Thursday 21 March 2013

Whimsical Easter with Color My Heart Dare #

Hello Everyone!
Well it may be still snowing up in Ontario, but Color My Heart Challenge has some sweet blooming colours for you to play with this week:

I've been following Online Card Classes' Pattern Play this week, which features all kinds of ways to use patterned paper (aka: use up your STASH!). I dug through my old CTMH 6" sampler packs to find some bold and subtle prints in those primary pastels, and created Easter cards for my three sons.

I began with the adorable bunny from Paper Smooches stamp set, entitled Magical Spring.
I stamped him a few different ways, wanting to make him as chocolatey as possible.

I wanted to try stamping on the patterned paper, and created a negative egg-shape as a frame. I KNOW you should be able to just instruct the Cricut to cut the desired shape in the middle of the card, but I was too CHICKEN to experiment. So I just cut a 4" egg shape using the CTMH Artiste Cartridge and then used that as a template, cutting around it with a craft knife.
I used a variety of graphic image stamps from Paper Smooches, Geographic, Needle Little Love & Magical Spring to "decorate" the papers behind the egg recesses, then mounted the frame above them with foam tape.
The bunnies are sitting on grass cut with a My Favorite Things Die-namic. They are each holding different banners. Here's a closer look at each card:
Dark Chocolate Bunny with Lucy paper

Milk Chocolate Bunny with Chantilly

Some-bunny with Chantilly, Mayberry and Sophia papers
Now I just have to go out and find corresponding CHOCOLATE bunnies and I'll be all set for Easter!

Why not HOP over to Color My Heart and see what's cooking? The challenge is open until Thursday next week (March 28th). Perfect timing to create and share some Easter projects of your own, with the CTMH challenge colours, or as close as you can with your own supplies.

Happy Crafting,

Will be up tomorrow!


  1. All three are so adorable, Caroline!

  2. These are so cute! I LOVE the chocolate bunnies and the Chantilly papers are my favorite from the new book!

  3. The chocolate bunnies are wonderful on the cards with the Chantilly paper. Great use of the colors.

  4. I love all your cards--especially the Lucy paper card. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  5. Your bunnies are cute and your egg cards are so creative!

  6. Love how they all turned out! Great job!!

  7. These just make me smile. I'm tellin' you, that bunny is CUTE!!! Thanks for the tutorial, too. Great cards!!


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