Easter Cards by Kelly Daye

Friday, March 6, 2020

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye here and I’m so excited to share my very first Bloom Street post! I’m hopelessly smitten with all the pretty spring images and pastel colors. Everything is just gorgeous!!
I don’t often mail my cards but wanted the envelopes to be part of the presentation. They should be a bit special too, don’t you think? So I made coordinating envelopes from cardstock and the new Acrylic Stamps. Before taping, I randomly stamped each with Nuvo Embossing Ink and then embossed with Nuvo White. A little Stickles added more bling.

For fun, I decided on shaped cards rather than the traditional square ones and because it’s Easter, each are reminiscent of an egg. For the first one, I started with Paige’s Cactus in Teacup cut file and simply cut off the cactus. I cut and paper-backed two identical teacups so that it’s colorful and pretty all around. The yellow is Paper 14, the mauve is Paper 15, and the pink is a gorgeous foiled paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. The sweet hummingbird is from the Ephemera Die Cuts and flowers are from from the Floral Die Cuts.

I cut borders for the oval from pretty floral Paper 23, adding some chain stitching with silver thread. Under the flowers, on the front of the oval is another foiled paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. It looks like iridescent rain drops! So pretty! I designed the card so that the oval tucks into the teacup and is pulled out for a message. All the flowers were adhered to a piece of cardstock, then popped up with 3D tape. For a bit of glamour, a couple of Enamel Dots were sprinkled on too.

A square from the 2x2 Paper Pads adds a message to the front. The back was embossed with the same image as the envelope, but in silver. Then I did a wee bit of watercoloring with my Pastel Dreams watercolors. This is where I’ll write a message for a friend.

Card two is a spinner! It’s made by welding two ovals (1/4” wide) over top of Paige’s Flower Background 8.5x11 cut file. Then I sized it for my card and cut two identical ovals. Only the top oval was paper-backed with Paper 22. The flowers around the center are fussy cut from Paper 23.

I sandwiched clear thread between the ovals and glued identical Layered Butterfly Stickers together over the thread. You twist and turn the butterfly before putting it in the envelope so that when your friend opens the card, the butterfly dances for them! Not a new idea, but I still love the whimsy. I made card stands for both so they can be enjoyed on a shelf. They're lined with gorgeous Paper 20. I hope you got some ideas for your next card project, see you again soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, stamps; BLOOM STREETPastel Dreams watercolorswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Cactus in Teacup and Flower Background 8.5x11 Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. Absolutely STUNNING! LOVING the colors and the designs!!!!!

    1. Hi Julie! Thank you so much ❤️You're always so sweet to leave a message for everyone! Isn't Bloom Street just yummy?! I work at a scrapbook store and bought more of my favourite Papers so I can use them again 😃 and again xK


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