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Handmade Easter Cards

Easter is my favorite holiday, always has been, so it makes sense that I love making handmade Easter cards.

Why is it my favorite?  I love the renewal of everything.  In spirituality, in the flowers in the springtime, in everything.  It's just fresh and peaceful.  There is the moment when you walk outside and you see the grass greener, the air is clean, the crape myrtles with their stunning white blooms – it's just the world saying that no matter what yesterday was, today is new.

OK, enough of why I love the holiday, let's talk about making Easter cards.

I am going to be 100% honest with you… I love new stamps like I love my coffee – but there are certain stamp releases that just do nothing for me.  And this year, there was not a single stamp set from Stampin' Up! that even remotely spoke to me.

With that, I had three choices…

  1. Buy one and try to make it work.
  2. Dig out some old ones and try to make it fresh and new.
  3. Stretch my creativity and see what I can come up with.

Option 3 for the win!

If you found yourself really not loving any new Easter selections, try out this solution 🙂

I started with the one current stamp set I have with an Easter stamp set… and oldie but goodie… Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Then what?  Did I want to do punch art?  Make eggs from ovals?  Then I remembered this new gem of a set:

 

handmade easter card | we must celebrate

 

See that bunny?  Yep, I did too!  This is a set that released in the 2018 Occasions catalog.

So I stamped it with Tuxedo Black ink and then it was time to color it in.  A quick coloring with my Smoky Slate Stampin Blends – and some Pink Pirouette for the ears and nose and then it was time to cut it out.  No die for this one, so just a little fussy cutting.  In just a couple of minutes, I had the bunny ready to go.  To see some video tips on using the Stampin Blends, click here.

 

handmade easter card | just stamping part of your stamp

 

 

handmade easter card | Close up bunny

 

To coordinate the rest of my card with my crazy cute bunny, I grabbed some Powder Pink patterned paper and some Smoky Slate card stock.

 

Adding Layers

When I went to stamp my sentiment, it just fell flat – I initially just stamped it in Smoky Slate onto Powder Pink card stock – but didn't die cut it.  To change from flat to fabulous, all it took was a label die and layering it onto a rectangular piece of Whisper White card stock.

 

handmade easter card

 

Now how to add accessories?  I didn't have any narrow Powder Pink ribbon or Smoky Slate, and the white I had just got lost on the patterned paper.  So what's a stamper to do?

Bring in the Blends again!  Did you know that you can color on your ribbon with your Blends?  Yep!  This is a perfect thing to add to handmade Easter cards!

 

handmade easter card | how to use markers on your ribbon

 

 

And then all that was left was to assemble, which is my favorite part.

 

handmade easter card | finished card

 

Ready to try it for yourself?  And remember, you don't have to just use the bunny – try stamping and separating out all the different animals.  There are so many options with that adorable stamp set.

Supplies

Here are all the supplies I used to create this card.  To order any of them, simply click on a picture below.

 

I love looking for creative solutions when I don't have exactly what I am looking for when I go to craft.  Try making some handmade Easter cards using this set, they will be cards that your friends and family will be delighted to get in the mail!