FF0004 Easter and/or Flowers

#FF0004 Easter

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! This week for FF0004, we are honoring Easter, which is celebrated on April 1st. The twist this challenge is “Flowers”.  You can create an Easter card, or a card featuring flowers, or an Easter card with flowers!  Don’t you just love these twists?  Any way you decide to create is fine with us! We would love to have you play along with us, so get started creating and don’t forget to  link up with us.

But before you run off to grab your stamps, that cute designer paper with the flowers and inks, let’s take a look at what I created!

FF0004: Easter and/or Flowers


Sometimes it’s fun to pull out a stamp set you have not used for awhile, and so it was with Butterfly Basics.  This set was my “go-to” set when it first came out, and it was well-loved for sure! I used it for one of my Stamp of the Month Club sets back in the day.  But like a kid with new toys, as new sets came out, this one was placed on the shelf – until this week when I pulled it out for this card.  I sat down with a cup of tea and reminisced with my “old friend”.  I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I used both parts of this week’s challenge, creating both an Easter card AND using flowers.  I started with a collage background…


added fussy cut flowers which were water colored with Blender Pens and inks…


and added a butterfly created from fairy wings.


If you love this Easter card, you can earn the PDF tutorial for it over on Festive Friday Challenge.  Just play along to earn Fest Points when you register an account on the site. This tutorial is only 5 points! The card itself is also available, for 10 Fest Points.  SO what are you waiting for? Register to earn Fest Points, and link your project up!


The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  First, if you do not wish to create an Easter project, you could create a project featuring flowers.  We are offer alternatives for each challenge.  Secondly, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials, Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started. 

Would you like to create your own Butterfly Basics card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  Don’t forget, a $50 order will also qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards and Sale-A-Bration items.

March:  MYHCT9X2

Remember, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hustle on over to the Festive Friday blog to see what my team mates have created. Until next time…


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  1. Pretty card! One of my favorite stamp sets.

  2. Beautiful as always Ann. I can’t fussy cut as you do…Lovely card!

  3. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh how cool! I love this eclectic look with all the items to look at plus pearls! Really pretty!

  4. Wow! Beautiful fussy cutting! I just love to pull out unused sets. Especially gorgeous ones like this… Great job, Ann!

  5. Just beautiful, Ann! So many colors. It’s lovely!

  6. a wonderful card, but with so many elements from other sources.
    Happy Easter!

  7. I really love this card and appreciate the way you used Seaside Embossing folder. I haven’t used my often but when I have it is usually used as water on cards. Seeing your card makes me smile.
    Whenever I see your post I think of all the furbabies. Big hugs to all of them and a Mocha for you.

  8. Love this stamp set and as usual you did a bang-up job on this gorgeous card.

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