I used a Cricut die cut that I stretched out on the computer program to make into the size of a full card (it's 4.25" x 5") . The original shape is from the Wild Cards cartridge. I have the smallest Cricut cutter, but when I use the computer program I can manipulate images to the shapes and sizes that I want!
The papers are from the Garden Party collection and are printed on one side, so making a card out of it works well! There are a couple of pages of borders that I cut apart and used on the top of the card. What I love best about this paper selection is that they come pre-glittered!! AWESOME! On the bottom border strip (pink and brown) I used the Fiskars Apron Lace punch to create the edge. The butterflies I cut out of a different page. I folded the wings up on both sides and glued the body down to give it some dimension. I cut out a second smaller one with the intention of layering it on the one on the front, but decided against it. Waste not, want not - so I put the smaller one inside.
Finally, I stamped the "Happy Easter' with Scarlett Jewel ink on the bottom. The "easter" I spelled out with Inkadinkado- Somerset Alphabet and I used the "happy" from the Papertrey Ink- Wreath for All Seasons set. To add the finishing touch, I went around the edge of the front with a Sharpie maroon marker.
My second card is much, much simpler. It is on brown cardstock with a slight texture.
Thanks for checkin them out and I hope you enjoyed!!
Happy Easter card:
Cardstock: DCWV Inc. - Garden Party
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Somerset Alphabet, Papertrey Ink - Wreath for all Seasons
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Scarlett Jewel
Other: Sharpie marker, Fiskars Apron Lace punch
Many Thanks card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Delightful Doilies, Take Three: Summer
Other: white embossing powder, Ranger's white embossing pen