The extra-precious bundle Stampin' Up! calls Basket Bunch Bundle (page 18 of the Occasions Catalog) has so many wonderful components to build a springtime scene. Just to prove my point, there are 29 stamps and 22 dies! Talk about a LOT OF FUN! And so many options!
As soon as I received my bundle (and it was the FIRST thing I ordered from the Occasions Catalog!), I started to create a card that I could use for an upcoming Stamp-In Workshop. That card happens to be this one.
That particular card took me a loooong time to create. And I thought maybe my Stamp-In girls wouldn't be too happy with me if I had them creating this card. So, a few days later, I decided to head back down to my Creation Station, determined to come up with an equally cute card, but one that would be easier to put together.
Much to my chagrin, it turned out to be even more complicated and time-consuming than the first one. But I liked it. This is what I ended up with:
I love the dimension of the card. The addition of the white fringe on the right edge continues with the grassy look and adds a little interest to the side of the card.
|A BASKET FULL OF PEEPS|
Aren't these Peeps just irresistable? And hidden behind all the Easter grass . . .
And isn't this bunny simply adorable? Doesn't he make you SMILE??
And look at this chocolate bunny I put inside the card!
Now, how do you think the girls felt when they had this card to create at the Stamp-In? We'll never know, because . . .
This is the card they ended up making:
Yes, I went back to my original card. The only change I made was instead of the stamped and diecut bow on the top of the basket handle, I simply had them choose baker's twine to coordinate with the colors they'd selected for their eggs. It was one less trip to the Big Shot.
I must add that, before the class, I did a lot of the work for them. And, I ended up stationed at the Big Shot for awhile die cutting the egg pieces. No worries. It all turned out good. And the girls liked their creations, saying that it was worth it. They also liked being able to dig through my stash of Washi Tapes to add their own choice behind the sentiment. It was a great option to use instead of a strip of ribbon, DSP or cardstock.
Do you make your own Easter cards? Are your cards more cute-sy like my two are or do they really represent the "reason for the season"? I guess that, after a long and dreary winter in Central Wisconsin, I am ready for bunnies, peeps and colored eggs!
WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED,
SAFE AND HAPPY EASTER!