Monday, April 13, 2009

Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!!

Dyed eggs, plastic eggs, and of course, some Easter egg shaped cards for my kidlets!

You would never believe where I got the inspiration for these cards! A piece of cardboard, the packaging from a potty training Disney Princess toilet insert (you know, the kind so that little tushes don't fall in :>), was just about to make its way to the recycling bin when I turned my head to the side and saw it....the perfect egg shape to make a card with!

I cannot freehand cut shapes out, but by tracing the inside 'egg' onto cardstock, I was able to make egg shaped cards! A little Tip....if hand cutting layers is troublesome for you, put a little bit of removable adhesive in between the layers (I used a Hermafix Dotto that just rubs off) and then cut them out.

These both are very simple cards, but I had fun putting them together and enjoyed the smiles on the kids' faces when they got to see them completed on Sunday morning. And because they know Mama's supplies so well, the cards were from Mom and Dad and not the big Bunny! :>

For my son's I cut circles with my Coluzzle from PTI's Bitty Dot paper. At first I layered the circle evenly, but later moved them off center. Looking at it now, I realize it kind of looks like a bunch of eggs.....while it works with the theme, it definitely was not my intention! He loves bunnies, so it was an easy pick to grab this oldie but goody out of the stamp stash. (The block, rubber, and foam all look like PSX, but it isn't marked.) I punched holes on the side and laced it up to put the front and back together.

For my daughter's, I tied each set of holes individually for a series of lilac bows. The rest of her card is simple as well....more Bitty Dot papers, flowers, Dew Drops, and some Pearl Ex interference, violet, for sparkle.


Cardstock: Blue & Pink eggs - Pacon (inexpensive Costco pack from a few years ago); Vintage Cream - PTI
Patterned Papers: Bitty Dot - PTI
Stamps: Bunny - Unknown (maybe PSX??)
Ink: Close to Cocoa - SU
Ribbon: Blue - Offray; Light Orchid - SU
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Orchid Dew Drops - Robin's Nest; Violet Interference Pearl Ex - Jacquard for SU; Pink Spica pen - Copic


  1. Your kids are VERY lucky! Those cards are BEAUTIFUL! The first thing I did was click to enlarge the first card so I could see that bunny! Man! I miss PSX so much! I will never part with their animal stamps! So then: the potty shot template: brilliant! Beautiful! Hope you had a glorious Easter!

  2. The potty seat inspiration!!! We crafty gals can see the potential in all things :) Love it! Have to agree on the rabbit image, it is precious and perfect on your card. And I dig the not intended to be eggs circle layering. I am sure your kiddos loved having a special card handmade by you. What a great and creative mom you are!!

  3. Adorable cards! It's crazy where inspiration comes from sometimes.

  4. You are so funny! I love that you found a use for the potty seat cardboard. Why do we buy templates, when we can recycle our trash for free??? Glad you had some Easter fun!

  5. Hi Karen,

    Those cards are teriffic!! I love the potty seat inspiration.

  6. ROTFL!!! Gotta love matter where it comes from!!! I love your cards

  7. Now that is a funny recycling idea. I love your egg cards. They are beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Great cards and I absolutely love your inspiration!!

  9. How clever of you to re-use something that would be recycled. These are very cute.

    Btw... as per your comment on my blog about nesties cutting through more than one layer. I have cut through as many as three at one time. It does require more than one pass through the machine. Check out this tutorial on my blog: that shows how to make a window card and this tutorial: that shows how to use one set of nesties to create different shapes. The nesties were a huge investment for me and one I was hesitant to get started with. But I really use them all the time so it has been worth the money. And because I buy just one set a month at Cut At Home with the 40% discount they offer, it keeps within my budget.


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