I’ve gotten myself hooked up with a few different snail-mail groups over the last several years. Who doesn’t like getting a bit of mail that’s not a bill or a solicitation for money? I wanted to make a few notecards to send out in anticipation of Easter, but I’m not the single most artistic person out there (read: I can’t draw or paint).
Last year, when I was still essentially
scared of playing around with the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, I had downloaded a file of three bunnies shaped like…well, like those marshmallow candies that are everywhere at this time of year, and with the wording “Hanging With My Peeps”. My friend and I cut out a few repeats of the pattern out of heat-transfer vinyl and made tea towels. I thought about using the file again, but didn’t want to mess around with getting the lettering on straight. Mind you, the bunnies were cute on their own…
I wound up cutting out six sets of the three bunnies. When I resized the file so that they’d fit on the blank notecards I bought, I discovered they’d fit perfectly on sheets of this glittery cardstock I’ve had for probably the last 15 years. I bought it because it was sparkly and pretty, and then had no idea what to do with it. Also, that much pattern can be a bit much in one big chunk, but in smaller shapes? It works!
Once they were all cut out, I took the plunge and started shuffling them around to see how any three given patterns looked side-by-side-by-side. I have a hard time with being random, and this takes every ounce of self-uncontrol that I have in me.
Once I was satisfied with my groupings, I glued them down on my card blanks:
I elected to colour in their eyes and noses just to give them a bit of definition.
And there we have it: quick, simple Easter cards!
I did use a cutting machine for my bunnies, but I think this could be achieved with a bit of patient tracing and cutting with scissors…although if I were doing that I’d probably not bother trying to neatly cut eyes and noses. I used a plain UHU glue stick to affix them, nothing fancy. And they were a great way to use up smallish pieces of paper that might not have gotten used otherwise.
Thanks for looking! 🙂
2 thoughts on “Easter greetings that are quick like a…well, you know”
I’m very behind on my blog reading! These Easter cards came out SO CUTE. The peeps silhouette is just adorable, and finding a use for crafting supplies after so much time? AMAZING. I feel like I’ve mentioned that before, ha, but I always feel so vindicated for using some random scrap I saved years later.
Yes! After years of going, “Well, it’s pretty and I might use it ‘someday’.”, to actually have “someday” arrive? Sweet, sweet victory!