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Friday, March 30, 2018

My last Easter cards...for a while, anyway...

I'm glad it's Friday today, although I'd be a bit happier if my DH's car hadn't broken down last night. Actually, his "check engine" light came on when we were returning home from an event and the engine started running very roughly. We managed to make it to our house, but it would not start this morning. He has taken my car to work and I am waiting for the tow truck to come and tow his car to the repair shop.

Vehicles are great when they work properly and a real pain when they don't!

But enough of that, and on to my cards for today. I actually have two Easter cards to share with you.

 This was actually a very simple card to make. I had this pretty scrap of lace-patterned paper (it actually came from a selection of Christmas papers that I got with a magazine), and I wanted to use it because I liked it so much. I thought the delicate pattern really worked for a springtime card.

I used a couple of unbranded dies to cut the lacy borders from white CS and the sentiment from some glitter cardstock.

On the inside of my card I cut some more lacy borders and backed them with the deep pink CS that I had used on the front.

For this card, I used a Cheery Lynn die for the sentiment and unbranded dies for the basket and the lacy strip with ribbons woven into it. I used my Silhouette to cut the eggs out of white CS (which I colored with ProMarkers) and a Martha Stewart punch to create the "grass" in the basket. I inked up the edges of my front panel and the basket and applied some Wink of Stella to "Happy Easter."

On the inside of my card I adhered another blue panel and cut the sentiment panel with a Spellbinders Labels 8 die.

I think we're all ready to move on to cards for other occasions now. I know I am! I still have a few Easter cards that I haven't shared on the blog, but to keep from boring everyone to death, I think I'll skip those. At least for a while.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter. It is going to be cold in Minneapolis--reaching around the freezing point for a high. The best we can hope for is a dry, sunny day with no snow!!

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


Lynette said...

Two more fabulous Easter cards, Cheryl! I agree - looks more like Easter paper than Christmas paper:) Love the sparkly sentiment. Good luck with the car repair, and Happy Easter to you and your family!

designbydonna said...

Very pretty spring cards. Love the lacy touches. Frustrating to be without a car. Even if you don't want to go anywhere, it's the idea that you can't. Hope it is something simple. Happy Easter season to you.

Glittered Paws said...

Two amazing Easter cards - love your Easter basket - so fun. Hope your hubby's car gets back up and running smoothly soon.