Easter Cards… Lots of Easter Cards

Hello and Happy Easter! I had so much fun creating all of these Easter cards. They are similar in some ways but each is different and the ideas just kept coming. I find that the more I stay in creative mode the more ideas come. So here we go, grab a cup of coffee or tea. As you will see as you scroll down looking at the cards I kind of the like the Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set. I also had about 20 some Distress Oxide inks on my desk that I used on the cards.

Adding 2 more cards… no more though.

I had to try the kraft bunnies.. They are die cut using the Bunny Hop die set. The background is ink smooshed with Distress Oxide inks. The plants are die cut using the Funky Nature die set & ink blended. The pot is ink blended and embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder. The eggs are die cut from ink smooshed panels.
This is for a friend that likes nice bright colors. The background is a Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The bunnies are die cut with the Bunny Hop die set and ink blended. The eggs are die cut using the Funky Foliage die set and are ink blended.
I need to give some credit on this one. I was inspired by a very cool card made by Fredrikke Andrea Peterson in the Tim Holtz Addicts group. The bunnies are die cut, using the Bunny Hop die set, from ink smooshed panels. The eggs were cut using the Funky Nature die set and some ink smooshed paper. All the background plants are die cut also using the Funky Nature die set. I ink smooshed the plant dies after die cutting. The background was inking over the TH Honeycomb stencil. Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards April Challenge in Flickr.
The background is embossed using the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended after embossing. The bunnies are die cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.
The background is ink blended. The basket was die cut with the Potted die and embossed with the Intertwined 3D embossing folder. The bunnies cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs die cut and ink blended.
What can I say but I love how these wallpaper bunnies came out. The background was die cut using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and then I ink blended over it. I kept all the pieces in the background die cut. Bunnies were die cut from Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps and inked around the edges.
The background is cut out using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and this time all the pieces were not kept. Bunnies are die cut from an ink smooshed panel. The basket is done using the Potted die and the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended on it. The grass was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die and then ink blended. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.
For this I had the idea for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop but didn’t get it done for that. But.. it is done now. For the background I die cut some clouds and temporarily attached them and then ink blended over the background. Then I removed the cloud die cuts. The mug is die cut using the Lawn Fawn die set Outside In Stitched Mug and Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended. The grass is ink blended and die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. The bunnies just die cut.
Aww the cute bunny by Hero Arts. I stamped the bunny scene on watercolor paper. I used Distress ink reinkers to watercolor. The bunny turned out darker than I wanted but he is so cute. I used part of the Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set to cut a frame for the bunny scene.
This card I made from a kit from Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA. They have something called Facebook Fridays and you get a little kit to make a card. The flowers and bunny are felt which is fun!
Another Hero Arts Garden Bunny card. This time colored with Copics. I like this lighter brown much better. Die cut using a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.
Ink smooshed background. Die cut grass colored with a Copic pen. Basket, bunny, peep, eggs are from the Two Paper Divas stamp set, colored with Copics and cut out by hand.

Supplies:

  • Two Paper Divas Easter Basket stamp set – Hoppy Easter sentiment & images on the last card.
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
  • Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Nature die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwined 3D embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted die
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Hero Arts Garden Bunny
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die
  • Copic pens

Die Cutting with Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes

Moving on to New Years. Yes there are snowflakes on the card which we do not have here in California where I live. Also we have had several days of  warm weather for this time of year. I feel kind of funny sending this out now but I like how it turned out.

Distress Ink

The background on my card was created using an embossing folder.

For the snowflakes I first created a Distress ink panel. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz dies to cut them out. At some point maybe before cutting them out I heat embossed over the panel with sparkly embossing powder.

For the sentiment I stamped on a die cut rectangle.

Supplies:

  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Dotted Bullseye embossing folder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die set
  • Distress ink
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle embossing powder
  • Spellbinders Label Seventeen die set
  • Clearly Besotted Say What?

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero

Here is another card using the November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit. Such a good one!

This was a fun one to create. The background is embossed using an embossing folder. I stamped the sentiments directly on it.

For the snowy image behind the owls I stamped and heat embossed with sparkly embossing powder. The owls are also heat embossed with gold and silver embossing powder. I used the die from the set to cut out the owls.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Gold and Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Autumn Icons Die Cuts with Metallic Papers

And.. drum roll. Here is my final Thanksgiving card.

Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder

For the background on this card I used a woodgrain embossing folder. Then used some Distress ink over the woodgrain.

The leaves and the acorn are die cut from metallic papers.

The sentiment is heat embossed on a banner die cut using copper embossing powder.

Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Distress Ink
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Hero Arts Autumn Icons die set
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper

Copic Coloring and Die Cutting with Hero Arts Autumn Wreath

Here is another one of the Thanksgiving cards I made. Only one more to post.

I used an embossing folder to create the textured background for my card.

I stamped and colored the images and wreath with Copics and then die cut them out. Then I glued the images to the wreath. The wreath stamp set I used has so many cute little images that can be used a long with the wreath.

The sentiment is stamped on a die cut banner.

Supplies:

  • Sizzix Beaded Ribbons embossing folder
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die
  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath stamp set and die set
  • Copic markers

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Wagon and Autumn Bouquet

Getting there on my Thanksgiving cards. Only a few more to post. Both of these die sets by Hero Arts are really fun and nice. I thought I would combine them for a little different look.

Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet

I die cut most or all of the things in the Autumn Bouquet set. I colored them with Copics.

For the wagon I die cut the different pieces out of colored cardstock. The rail (whatever you call it) is die cut from a woodgrain paper.

The background was made using a embossing folder.

Supplies:

  • Darice Brick Wall embossing folder
  • Hero Arts Wagon & Accessories die set
  • Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet die set
  • Copic markers

Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves

Here is one of the Thanksgiving cards I made.

To start the card I die cut the leaves from Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper.

I created the background by creating a panel with a woodgrain embossing folder and then lightly inked over top.

I then glued the leaves on and heat embossed the sentiment.

I entered this in the Die Cut Divas November Challenge. The theme is Thanks or Thanksgiving.

Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves die set
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper
  • Distress ink
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set

Hero Arts Let It Snow

Here is a card I created for the FB group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. This was for their first challenge which was a sketch challenge and I happened to win the prize. Super nice! The sketch challenges are especially good ones for me because they give me many new ideas of layouts for cards.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes

For the background on my card I used an embossing folder and sprayed the panel with a shimmer spray.

The cute snowman is stamped and colored with Copics.

The snowflake is die cut.

The paper that says Merry Christmas is from my stash and is the sentiment. The tape right above this is some that I got at Daiso.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Let it Snow stamp
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die set
  • Darice Snowflake embossing folder
  • Copic markers

Tim Holtz Hanging Ornaments Using Metallic Paper

Howdy! I am sharing my first colorize die card today. I used the Tim Holtz die set Hanging Ornaments.

Tim Holtz Tiny Stars Embossing Folder

So like I said this is my first time putting together a set of colorize dies. They are nicely labeled on the back of each die and the colors they label them with go with the packaging so don’t throw that out. You could use more different colors but I went with only two. I used the Tim Holtz metallic paper silver and rose gold. My advice is stay organized when you are putting these together. One other tip is using one of the jewelry sticky thing tools. It is very handy when working on these types of things to pick up the sometimes very small pieces.

The background paper is such a pretty green with some shimmer that probably doesn’t show in the photo. I embossed it using a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

The sentiment is die cut using the rose gold metallic paper.

Entered over at Die Cut Divas for the July Challenge.

 

Supplies:

  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Hanging Ornaments die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Tiny Stars embossing folder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Script Holiday Words die set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic Paper

 

Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero Die Cutting

Howdy! I am here with another card using a Hero Arts MMH kit. They are such a good deal and lots of fun. I have been getting them out more lately.

Spellbinders Sentiments Three

I started my card by cutting out the flowers, butterfly and leaves from some panels that I had around. I probably did some ink smooshing on the craft mat which I seem to like a lot.

I had not used the envelope die yet so I die cut that out of some white paper that came in one of the kits. It is cool with a swirly pattern and it is kind of pearly.

The sentiment is die cut also.

The kraft panel is embossed using an embossing folder.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Sizzix Quilted embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Sentiments Three die set