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!
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Photoplay Paper
- Envelope Punch
- Buttons Galore Easter Chic Shaker Mix (discontinued)