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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Cards for Friends and Family

Hope everyone had a very Happy Easter and you were able to share it with friends and family this year.  My wonderful sister and her husband came to stay with us and we were fortunate to get the rest of the family together on Easter Sunday to feast on Turkey and Ham and all kinds of other goodies.  It was a full house with 16 coming for dinner. 
When I think back Easter for me has always been a happy time of year and an event I equate with the coming of Spring.  I love the colours of Spring - the daffodils with their cheery yellow flowers, the beautiful purple crocuses, crisp white snowdrops and fresh green grass. I also love all the soft pastel pinks and blues that showed up at this time of year.  I guess that's really a hold back to growing up in an era when it was so special to join in the Easter parade, be in an Easter egg hunt, and to get dressed up for Church on Easter Sunday.  As a little girl I could have cared less about Easter candy and chocolate bunnies.... that was for the boys.  In fact I later in life found out from my brothers that I tortured them by putting my fancy chocolate Easter egg on display in my room and not eating it, while theirs of course, were eaten in minutes. 

No Easter for me was all about getting dressed up.  I'd pray my mom would make or buy me a new Easter dress, along with some white socks, pretty little white gloves and maybe some new Mary Jane shoes. I remember on a couple of occasions we wore hats or hair bands with flowers on them.  I just loved getting my hair done up in ringlets and wearing my new finery to church on Easter Sunday.  Listening to the hymns and hearing the story of Jesus and his sacrifice for all man kind left me in awe.  It was a very special time and still is, although now-a-days I'm more about getting together with family, eating a big meal and sharing stories, than buying new Easter clothes. 

So those fond memories played a big part for me when I was trying to come up with  a design for my cards to make for my friends and family for Easter.  I kept coming back to to the importance of colour, and the little girl in me, wanting to do something soft and kind of sweet. So, it wasn't a stretch when I chose the Easter Blossoms stamp set and the Tulip Impressions Embossing folder from the Occasions Mini catalogue to make my cards.  Here's some closeups of the 15 cards I made.  Hope you like them.

Wild Wasabi and Whisper White

Perfect Plum and Whisper White
Bashful Blue and Whisper White

Pirouette Pink and Whisper White Layers
Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White layers

All the insides of the cards looked like this.

A couple of matching eggs adorned the envelopes


Shirley Pumpkin said...

I remember those days too, getting all dressed up for Easter Sunday. You sure did make a lot of cards, very pretty.


paper bag create said...

Beautiful cards Penny!!!! Love the assortment of colours!!! You've been BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)