These are the Easter invitations I made this year to send to our family.  We always invite everyone to our house for lunch and an afternoon Easter Egg hunt.  Our largest group was around 40 people.  This year we have a small group there will only be 14 of us and just two little ones hunting Easter Eggs this time.  The menu is planned and the seating arrangements are figured out – now to finish up the decorations and get the house and yard in order.

These cute little cards use the Every Bunny stamp set – it was one of the first sets I wanted last summer out of the new catalog – but I had to wait for so long to use if for Easter.

The base of the card is Pear Pizzazz and wheeled with the Every Egg Stampin’ Around wheel that matches the stamp set – I actually used Old Olive ink in my ink cartridge for the wheel – and I wheeled the envelope to match.  Above the eggs the Happy Easter Everbunny stamp is done in Jet Black StazOn – which is also what the bunnies and mushrooms are stamped in so I could watercolor them.  The bunnies and mushrooms are stamped on a piece of Naturals White card stock that was cut with one of the Framelits Labels (love them).  The images are watercolored with an aquapainter – colors I used are – Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride.  I also sponged around the label with the Baja Breeze along the top (the sky) and Pear Pizzazz along the bottom (the ground).

I ripped 1″ strips of fabric from the Twitterpated pack – I used all three prints but just noticed the cards in my picture both use the striped print.  I tied the strip with a piece of the Whisper White Baker’s Twine and on some I added one of the Twitterpated buttons.  The buttons and fabric are from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini catalog.  I really like how they turned out.

Just a couple of reminders April is the last month for the Occasions Mini Catalog – so if there are things you still want out of there don’t let the month slip by before you order them.  Hopefully some items will carry over into the new catalog but so far no word on that.  This year the In-Colors from 2010 are retiring – Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush – so don’t delay ordering your ink refills and card stock so you’ll have when you want to use those colors later.  The retiring stamp sets and accessories will be announced later this month and anything on the accessories list is only while supplies last so once they are out – they are out. You can order online on my website or email me and I’ll get them ordered for you.