You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter's Here at Exploring Cricut and More

Finally, some days that feel like spring.  For today's challenge we are asked to make an Easter card, layout, or paper project that contains at least one frame and one embellishment like a brad, jewel, etc.  I made an Easter card before I read the requirements so that one will be posted next week.  Here's my card for this challenge.

I used the Cricut and the Simply Charmed cartridge to create these adorable chicks.  They were cut at 1 1/2 inches.  I just used a fine tip marker to dot their eyes instead of trying to poke out a circle that small.
That background around the chicks was cut at 2 inches high and the blue behind that was cut at 2 1/2 inches.  The vertical frame was cut 1 1/4 inches wide for the inner strip and 1 3/4 inches for the blue.
The Happy Easter sentiment is from a pack called Greetings Galore which I bought from Impression Obsession at the scrapbooking show that was here recently.  The patterned papers were created with background stamps I bought from them, too. 
They had a great demonstrator showing how to overlap colors and background stamps to do all kinds of great things.  If you're interested, take a look - Go to You Tube and enter Impression Obsession Cover A Card for some demos.    They have over 180 stamp backgrounds that can be mix and matched.  I might not have to buy patterned paper anymore.

Please join us this week at Exploring Cricut and More with your entry to our Easter themed challenge.  I look forward to seeing you there.
Happy Creating,
Rae Ann


  1. Fantastic job and love this card. I apologize, I linked this wrong and it has been fixed. Going out of town suddenly threw me off, but fixed now.

  2. Super cute!

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  3. Great card-love those background stamps!

  4. This is just adorable Rae Ann!!! Love the little chickies!!! Great bg paper!!!! :)