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Friday, April 10, 2020

Pretty in pink Easter cards...

Sometimes simple is best, and these two cards were definitely simple.

All it took for this card was a pretty tulip die-cut, a heat-embossed sentiment and a few flat-backed pearls.

This photo shows the sentiment and the pearls a little better.

It was a dreary day when I took these photos, so they really don't show the card in its best light.


I heat-embossed the sentiment on the inside, as well, and rounded the upper right-hand corner of my card. I thought it needed a softer line to reflect the soft lines of the tulips.

This second card used a die that created a tulip border around the edge.  I simply inserted a pink piece of paper that would show through the die-cut design.

To finish off the card, I added some die-cut vellum butterflies (with pink pearl centers) a few pink sequins and some pink and white baker's twine tied in a bow.

I used the same sentiment on the interior of this card and stamped it in pink.

In my last post I mentioned that I thought I needed to trim my own hair. It was beginning to drive me a bit crazy every morning when I tried to blow-dry it.  Well I took a scissor to my bangs and to the back of my hair--particularly at the nape of my neck. I did this pretty much by "feel," as I did not have a mirror that I could hold and still cut my hair at the same time. It actually didn't turn out too badly. I took a photo of the back of my head in a mirror to show you the result.

The photo is a bit blurry, but at least you can see that there aren't any big gouges in my hair across the bottom. I even took a disposable razor and shaved the nape of my neck.

I guess this just shows we can do what we have to and not fail completely!

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


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cheryl, I love seeing your blog all of the time but especially today for two reasons. The beautiful tulip die made a beautiful Easter card. And coincidentally I have a white one of that same design on my craft table. A friend in Canada sent several to me a while back and I still have one. She didn't know who made the die. Do you know?

Secondly, I love that you managed to cut your own hair! In another week or two I'm going to be wondering if I can do the same thing. You managed quite well the way it looks. :)

Happy Easter!

designbydonna said...

I love that beautiful tulip die. With these dies, you certainly don't have to do much else to the card. You did a good job with the haircut. I think I will just let mine grow a little longer. It is the gray mixed in that I don't like.

Lynette said...

I love all the pink in your Easter cards - so soft and pretty! And, great job on your hair! Amazing! I'm still thinking about attacking mine, but maybe not the back. I have no idea how you did that!!

Glittered Paws said...

Two beautiful Easter cards, - love the tulip border die you used on the second and then the vellum butterflies. Pretty in pink for both of the cards.
You are braver than I am - I just got mine cut before the stay at home order so I am good for another month - but I "may" just let it grow a bit.

Lynne in NI said...

LOL you gave me a good giggle there Cheryl, I'm actually thinking of handing the scissors to Greg for the back of my hair, I've already tackled the front and it didn't turn out too wonky. And sure with social distancing nobody gets close enough to notice anyway hahaha
Great cards, those tulip dies are so pretty in pink!