Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Handmade Easter Cards for Children

Easter is just a few weeks away so I thought I'd share some cute handmade Easter cards I made for my grandchildren.  All my cards were made using cute felt, foam, or stickers found in the seasonal aisle of any craft store.

I always search Pinterest for ideas before beginning a new project.  All three of my cards were "cased" from another card, but they always turn out looking very different because I use different supplies and bring in some of own ideas.  This first card was cased from THIS ONE.

To make this card, I first cut a 5x5 square out of a dark Kraft paper card stock.  Then I cut smaller, scalloped squares out of a lighter Kraft paper, then I cut lavender squares;  using a Cuttlebug machine and Spellbinder's Nestabilities.  After all the squares were glued together, I just glued on all my pretty felt stickers.  The sentiment and little chick were stamped on a separate piece of white card stock, colored in, cut out, and glued to the lavender square.  Finally I added some sequins for more bling.

My next card is my favorite of the three.  I just really love the CAS layout with the embossed white card stock background.  I cased this card HERE.

This card was the easiest of the three,  I simply glued all the felt stickers to the embossed white panel base, then added a sentiment banner and more sequins.   I cut the banner using an MFT die, and then I stamped and colored in the sentiment right on the banner.

For my last card, I created a background by gluing an assortment of foam eggs onto Kraft paper.  I got the idea from THIS CARD.    I bordered the Kraft background with Robins Egg card stock.  Next I added a scalloped oval and I glued a felt bunny to the oval adding sequins for embellishment.

The sentiment banner was cut with an MFT die and I stamped and colored in the sentiment directly onto the banner.  For a final touch, I added a pink ribbon and felt flower.

 I had so much fun making these cards, and I can't wait to give them to my grandchildren.

Next week I'll be back with a video showing you what I put into my grandchildren's Easter baskets this year.  Last years video was such a huge hit, I decided to do another one this year.  Apparently everyone is looking for ideas of what to put in their children's baskets.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Styling Spots and Dots with Ageless Style

Ageless Style is a monthly style challenge and link up for women of all ages.   Each month we pick a different theme and style an outfit based on that theme.  This month's theme is "Spots and Dots" and was picked by Mireille.

Yes, Monday is the first day of spring, but we are still buried under snow here in Wisconsin.  The snow just won't stop falling!  I feel like I'm trapped inside a snow globe and can't get out!  When Mireille picked "Spots and Dots" for this month,  I looked in my closet and the only thing I had were some leopard print flats and a summer polka dot dress:  both completely inappropriate for this kind of weather.  So I decided to use a little creative license and show you this cute, cuddly "new to me" sweater that has something that looks more like "splats" than "spots" or "dots".  

I bought the sweater last year at an end of winter sale, but I never showed it on my blog till today.   It's the perfect Wisconsin sweater:  long, thick, and super warm and cozy.

Because it's so long, I can wear it with leggings, and for footwear I chose ankle boots...perfect to wear on snow covered sidewalks.


There's a debate in my house over whether these are snowflakes or flowers.  I think they are flowers, or "splats".  ha ha!  Whatever you want to call them, I sure do love them!

I purchased my sweater at JCPenney.  I couldn't find this pattern anymore, but they have a very similar one HERE, and on clearance for only $8.99. You can't beat that price!.  It's the same exact sweater, just a different pattern.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my "splats" or "spots" or "dots", whatever you want to call them.

Now be sure to check out how the rest of the ladies in the group are styling their "Spots and Dots" and be sure to link up with us as well.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!

Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits

Blog | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook |

Bo ~ Bo's Bodacious Blog

Blog / Instagram /Pinterest / Bloglovin'

Joanna ~ My Slice of Life


Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style

Blog | Instagram | Facebook 

Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After

Blog | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook |

Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle

Blog /Instagram

Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom

Blog | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook |

Rosemary ~ Distinctly Southern Style

Blog / Instagram / Pinterest / Facebook

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Handmade Combination Retirement and Birthday Card

One of our dearest and longest friends had a combination 60th birthday and retirement party.  They said "No gifts please.  Just the presence of your company" in their invitation, but I at least wanted to give a card.  The question is, when an event is two separate things at once, how do you create a card?  Most cards are either birthday exclusive or retirement exclusive.  Now, I could have given two separate cards, but I decided to create one card celebrating both milestones.

I started by searching my craft room for appropriate stamps.  Nothing.  So then I turned to the Internet and googled "Free Happy Retirement Images to color" and I found this one.   I thought it was perfect for the occasion because I knew the recipient hopes to be a "Snow Bird" plus I saw the sun in the image the perfect spot to stamp "Happy Birthday".

To make the card, I printed the image onto card stock sizing it down to fit an A2 sized card.  I then colored the image in with Copic Markers and stamped "Happy 60th Birthday &" on the sun.

Then I just glued the image onto a card base.  Easy Peasy and perfect for the occasion. 

 Have A Great Day!  Amy

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!