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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Our Easter celebration...

We had a quiet Easter Sunday--for most of the day. We went to church in the morning and then came home to prepare an evening meal for family. Here are a few photos to let you know how we celebrated.

I like to make things look a bit festive. You can see the bunny centerpiece in this photo, as well as the paper bunny napkin rings I made for each place setting.

Here's a little closer look at my bunny napkin ring. The bunny is cut with a Darice die. The bow die is unbranded. The bunny was adhered to a 6" X 1" strip of cardstock that was adhered in a circle.

Our gathering is very casual, so I don't usually pull out the cloth napkins, but opt for a pretty package of paper napkins. We had four children at our Easter meal, and I think they like that it is rather casual.

Here's a look at the table, long before the meal was ready.  If you look closely, you can see that there is a tiny Easter basket at each place. I got these tiny baskets years ago and decorated them with some cardstock and a very tiny butterfly on each handle. They each hold 3 little candy Easter eggs. I use them each year, but they're getting a little worn. I think I might need to think about making some new ones. There are so many cute little basket designs out there that can be made from cardstock.

The grandchildren get some small gifts and candy from us. I put them in bags that I decorate with stickers (the felt bunnies) and die-cuts. The "Happy Easter" was cut with a Cheery Lynn die, the grass with a Fiskars border punch, and the names with an unbranded alphabet die set.

More Easter bags.

Please excuse the blurriness of this pic. I didn't realize it was so bad until I began to work on this post. By then it was too late to take another photo. I made these milk carton type treat bags for the adults and filled them with some candies they would like.

Finally, I want to share the pretty card that my sister made and sent to me. Isn't it gorgeous? She is a wonderful card maker and we have so much fun sharing ideas, supplies and tools. I only wish she was closer so that we could get together on a regular basis to make cards.

Here is the inside of her pretty card.

I hope you enjoyed your Easter, Passover or Spring celebration. We had a lovely day, even though it was quite cold--barely reaching the freezing point for a high. At least the sun was shining!

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


Hannelie said...

Everything looks so festive Cheryl! I LOVE those napkin rings!
A bit late but I wish you a blessed Easter ♥

Lynette said...

So cheery and wonderful. (I was going to say "festive," but I see that word was already used! :) ) So nice of you to decorate like that and do the special treats. I love the card your sister made. Gosh, that would be fun to have a sister that makes cards, too, AND lived close.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful table and decor. I love the bunny napkin rings. Your sister's die cuts make a stunning card.