Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Card

I'll say it again, just like I do at the beginning of every month. I cannot believe it's already April!!! Seriously! Easter is late in the month this year, which gives me more time to plan! ;)

I have always wanted to try making a hinged card. And, I love making shaped cards. In my head, the two ideas merged and I created a hinged egg shaped card.

Believe it or not, this card was super easy to create. I used my Gazelle for all my pieces. For the egg, I used the base egg shape from the Lattice Egg digital design. I expanded the design to approximately 4" and cut it out. Then, using my scissors I free hand cut across the center so it would look "cracked". I adjusted the two pieces so that the cracked edge would slightly overlap then I stuck a brad in the far left corner and added some ribbon trim to cover the crack and the brad. Then it was time for the inside...

Again, using my Gazelle I cut out the Chick Peeker digital design and inked and assembled it. Then I tucked it behind the bottom of the egg so that he was peeking out. I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations Wrought Iron Cross pre-cut stamp set then hand cut it into a little flag shape and glued it to a toothpick. I think I am going to tuck these inside Cody and Shelby's Easter baskets and probably make one for their teachers too.

Thanks for stopping by today! I am preparing to leave for Orlando, FL on Wednesday but will do my best to have a project or something to share with you tomorrow. If you are attending the Orlando Expo or the St. Louis CK convention, be sure to look for the Scrap-Mart booth! We like to defy physics by proving we CAN be in two places at once. LOL!



Laurel said...

This is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute! Have a good time in Orlando. I hope you find some time to enjoy the sun and warm temperatures!