Making Handmade Easter Cards Using Rubber Stamps ~ Copic Sketch Markers & Cricut Expression Machine

Ever since I went to my local rubber stamp convention, I have so many new ideas for handmade cards.  And the best part is that it is not costing any more money, since I have all the supplies.  I am using all of the stamps that I have already owned but am using them in a totally different way.  I went from just stamping on cardstock to making 3D images.

So here is a bunch of supplies that I have used to make this Easter Card.  Rubber stamps from Stamps Happen Inc, and StampabilitiesMemento Tuxedo Black Ink, Cutter Bee Scissors, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page paper punch, Cardstock and alot of Copic Sketch Markers.

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I also used my Cricut Expression machine to cut out the border grass from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and also used the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge for the small patches of grass.

The template was used to cut (with X-Acto knife) small lines and then folded to make a 3-D platform.  It took awhile to get the folds just right, but it was sure worth the effort.

It was so much fun coloring these stamped Easter eggs, then I cut them out and added them  onto the card.

I almost forgot to tell you.  I wanted the front of the Easter card to be really simple since the inside had all of the fun stuff .  So all I did was stamped Happy Easter on the bottom corner and then I used some Easter egg ribbon from Bobbin Ribbon, that I wrapped around the card and made a bow on the front.  That’s it really simple.

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Look how cute this Easter card came out.  This little chick is so adorable.

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Happy Easter Everyone!

Using Clear Rubber Stamps To Make A Handmade Birthday Card For The Coffee Lover

Making cards is so much fun! Here is a quick post of  a card that I made for my brother-in-law for his birthday.

The colors brown and light blue look so good together.

For the card base I used Kraft cardstock ~ Then using my Creative Memories circle cutter I just cut half a circle on the fold  of the card so that when it opened you would be able to see the image inside too!

The light blue cardstock from Stampin Up was used for the panel and the circle ~ Ribbon from Michael’s called dashes, dots & checks ~ Clear stamps from TPC called Coffee Cafe with an acrylic block, some memento ink and you have the perfect masculine card for a coffee lover.

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Wishing Harry the Best Birthday!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!