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Friday, April 15, 2011
Who's in the mood for Easter?  Me, me, me!!!  I even decided to whip up a little Easter card last night, so I thought I'd share it with you.  I made this for Emily's 1st grade teacher, who is just wonderful.  This was pretty simple to make, and probably took me about an hour, which is FAST for me!!  I'll give you all of the cut sizes and info below, so you can make one yourself if you'd like.  And don't forget to leave a comment for another chance at this week's blog candy - a collection of Liquid Pearls and Stickles.  

Oh, and since I've had about a dozen emails asking me where to buy Liquid Pearls, I will say this.  I now carry them for my local peeps to buy when they're here for classes and crops.  If you're not local, but are purchasing a kit that needs to be shipped, I would be happy to add these to your order.  I just don't sell them individually online because I can't keep up with the demand, shipping, etc.  Anyway, if you do want to add them to your order, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com.  They're $2.50/bottle, and here are the colors I currently have in stock: Silver, Ruby Red, Peacock, Lavender, Baby Blue, Flamingo, Rouge, Ocean Blue, Platinum, Petal Pink, Buttercup, and Bisque.



Here's the info for this Easter card.  The card itself was cut from A Child's Year at 6 1/2" - and it cuts the bunnies right out of the card.  How cute is that?  The word "Easter" was cut from Designer's Calendar at 1 3/4".  I cut it in 3 different colors, and just off-set them to give that shadowed look.  Finally, the cross was cut from the Easter seasonal mini cartridge at 3 1/2".



When you open up the card, you'll see kind of a card within a card.  I tend to do this whenever I make window cut cards, so that you can still see through the front of the card, but doing this allows you to write inside of the card without having the writing show through to the front.  Ok, so the inner large white mat measures 6" x 4 1/2".  Then the brown "inner card" is cut at 5 1/2" x 8", and folded to 5 1/2" x 4".  Inside of the brown inner card is one more white mat, which measures 5" x 3 1/2".



I inked pretty much everything, including the inside edge of the cut out bunnies.  And I forgot to take a picture of it, but I took the bunnies that cut out, and I inked them too and then glued them onto the envelope.  Btw, I was able to use a standard 5 x 7 envelope.  Most of the cards that you can cut from the ACY cartridge will work with a 5 x 7 envelope if you cut the card at 6 1/2".  It's a super simple and adorable way to start making a card and then you can add little embellishments to it - I highly recommend trying it out!



The paper used is from Basic Grey - the Hopscotch line, including the solids.  The ribbon is from Stampin' Up (Apricot Appeal color), and the flowers are just some fabric flowers I had sitting around.  I also added self-adhesive pearls to the middle of each flower.  Thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful weekend!  Also, a huge thank you to Krista Norman for being our Guest Designer on Friday - what a cute and cheerful Easter layout she posted!

88 comments:

Donna said...

I am so glad you showed the bunny cutout card! I was thinking earlier I wanted to make some for Easter, but they look so small in the book! They are just the right size! Great idea, too, putting them on the envelope!

As always, thank you for sharing your creativity!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Debbie said...

thanks for this lovely card, I have this cart so I will be doing for card-lifting. It is so nice to actually see what the cut looks like you can not always tell by looking at the icon in the booklets
upnurse at aol dot com

RachelTate said...

This card looks soo cute. I will be honored to scraplift it.

Elsie said...

I love this card! I like the silouette affect of the bunnies and the colors as well. So cute!

Sabina said...

Hello,
wow great!
Greets Sabina

Parcha said...

Lovely card! and very nice colors!
TFS

dwilkinson said...

LOVE this card, I think Im going to make one for my grandma and aunt! Thanks!
Danielle
wilkinsons2@gmail.com

Scattychick said...

I love the cut out idea I have never tried it I love the way following other's blogs can inspire you. TFS

Scott & Ann said...

Very clever. Love all the different components to the card. And thanks for the chance to win!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

Fran said...

Really beautiful card. Your perfect pearls look like you used a store bought pearl. You are so talented.

Janie said...

I love how you did this card and will probably scraplift the idea.

Donna Lee said...

Always such adorable projects. Love these papers too.

Kelly Massman said...

This is just too cute for words!

Northwoodszoo said...

This card is so pretty. And I love your choice of colors.

Shelley said...

Such a cute card! Love it! I was just wondering yesterday if there was a cart with a cross on it....gonna have to get that one! I improvised and did my own creation of a cross on my Easter treat baskets! They're on my blog......check them out! http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com

Shelley
shelleymace21@gmail.com

ShawnfromMN said...

Adorable card!!! TFS!

Marjorie said...

This card is absolutely adorable.
I am going to make one this morning. In fact I have several people that I know that would enjoy it so I think that I will do a production line. Thanks so much for the wonderful cut details. You are so creative. BIG HUGS TO YOU!

Beverly said...

Fantastic Easter card. May have to scraplift - so glad I have these carts.

Charlene said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing!
SouthernMrs
at verizon
dot net

Crafting Katie said...

How cute is that! I love your card within a card idea, and I'm definitely going to have to check out the cards on the ACY year. So adorable!

Angela said...

The teacher is gonna love this card. It's so warm and adorable. The bunny cutouts are perfect.

xxsquigglesxx said...

Super cute! Love it!

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Carissa said...

What a cute card. Who thought to layer a card within a card - genius!! Thanks for the giveaway - I love stickles and would love the liquid pearls too.
carilee5@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

I LOVE this card and the "card inside a card" idea!!! Fabulous!! Thank you for yet another beautiful project!

sleigh said...

Luv the card and the paper... BG is one of my absolute fav lines out there!!! :))

salido99 said...

ADORABLE card, love the colors you used.
Kathy
salido99@msn.com

Luria said...

I thinks this is a super cute Easter Card not had to put together. TFs

Luria

Preacher'sWife said...

I love that it cuts the bunnies right out! Cute, cute card!

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Cynthia B. said...

Beautiful card! Love all the layers, as well as yout paper choices. (Hopscoth: perfect for a card with Easter bunnies!) Thanks so much for sharing!

Cathy said...

I am so impressed! Your inside is actually as pretty as your outside! You really did a nice job and under an hour? Even more impressed.

Kathleen said...

I LOVE this bunny cutout card. Love how you inserted a secondary card inside so that you could write a sentiment. So timely too, for the Easter season. TFS

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Star said...

It's beautiful! Just like everything you create. I think I may try making it tonight! Thanks Monique!

blueskygirl said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions and sizes. Good to know 6 1/2 will fit in 5x7 envelope. I have ACY but have never used it. The card feature looks great.
Am really enjoying the daily projects on your post. Glad you are back to yourself!
I am not famaliar with liquid pearls. Do you just squeeze out a dot and it hardens?
Thanks,
Molly

mimikat33 said...

That cutouts actually looked like chocolate, what a cute design and more surprises inside.

Heather R... mousemomma said...

I have this cart but have not used it yet. Now I am inspired to try it out. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kristie Maynard said...

What a cute card. I love the bunnies! I love, too, that you have the cross inside to keep the meaning in Easter. TFS!

kristyscraps said...

Such a beautiful card!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

NanetteMT said...

I hope Emily's teacher appreciates all your hard work. Beautiful card!

gshrader said...

adorable easter card

pameladixon said...

I need to make some Easter Cards and this is perfect. thank you

majessie18 said...

Cute card!!

Brenda said...

This is a very pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us and for providing us an opportunity to win some goodies!

JennyKozar said...

This is just beautiful Monique! Thank you so much for the idea.

GrandmaTo5 said...

Love all the layers in this card and it's a great example of adapting a design to do so much more.

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

the card is beautiful. Her teacher is going to love it.

-mandy said...

I love A Child's Year cartridge. Thanks for the great Easter card idea!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

JANLYNN said...

Thanks for shareing the bunny cutout card from ACY. I was looking for an idea for toppers on treat bags for my grandsons Easter school parties. I needed something sweet but easy since I am not off work until Friday and the bags are needed for Thursday. It is so easy to forget those hidden cuts on the cartridges that are so perfect.

Miss Dhilly said...

That cartridge is fabulous and you do the most beautiful projects with it. Your card is so cute as always!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

GlendaP said...

Thanks for this card and for the measurements. It is so cute and just in time... Your daughter's teacher is going to love it.

Beth Anne in PA said...

I'll have to look up that cut on my Child's Year cart. You made it so cute, I can't resist! TFS

Beth Anne in PA
woody42997 at aol dot com

Pamela said...

1st time at your sight...how wonderfully amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your gifts and talents.
pam4pma@gmail.com

ReGina said...

Very cute card! LOVE the bunnies!

Scrapper said...

so thats how to make a card with a cut-out in the front. I should have thought of that!

CathyinMN said...

Very nice Easter card! As always, you did a great job.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Aman said...

I love your card. Thank you for including detailed directions!

Anonymous said...

I love it...and so will her teacher! I need to get that BG paper pack...my wishlist is never ending. TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Platinum Scraps said...

What a great tip for the card within a card.

katieb'screativeendeavors said...

Good morning Monique-I love surfing your blog. I just found your free instructions for the in bloom kit-thankyou. I am going to adapt it for my topiary pictures from Disney World this spring.
Love your creativity and positive attitude.
I be walking for you as well as my other breast cancer warriors in our race for the cure this september!
Thanks
Kate

Rebecca said...

gorgeous card. . . the colors are beautiful and the bunny's!!!!

paperkrafter4Life said...

this card is hopping cute, what a great idea and so glad you included the cross inside. Just ran across you blog, so happy I found it. I do cardmaking with senior citizens weekly, and am always looking for fresh ideas.

Sandra Joy my2pets@comcast.net said...

Love the idea of a card within a card. I'm going to try this!

twenty-k8 said...

Love the vintage feel of this card-the font really does it! I just love the whole design! Kudos!

twenty-k8 said...

Love the vintage feel of this card--the font and the rabbit image really are a great pair! Love the whole design! Kudos!

marcia said...

clever card within a card idea, i'll have to try that with the cut outs. :)

Mary Jean said...

love this card!! So cute!

livylou2907 said...

As always your card is just adorable! Thanks for sharing!
jarendubois@yahoo.com

valerie said...

Great card and great idea with the inner card. Thanks for sharing!

Queenie said...

Love the Bunny card. Also thanks for being willing to send out pearls if needed with a layout.

4kids4 said...

Great card...love those bunnies...ACY is such a fab cartridge! TFS!

~Sharon C.

IRW Dana said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing. papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful cards again! Thanks for sharing your great talent with us.


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Vickie said...

WOW what a beautiful card. TFS

Katherine said...

Really cute card Monique. Why do you do a card w/in a card rather than just attach the brown to the backside? Just curious.

Nana Jo said...

Cute card - I'm going to have to try one.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Lakshmi said...

Love this Easter card. Inspired me to look more at my ACY cartridge.

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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