It's Barbara here, with my Sunday Inspirations again!! Just Imagine Crafts with Kreaxions Punches is celebrating April with CHALLENGES. Sure hope you will take the time to play along…you have all month to link your projects to the appropriate challenge for ballots to the random draw. My designs are in a monochromatic theme and we have a challenge going on right now for the month of April for monochromatic. Click here, go to the bottom of Bev's post and upload your creation to the Add your Link button.
The theme is monochromatic
Using any punches = 1 ballot
OR using a KREAXIONS PUNCH = 2nd ballot
You will have all of April to post a blog inlinkz to this
(and any other DT Challenge for the month of April).
The prize will be a Kreaxions Circle Cutter or Punch.
With Easter just 2 weeks away, I thought I would give you some ideas for an Easter card and a cute little gift card holder.
The gift card holder is in the shape of a purse. I used the Lotus Punch (#603)to glam up the top of the purse with the flowers and I used vellum paper to punch the flowers. I then colored the flowers with my Copic markers. Next, I added a beaded handle and a button for a closure and the purse is ready to use as a gift card holder.When I applied the flowers to the front flap, I just used 1/8" double sided tape, laid a line of tape down and adhered the flowers over the tape. I did the same for each row of flowers.
The flowers on the bottom row were punched as usual but then I used a rounded end of a large brush and a thick pad of fun foam to shape the flowers and then used those as the border. I added Flower Soft to the centers and that really finished the look.
Here is the purse, open, with a gift card inside. How cute is that!!!
Next I made a card that is the companion to this cute purse gift holder.
I love the look of these rosettes that are so popular right now. So I made a rosette and added some more of those punched Lotus Flowers to the center of the rosette to add interest and tie both the card and the gift card holder together. The ribbon started out white, but I airbrushed pink onto the ribbon to make it match the card.
I added a partial rosette to the back of the pink rosette just to give more dimension. If you notice,I used punch # 916 to add shape to the edge of the vellum, then I used the rosette maker to cut and score the vellum. I decided to just add the vellum pleated papers to opposite sides of the rosette. Love the way this turned out.
Next I added a punched border to the bottom of the card front using the 4-in-1 Butterfly Punch 901. I love this punch, it has the cutest little butterfly in it. I just felt this border would be great for this Easter card. I used the "A" plate to achieve this beautiful border look.
The last step was to add a sentiment. I heat embossed the words and rounded the corners on the sentiment panel. Next, I decided to carry that pleated look over to the sentiment as well. Again, I cut the rosette strip out, but, instead of making a rosette, I just stretched the accordion pleat and shaped it to look similar to the shape of the panel with the sentiment. I attached the pleated shape to the back of the sentiment panel to finish the look.
The gift card purse and the greeting card are 2 cool things that will make someone special so happy. Especially since you made them.
Don't forget to play in the challenges we have going on right now. I have the link here for Bev's monochromatic challenge. Enter and you may win a cool prize of a circle cutter or a punch.You have til the end of the month. Good Luck.
Thanks for stopping by to see my creations today, and have a great week!!!
7 thoughts on “Easter Preparations”
Barbara, this set looks stunning and beautiful. Fabulous idea and thanks for sharing. Someone is going to love this.
This is so stinkin’ cute!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Barbara, it’s BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE IT! Love the tutorial too! My granddaughter would be very pleased to receive this – especially if I make it PINK! Hehe! TFS!!!
So darned cute!!!
Love the purse! The rows of flowers are just so spring-y!
Wow! What perfect colors and of course, the punched details are great.
Such a cute set!