Countryside Inn Easter Card AYSI318

by Joanne James1. March 2024 13:00

It's the 1st of March: Sale-A-Bration is over for another year and to any fellow Welsh readers out there - Happy St David's Day! No daffodils here though; today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a seasonal theme challenge chosen by me:

 

I thought Easter would be a good theme for our challenge this week given that it's at the end of this month, although it did mean I had to get creative as I haven't purchased any new Easter sets and I don't have the Easter Bunny set in the annual catalogue either. Never fear though - I got creative! This is what I came up with:

 

 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Countryside Inn - I noticed that one of the papers in the Countryside Inn pack has a rabbit in the pattern that I thought would make a sweet background for an Easter card and this set the tone for my whole card. I used a Boho Blue card base and balanced it with another of the patterns in the pack.  

Easter Bunny - I used a simple white rabbit punched with the Easter Bunny Punch as my focal point and stamped my greeting onto it directly - for those of you that picked up the 'Heartfelt Hellos' stamp set during Sale-A-Bration, this is where this sentiment comes from. A trimmed ribbon bow was all the decoration my rabbit needed: 

 

Everyday Details - You may recognise the layout of my card: it's this week's Paper Players layout that I used for my card on Sunday. The rabbit is in place of the hot air balloon, and on today's card instead of a row of clouds, I created a layered border using one of the Everyday Details Dies, adding pearls to the diamond centres for a little added detail.

I'm pleased with how my card finished up; it's also a great way to show how the same layout can be used in different ways. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day; I am taking a well-earned break today following my final trips to both my local charity shop and waste tip respectively, which signify the end of my loft clearance project this week. Hopefully I will make it back into my craft room and I'll have something to come back and share with you tomorrow. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Comments (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/1/2024 6:51:16 PM #

What a sweet way to celebrate Easter with these beautiful papers....and the bunnies are my favorite! Love the sentiment stamped on the bunny too...very clever! And good for you cleaning up/out....I need to do that SO BADLY!  Unfortunately, I'd rather craft, LOL!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/1/2024 9:12:19 PM #

I did recognise the layout! And it's a good one - I've got it mentally tucked away for further use. You have eagle eyes to have spotted the bunnies in the paper. They're just perfect. Also, a great way to use the bunny punch for the sentiment. Very inventive!

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Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
3/2/2024 10:31:03 PM #

Beautiful card, Joanne!

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Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
3/3/2024 9:26:02 PM #

You nailed this, Joanne! I'm amazed at what you came up with! When the going gets rough the stampers get creative! I would have never thought of the Countryside Inn DSP! I love how you used the bunny punch as a label for that great sentiment! You nailed it!

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/10/2024 9:50:21 PM #

well that's just brilliant - I love that dsp, such a clever spot!  

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Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
3/10/2024 11:18:31 PM #

Easter in blue!  Those papers are wonderful and putting the sentiment on the bunny - great idea!  As always, you never disappoint Joanne!

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