Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card

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Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card is a trip down Memory Lane.  Remember when you had to wear an Easter Bonnet to church on Easter Sunday?  Mine always had an elastic string that went under the chin to keep it from falling off my head.  That string cut into your flesh, as did the stiff netting petticoat under the skirt of your Easter dress.  Oh, and remember the white patent leather shoes that pinched your toes?  About the only thing that didn’t pinch, itch or sting were the little cotton gloves we all wore on our hands. Only the promise of a chocolate Easter Bunny waiting for you at home kept you from squirming in the stiff wooden pews!  Can you relate?

Cardmaking Tips and Tricks

I’ve dressed this 6×6 card up with all the  colors of Easter!  It reminds me of a bag of jelly beans! Light Blue Chevron Stripe Ribbon ties everything together perfectly.

TIP #1: Use the colors in the plaid patterned paper as a guide for selecting ribbon, flowers and embellishments.  This way, you can use a lot of different colors, but everything works together as a whole.

TIP #2:  Repeat the color palette by adding Reneabouquets Small Evie’s Chicks Printed Beautiful Board to the card front.

TIP #3: Heat Emboss Medium Egg-Squisite Beautiful Board with a combination of Shabby Pink and Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.  Place in the corners and on the stopper of the card.

TIP #4: Create the shaker frame by backing a heat embossed Medium Victorian Frame with acetate and foam tape.  Place your shaker mix on the Easter Egg Nest image from Photoplay’s Bunnies and Blooms, then press the frame in place.

Finish your decorating with a spray of Spring Parade Roses and Leaves and pretty Iridescent Metallic String Bows.  Now you’re ready for the Easter parade!

A Peek Inside

Create an inside pocket that doubles as the stopper for the easel mechanism.  You have just enough room to create a little tag pocket on the top, too.

Create an envelope, then fill it with a little spring note card and tea bag.  Tuck it into the pocket along with a honey stick, and now you’ve got a lovely gift that’s almost as much fun as an Easter basket!

I hope this sweet card prompted some memories of Easter celebrations from your past.  Did you have one of those elastic string  hats?  We’d all love to hear about it in the comment section below.

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card

  1. Helen

    Love those colours, and the embossed chipboards, so delicate and perfect with the pretty little gal. We are in NZ and the autumn colours are beginning, and yes it is cold for me although the days have been lovely and sunny. I feel arty withdrawal symptoms coming on and seeing your posts will keep me going for another month or so! Thanks Kathy for sharing.

  2. Martie Rollin

    Memories of Easter…lamb shaped poundcake covered in white icing with lots of coconut, boiled ham with candied yams or hot German potato salad, a week off from school that either began or ended on Easter Sunday, handmade Easter bonnets (paper plate base with ribbon ties), Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the movie “Easter Parade”…and, of course, dying Easter eggs. Wild rabbits would run around our yards and dig their hutches in the roots of our fruit trees. The outside of this card is pretty, but it’s the inside that is drawing my attention…love that pocket with a special tea bag envelope…nice!

  3. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! I totally agree with Renea! This card is so sweet! And yes I remember those days of yesteryear …Easter egg baskets, egg hunts, big pitch-in meals, a new Easter dress …church services with my Easter bonnet …only Mother would use a stick pin to hold ours on and sometimes she’d get way to close to our scalp …ouch! I still have a couple pairs of those gloves …somewhere! And I luved the petticoats…Mother had those with the plastic ring in them that you blew up and your layers would stand straight out! Lol! Those were when we were really young and had those short chubby legs and the tiny white tight socks with all the layers of lace around your ankle! I think I still have indentations around my ankes!!! And usually a muff for your hands to go with our coat too! Easter was cold in Chicago! Oh my, I got carried away … So luv your card, its just
    beautiful and brought back some fun memories! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Renea Harrison

    Kathy, I have to agree with Gena, this is the SWEETEST Easter Card Ever!! I love those bright Spring Colors, the interaction of the shaker and all the inside details have me ooooohing and aaaahing and longing for the days when I had little one’s, Easter Baskets and Egg Hunts at my home. I sure miss those days and all that laughter and fun, but your card took me right back to it all. Thank you for the amazing card and the push back to yesterday. Much love and hugs ~ Renea

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is the sweetest Easter card ever! That little girl with her chicks is adorable! Those pretty shaker elements are so perfectly matched to the card colors and embellishments and the corner flourishes and shaker frame are just gorgeous This would make such a wonderful Easter gift. Thank you for sharing. BTW, I can still feel those scratchy petticoats. LOL Hugs!

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