Sweet Springtime Cards from Crafty Secrets
Hello, Friends! I have a couple of super sweet springtime cards from Crafty Secrets to share with you today. Making these cards took me on a sentimental journey back to my childhood growing up in Vermont. Easter was always a special event. Those New England winters were long, cold and hard so we all looked forward to the arrival of spring with great longing and anticipation. The big event was picking out an Easter dress to wear to the sunrise service on Easter morning. I was born in 1956, so fashionable girls wore organdy dresses in beautiful pastels with flouncy petticoats underneath. We wore our best patent leather shoes and lacy little anklets, white cotton gloves and always, always a new Easter bonnet. Those darn bonnets were held in place by elastic bands that inevitably began to cut into the skin under your chin after about 5 minutes. But did we take them off? No, we did not! We wore our hats with pride and dignity and then suffered the rest of the day! LOL Do any of you have memories like this?
Anyway, today’s cards feature the beautiful banner images that Sandy created without any letters on them. They are so perfect for card making. Here’s a peek at the spring banner I shared on my blog on Friday. And I promised then to come back and show you how to use these images on cards. I like to keep my promises!
This first card is probably one of the most beautiful images I’ve seen in a long time! That sweet little girl and snow white bunny snuggled up together reading a book under a blooming bush…well, it just make me sigh with wistfulness.
The peach organza ribbon is my way of paying homage to my childhood memories. I used this same ribbon to make the rosette at the top of the card.
The papers I used for the base of this card are from Crafty Secrets, too. The gorgeous dotted green chenille paper is so dimensional it looks embossed…but it’s just plain paper run through my printer. Perfect for spring projects, or baby projects! On the 5″ x7″ base, I used the yellow paper from the embossed yellow/green paper download.
Here’s a good look at the green paper on the inside of the card. It looks like it’s been embossed, and I just love it! I also used the kid’s printable postcards here. This is just the back side; I used the fronts in other projects that I’ll share later on.
Here’s the lilac card I created with these same papers and images.
I love this fluffy chick paired up with pussy willows!
I painted some small twigs I picked up in the yard with white acrylic paint and added them to the top of the card along with a button and some iridescent string.
Glossy accents and Stickles add just the right amount of sparkle and shine. The bow is made with light orchid diamond satin ribbon.
Here’s the inside of this card, paired up with sweet birdies fussy cut from Birds and Blossoms Creative Scraps. You can really see how dimensional that green paper is here.
Easter will be here before we know it. Thankfully, little girls no longer have to wear a hat with an elastic chin strap and white gloves in order to be properly attired for the occasion. But it’s fun to remember those times, and to capture the memories in a card. In fact, making these cards made me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.
Thanks for stopping in!