Honestly – I had another plan for this blog post today – as it’s April Fools Day but it didn’t work out as planned and I don’t think anybody is really in the mood for pranks this year. So I made some pretty projects instead 🙂
April has always been a busy month in my family when it comes Birthdays or other celebrations so it’s always nice to have some cards ready.
I used to be very productive when it came to cards – always knowing a few days ahead who had a Birthday coming up, so I could mail a card but since the Postal system here in Denmark got screwed up, the postage is so high, that I can’t afford to do this anymore. It doesn’t matter cause nobody can be sure to get the card on time anyways.
So now I only make cards to accompany gifts and I like to personalize them, but it’s also great to have a few quick and easy cards ready….especially when you tend to forget the Birthdays now 😉
So I made some of Simply Crafty SVGs freebie cards to have on hand.
First of is the Layered Bunny Card:
This is such a cute card and very easy to make. I added a few extra layers as I wanted to make it in colors of the rainbow – but in pastels to fit the season.
I used AC Cardstock and a piece of black shiny paper for the face.
I accented the eyes and eggs with a white Sharpie Pen, wrote the sentiment with Sketch Pen and used a few Pop Dots on the label.
I used the cut out bunnies to make a matching Gift tag and added eyes, nose and a burlap butterfly.
Next is the Layered Cross Card: (freebie through April 5th.)
This one will be brilliant for the upcoming Confirmations – though they seem to be held in Autumn this year to the Covid-19 Virus.
I used AC Cardstock i different shades of blue and for the top layer, I used an Embossed piece of Paper from DCWVs Stack Embossed White and inked the edges slightly.
Then I added the sentiment, which I wrote with a Sketch Pen, using Pop Dots for dimension.
I also made a Gift Tag from the cut out crosses and added some enamel dots, stickles and Glossy Accent for added interest.
Finally I made the Pitcher of Flowers Card:
This isn’t a freebie but if you hurry, it’s still on sale
I really love this card. It’s so beautiful with the beautiful flowers and leaves and the possibilities are endless when it comes to picking colors and papers.
I chose the gorgeous patterned paper from Graphic45s Nature Sketchbook and matching AC Cardstock.
I couldn’t find a red to match that of G45, so luckily I had the extra Pattern and Solids Pad that I used for one of the flowers.
I also added a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to some of the berries.
As flower center I used some wooden dots from my stash. As you can see on the picture below, I only glued down the stem of the leaves in order for the leaves to be more dimensional.
Now I know this one is going to be a huge success and won’t be the last one I make for sure.
Now I’m a bit more prepared to the upcoming Celebrations here in April – I really hope I don’t forget them 😀
Thanks for joining me today – please, as always, leave a comment below.