Beautiful Butterflies and Bows: Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card
Hello Ribbon Lovers! Don’t you just love spring? After the grey days and cold of winter, there is nothing more beautiful than the burst of color that spring provides. I dug into the March Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon this week and decided to have a play! The Rainbow Assortment is full of bright beautiful ribbons that make you think of spring flowers. My eye was drawn to the gorgeous hue of the Tropic Taffeta ribbon and I went in search of just the right papers to pair up with it. And that’s how this Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card came into being.
Oh, how I love taffeta ribbon! It ties the most beautiful poufy bows! This triple loop bow, courtesy of my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, is topped with an Ivory Burlap String bow and a sweet white filigree butterfly charm. What better way to announce to the world that Spring has Sprung than with an Easter shaker card?
This 6″ x 7″ Spring has Sprung Easter shaker card has a fun cutaway front design. I decided to use a postcard from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiment collection as the base for the shaker. The Tropic Taffeta ribbon makes the beautiful blues in the butterfly wings come alive! Add a blush to Petaloo DIY Dogwoods by sponging them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
A Peek Inside
The decorative belly band on the left hand side of the card interior is so easy to make. Add the chipboard “buckle” from the collection to a strip of decorative paper. Then glue the ends to either side of the card. Top with a chipboard button and a fussy cut butterfly.
Next, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of primitive cream cardstock into 4 equal rectangles, cropped the corners and then slid them behind the belly band. What a fun place to keep photos of your family’s Easter celebration!
Glue the cute image of the Easter boy and girl onto the belly band, not the paper. This way photos can slide in and out easily.
And on your right….
I cut journaling images from the paper collection to fit the pocket. This is a great place to add an Easter greeting…or to add journaling to accompany the photos. Oh…and there’s also a little chocolate treat tucked in. Because the Easter Bunny loves grown ups, too!
If you haven’t tried working with taffeta ribbon yet, I highly recommend it. Bonnie carries it in several colors and I want them alllllllll!
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