How to Get Your Whimsical On | Easter Card


How to Get You Whimsical On | Easter Card |

it's beginning to look a lot like Easter

OK. Let's just put it out there. I'm not a whimsical person. This creative girl tends to be too serious to know how to just let her hair down and do the cute makes. 

But...that said...I do at least try on occasion.

Here's proof:

How to Get You Whimsical On | Easter Card |

This little shaker card was crafted this Easter Spring making season for my granddaughter. And by virtue of the fact she is little and cute, that makes her whimsical too. So. I can put my whimsy on for her. Which is just what I did.

Using a stamp set called Gnomes Easter...I are like, what? Gnomes? Well. Wait a moment now. There aren't even any gnomes on this make. Although, I do have to admit, I have been eyeballing those old school yard art gnomes for awhile now. They are cool. Not whimsical. However, very retro. But I digress. (I always do that.)

How to Get You Whimsical On | Easter Card |

While in mid-make I decided to craft a little shaker in the front of the card. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not a shaker aficionado. I struggle, actually. And a circle is just a bit more trickier than even straight lines. But I was at least willing to give it a try even if it was not perfect. Because remember our motto: it does not have to be perfect to be beautiful. So a little shaker front it was.

How to Get You Whimsical On | Easter Card |

Then, at the back of the card, behind the Hello There, is a little hidden pocket for another little thing. I cut a paper circle and attached that very fun stamped Happy Easter tag greeting to it. All this using Simple Stories Wildflower collection, which just feels oh so much like spring and Easter. So that is where some of the Gnomes Easter stamp came into play.

How to Get You Whimsical On | Easter Card |

There is more stamping, but first this: I added a small little flip of pattern paper in the spine of the card. Then I die cut her name using the Joyful Alphabet. I mean, come on. That name alone says use me. The alphas were cut from the Florals Paper Pad. That pink is a great match to the Wildflower hues.

Then, just adding a bit of glue to the lower edge of the back of the letters, I glued them to that little flip. The little flip is about 1/2 inch wide. It was scored down the long middle. Then just one side of the score was attached to the inside of the spine. The letters were attached to the other side of the score allowing them to appear to float. Yeah. I know. I'm a gonna need to create a video of some sort for this.

How to Get You Whimsical On | Easter Card |

So then, to wrap the little card up, I stamped 'Easter Wishes' as well as 'Bunny Kisses' to two skinny tags and added them to the outside of the card. Those sentiments are also part of Gnome Easter.

See. I can do whimsical. 

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope this little post inspires you to get your whimsy on too.

And have a beautiful Easter Week.

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1 comment:

  1. It’s month of June and just saw your April blog: Love your idea for gluing a flap on the spine for personalizing with alphabet dies. Such a creative way to customize a card.