Monday, March 21, 2011

Hoppy Easter!

For today's card, I created an Easter card with a mostly white front is simply adorned with Mini Chicken Tilda, a few Wild Orchid roses and ribbon. But she seems a tad lonely, no?


Well, don't fret - this Tilda's got some company waiting for her...

Mini Tilda Painting Egg and Mini Bunny Tilda are all ready for Easter to arrive! This trifold of embossed white cardstock opens to reveal a foldout row of Easter eggs. The two larger eggs are outlined with white satiny cording I saved from a shopping bag (I told you I never throw anything out!).



The charm came in a silver colour, so for this card I painted it white and then sprinkled some Martha Stewart White Crystal Fine glitter to add a touch of sparkle. A few self-stick pearls were added to the inside of the card as well.

I have a brand new toy that helped immensely with this project: My new black Cricut Expression! I was so excited to get this a few days ago... I have been wanting the black machine ever since my friend showed me just what it can do (thanks Wendy!). Last week I noticed ONE at my local Wal-mart... sitting amongst the lime green, pink and yellow machines, but to my dismay, it was priced nearly double to the other colours! I was so sad; I went home that night, disappointed and empty handed. The next day I couldn't stop thinking about it until I got up the nerve to call the store to ask if they would do a price match...


And you know what? They DID! So take it from me; it never hurts to ASK! I was SO excited!!! I didn't realise until I got it home the reason it was priced so high - the black machines were a limited edition... wow! It fits my room's decor perfectly and I have been playing with it using it every day since... and it was put to work cutting my title, eggs, frames and swirl for this project. There is no way I could have cut all those eggs EXACTLY the same otherwise!

Oh, and before I forget, here are the Copic colours I used:

Mini Chicken Tilda:  C3, E0000, E01, E35, E37, Y000, Y21, Y35, Y38
Mini Tilda Painting Egg: B34, BG10, BG49, C0, C1, C2, C3, E0000, E01, E21, E25, E37
Mini Bunny Tilda: C3, E0000, E01, R000, R21, R24

Whew! I hope you like my Easter greeting.


50 people wrote stuff:

Chrissy said...

Well you are such a lucky girl. I love your card, sooo pretty.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Patti Jo said...

Aren't the minis fun?!!! Love how you've used them on the eggs from your wonderful new machine! (Congrats!) Great job on your card Maureen!!!

Monique said...

It's beautifull Maureen. And have fun with your expression. I have one too (the original) and I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Durvina said...

I love this project with a lot of eggs!
yhanks for thr tutorial.

hugs, Durvina

Cheryl said...

Love your card and all those perfectly colored Maggies! A real Congratulations on your new family memeber :)

Maria said...

What an adorable card Maureen! Have fun with your Cricut. Hugs, Maria

Angela said...

Beautiful card Maureen. Love your design and these sweet images are colored beautifully. hugs, Angela

Suzi said...

Wow! How lucky are you. I don't think I would have had the courage, but well done. I love your card, the inside is so so amazing. Keep enjoying your new Toy.
Hugs
Suzi x

Pat said...

Hi Maureen! I am totally lovin' your card! The minis are absolutely darling! And your DPs are just perfect!!! I love your card design too...the inside is as gorgeous as the outside! Hugs.
Pat Frank

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute oval egg shapes for these images. I especially love the inside of this card. A lovely easter creation.
PS, enjoy your new toy :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Brigitte said...

Congrats on your new Cricut!!! I love your card and all the little details!!! You're so clever to keep those cording from bags!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Iulia said...

Oh, what a lovely card, Maureen! Love the elegant exterior and the eggs' border inside! Amazing work!
Hugs, Iulia

Angie said...

Hi Maureen!

What an adorable card! And those pop-up Easter eggs on the inside are fabulous :-)

Angie

Linda said...

What a beautiful card and I love all the eggs!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG! This card is so lovely on the front with the white on white and the pop of color on Chicken Tilda, but... WAIT...your card opens to the most amazing surprise EVER!!! What a delightful way you've used your new Cricut, and all the Easter eggs on the inside are just fabulous! FAB-ulous! Just makes me smile!
Hugs,
Barb

Kate said...

Lovely card and great new piece of machinery; very sleek!

** Kate **

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very beautiful! : )

Stampin Mindy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the way it opens it's like a little Easter party in this card! Too Cute!

Hugs, Mindy

Rene said...

I am so sorry there's a blizzard heading your way! It's so pretty here...I'll send some spring your way :D
Now, onto your delightful creation! How sweet and lovely is the outside...then you open it to an egg-stravaganza! Genius!
Rene :D

Eulanda said...

This is so cute and YAY on your new machine! AND if they don't know why it's more expensive and don't do their own homework then all the power to you!! Your mini's are so cute and love the egg border. Hugs!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card, love your mini Magnolia and your card design!!!

*mieke* said...

What a lovely card Maureen and have fun with your circut!!!
Love from Holland...Mieke

Cathy said...

What a fabulous card! I love all the sweet mini Tildas and very creative eggs.

Hugz,
Cathy Lee

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OMG ,I'M SMILING SO BIG LOL!! Half of my christmas shopping was bought at walmart and everything was priced matched TEHEE!!!!SO yup it doesn't hurt to ask:)

WHAT A BARGAIN AND YOUR BABY LOOKS AWSOME!!!

OK your creation blew me away.What a nice elegant card.You made it look so clean and beautiful wow!Ruby♥

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful card Maureen.
such a nice surprise opening the card. A very clever idea and beautifully made. Congrats on your new toy.
hugs maz

Sandy said...

Oh wow!
such a beautiful card Maureen and creative too!
Hugs,
Sandy

LindaC said...

Maureen, I loved the front of your card with the image and the softness of the white, then saw the inside with more Magnolias and Easter eggs! Great card!

Candy said...

Hi Maureen,
Love your white on white card with the pop of yellow!!
What a surprise on the inside to see all the colour and fantastic work you have done with your new machine :o)
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

What a happy and fun card, Maureen!! I love all the adorable Mini Tildas and pretty Easter eggs! A huge CONGRATS to you on getting your machine!! Can't wait to see what other fabulous creations you put out using it with your Magnolia images!
hugs, Sharon

Suzanne J Dean said...

So precious Maureen! I love the colors popping against the white and all those adorable mini's. What a great way to show them off! Congrats on that Cricut--mine is unused *shhh* cuz I don't have the time, LOL!

hugz,
Suzanne

Chris said...

Your card is just so sweet! I love the little eggs and the PP inside the egg shapes. I love the white, too! Great job coloring the minis.

XO,
Chris Christensen

Brook said...

Cute idea! I love those little minis and what you did with the bunny charm worked wonderfully! Love how you repurposed the shopping bag cord too. TFS!

catz said...

wowieeeeeeeeeee....this is so cool! I love it!! Teresa

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

Love this card so much! I went and bought all the stamps after I saw this card! Just awesome!

Cricket said...

This is just adorable!

Diana Crick said...

Wow a black Cricut, I have never seen one of those before and look at the wonderful things you have made. What a lovely surprise when you open the card, friends to play with yeah! Beautiful colouring, lots of detail, love the little pearls on the quilt paper,stunning card!!!
hugs, Diana

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Precious!!!!

hellerlittle said...

I´m so happy that little chicktilda isn´t lonely *lol
love all the details of your projekt!! They are all amazing !!!
Thanks for telling us about your "blacky" it´s right ... fell free to ask about any prize !!!
TFS the card and the story behind..... hellerlittle

Carol said...

First, you did an awesome job on your eggs and congratulations on Price matching at Walmart. That was way smart. Cool!
Your card show with the Japanese Tilda is remarkable. You did an awesome job. I know many are praying and are hearts are with the people of Japan along with all those around the world who have friends and loved ones in Japan at this time.
Thanks for sharing all the information

Aloha from Hawaii
Carol

Sarah said...

I love how your used the minis. Adorable!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is just so precious!! LOVE your gorgeous design and fun folds here!! ;) HUGS

Jennifer said...

OH I just love this!!!! How do you gals come up with such beautiful creations....Congrats on your Black Expressions....I have a pink one and love it...
hugs

Norma said...

Maureen, what a gorgeous card. I love white-on-white cards—one of my favorite types—keeping the focus on Tilda. And oh, look at the inside of your card. What a fabulous surprise. Your minis are adorable and you’ve coloured them so beautifully.
I am green with envy of your Black Cricut Expression. Have fun with it!

Hugs,
Norma

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun xxx

Nicola said...

Stunning work, love all the white, it highlights the mini tildas perfectly. Beautiful creation, and very inspiring
Love Nicola xxx

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful and your images are exceptional! It was a pleasure to see your work.

Crafteezee said...

Wow, wasn't expecting such an explosion of creativity when you opened the card. Absolutely stunning and I just love all those mini magnolia's, so I will have to add some to my stock, lol. I always ask, like you say it's always worth asking. Looks fab in black! Hugs Tracy x

Franca said...

Wonderfull and very sweet idea

Franca

Nela said...

What a beautiful card!
Hugs Nela

Jazzie Casas said...

Beautiful post (as usual). I have been reading this blog for a while and I always learn something new.




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