Make a Happy Spring card now to fend of the winter doldrums!

I didn’t set out to make a Happy Spring card and this wasn’t even the intention of my playing around today. However, when I was done and looked at the soft pink, the dainty flowers and that white Adirondack chair just waiting for me, well, I thought spring!  Are we all not so ready for it?  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Rectangle Combo OPC #2, Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Slimline Grass, Sun Moon, Flower Stems, Flower Buds, Grass #2 and Small Butterflies.

Fun die cuts from Rubbernecker to make a sun umbrella, Adirondack chair and cheery flowers make up this happy spring card

Card Base, Frame and Grass

  • Use white cardstock to cut the card base, frame and background layer.
  • Apply light blue ink to the background layer using a large blender brush.
  • Attach a section of the slimline grass to the back of the frame using double stick tape. 
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and attach it to the blue background layer.
  • Use double stick tape to attach the whole frame and background layer.

Umbrella and Chair

  • Use white cardstock to cut the chair and pink and white cardstock to cut the umbrella sections.
  • Attach the white umbrella sections to the pink base using glossy accents.
  • Apply small strips of mounting tape to the back of the chair, tuck it in behind the grass and attach to the base.
  • Apply a piece of mounting tape to the top center back section of the umbrella and rolled up glue dots to the back corners.
  • Secure the umbrella in place over the beach chair.
  • Apply a thin rolled up section of double stick tape to the back of the umbrella pole, tuck it in behind the chair and attach to the base.

Finish the Happy Spring Card

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the sun, cut it to fit behind the frame and attach to the base using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Cut the flower stems using green cardstock and the flower buds using pink cardstock.
  • Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower stems around the chairs and attach to the base using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass sprigs, tuck them around the chair base and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use pink cardstock to cut the small butterflies and attach them to the scene using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny white circles to the flower centers and butterflies using glossy accents.  Note:  I save the little circles left over when I cut white cardstock using an eyelet border die.  They come in handy for lots of things.

Check out this link to all the posts I’ve made using the Adirondack chair.  It is such a fun die cut piece to use for all kinds of scenes.

 

Fun die cuts from Rubbernecker to make a sun umbrella, Adirondack chair and cheery flowers make up this feminine happy spring card

Now are you thinking you might want to make at least one Happy Spring card? Try one out and see if you can’t almost smell spring in the air!

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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5159D beach chairs
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Color Fuse Set #9
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