Welcome! So glad you stopped by. Hope you are looking forward to the Easter weekend.  I’ve got a sweet Easter gift bag and card for you. These feature the Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope dies.  Both projects are pretty quick and easy. But, let’s start things off with the card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Card, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

Little supplies are needed for this Easter card; mainly stamp, ink and paper. I did use the Tin Tile Embossing Folder to give the card a little texture. I’m so happy that this set and the coordinating dies will carry over to our new Annual Catalog.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Card, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

My color combination for both the Easter gift bag and card is Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Merry Merlot and Soft Suede.  The softer tones definitely remind me of Spring.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Card, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

I used a masking technique to be sure the cross came forward with the sunburst in the background. Not sure how to do that? No worries, I’ve got a video tutorial for you.

Next up, we have the coordinating Easter gift bag. Be sure to add your design to the bag with dimensionals. In that way, you can clip the dimensionals away and salvage the creation for an Easter scrapbook page. I love it when a project can serve double duty!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

Stamping the edge of the large Soft Sea Foam mat really brought my Easter gift bag to life. The image comes form the Beautiful Promenade set. That one is currently offered in a bundle format. It will carry over to the new catalog, but if you wait, you’ll loose the 10% discount. So, if this one is on your list be sure to order it soon.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

I just love that Stampin’ Up! offers so many lovely dies to dress things up. The two die cuts on the focal image are from the Flourish set. That is one of my favorites and lucky me, it’s going to carry over.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

The gorgeous die cut at the top of the mat is from the Delicate Lace set. And hooray again, this one will be an offering in the new catty.  This time I spritz it with our Champagne Shimmer Mist to give it a little sparkle.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Easter Gift Bag, Hold on to Hope, Stampin' Up!

Using my paper piercer, I even decided to give the scallop oval even more texture by piercing each of the scallops.  I just think that adds so much. What to create an Easter gift bag?  I’ve got a video tutorial for you. Enjoy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Easter Card 
  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Merry Merlot CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Stamped Image – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Stamp the images as follows:
    • Grassy Mound – Stamp the image from the Waterfront set in Soft Sea Foam.
    • Cross – Stamp the image from Hold on to Hope, second generation, in Soft Suede.
    • Mast – Stamp the Cross image on a sticky note in Soft Suede. Fussy cut the mask.
    • Apply the mask to the cross image.
    • Sunburst – Stamp the sunburst image from the Bouquet Blooms set in So Saffron.
    • Remove the mask.
    • Sentiment – Stamp the sentiment from Hold on to Hope, over the cross in Merry Merlot.
  • Easter Gift Bag
  • Mats – Soft Suede CS – 6 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ and Soft Sea Foam CS – 6 1/2″ x 8 1/4″. Stamp the image from the Beautiful Promenade set around the perimeter of the Soft Sea Foam mat in Soft Sea Foam ink.
  • Top Flourish Die Cut – Merry Merlot CS – 6″ x 2″, cut with the die from Delicate Lace. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. Allow to dry.
  • Focal Mats – Soft Suede CS-  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
  • Title – Soft Suede CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and Merry Merlot CS – 2″ x 5″, both cut with the Rectangle Stitched dies.
  • Banner – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″, stamped in Soft Suede with the stamp from Hold on to Hope. Cut with the die from Cross of Hope.
  • Flourishes – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ – stamp the images form Hold on to Hope in Soft Sea Foam and cut with the die from Cross of Hope.
  • Scallop Ovals – Merry Merlot CS – 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut the large and small ovals from the Layering Ovals dies.
  • Crosses – Soft Sea Foam CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and Soft Suede CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut the images with the dies from Cross of Hope.
  • Focal Image Side Die Cuts – Merry Merlot CS – two @ 1″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Flourish set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″, stamp in Soft Suede with the stamp from Fable Friends. Die cut with the die from Layering Ovals.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

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Hope you stop by again soon, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations