Monday, March 25, 2013

Springtime Duo


So they say that Spring is here, but you'd never know it here in Indiana.  I know a lot of you are in the same boat as me with this unseasonably chilly weather.  Regardless, I'm trying to stay positive (not sure I'm doing a good job).  It helps to make a few cards with a Spring theme.






I started by embossing the Labels 18 frame on white card stock.  Once I had the frame it was easy to lay out the dies and stamps.  After these were assembled I added the little scroll image to the top and bottom of the frames because I thought it was missing something.




And here is what my backyard looks like right now.  Is it really March 25th?








 
 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Polka-dot Parade #1, Boxes, Bags & Tags, Headline Alphabet
Paper:   White, Spring Moss
Ink:   Pear Tart (memento), Berry Sorbet (card 1), Breeze (CTMH - card 2)
Other:  Polka-dot Parade bunny die, Headline Alphabet dies  Labels 18 die (spellbinders)

17 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Our backyard looks as white as yours. Hmph! Your card is super cute - love the embossing of the frame.

Melissa said...

We are just now having our first real snow of the year...crazy! Love these cards--especially how you embossed the label. Very cute!!

Kelly Griglione said...

EGADS, Sara!!! I am so in love with this card!!! The negative embossing, putting the bunny under the O, making an Easter card that doesn't say "Happy Easter", the spring colors, it's all just darn near perfect!!

And too funny what's outside your window. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

My goodness, what gorgeous cards, sure to bring Spring on! Beautiful pictures....snow is so pretty but so cold lol x

Joyce said...

Those cards are so cheerful and springy. I can tell you are yearning for the warmer weather. I can't believe those pics of your backyard. So beautiful, but so COLD, too!

Sue said...

Wow, two gorgeous cards! Love your fresh Spring colours and the cute bunny. My back garden has snow at the moment too. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS Spring challenge.

Kara said...

LOVE the frame!!

Lynn said...

Well, it's snowing here too, but the snow isn't sticking thankfully. The boys are on spring break and are moaning about the weather!

your cards are shouting for spring to arrive! They are adorable!

Geri said...

Such a clever layout! Really sweet, Sara! And, yes, those pictures look all too familiar to me!!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is such a great layout and that bunny is adorable! What a contrast of your Spring cards and your photos!! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love those Easter cards Sara! Thanks for stopping by.. Oh my gosh I don't believe you still have snow yet... We have beautiful sun rays here.. LOL!
Enjoy your wonderful day, hope the sun peeks in soon!

cheiron said...

Love this graphic design on your card. So fresh and fun. Thanks for joining us in the Spring/Easter challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Erin Schulte said...

WOW! Love your cards Sara! The framing is awesome!! My backyard looks the same - sigh... Here's hoping we get some spring soon! *Ü*

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Gorgeous Spring cards Sara - the embossed frame is a perfect way to display the images, and the little swirls are a great finishing touch.

Wow, your snowy photos are stunning - we still have snow in West Yorkshire, but not as deep as yours. Yesterday we had a blizzard, today we have sunshine - weird!!
Have a very happy Easter - Big Hugs, Sylvia xxx

carol (krillsister) said...

Love those little bunnies on your card especially used with those dies.
Your backyard looks awesome with all that beautiful snow, but I am sure you really want spring to be here by now. We were lucky and only had a dusting, but had to cancel my son's birthday celebration dinner since they were forcasting 6".

Joan Bardee said...

Oh these are adorable. I love the die used as an impression plate. Hope the snow has melted by now!

Shana Gaff said...

Oh your bunnies are so stinkin' cute and I LOVE the embossed frames. Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)