Cards- Easter

Easter Note Cards

It's time to make Easter cards for the shut ins at church.  Of course I'm going to my favorite Easter stamps from the Occasions catalog, Basket Bunch and the coordinating Basket Builder Framelit dies.  I'm using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  They are such a bargain at 20 cards and envelopes for $6.  Here is the card.

Shut in Easter Cards

  • Start with the strips of designer paper.  I used Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  I did run out of the turquoise paper part way through and substituted the Temping Turquoise paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  The first two strips are 1/2 inch by 5.  The last strip is 3/4 inch by 5.  Use your grid paper to help you get the first strip on straight and then just butt each piece against each other.
  • The detailed basket and handle are cut with the Basket Builders dies in Tip Top Taupe.  There is another solid basket but from Early Espresso.  It goes under the detailed basket.
  • Cut the detailed eggs from Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry.  Glue all to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo on a 1/2 inch wide scrap of Whisper White.  Notch the ends and glue it on.

Easter 3

I made about 30 of these.  There was a lot of cutting, but I think they will be enjoyed. I like to think about each person getting fun mail to open.  I get as much joy as they do!  I love to hear that some save all my cards and look at them from time to time.

Easter will be here before you know it!  Get started on those cards!  A product list follows.  Just click to go to my online store!

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CCMC450 and the Basket Bunch

How did the Basket Bunch bundle become my favorite thing in the Occasions catalog? I was not going to get it.  I told myself that it was seasonal and I wouldn't be able to use it very long.  The truth of the matter is that I love it!  I think I have made more with this bundle than any other.  The fact is that I needed the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits Dies. 

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 So here is another card made with the bundle for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  

CCMC450 with Basket Bunch

The color challenge of So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Mint Macaron just seem to scream Easter to me.  Here are all the details.

  • This card base is Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.
  • The Mint Macaron card stock layer is cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • The patterned paper is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  It measures 3 3/4 x 5.  Did you see that SU has added this paper as a Sale-a-Bration free item?  Use #147363 to make it your choice.
  • The next layer is So Saffron card stock.  It is 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.
  • The last layer is also from the Succulent Garden DSP pack.  I love those Sweet Sugarplum squares.  Cut this piece 2 1/2 x 4.
  • Using the Big Shot, cut two grass pieces from Mint Macaron card stock.  You'll need to trim one of these, but you can hide where it is pieced under the eggs.
  • I ended up with 9 eggs.  I cut a plain egg and the 3 different intricate eggs in the three colors.  Glue them together in any way you wish.  Some are attached right on to the card and some are attached with dimensionals.

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  • The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Stamp it on a 1/2 inch wide piece of Whisper White in Sweet Sugarplum.  Pair it with another piece of the Succulent Garden paper cut at 1/2 inch too.  They are about 3 inches long and notched on the end.  Finish it with a Sweet Sugarplum enamel shape heart.


For the inside of the card, use the part of the grass you cut off for the front grass.  I added another egg.

Connie 450 2

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Global Design Project #076 and Basket Bunch

I haven't participated in a design challenge in a while.  I love the card for the challenge for the Global Design Project #076.  We are CASEing Kylie Bertucci's card.  I love it's simplicity.


Lately, I can't seem to stop playing with the Basket Bunch bundle.  Here's another card.  This one CASEs Kylie's lay out.

Global Design Project #076 and Basket Bunch

Here are the details to make this card.

  • Start with a card base of Top Top Taupe measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The larger panel is Pool Party.  It measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Cut lots of eggs, plain and designed.  I made 10 or 11.  Unfortunately, a few were covered by the circle. You really don't need the ones that will be covered.  Just glue them together with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Place these randomly on the card stock.  Let some of them hang off the edge.  Just turn the paper over and trim even with the card stock.
  • Before adhering the Pool Party panel, stamp the egg on the card base randomly.  I did stamp off so that it would not look as heavy.  Use Tip Top Taupe.
  • Glue down the panel and then glue down the Watermelon Wonder strip butted up next to the Pool Party.  The strip is 3/8 x 5 1/2.
  • Use the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White.
  • The grass is cut from Old Olive.  I did trim it down on the sides.
  • Cut a solid egg and a designed egg each from Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party.  Glue together mixing the colors and attach to the circle with dimensionals.


  • The greeting is from Basket Bunch and is stamped on a 1/2 inch wide Whisper White scrap in Watermelon Wonder.  Notch the end and attach with dimensionals.

Global Design Project#076

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Basket Bunch Flower Pot

I'm going to continue to explore the possibilities of the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelits Dies.  I'm going to be sharing projects with these all week!  You can see the card shared on Monday here.  It's an Easter card.  Today's card could be for Easter, but it would not have to be.  In fact, it would make a great Mother's Day card if you change the greeting.  I would use the one from Oh So Succulent.  Here is the card.

Basket Bunch Flowers

Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2, and fold.
  • The Sweet Sugarplum layer measures 3 3/8 x 4 3/8.  
  • The next layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.  The patterned paper is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.
  • The pot is cut from Smoky Slate.  Sponge around the outside and a little to one side of the pot.  Add a Linen Thread bow.
  • Use the Lace Doilies to ground the pot.  I cut one in half and sponged the white side until I was happy with it.
  • Adhere the doily with Fine-Tip Glue and adhere the pot.

Flowers 3

  • Stamp the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I needed 3 of the plum.  The daffodils were stamped on Daffodil Delight.  I did experiment with different combinations and I like the Sweet Sugarplum ink on the yellow best.  Cut 5.  The leaves and stems were cut from Wild Wasabi.  Just add until you are happy.  The flowers and leaves are on dimensionals.
  • Add the greeting in the bottom right corner.


The inside of the card has another daffodil and a completed sentiment.  I really am thinking now what a lovely Mother's Day card this would make.

This sure looks like a lot of little pieces and it is.  But it is so much fun to use.  I would recommend the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builder Framelit Dies.

Basket Bunch flower pot

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Basket Bunch, So Fun!

This week I'll be sharing projects made with the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Stampin' Up!  Occasions catalog.  I just got this bundle on Saturday and I am having so much fun with it.  My mind is just reeling with ideas for this bundle.  Easter is coming soon.  It's the perfect set!  So here is my card.

Basket Bunch Bundle

I thought I would start out with an Easter basket.  Isn't it cute!  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Pool Party cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.
  • The Whisper White layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and the Tip Top Taupe layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Stamp with the stamp that has the 5 eggs in Tip Top Taupe all over the taupe card stock.  I moved the stamp from side to side so everything on each row would look a little different.
  • The Whisper White oval is the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits. Cut a Pool Party scalloped oval using the Layering Ovals Framlits.
  • The basket itself is Tip Top Taupe.  Cut the plain basket in Early Espresso and place it behind the basket.  Glue on the handle.
  • The grass is cut from Wild Wasabi.  You'll have to trim it a little from the sides and adhere it from the inside of the basket.  Leave a little room for the eggs.
  • Use Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pool Party for the eggs.  Adhere all the pieces for the basket oval and use dimensionals to put the oval onto the card.

Basket bunch 3

  • The greeting is stamped on a 1/2 inch scrap and notched on the ends.  The Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper was used for the banner.  It is 3/4 inch wide and notched.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch all of the ends.  Use dimensionals for the banner.

The inside of the card uses more of the grass and eggs found on the front.  

Basket bunch 4

I do love how this card turned out.  I like how the stamped rows of eggs look on the background of the card.

Basket bunch

As I said, this week is all about the Basket Bunch Bundle.  It's found on page 18 of the Occasions catalog.  Pair it up with some dimensionals, you'll need those, and you will have enough to earn a free Sale-a-Bration item from the brochure!  Check back for more Basket Bunch ideas!


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