Today I started working on Easter Cards! I recently bought a bunch of die sets from Susan Tierney Cockburn for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used 3 of them in this project. They are 1134-CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence, 1225-Garden Notes Potted and 995-Garden Notes-Lily pictured below:
Step 1: Cut and shape enough parts to make 3 Lilies. If you’re new to Susan’s floral dies, here is the the assembly video for this easy to make Lily.
I cut my petals from Elizabeth Craft Designs White Soft Finish Cardstock. As in the video I added color to the end of the petal that forms the flower’s center using Copic YR00. I cut enough stems and leaves for 3 lilies in a sort of olive colored cardstock from Michaels. Just as in the video, I added some darker green ink here and there for highlighting.
Step 2: Cut the 2 dies for the flower pot. I used the same white cardstock and colored the pieces with Copic’s E11,E13, and E15.
Step 3: I cut the second to the largest oval in the Elizabeth Craft Designs “1112-Stiched Ovals” out of ECD Soft Finish Cardstock Buttercream.
Step 4: Assemble and adhere the “Flower Pot and Lilies” to the yellow oval.
Step 5: Cut the largest oval from the ECD “Dotted Scallop Ovals“. I used a green and lighter green polka dotted cardstock. Adhere your completed yellow layer to this green oval.
Step 6. My finished card measures 5.5″ x 7″ so I scored a 8.5″ x 11” piece of ECD White Soft Finished Cardstock at 5.5″ on the long side. Trim the folded card down to 5.5″ x 7″. Then cut a green polka dot rectangle 5.25″ x 6.75″. Cut a yellow gingham rectangle 5″ x 6.50″. Adhere the yellow gingham to the green polka dot. Next adhere these to the front of your white base card. Next adhere the ovals piece to the front of the card near to the top.
Step 7: Cut to “Picket Fences” from die set pictured above and glue them as shown on my card.
Step 8: Cut one of each of the bunnies in the set below out of brown cardstock and color their tails with a white gel pen. I attached a small black peel-off circle sticker for their eyes.
Step 9: Using 914 – Outdoor Edges cut 2 edges with the grass die from the set below that measure 5.25″ wide by 1.5″ high and glue one on top of the other as shown. Leave the lower grass edge free so you can tuck the bunnies between the grass edges.
I chose not to add a sentiment to the front of the card for two reasons. I have a “Happy Easter” sentiment inside and because the card could be displayed through spring this way.
Thank you so very much for taking a look and I hope you will try your own version of this cute card.
Other materials and products used
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear double sided adhesive 10mm, Susan Tierney Cockburn’s “Susan’s Garden Tool Kit”
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
The Misti for stamping the inside of my card