Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sweet Easter Reminder

Hello friends and visitors! I hope you are having or had a good day where ever you are in the world! It was an amazing spring day here! It reminded me there's just days before Easter and I still need 3 more cards for family out of town. So I made a simple card that can be sent easily through the mail, borrowing a simple design from myself. I hope you are not tired of seeing pastels and butterflies!




 I am sharing all three photos I took; the first is taken indoors and it looks almost purple, although it's really a soft lavender.  The second photo is truer in color, but sadly, the lighting really shows off the fact there are pieces of foam core under there providing some lift. I can assure you, these do not show in real life! The last photo is evidence of that, but in the bright sunlight, we have lots of shadows! I need a course in photography!


Like my birthday card here. I used the beautiful Lemoncraft papers my lovely and talented friend Lisa (A Mermaid's Crafts) gave me for my birthday. The Everyday Spring paper stack has the prettiest pink and green designs on them from soft to bold. I love them all! You can see how well they coordinate with DOX in Cracked Pistachio.

My sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up, and I use it every Easter, with a simple Happy Easter greeting stamped on the inside. Although I see so many miracles of new growth in spring, I am reminded of God's everlasting love throughout the year.


I used the same embossing folder for the belly band that I did on my previous birthday card, this time adding some lace from my stash. I used Tim Holtz old On the Edge die for my butterflies and splashed them, my central sentiment panel and the background panel with Cracked Pistachio DOX.  Bundled Sage Distress ink on the card blank is almost a perfect match. I had a couple flowers left over from my spring wallhanging and I tucked those in there along with a couple of store bought stem pieces. My mouth has been watering over the foamiran flowers I'm seeing in blogland, but since I don't have any of that product yet, I picked these up at 80% off at Joanne's to use on my spring cards. 




I am sharing my card with these challenges:
Dies R Us-Challenge #70-Easter I used Sizzix (flowers/butterflies) and Spellbinders dies.

Thank you for stopping by to visit and to leave your lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

21 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning, my friend!! You showcase the papers to perfection!! I love the layers and the pretty lace!! The butterflies are gorgeous!! I love the sentiment, too!! This is so beautiful!! I love, love it!! Have a great evening, Sara Emily!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. I love that you cased your own card and this is another very pretty version. As for taking photos it's a nightmare isn't it? I now use a light tent and photoshop elements to get mine looking brighter and sharper, but it takes time! Hope you're having a great week xxx

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  3. I am so with you on the photography....! I could never get tired of flowers and butterflies, or those beautiful papers Sara - this is another stunner of a card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Sara Emily! I love the pink and green combination and the fact that you cased your own design and came up with another beautiful version of it. I also love that sentiment! Have a wonderful day!! hugs x

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  5. You are certainly on a roll! I do love that sentiment and the oval die. I haven't tested the one you sent me yet, but think it's the same and can't wait! The butterflies and lace are such beautiful additions. Your family must feel so blessed! Hugs, Autumn

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  6. Beautiful card!! Those flowers are gorgeous! Love the soft pastels of this card and it really says Easter! Thanks for joining our "Easter" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  7. Just beautiful and love that sentiment! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Easter’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Let's Craft and Create.
    ~DT Janis

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  9. Beautiful work :) Thank you for joining us for our challenge at Creatalicious Challenges
    DT Janine

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  10. This is a beautiful card! Love how you used the patterned papers and the flowers. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges!

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  11. It's a beautiful floral creation with such depth and in lovely colours as well, it's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  12. And I also meant to say thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  13. Thanks for sharing this pretty Easter card with us at Stamping Sensations!

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  14. Beautiful card and love the sentiment and soft colors. Thanks you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Let's Craft and Create and looking forward seeing your next card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for Let's Craft and Create

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  15. Simple and beautiful Sara Emily! And I love the quote!
    hugs,JAckie

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  16. Beautiful Sugar - Amen!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at our 'Just For Fun Challenge' at Mix It Up Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
    ~DT Sherry x

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  18. Love, love love! You are the pastel queen sweetie, I love the layers of colour and texture you have achieved on this and a card with butterflies is always loved by me! Karen x

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  19. A fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

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  20. Beautiful card with pretty paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  21. Love the butterfly and flowers. Thanks you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Let's Craft and Create and looking forward seeing your next card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for Let's Craft and Create

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