Easter Week Excitement!

Hello everyone! I am terribly sorry to have missed everyone last week at the Easter Blog Hop! We had an emergency with my son and spent most of the day at the hospital 😔 He is doing better now and I am finally able to get this amazing card up for you all!

I wanted to kick off the Easter week with something unique and fun. With that said I have for you this really awesome card using Stampin’ Up! Excellent Eggs Bundle and a fun Basket Weave technique!

Let’s just dive right in with this card. I didn’t get all the pictures I wanted to for this process, I admittedly was to excited that it was working and going so well!!🤪

Some of the products you will need are: Excellent Eggs Bundle, Small Blending Brush, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, StazOn Jet Black Ink, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Bubble Bath, Petal Pink and Pecan Pie Classic Stampin’ Pads, Rainbow Adhesive Dots and Linen Thread. I will have a complete list below with links to them directly in our store.

I didn’t mention paper needed because there is actually a lot of paper, or it seems like a lot at least. Here is what was used in my card, the colors of ink and paper are truly a preference though. My goal was spring pastel colors but you can change things up to however you want to. The measurements will be the same and that is the important part!!😉

Cardstock: Scraps of Pool Party, Lemon Lolly, Petal Pink, Bubble Bath, Sea Foam Green and Fresh Freesia.
Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 2” x 5-1/4” (x2), scrap for sentiment
Scraps of Oxidized Copper 12” x 12” Specialty DSP and Distressed Gold Paper
Crumb Cake 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 1/4” x 5-1/2” (x25) and 3/4” x 5” – scored at 2-/2” (x5)
Pecan Pie 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 2-1/8” x 5-1/2”

For the basket, I have a quick video for you. It’s not hard at all just complicated to try and explain through words. Being a visual person myself, I always find “show me” to be the best option when possible! 🙃

Basket Weave Video Clip

In this video I am using Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Starry Sky cardstock. I wanted to make it bright and different colors so you could see it better than the crumb cake.

After I assembled my basket of eggs I had this really big feeling that I forgot something. Sure enough, I absolutely did forget a rather important step 🙊

BEFORE you add the eggs to the card, grab a small blending brush and apply some Pecan Pie to the edges of the basket. The goal is to give it depth and make it look less flat. At the very end you will see that I have add lines under some of the pieces, I was attempting shadows that you would find in the layers of the weave. It didn’t end up perfect however the effect is still there.

Let’s get to the rest of the card and cut out some eggs! LOTS OF EGGS!!

I had a couple of moments of pure UH OH happen at this point in the card. Scary how happens when your almost done!

First the actual UH OH I had was that I placed one of the inside panels on upside down. Yup I’m awesome that way and we are just gonna leave it and see if the recipient notices!! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Second was more of a smack of forehead – How is the card going to stay closed? Brilliant time to think of that right!! A quick fix for this was to add little itty bitty magnets to the inside. Not everyone has this microscopic thingys just laying around so another option would be to actually tie a ribbon around it when you are completely finished. 🫣

To finish off the front of the card, I stamped Happy Easter in Soft Sea Foam and fussy cut it out and attached an extra gold bunny behind the sentiment with some Linen Thread to the back of the bunny. Attach the entire sentiment piece to the bottom of the egg we attached earlier. Lastly, I added in some Rainbow Adhesive-backed Dots to the top of the basket for just a little extra decoration.


And that is the creation of my Egg Basket Easter Card!

I hope this inspires you for any last minute card ideas you might need. I will be getting a few more Easter/Spring cards up this week to help get you inspired for Spring!!

Thanks for hanging out with me today! Please reach out with any questions. I know I threw a lot out at once! I do not have a PDF for this particular design, but if requested I will certainly get one written up!

Happy Stamping!!

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Excellent Eggs with Hidden Surprise!

Excellent Eggs Easter Card that has a hidden surprise!

Curious? I would be too. This card started off as a simple easy card using Stampin’ Up!’s Excellent Eggs Bundle and the Easter Bunny Punch.

My brain must have had other ideas because one thought led to another and then 💥 things exploded into this:

This is card does have many layers to it so mailing it may be a bit tricky but it is a super fun card to give to anyone!

Let’s take a closer look.

You can see that the egg itself pulls out and behind it is another bunny with a special message.

Leaving the card as a standard card also provides a space for you to sign and personalize just as you would with any card!

You can also change the sentiments up a bit and use it a Birthday Card, Celebrate, Think of You or even Happy Spring!

This collage shows you the thickness of the card as well as how it looks with the egg in place and with it out.

It looks to a little complicated right? It’s not at all! It’s all in layers and using dimensionals to separate them and give them height.

The measurements are:

Lost Lagoon: 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2” and 3” x 4”

Berry Burst: 4-3/16” x 5-7/16”

Pretty Peacock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”

Very Vanilla: 4” x 5-1/4”, 3” x 4” (x2), scrap pieces for 2 small egg cutouts and a small bunny

Masterfully Made DSP: 4” x 5-1/4”

There is a complete list of product used below or you can head on over to my store and check out all the fun Easter and Spring Items we have available.

Cut out a large egg from all the pieces of card stock and DSP using the 3” x 4” of the Lost Lagoon and only use one of the 3” x 4” Very Vanilla. Make sure the cut is where you want the placement to be for the egg. Set the negative space aside as we will use them to build the card base.

When I cut mine out, I used a pencil to mark the top and bottom of the egg die so I knew where to put it.

Punch out the Easter Bunny from all of the eggs and set them aside. Stamp a Bunny from the Easter Bunny set onto the Very Vanilla before punching. We will be using him later on.

Stamp the large egg onto the last 3” x 4” Very Vanilla. Also stamp the small bunny on a scrap piece. Color in the bunny and the background of the egg if you want. I used Lemon Lolly, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Smoky Slate Light Blends to do this.

Also stamp 3 or 4 of the medium eggs onto the bottom of the 4” x 5-1/4” using Lost Lagoon ink. As well as your sentiment in the center. Set that aside for later or you can attach it to the inside of the card base.

Cut out the Bunny, Large egg and 2 of the smaller egg. Keep the negative of the small egg, you will need them for the next step.

Color the negative pieces of the small eggs with the blends. I used some old Mica Powder to add a shine to the eggs, this is optional if you have it. You can really decorate them however you want.

Attach the large Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock eggs (int that order) together, lining up the punched out bunny with Stampin Dimensionals.

Attach one of the small eggs and their negatives to the right side of the stamped large egg with liquid glue. Then attach that as the final layer of the egg ornament.

Attach the small bunny inside the punched bunny with dimensionals.

If you want you can add the Berry Burst egg to the back of the egg to hide any blemishes or just leave as is.

Attach cardstock layers to together from top to bottom, Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock and the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach that to the card base also with dimensionals.

Carefully stamp a saying inside the egg, I used Lost Lagoon ink and the sentiment “An Easter Treat for You”. Attach the Very Vanilla bunny that you punched and stamped with liquid glue just below the sentiment.

Stamp “Happy Easter” on the small egg with all the negative pieces in place, with Lost Lagoon. Attach that to the upper right side of the card front with liquid glue.

Tie a piece of Linen Thread to the egg, wrapping it between layers to keep it somewhat hidden. Tie it off at the top to create a loop for hanging.

Place the egg inside the cut out on the card base.

Add in some Blooming Pearls and thats that!

I hope I  have given you  a little inspiration for something fun and unique for your Easter need. I am really happy with how this card turned out and super excited for you all to try it!

Join us tomorrow evening 6pm CST for Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop where you can get even more fun inspiration and ideas!!

See you then!

Happy Stamping!!


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