the inside. The wording is his very own. Pretty sweet, isn't it? We mailed it that very day, and I hope his grandparents in Vermont enjoy this sweet Easter card.

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your chickies are cute. I really like that yellow/aqua color combo. How fun to help your grandson make a card. He did a really good job.

Sue said...

Hi Cheryl, love that little chick, so cute and love the cards you made with it.

Your Grandson is so cute. Love that he wanted to make a card, and what a great job he did!! Must have been watching Grandma. His Grandparents are going to be thrilled to receive it.


Glittered Paws said...

Love your little yellow chick - especially the sequins to accent. But...how much fun to work with grandkids, I love it when granddaughter comes to visit and the first thing she wants to do is go to my craft room. Great card he created.

Taunya Butler said...

AWESOME - love the way you helped your cute and clever grandson to make such a delightful card!! And your yellow chick card is just so happy and Spring-y!! Love the chick stamp and all the special and cool details that you added to this card just make it sing!! Good for you!! Love it!! Have a blessed day!!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a cute little chick!
And Wow, how talented is your grandson! It's always fun crafting with the young'uns ... they always love playing with our crafty 'machinery'! :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun cards...and G & G will treasure that cute one from the kid with the sweet smile. !