Cards and More

I had some fun mixing my gift with my card for Easter for my children. Each of the three oldest are into gardening in one form or another.  So I picked up some herb seeds for each one of them that became the base of my cards.

I used a Spellbinder die, twine, a button, and K&Company paper.  I cut out the scallop and whipped the twine around the flower and added a button to the center.  I hot glued the lace to the back of the flower then adhered the flower to the seeds.  I added a "Happy Easter" using my Dymo Label Maker.The butterfly is from the same paper just cut out and inked around the edges. 

Since joining Pinterest my family has come to expect the unexpected at family holiday meals.  Thanksgiving it was cookie and kisses acorns.  Christmas was melting snowmen.  Easter was Jello filled oranges.  I saw these on Pinterest and had to give it a try.  They were so easy.

I cut the oranges in half and scooped out the orange, which we ate later.  Placing the oranges on a muffin tin I poured the different color/flavor jello into the oranges.  I used the jigglers recipe and refrigerated overnight.  In the morning I quartered the halves.  Everyone loved them.  The orange flavor infuses the Jello.  Yummy, cool, and delightful to look at. 

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Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  friends that put up with me
2.  family who love me despite my faults
3.  grandchildren who think I do not wrong
4.  Christians who love because of Christ
5.  God, whose love is unconditional 


  1. so clever and so cute and adorable. Sooner or later I will have to borrow these ideas!!! miss you`hope you are doing good!!!

  2. great idea, debby! love how these turned out!

  3. How adorable and fun!!! Oranges look yummy! We used to do this with cantalope.

  4. Cute cards and those orange slices are so pretty! Yum!

  5. I love the cards, they are so pretty, and I so want to try those oranges, was it hard to get the orange out without breaking the rind?

    1. Not really. Once you get them started it is pretty easy.

  6. Cute cards--- I really love that orange/jello appetizer!! Too cool

  7. Your Easter cards are lovely!
    And fun appetizer :)

  8. I find it so amazing that 4 simple components (die, paper, twine, and a button) that we all have on hand can produce such a beautiful flower! Well done!


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