Friday, March 26, 2021

Easter Cards for Grandkids - On the Fly

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 Tuesday was a bit hectic! I needed to finish the birthday card for my husband's birthday the next day, but it was time to mail out the Easter treats for my 6 grandchildren as well. I love how my husband put it: "When you're finished my birthday card, just whip up six cards for the grandkids so we can get their treats mailed out!" Right! How long has he been living with me and my Stampin' Up! business? Long enough to know that you don't just "whip up" six cards.

Well, that's until the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper, which I just found out has been completely sold out! And now I guess I know why! Not only does it have beautiful butterfly images that coordinate with the composite butterfly die, but it also has amazing background papers as well, and in beautiful bright spring colours.

And when I teamed that up with some left over Paper Pumpkin embellishments and a couple of card bases, it turns out that I could just "whip up" 6 Easter cards for the grandkids! Take a closer look at the samples that I made 2 each of:

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  • I have four grandsons and two granddaughters, so the card in the front was the one I used for the girls. The card base is a left over one from an old Paper Pumpkin kit. Don't ask me which one. On it I added the background from the flip side of the large butterfly side, the one where I die cut the butterflies that coordinate with the composite butterflies die. I just trimmed it down to 3 3/4" x 5".
  • The back two cards are for the boys. I made 2 each of those. The background papers you see are all from the Butterfly Bijou DSP.
  • The sentiments are on labels that I found in more old Paper Pumpkin Kits, so no die cutting needed.
  • Let's look at each design separately:
petal pink girls' card

  • I don't think the card base is Petal Pink, I think it might be the old In Colour, Grapefruit Grove, but I love how it looks anyway.
  • The flowers and leaves are stick ons from an old Paper Pumpkin Kit as well.
  • The sentiment label is also from a Paper Pumpkin Kit, but the sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips set.
bermuda bay boys card

  • The background paper is from Butterfly Bijou and the strip at the bottom is its flip side.
  • The flower embellishments are stick ons from that past Paper Pumpkin kit and the label is as well.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay and is from the Timeless Tulips set.
mint macaron boys card

  • The background paper here again is from the Butterfly Bijou and the strip at the bottom is its flip side again.
  • The flower embellishments and label are, again, from old Paper Pumpkin kits.
  • Same ink and sentiment here as on the other boys' card.
Although I didn't photograph the insides, I used the A Grand Kid stamp set for sentiments before writing in them and mailing them off! Mission completed!

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1 comment :

  1. Wow! Your 'whipping up' skills are amazing. These cards are beautiful, and I'm sure your Grandkids will love them.


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