Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge - Spring!

Hi all! It's time again for the Paper Pros monthly challenge. This month's challenge is Spring and was chosen by the wonderfully talented Karen Aiken. We were to use spring blooms and butterflies and I managed to use both in this fun pop-up z fold card.

After making my first card in this style last month, I couldn't wait to make another one. I thought Easter was the perfect theme for this pretty fenced garden card. I used Karen Burniston's Iron Fence die, cut twice from gray cardstock, then swiped with a white dabber, to create the fence. I used clear acetate to create a strip for the girl and tree to attach to. It moves with the card as it opens and closes. The background paper and fussy cut pieces are all by Prima.

My friend Cyndi loaned me this adorable bunny die from Cheery Lynn, which was the inspiration for the whole card. I love Karen's little woven basket die fulled with eggs. So perfect! The swirly flowers are new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I knew I wanted a little tree in the garden, but I wasn't sure what else to use. When I was searching for an Easter greeting, I came across these sweet stamps from Oxford Impressions and thought the little girl with the chicken was just perfect!! I just love that pretty stamp.

The dies I used are available from Elizabeth Craft Designs via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm sharing this over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Hip Hop. Be sure and check out all the wonderful entries! Oh, and speaking of spring and Easter and girls with chickens, check out one of our new babies! We just got them last night and they are all adorable. This one was sweet enough to pose for me while I snapped a quick glamour shot. :)

Have a great week and Happy Easter to my friends who celebrate!


  1. What an absolutely remarkable piece of art! I'm so impressed with your ability to combine so many different images and types of stamps into one cohesive piece. You created a scene here and I love how tender the girl is with her little chicken. And wow! What a bonus to see that calendar-worthy picture of your own little chicky! Too cute! You are a talented artist and photographer and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Your cards are always show stoppers and this is no exception! The little girl is so sweet as is the bunny. Baby chick is my favorite! TFS

  3. Nice work!
    Baby chick is absolutely adorable. Hope you're keeping it.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful card! Inspiring for sure! Wow and the chick is beautiful, too! Lol


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