Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easter Blessings

Have you ever noticed how few clean-and-simple Easter cards there are? Oh, you'll find a few stunningly CAS cards like this one from Pinterest, but mostly, Easter cards tend toward more embellishments, designer paper, layers, frills, and die cuts.

Plus, they are often cute, and we all know I'm cute-impaired.

So what's an ultra-CAS stamper to do?

Fret and ruin a bunch of paper, it turns out.


Today, however, my creative Muse chose to speak up after days of silence, and the blog posts today and tomorrow will spotlight the results of her rather condescending dope-slaps on the back of my head.

Truly, when I realized how simple these two cards were, it was definitely a duh moment.

Why is CAS so hard?

That's a rhetorical question.

Anyway, I now have two designs for my personal Easter cards that feel like I made them, which is a blessing.

The first card is absolutely not original. As soon as I made it, I knew that someone has to have come up with this idea before because it truly is so obvious once you see it. Who knows? I might even have seen this concept in my frequent scrolling through Pinterest, the idea might have lodged in my subconscious, and then it resurfaced today in this card and made me feel brilliantly creative for a moment.

This card combines Simon Says Stamp's Rejoice set and My Favorite Things Jumbo Abstract Art. I love how the pastel, loose, and tilted slashes of Memento LuLu lavender contrast with the crisp, clean fonts, dark colors, and perfect straightness of the black and amethyst sentiment.

Balance is a beautiful thing.

How many sheets of Papertrey white cardstock gave their lives before this card was born?

Too many. But persistence pays off.

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and Easter blessings,

stamps: Simon Says Stamp Rejoice, MFT Jumbo Abstract Art
ink: Memento LuLu lavender, Archival black, and Ancient Page amethyst
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: not a one was cool is that?!?!?!


  1. I love this. I also struggle with cute. Especially cute Easter cards!
    Thanks for sharing this excellent design.

  2. You are right...its simplicity is dynamic! Brilliant inspiration! :)

  3. Fantastic interpretation of Easter, and a great CAS design!

  4. Beautifully balanced indeed - design and colours. Thanks for this.

  5. I do love this simple and elegant card. And non card makers will look and think "how easy is this" ! They have no clue to the back story of design, trial & error, etc. etc. I once tried to educate my sister on card making, and half way through my detailed explanation, she gave up. It was pretty funny at the time!

  6. A Quietly Beautiful card. Thank you.


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