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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hoppy Easter Card for Challenges

Hi Everyone!  Seems like I've been a little MIA.  I have actually.  My hubby and I have been busy turning our guest room into my very own scrapbooking room!  We have painted the walls an amazing bright pink and the inside of the closet is now black with (soon to be) white furniture inside.  It's coming along nicely and it's wonderful to have a room to go to now that really gets me out of bed and motivated.  I'm going to purchase either a big black shaggy area rug or a zebra print rug for the room next, then I plan on framing some of my favorite fashion scrapbooking paper to make some gorgeous wall art.  Can't wait til it's all setup completely!  I will post some pics for sure!

On to the card... I made this cute little card yesterday for a challenge that required ribbons and pastel, however, by the time I got it all finished up, that challenge was already closed! :( So, I have been searching around and found some other challenges to enter it in and then it is going on to a friend of mine who has ordered a set of Easter cards. BTW, I am now taking Easter orders!

Hoppy Easter Card

Hoppy Easter Closeup

Hoppy Easter Dimensional View

Hoppy Easter Bow Closeup

I am so pleased with the way this turned out!  I  even got to use my Copics for the first time!  My hubby bought me a set for my birthday and I am soooo happy to finally bust them out of the box, but I really need to learn how to blend and how to properly use them so, homework time for me! 

For this card I ended up using four different types of ribbon!  Some came in kits that I have gotten and the cute tulip ribbon came from RRR.  I just love it and thought it was perfect for this card.  I put the green wavy ribbon below it to make it look like grass.  I made a bow at the top so I could qualify for the "Tie a Bow" challenge over at My Craft Spot.  This is the first challenge over there, ever!  Yay!  Fun blog, check it out.  :0)  The complete list of challenges I'm entering is at the bottom of this post.
I used a pretty pastel purple cardstock for the card from a stack that came from Joann's as well as the yellow cardstock.  They are having stacks on sale for $2.00 now!  If you shop online, please go through my site for special deals. I would so appreciate it because I get credit for every sale made through my site and my clients get (sometimes) special benefits as well.  In fact, if you do shop through Joann's through my site, please let me know and I'll come up with a little something special for ya! ;)  The background paper came from my stash.

For the rest of the card:  the bunny is a stamp from Sandylion (same set that I used for my previous butterfly card) that I cut out and colored with my Copics.  The spring is a stamp from We are Memory Keepers: Maple Grove, and the Hoppy Easter is a stamp from Making Memories:  Magnetic Stamp Sayings.  Ink is a standard black from Colorbox.  I also used my black Zig to add some definition and drew on some spots. :0)

The flowers are Prima and the brads are Basic Grey.  I used my ATG gun and superglue for my adhesives and inked all my edges with a gorgeous Studio G eggplant color.  Love those and they're only $1 at Michael's!  That's where I get into my trouble is the dollar section of those stores.  Before you know it, I have 50 things picked out, translating to $50!  So easy to do!

Well, I hope you all have enjoyed my first little Easter card and please leave your comments.  I read each and every one and it really just brightens my day.

Challenges:  My Craft Spot #1 - Tie A Bow (entry 2)
Card Creations by C - #6 - Patterned Ribbon
Creative Card Crew - For A Child
AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog - #25- Sentiment/Card for a Child
LOTV Thursday Challenge - #90 - Spring

XO ~ Amy Jo


Jan said...

Really cute card! I can't wait to see pictures of your room! My daughter's room is bright pink (almost magenta) with black furniture and zebra accents (rug and headboard). It looks great, so I bet your room will be stunning~enjoy!

girlia said...

nice job

Monica Flores said...

Hi Amy!! Thanks for stopping by Simply Cricutting. I sent you an email regarding the Imagine and Transperancy film! =)


BTW love this lil bunny

Audrey said...

How adorable! I love that bunny. You can use anything you want on our challenge blog. You don't even have yo use stamps. I like to keep things open so that everyone can join in no matter what their medium is. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Very cute!! Love the bunny!


Gry said...

Very cute card, perfect easter-colours!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week!
Hugs, Gry!

Paula Bee said...

What a cute card! Love that little bunny! Thanks for joining us at Card Creations & More!!

Christel said...

Cute picture and perfekt for easter.
Thanks for joining Creative card crew this week!

Celeste B. said...

Sorry, I'm a few days late stopping by! I love it! You've done a wonderful job; it's just adorable!!! I'm so happy for you to have a craft room!! How fun, I can't wait to see pics!! :) Have fun crafting! :) TFS!!!! :)

Cec said...

Very cute. Love the different ribbons and your fun flower. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Kate said...

What a sweet card! I love the patches on the bunny.
How wonderful that you are getting a crafting room. My husband did the same thing for me a couple of years ago and it's so lovely to have a place for all my crafting items. You will LOVE it!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, love the image that you have chosen and fab colours, thanks for joining us this week at Lili of the Valley with ur spring theme, big hugs love Pops x x x

Darlene said...

Oh my I just adore what you did with the bunny. Thanks for playing along with Card Creations by C.


Dragonlady said...

Lovely card, great dimension. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

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