Friday, April 11, 2014

Lollydoodle Easter Cards 1 and 2

Next Sunday we celebrate Easter. My family has always emphasized it as a celebration of Christ's resurrection after taking the punishment for our sins with His death on the cross. Praise God that He didn't stay dead, but arose to show us how we can have eternal life if we believe in Him and accept this gift.  He also gives us new life that begins at the time of salvation. He washes away our sins and gives us the power to change and become like Him through His Spirit working in our lives.  As a nation, our culture also promotes Easter bunnies, baskets of candy, decorated eggs, etc. That may be the main emphasis that young children understand, but I have written a message for the inside of their cards that also point to our Savior. Here are two cards that illustrate the Christian origins of Resurrection Sunday and the secular elements of Easter.

The inside sentiment is the verse from Word Art Wednesday this week and a quote I found and typed in Word.

Last week I was sad that my Cricut Expression was dying and I had to buy a new Cricut - the Expore. Because the new Cricut has to be connected to internet to work, I wasn't sure if our rural broadband connection would support my Cricut habit. I was relieved to see that it didn't use too much of our gigabite plan. Tomorrow I'm leading a workshop using the CTMH Lollydoodle Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go, paper pack, and stickease. I have six cards and four layouts that I'll be posting. These are the first two cards that I made using the Cricut.  The white mat and cross were cut using the Cricut Design Space.The layered cross was cut using Slate Cardstock and a piece of woodgrain Timberline paper. The pink, gray and juniper papers were all from the Lollydoodle paper pack.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Cut It Up #42 - Easter with die cuts
Moving Along with the Times - Easter/Spring
Totally Papercrafts #214 - Easter
Word Art Wednesday #127 - anything goes - I used this week's verse inside

 This second card was made using a circle cut overlay from Cricut Artbooking. In Cricut Design Space I changed the dimensions so that the circles became ovals and the size fit my horizontal 4.25" x 5.5" card. The cutouts of the white overlay reveal the Lollydoodle circles underneath. I hoped it would look like decorated eggs. The stamp set is an older retired CTMH stamp set that was colored with Copic markers.

The inside verse is one I made up for the younger grandchildren this year. I don't mind if you use it as long as you link it back to my blog post.

May your heart and soul be blessed beyond measure by the resurrected Savior who gave His life for you in order that you may have eternal life. Let us praise Him for this priceless gift!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers - #1415 - bunnies and/or eggs
Cute Card Thursday #316 - Easter
Get Inky #11 - Hop into Spring with stamps
Hanna and Friends with cute, stamped animal - Easter
Jellypark Friends - Happy Easter


Creative M said...

Such a lovely card. Great job!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Beautiful. I love the plain white mat.

Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at Cut it Up!

Anne said...

Great design! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this time. Hugs x

Julie said...

Lovely card such pretty colours

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards..Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Jo Ann said...

This is n amazing card. Love how you made the cross pop. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Have a nice day and sharing with you God's Word in 1 Corinthians 6:14, " By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also." Hugs always!


Susan Renshaw said...

Thanks for joining us at Get Inky!

I think your two faces of Easter are excellent - love the saddest/gladdest sentiment!

Brilliant cards!

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Gorgeous makes, love the papers you've chosen. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Challenges – hope to see you again next time!