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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Quick Easter cards for the grands...

I have 10 grandchildren, so I needed some quick-to-make Easter cards for them, and here is what I came up with:

I started with some pre-made card blanks that I've had for years. These particular blanks had a circle aperture at the top.

I remember I had this swirly twig wreath die, and it was the perfect size! I cut it out of green cardstock and added some Nuvo Drops in Easter colors.

Finally, I die-cut three simple bunnies, inked their edges and added some enamel dots for tails.

I really didn't have to do anything additional on the inside since I had already stamped "Happy Easter" through the aperture.

Each of my five grandsons is receiving one of these cards with a little something tucked inside.

For my granddaughters, I once again chose some pre-made card blanks and then used glitter cardstock to die-cut some cute "bunnies peeking through windows." I used the same dies to cut the apertures in my DSP panels so that the bunny die-cuts fit perfectly.

The little tags were cut, inked, stamped and popped up on foam squares.

The final decoration was a few Nuvo Drops in coordinating colors.

On the inside of these cards I wrote a personal note and added a little something to let them know I was thinking of them.

This is the first time I've used these bunny dies, so I'm linking this card to the NBUS Challenge blog, deftly led by NBUS Queen Darnell from djkardkreations. Be sure to visit this new blog site to see what the NBUS excitement is all about and for lots of incredibly inspiring entries.

I made all of these cards in an afternoon--which tells you how easy they were. I think they turned out rather cute and festive, though.

The other day I read something online that made me laugh: If you think purchasing an adequate amount of toilet paper is difficult, wait until we're all trying to book haircut appointments!

I'm past due for a haircut and seriously thinking of getting out the scissors and giving it a go myself! If it turns out horribly, at least I won't have to go anywhere that people might see it. And it seems we'll be confined at home long enough for it to grow out.

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


Shanna said...

I cut Jay's hair and Jay cut Oliver and Max's hair already. Now I need to do something about these grays. yikes.

Lynette said...

Great Easter cards. Cheryl! I especially love the cute little bunnies:) I've been thinking about taking a scissors to my hair, too. I was planning on getting it cut three weeks ago - just in time to NOT get it cut! :)

Darnell said...

So true about the hair appointments, Cheryl! So far I have cut my bangs and side bits (sideburns?). Our poor hair stylists will be working hard when their doors open again!

I think I've told you before how you make me chuckle when you call your designs "easy" or "quick." You must be quite a whizbang worker, because quick to me is if I stamp an image and sediment in the bottom right corner - maybe color it, maybe not - and call it a day, lol! These beautiful designs for your 10 grandchildren (lucky lady) would take me at least two days! The grands are going to love them! (BTW, you are also an expert Nuvo dropper!) Take care, be safe, and thanks for sharing at NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how sweet are the Easter cards. I mailed mine out yesterday - took picture but have not posted yet. Love the glitter bunnies.
My hubby is wanting me to cut his hair - and he is so "picky" - I'm not really wanting to go at it. I just got a hair cut before the stay at home order went into affect.
I need to go check out the NBUS blog - as I have PLENTY of NBUS. It is beautiful here today - I think I might sit out on the deck and do some coloring of images.
Have a great day and stay safe.

designbydonna said...

These are all cute. Your grands will be glad to get them. Love those sparkly bunnies.

Nora Noll said...

Your little bunnies caught my eye on the NBUS blog. These are so CUTE!! I LOVE the colors that you used and your fun way you made the card with different papers!!