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Two Holiday Cards

>> Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hi Everyone,

The sun is shining here in my hometown today, and I can't wait for all my snow to melt!  I'm ready for spring and the holidays that go with this happy season of new life.  It was always my mom and grandmother's favorite time of year...All the green buds on the trees and the leaves from the bulbs poking out of the ground, remind me of hope that's always there.  We just have to look for it :)

With all of the shamrocks and clover featured on my St. Patrick's Day card, I'm sure some luck will be coming our way, right?

The background was made using green and kraft cardstock along with some green ink and these two stamps:
Shamrock Scroll
Silhouette Shamrock Field

I covered the seam between the two pieces using a scrap of ribbon and attached my main ... image that was colored, die cut and matted to match my background.  I added the Tiny St. Pat's Day as a greeting, using some punches to echo the center circle.  

I made these invitations last year for my Easter dinner, but my refrigerator broke, flooded my kitchen and ruined my flooring.  Needless to say, I could no longer host, and we went out to eat.  All is now fixed and I'm back in hosting mode for this year, so I just needed one more invite to add to the group.

I created the background using the Easy Dot Background, Splatter Background and Lines O Plenty Background.  I stamped them using spring time ink colors like pink, yellow, blue and green.  I stamped and embossed the Simple Easter Bunny, fussy cutting them and adding them to their own die cut and dry embossed panels.  

After stamping, die cutting and sponging green ink onto the Favorite Easter Peep Greeting, I attached it on top of a bit of washi tape that I added to the bottom of the card.  I was trying to minimize the bulk for mailing :)

Are you ready for spring?   Go ahead and click on over to the DRS Designs store to check out the new stamps that are sure to please!

Have a happy day!


nwilliams6 said...

Karin, these are some totally awesome cards!

On your St. Pat's day card, I love the color palette you used and you used the scroll and the field so perfectly! The Easter card is just sooooooo cute! Wonderful way to use bg stamps and the colors and images are so perfect. I love this post!!!!

Sue said...

2 wonderful cards Karin! I'm a bit partial to the shamrock card - LOVE your different backgrounds and the orange accents! Your Peep card is adorable! I had to take off a couple of points though, because your peeps are looking too real (awesome texture!!) and now I'm craving peeps!!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Very cute cards!! I love the bg you created on the Easter card, it is so festive and looks like real dp! I also love your hat full of clover, it is so pretty and your bg is very cool on this one as well!!

Shelia said...

Super cute holiday cards, Karin. Love those peeps!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are super, Karin! That shamrock hat is one of my faves & I love the colors & layout. Those Easter peeps are so cute! Love the fun bg paper you made.

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