Easter Cards

How can it be? Wasn’t it just Christmas? I can’t believe it is time to start thinking about Easter. Already in the stores you are seeing Easter decorations, Easter candy, and Spring colors. Well, this got me thinking about creating some Easter cards. I tried a new fold technique this weekend and I LOVE how the cards turned out. I made 4 different cards, not because I need to, but because I was having so much fun with this fold AND they are all pretty cards. Lets dive into the how to’s.

This fold is called an easel card. It is one card, but with an added front cover. To start off, you cut your 8.5×11 paper right down the middle at 4.25. You then score your cardstock with your bone folder and score board or whatever you use to score, (you could also use your paper trimmer and a bone folder to achieve this). You score one side of the card at 2.75 and then another score at 5.5. You set this aside for a bit. You then start designing your front of your card. Here you can do what ever kind of design you want. I wanted a really soft looking card so I used a few different dies that I had. I cut those out with my die cutting machine and then glued them together. I stamped Easter blessings on my card. For this particular stamped image, my stamp was straight but, this is the great thing about acrylic stamps, they are positionable. So on my acrylic block I shaped the stamp to fit right in the spot I needed it to fit. In order to create something for the card to stand up against, I cut out some stitched, scallop ovals and layered them together and then stamped on it, “He is risen”, I then popped that up so it would catch the front layer when you want it to stand. I then used liquid glue to adhere the front to the lower half only of the folded card. This is an important step, if you glue it to the whole front, it wouldn’t bend up to stand. So make sure you only put liquid glue on the bottom half of the folded card. To finish it off I added 4 pearls to the front and a little bit of sparkle marker to the word sending. These cards were so fun to make. Please, give it a try, it will definitely bring a smile to the person you made it for! Here are a few more that I made. Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great day everyone!
Paper Hugs

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