Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Goes to the . . .

Hello everyone - I hope you are having a great holiday! Before I get into my card, I HAVE to share my latest haul from Alleystamp:
Yup - I got some of the very cool Oxide Ink Pads, and they are only $4.95 (that is the cheapest I've seen anywhere!) But, you'd better hurry - they sell out FAST! And I have to confess, after I got this batch, I went back & ordered the rest of the colors.

OK, back to the show!!

I made this card for my neighbor, Helen.  She has become a great friend to me (and if you recall my Christmas card, she has Lola!) and I just HAVE to put dogs on her cards.  So here is her Easter card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Tim Holtz Mini Cats & Dogs Stamp Set, #CMS272
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Cats & Dogs Die Set, #661594
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamp Set, #CMS236 (inside card)
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit, March 2017
Spellbinders Labels Fourteen (disc., but available)
Distress Ink in Ground Expresso & Squeezed Lemonade
Clean Color Markers (Zig)
Inktense Pencils
Oval Punch (about 3/4")
Glitter Card
Googly Eyes
Computer Generated Sentiment

I had colored the dogs a while back. I get in a coloring mood and when the muse hits, I follow.  I have found that I color much better when I really want to do it but, when I do that, I typically forget what I used to do the coloring!  This time, I know I used a combination of most of my coloring utensils - I often mix them up. Anyway, I had these three dogs colored and die cut already.  I added the googly eyes to the "bunny" dog, and attached his ears.  I set them aside and got to work on the Easter basket.

I used the stamp & die that came with the Hero Arts March Kit.  I then took my craft knife and carefully slit the openings on each side of the handle.  I had a bunch of eggs I had cut for another card that I didn't use, but they were too small for this card, so I went into my punches and found this oval scalloped one.  I used it to punch out a bunch of glitter eggs and placed them into the basket, leaving one out to use at the base of the basket.
Another Look

I picked a font and printed out the sentiment that reads, "Steve was surprised when he was chosen, once again, to give out the Easter eggs. Everyone else, not so much."  I die cut the sentiment using the Spellbinders die, edged it with Squeezed Lemon ink and pop dotted it onto the card.  After I put the dogs on the card, and then the basket with the eggs, the card still looked like it needed something.  I chose the gold glitter card, made a fishtail banner, and added it onto the card.  I finished with placing the last Easter egg by the bottom of the basket.  I used Happy Easter from the Crazy Talk stamp set for the interior of the card.

I hope Helen likes the card and I hope you have a wonderful, creative, fun filled holiday! Fondly, Christi

I would like to enter my Easter card in the following challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies - #78, Easter Cards
The Crafter's Cafe - #171, Easter and/or Spring
Animal Friends Challenge - #49, Easter/Spring
Paradise of Stamps - #55, Easter
Happy Little Stamps Dies Challenge - M Anything Goes with Dies
Sweet Stampers - #6, Animals
CCEE Stampers - #1715, National Humor Month
Little Red Wagon - #389, Happy Easter
Die Cuttin' Divas - #312, Easter or Spring
Shopping Our Stash - #298, Use Punches and or Dies (I used both!)
The Cat's Pajamas - #335, Use a Sassy Sentiment


  1. So fun! I really like the googly eyes. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. Brilliant card! I'm glad you included the second photo, it shows off the sparkly card much better. Cara x

  3. Super cute card! I love you doggies and that funny sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  4. Your card is wonderful and cute.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  5. Love Steve's ears! A fun card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  6. Brilliant! Your card made me laugh out loud! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  7. Eine fabelhafte Karte. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  8. A wonderful and sweet card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

  9. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.


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