Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter - My First Easter Card!

Happy Easter, everyone! As you may have guessed by my lack of posts, I have not been stamping much. Life is getting busier here and it's been hard to find time in my crafting room. I miss getting in there and goofing off for a few hours. You know what else suffers when I don't stamp regularly? My mojo! It took me quite a while to make today's card for Stacey's Curtain Call Challenge! Here are the colors. Lovely...and Kraft....this should be easy!Well, The only things I knew for sure were:
1) I wanted to use some Kraft sent through the crimper.
2) I wanted to use A Good Egg.
Usually with this set I use the chick image. Well, I decided to stretch myself and use the egg image this time. Embellishing my egg became the biggest challenge. I tried everything! Watercolor paper, crackle matter what I tried it looked BAD! Finally this idea came to me. I inked up the flower stamp with Versamark and topped with clear embossing powder. Then, I masked off sections and sponged on my ink. I can live with this!

To give it a little punch I used TRIPLE zig zag on my machine. I love this stitch, but I've never used it on a card. I like it! I covered up the "not so perfect" corners with my white brads.

I wanted to add the sentiment, "You crack me up!" from the set, but couldn't find a place for it. So, it will have to go inside the card. As my post headline suggested, this is my first Easter card for the year! UGH! Like I said, life's been busy!

So, what about the rest of the Curtain Call Crew? Let's see what they are doing with this color combo!

Amy White @ Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose @ Andrea's Scrap - und Stempel-Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) @ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith @ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson @ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen @ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert@ My Paper Obsession
Sue Kohler@ My Inner Reflection

And our leader, of course....Stacey @ Stacey's Stamping Stage

I hope to see what you've created for this challenge using Mr. Linky over at Stacey's site!


  1. Wonderful how you crimped the craft paper!

  2. this is adorable, Shelley! looks like the mojo is working great:) love that crimped bg and grassy border...super cute, girlie!

  3. Your card is so cute. And now in German. Die Karte ist total niedlich geworden. Frohe Ostern.

  4. This is so adorable Shelley! I just adore the little chick poking through the hole in the egg - sooo cute!

  5. what a "good egg" of a card for Easter!

  6. Awww chick! *lol* This is too cute for words!! LOVE it!

  7. super cute! love how the egg turned out

  8. love what you have done with this set (a set I have but not used!) your creation is fabulous, looks great without the sentiment! :)

  9. Wow so really creative! I love the little egg and the grass sets it off!

  10. What a fun card - I love that sweet little chick in his cute egg!!!! Jo x

  11. What a darling little egg and chick :D Love the grass you made too. Awesome colour challenge card :D

  12. I like it Shelley! Great colors and love the chick in the egg. And the crimped kraft and zigzag stitching are fabulous details that add lots of interest to the design. Super job -- no sign of missing mojo!

  13. This is so so cute! Love that cute Easter egg! The stitching and brads are fabulous too! Great job with the colors this week!


  14. love the soft colours and cute design on this card. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  15. You got me wanting to wipe the dust off of my crimper! Great job!

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