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Easter Extravaganza: Easter Victorian Egg Card

WORKSHOP CARD: Easter Victorian Egg Card

With Easter quickly approaching, this is a card you’ll want to make for all the loved ones in your life. This card is enhanced with hand-cut flowers, embossing folders, oval dies, rhinestones and ribbon, “Oh, My!” Let get down to how this card was made.

Bloomin' Marvelous Easter Egg Card


To make this card:

1.  Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Pretty-In-Pink Card stock and score it at 4-1/4″

2.  Cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ of Very Vanilla Card Stock

Easter Egg Card Cutting

3.  Run the Pretty-In-Pink Card Stock through the BIG Shot using the Scallop Oval from the Ovals Collection making sure you line up the folded edge INSIDE of the scallop oval.  Double check it’s the folded edge.  I can’t tell you how much fun we had at the workshop with the ladies, “Boo-Boo’s!” (Mine included) Note that the photo is showing a piece of Very Vanilla used just for the example.

4.  Now run the Very Vanilla Card Stock with the next size down oval.

5.  Next run both ovals, the Pretty-In-Pink oval card and the Very Vanilla through the BIG Shot with the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder.

6.  On a scrap of Very Vanilla ink up the flower image from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set in Pretty-In-Pink and Primrose Petals. Ink up the leaf image in Gumball Green.

7. Cut out all the stamped images.

Easter Egg Card


8. With some Wisteria Wonder, Pretty-In-Pink and Daffodil Delight Card Stocks punch out a few flowers using the Boho Blossoms Punch.  I used the smallest flower from the three.

9.  Arrange the flowers and leaves in a pretty array, following the curve of the oval. Adhere down the flowers and leave with a dab of Multi Purpose Glue.

10. When the flowers are in place and dry, wrap a piece of Pretty-In-Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon around the oval. i placed mine at a slight diagonal.

11. Adhere the Very Vanilla oval on the card base and add Rhinestones and a pretty bow to complete the look.



And, there you have it! The how to make a Victorian Easter Egg Card to make and send just in time for Easter,


Check back this week for two more great Easter projects to make. Happy Monday!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


BoHo Blossoms: Easter Egg

Punch Flower Easter Egg


Hi there Stampers!


This is a project I made and featured last year, but never held the class because of our house fire.  On Sunday I programmed these Easter Eggs for the lady’s who attended and they LOVED this project.   .


This is a project that you can do with few supplies. This Easter Egg was made from scraps of card stock and before I go any further some of the colors are retired, but as I told you they were in my scrap box


Punch Flower Easter Egg


The first thing you need to do is go to your local craft or fabric store and pick up styrofoam Eggs and Sequin Straight Pins. You can use regular straight pins, but Sequin Straight Pins are shorter and therefore they don’t interfere with each other when pushed into the styrofoam egg. The size of the eggs I purchased are 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″. They come six in a package.


Begin this project by punching the smallest flower from the BoHo Blossoms Punch. You’ll need about 100 flowers in total.


Here’s what I did:


I punched about 20 flowers out of the following five card stocks, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Green Galore (retired), Daffodil Delight and Bashful Blue Card Stock with the BoHo Blossoms Punch. As mentioned earlier I punched only the smallest flower.


BoHo Blossoms Easter Egg

With my Paper Piercer I pierced a small hole in the middle of each flower. You may be able to omit this part if the pins you’re using are strong enough to go through the card stock alone. I stuck a sequin pin through the hole, dabbed it in a little Tombow Glue, to hold it in the styrofoam, and pushed it into the egg. You can place a Basic Rhinestone or Pearl in each flower. I left mine without them, because I like the way the pin heads look.



BoHo Blossoms Easter Egg

When the whole egg was covered I cut about an 8″ piece of  of Pretty-In-Pink 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, folded it in half,  dabbed some glue on the ends and with my Paper Piercer I poked it into the top of the egg. Then I made tow bows and attached them on the ribbon hanger with a few Glue Dots.


I’ll take a picture of this year’s egg, as soon as I finish mine.  I changed the ribbon this year to the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon. I also up-dated the colors to Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pretty-in-Pink and Certainly Celery Card Stock.  I’ll share the other projects we made at the class over the next two weeks, so check back soon.


More snow here in the Northeast-I firmly believe the groundhog was a bit off this year!!


And, don’t forget to sign up to receive my April Newsletter in my, “Welcome Basket!”


Hugs to all of you,


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Easter Blossoms Card…


Welcome Stampers and Paper-Artists!


My weekend was spent partially sick fighting a Springtime cold or allergies and filling another order  for my baby shower cards. If you haven’t seen the card you can view it here. The invitations are ready to be mailed tomorrow to New Orleans. When I first joined the Stampin’ Up! family, I never thought about all of the friendships being a demonstrator would bring, including yours. Thank you for following me along on this journey. You all should be applauded!


Now, that April is here, Easter is right around the corner. To get you in the mood, for making Easter Cards, here’s a card made using Stampin’ Up!’s Easter Blossoms Stamp Set.

Easter Blossoms Card


For this card:


Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock and score it at 4-1/4″


Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock


With a Coluzzle (retired) cut out two ovals. One from the Very Vanilla Card Stock and one from Soft Suede(Coluzzle is the original template cutting system that Stampin’ Up! use to carry. The  templates, cutting mat, swivel knife, and scoring tool let any crafter cut precise shapes and designs quickly and accurately. If you purchased one years ago from Stampin’ Up!, pull it out and play around with it. While I love the Big Shot from here to eternity, sometimes I like to layer shapes as in this card.)


On the Very Vanilla Card Stock stamp the branch and blossoms from the Easter Blossoms Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink in the upper left hand corner. In the left hand bottom corner stamp, “Happy Easter” from the same stamp se,t also in Soft Suede Ink.


On the Very Vanilla oval, stamp the silhouette of the girl in Soft Suede Ink. Behind her, stamp a few of the blossoms.


Color in the blossoms using Markers or Colored Pencils.


Wrap an Antique Brad over a piece of Daffodil Delight 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and wrap the ribbon over the piece of  Very Vanilla as shown.


Layer the card as shown above.


Make this card, in the color combination shown, and/or in Pretty-in-Pink/Soft Suede,  Baja Breeze/Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz/Soft Suede. Send me a photo of your work, using Stampin’ Up! products and I’ll feature them on my blog!


I’m hoping, in May, to have a card challenge in which you can participate in making a card either in a certain color combination or card template design. I think it will be fun to see what you all come up with. You’ll have a month to complete your masterpieces and email them to me to publish on my blog.


Let me remind you again that I’m here for you. I’m here to share what I truly love to do and if I can answer any of your questions, just EMAIL ME or CLICK HERE to place an on line order. And…if you haven’t signed up to receive my newsletter, do so now, so you don’t miss out on exclusive projects only available to my newsletter subscribers. Just go to the sign-up box on my sidebar.


Toodles til’ next time!


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Celebrating Spring in a Flower Pot…


Hello, Lakeside Stampers and welcome back!  This project is the last one from my Easter/Spring Class. I alway like to show how versatile Stampin’ Up! products can be. This small flower pot was purchased at a local store. You can use any stamp set you want depending on a theme, holiday or occasion. For this particular one obviously we chose an Easter Spring theme.



I first cut a template in a conical shape by rolling the flower pot onto a manila file folder and tracing the bottom part of the rim and the bottom of the pot.  Once I had the template I then traced that onto the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper. I cut a 3/4″ x 12″ stripe to go around the rim and cut off the access.




For the images I stamped them from the Picnic Parade Stamp Set in Basic Black onto Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped each image about 10 times, one for each class attendee, and brought my original to the copy center and had a reverse copy made for the backs of the images. After hand coloring the images with my  Stampin’ Up! Markers, I cut both the front and back out, glued them together with the Tombow All-Purpose Adhesive, which by the way is terrific, and stuck a toothpick in between the front and back as shown to the left. 



For the “Spring” banner I used computer generated type, cut close to the letters and glued it to the bunny’s banner.



The basket was done in a similar manner to the bunny and I added Easter eggs cut from Card Stock in Springtime colors. A bow was made out of Pretty-in-Pink Satan Ribbon.


The stamp of the mailbox in this set inspired me to make teeny-tiny mail boxes. Don’t ask me what I was thinking! After a lot of playing around this is what I came up with: 




You can make these any size just play around with proportions I added real tiny branches gathered in my yard for the mailbox posts. 


Thanks for stopping by and when you try this project, “Let the sky be the limit.” Isn’t that what they say?








STAMP SET: Picnic Parade Hostess Set (117044)DSC_0377  

INK: Basic Black (101755)  

PAPER: Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (117161)



FINISHING FRILLS: Pretty-in-Pink Satan Ribbon (117289)

TOOLS: Many Marvelous Markers (105541) 





Trio of Butterflies…


This is another card we made in the Easter/ Spring class. I love purple and yellow together even though they are complementary (opposite) colors on the color wheel and when mixed produce the neutral color grey. I even have a purple and yellow garden which the deer love as much as I do.


For the card above I cut:

10″ x 7″ piece of So Saffron Card Stock and scored it at 5″

4-1/2″x 6-1/2″ piece of Almost Amethyst Card Stock

4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ Whisper White Card Stock

To mount the butterflies I cut:

1-1/2″ x 2″ pieces of Regal Rose, So Saffron and Almost  Amethyst Card Stocks

For the butterflies I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz DieBig Shot and Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Sending Love Designer Series Paper

For the card band I cut a 6-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Almost Amethyst Designer Series Paper and along the long edge I used the Scallop Border Punch

The greeting was stamped from the Eggcoutrements Stamp Set and cut it out with the Designer Label Punch. This is a great set as it coordinates with various Stampin’ Up punches. I placed the greeting in a Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, used a piece of So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon.



Before layering the card as shown I added a pierced design to each corner with the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack.                                                                                                              


Thanks for visiting and I sincerely hope this puts you in the mood for Spring!

HUGS & stamps







STAMP SET: Eggcoutrements(115164)

DSC_0414INK: Regal Rose (105211)

PAPER: So Saffron Card Stock (105118), Almost Amethyst (102158),Regal Rose (105130), So Saffron Designer Paper (112152), Sending Love Designer Paper (113439)

FINISHING TOUCH: So Saffron Grosgrain Bundle Ribbon (114818), Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454) 

TOOLS: Big Shot (113439). Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Designer Label Punch (107590), Scallop Border Punch (118402), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)


Pink Daffodils…



This is one of the cards we made at Saturday’s Easter/Spring class. Yes, there are Pink Daffodils as I have them growing in my garden. As soon as they bloom I will take a picture to show them to you.



 All products are from Stampin’ Up! This card was created by stamping the daffodil image from  Abundant Hope Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  It was  cut using the Big Shot and scallop  nesting dies. I colored the daffodils using Markers and Watercolor Pencils. Along the edge, in each scallop I pierced holes with my Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack. I then cut another larger scallop oval out of Blush Blossom Card Stock and along the edge using a Sponge Dauber and Pretty-in-Pink Ink I sponged the edge.  I cut a piece of  3-3/4″ x 5″ Old Olive Card Stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Textured Plate.  On a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper I stamped “Easter Blessings” from the Abundant Hope Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink, cut it out with the Modern Label Punch and, again, using Pretty-in-Pink Ink I sponged the edge. I made a small bow with the Pretty-in-Pink Taffeta Ribbon. I layered the card as shown above onto a 5-1/2 x 4-14″ card made from Pretty-in-Pink Card Stock. Before I adhered the Old Olive Card Stock I placed four Pretty-in-Pink Brads in each corner.

STAMP SET: Abundant Hope (117054)DSC_0417  

INK: Old Olive (102277), Pretty-in-Pink (101301)

PAPER: Blush Blossom (103318), Old Olive (100702), Watercolor Paper (105019)

FRILLIES: Pretty-in-Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067), Pretty-in-Pink Brads (106954)

TOOLS: Big Shot (113439), Paper Piercing Tool (116631) Mat Pack (105826), Modern Label Punch (116630), Perfect Details Textured Plate (115962), Sponge Dauber (102892)

Once again, Thank you for visiting!






Sneak Peek: Easter/Spring Class

This is a sneak peek of The Picnic in a Flower Pot, Trellis Gift Box, Designer Series Paper Butterfly Wreath, Butterfly and Daffodil  Easter Cards we are making at Friday’s class. 


Can’t wait to see you to finally welcome SPRING!!!

HUGS & stamps,





April Calendar: “Birdies & Eggs”…


April’s calendar is above and was great fun to make. The Easter /Spring Eggs worked nicely with the birds. representing not only Easter but all the rebirth that happens in Spring!


Stamp Sets:        Cheep Talk

                                  A Little Birdie Told Me

                                  ABC Images

Inks:                       Green Galore

                                  Chocolate Chip

                                  Tempting Turquoise

                                  Orchid Opulence

                                  Pixie Pink

Paper:                   Whisper White Card Stock  (8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) not needed if using the back of March and (7″ x 2-1/4″) plus scraps for flower and bird images

                                  Pixie Pink Card Stock (8″ x 8″) and (7″ x 1/8″)

                                  Chocolate Chip DSP ( 3″ x 4″)

                                  Yo-Yo Yellow Card Stock scraps

Accessories:      Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals


I first tore the Chocolate Chip DSP to resemble a small mound or hill and adhered it to the right bottom corner on the Whisper White Card Stock measuring 7″ x 2-1/4″. Using Green Galore I stamped one bird on Whisper White, The other bird I stamped in Tempting Turquoise. The eggs were stamped in Pixie Pink and the flowers in Orchid Opulence and the leaves in Green Galore. Then I cut out all images. Next I stamped on the Whisper White 7″ x 2-1/4″ piece the branch in Chocolate Chip and added the leaves in Green Galore. The umbrella is stamped in Tempting Turquoise. I punched out two sets of the photo corners in Yo-Yo Yellow. I assembled all the pieces as shown above, adhering the birds with dimensionals. 




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