Saturday, March 8, 2014

Easter Greetings

Happy Saturday Everyone!
This morning I finally got around to creating a card for the new challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  The theme for this challenge is Vintage/Retro and Graphic45 is their sponsor!

Well, you know I LOVE Vintage design and Graphic45 is one of my favorite vintage style design paper companies so this challenge was right up my alley.  Although I must say, I didn't have to put a lot of effort into this card!  All the 'pieces' came from the Graphic45 'Sweet Sentiments' and 'Secret Garden' 8x8 paper packs.  A touch of gingham ribbon and pop dots was pretty much all that was required to put this card together!

How quick/easy & awesome is this!
With doing an unexpected craftshow in a couple of weeks, I'm scurrying about trying to be sure I have enough SPRING styled cards ready so I think I'll be 'whipping up' a few more of these beauties.

With all the square cuts, I wanted to add a little more dimension, so I tucked the lower corner images up underneath the focus image and POPPED up the Easter greeting panel. The gingham ribbon was tied around the 1st layer of matting and by moving the pop dots back a bit on the focus panel, it gave room to tuck in these adorable ticket panel images.

I also overlaid another one of the 'ticket' images in the upper right corner.  
What do you think?  
It has actually taken me longer to type up this post then it did to make the card!  LOL!

Here are a couple more challenges I'd like to share with:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes twist/favorite color (purple)
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Annabelle Stamp Challenge - Color Inspiration
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
We have some Pittsburgh family members coming to visit and spend the night with us so I'm really looking forward to that!  Hopefully the weather will hold up for their trip over!

16 comments: said...

This is just beautiful and I promise not to tell anyone how easy it was! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Swoon! I love this. I am currently hoarding all of this paper and the images....for just the right project...LOL This is so pretty! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jan Marie said...

Vintage loveliness! Great use of the papers and images and tying it all together with the gingham ribbon: perfection! Thanks for joining us and sharing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

LOVE this. What a beautiful vintage Easter card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Jo said...

very pretty, i love the touch of gingham in the ribbon!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so sweetly vintage! Love the way you layered the images, and the lavender bow is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3: Vintage/Retro.

Diane said...

LOVE vintage Easter....LOVE gingham ribbon...gorgeous colors...gorgeous papers....a beautiful card!!

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful vintage work!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon!!

Amber Milone said...

This is so beautiful! I love that you let the beautiful G45 papers shine. Thanks for playing with us at CHACB!

Tammi said...

beautiful Easter card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Donna Idlet said...

What a beautiful vintage Easter card! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Cathy P. said...

Such a pretty card, Darlene. Love the ribbon. So glad you chose to share your creation with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog. Cathy XX

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty project. So many details...a feast for the eyes! Thank so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.....I hope you come back and play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

haththi said...

Lovely design. Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz - good luck! hugs Angelie

Grandma Bonnie said...

Darlene, what an absolutely beautiful card! I am so glad you joined us this time at YNS!

Kylie said...

What a beautiful vintage Easter card, love the image, sooooooo sweet!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X