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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Thursday, my sweet friends! :o)

Two cards this week! Color me sparkly! This is a quick post to share the Easter card I made for parents. :o) I hope they love it!

A better look at the iridescent microbeads, especially if you enlarge:
The egg cut is from Art Philosophy, which I have been anxious to use. The patterned papers are from First Edition~ Love Letters. The two scallop-trim sections are covered in green glitter and then coated in Glossy Accents for dimension and protection. (I don't think they want to be covered in green glitter upon receipt.. though I wouldn't mind! Teehee.) I filled the six little oval-detail sections at the top and bottom with Glossy Accents and then pressed iridescent microbeads into them. They're pretty and textural in person, though a bit difficult to capture with the camera.

The sweet little bunny is from Kate's ABCs. Her tiny bow is Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine and I used a rhinestone for her eye, which I colored with a caramel-colored Copic. I couldn't resist using a fluffy pom-pom for her tail. The little butterfly is a Fiskars punch, which I accented with a few tiny pearls. The sentiment is on a Spellbinders Labels Four die, which I attached with Snow White crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and centered with a Star Dust-trimmed Wild Orchid Crafts rose. The tag is inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet.

Challenges entered:
 * Cooking with Cricut~ Easter Themed
 * Fantabulous Cricut~ Egg-ceptional Easter (Include an egg)
 * Getting Cricky Easter Blessings
 * My Craft Spot~ Easter
 * Paper Sundaes~ Easter

Thank you for hopping on by today! I wish you all a glorious Easter, filled with divine love and the remembrance of what this day truly represents. :o) God Bless You, my dear friends!

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy, Kate's ABCs
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Four
 * Paper: First Edition~ Love Letters, Papertrey Ink
 * Crinkle Ribbon and Trendy Twine: My Craft Spot
 * Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
 * Butterfly punch: Fiskars
 * Ink: Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet
 * Miscellaneous: Glitter (Martha Stewart); Glossy Accents; Microbeads/Pearls (Recollections); Pom-pom; Stickles



  1. *hippity hops into my Sunshine's blog*

    Hey! Someone left an egglet here! GASP! Did the Easter bunny leave this for me, sis?!?!?! AHHH!! *tackles it* MINE MINE MINE!!!

    *dances around the yard with it*

    Hmm? What do you mean it's not for me? GASP! But I know it is for me. It must be. I begged the Easter Bunny for an egglet just like this my entire life. TEE HEE HEE!!! *giggles madly* I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTT!!! *needs it sooooooo bad* WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    OMJ! I am soooooooo in love with this card, Sunshine! It is sooooooooooo gorgeous it isn't even funny!!! AHHHHHH!!! Look at the gorgeous beadlets and sparklies and ribbon and flower accents! GASP! How do you do it sis? I am in total awe. *drools* SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LOVE THIS CARDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!! *faints*

    *has an Easter egglet hunt with my sis and we hippity hop around the house looking for endless goodies* Whoever finds the sparklie chocolate PB egglet wins, ok sis? Ready...set...GO!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!! *tickles you so I can take the lead and find more eggs faster* WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    Thank you for making your sis a very happy little bunn bunn today!!!

    *squishers you in super happy eggy huggles*
    ~~~Christina :)

  2. Wow Karen - love those iredescent mircobeads on your Easter card.. so darn pretty. Love those purples too such a sweet Easter card...

  3. This is so pretty! Love the egg shape! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB this week!

  4. Wow, amazing Easter card. LOVE the purple!!! So pretty:) Fabulous job again Karen:) Have I told you how much I love your work? I bet I have!!!!!
    TFS and thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut!!
    ~Madison CWC DT

  5. Karen, you aways do such a wonderful job on your beautiful sparkly cards:) I just love visiting you! Your creativity is just amazing and you have such an eye to detail. I absolutely love your card. The colors, the sweet little bunny are just adorable. I have to try the iridescent microbeads...super fun:) TFS! Your parents will love this card...gorgeous job my friend!
    I hope you have a wonderful Easter:)
    Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  6. Very cute, love the egg shape. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  7. This card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the bow you added :) so cute! thanks for playing with us at fccb!
    ♥ Cyndy

  8. Love this card. You really made the purple work with this Easter theme. Thanks for joining us at Cookin with Cricut, Olivia

  9. Okay so this little egg is the cuteSt darn thing. Your sisters response (sorry I wad nosey and read it) is too funny. I love it. Made my day :) Thanks for joining in the Simply Sunday Challenge fun at Getting Cricky!
    Getting Cricky DTM

  10. GREAT job Karen,This is such a great easter project!Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  11. This card is AMAZING! I love the colors you choose! Now I'm going to have to remember that egg for next year:-)
    Thanks for playing at CWC!

  12. This card is beautiful. I love love love the colors and sparkles.

  13. So gorgeous. Love the bunny and all the other gorgeous elements. So remind me of Sugar eggs. Beautiful job! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut. Happy Easter!

  14. What a cute chocolate bunny with his fluffy tail! The green glitter with the Glossy Accents looks awesome! Such a pretty bow and flower too! Hope you have a Happy Easter! :)


  15. What a pretty card! This kind of reminds me of the ceramic eggs my grandma used to collect when I was young.
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cooking With Cricut!


  16. Happy Easter my sweet friend!! What a gorgeous card for your parents!! The microbeads add such a fabulous touch!! Truly beautiful card!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. I am sure your parents loved their card. I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter. This is probably my favorite day of the year, it's the most important day of the year, it's the day my Lord died for! For me and you and all who will except His love! It is also the day this year that my 18 yr. old grandson got baptized this morning into the life and death of his Lord. I love today!! Be blessed my sweet friend, and know you are forever in my prayers and heart.

    Hugs, Pam

  18. Ooooooh, so pretty! Your parents are going to love it! I admit, I envy them a little, being the recipients of your creativity and all. Tell me the truth, I bet they have a special Karen Cabinet, filled with all your creative goodies. Right? ;)

    I love the colours you used on this - the purple is a perfect match for the chocolate bunny. And those microbeads! AACK! Pure genius!

    Thanks for the Easter smiles, my friend. And thanks for sharing your talent over at CWC this week. :)



  19. This card is darling! I love the look of the purple with a touch of glittery green! What a wonderful combination! And the little tail is just so, so sweet! I am sure your parents were absolutely delighted with their card!
    Karen, I do hope that you had a blessed Easter with your family as you reflected on the marvellous grace that God has extended to you all!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot and at Fantabulous Cricut!

    Small Bits of Paper

  20. Oh Karen, you always create the most beautiful creations! This little bunny is darling and the gorgeous papers/colors are perfect for the little egg card! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

  21. Super cute card, Karen! Love the addition of the sparklies! Thanks for linking up this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen

  22. Hello my lovely friend!!! I was egg-static to see this beautiful project! ;) Seriously was so incredibly pretty that I couldn't break the tie between you and Scrappin' Dhilly so I just HAD to add you both! ;) You never cease to amaze me with your creations and your sweet comments on my blog. :) You did a WONDERFUL job and have convinced me to buy that cartridge (trouble-maker)! ;) LOL Seriously, gorgeous!!!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  23. Oh Karen, i am so sure they loved this... they are truly blessed to have such a awesome daughter.... hugs my dear friend,,,


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