I spent most of the early part of this week making cards that highlight Spring or Easter! For these few days of blog posts, I'm going to focus on the cards that I made from the Easter Stamp Set, Everybunny. It is SUCH a cute set, and I especially like it because it's one of those sets that I can play like I'm a child again and really try to color inside the lines!
As soon as I saw that cute little egg popping up from the flower pot and pretending to be a spring flower, I just knew that I wanted a row of them across a landscape oriented card. My intention was to color each of the eggs differently. But in testing the colors out on scratch paper, I decided that I really like this version of the colors. So they're all alike, little eggs in a row!
The colors come from the Designer Series Paper set, Cheerful Treat, which is a hostess set of papers (only $8 for Stampin' Up! orders of $150 or more!). I featured another card made with floral papers from this set yesterday. But there's a delightful striped design in this set, too, and this seemed like a perfect card with which to use it! There's a small sheet of one of the Melon Mambo single-color designs that forms the bottom mat for the front of this card. I try whenever possible to use a couple of layers of Designer Series Papers – which is much lighter in weight than card stock – when I'm making a multi-layered card to keep the card's weight down, especially when the card base is Whisper White (as is this one) or Very Vanilla. That card stock is lighter in weight than the rest of Stampin' Up!s Card Stock, and I just don't like to weigh it down too much.
Oh, and the colors in the eggs and their little flower pots are: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, and Lucky Limeade. And, of course, I had to add in some ribbon to tie the card all together! For this card, I used the Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon and I think it's just the perfect accent for the cute little eggs, which have some Melon Mambo dots of their own!
I smile every time I see cards that I'm making with this stamp set – Everybunny – and all the papers that I've pulled out to use with it. I hope you're having the kind of week that makes you smile at all the projects on which you're working!