March 24, 2012

Gypsy Made Simple - Easter Window Cards

Don't you just love children's Easter cards? They are just so much fun to make and the children just love them so much. My grandchildren just love getting my homemade cards and I am thrilled when they show them off to their friends and other relatives! So today we are going to step up Gypsy Made Simple just a little and make another window card but with a few more pieces to make it a little harder. So go get your coffee, tea or coke, turn your Gypsy on and let's get to work.

Now wasn't that easy? And you do the same thing for any cart you want. I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cart as I knew it had plenty of frames to choose from but you can use any cart that you own with frames and of course any fun little piece of art to go in it. Just have fun and do the steps.

Look at the yummy papers that I picked out. They are from K and Company, their 2011 spring stack. I chose from these as they were on the top of the pile of paper stacks. LOL Still organizing and I have a closet with 75 stacks in it and it seems that only the top ones get used! LOL

Here you can see how clean the cut was. Just remember to layout your colors according to the arrow on your Gypsy matched to the direction of the arrow on your mat.
I used scrap paper for this cut and then before I even removed it from my mat I took some pink chalk and colored the little pieces for it's ears and feet as well as colored in cheeks.

I used the sentiment from the My Peeps stamp set and was impressed at the clarity and how easy this stamp went down.
Look at my Simply Charmed bunnies aren't they adorable... all ready to put on the base of the card.

And this little bunny and carrot is from Create A Critter. I have to tell you this is one of my favorite carts for making children's cards and they seem to love them too.

See how easy it is to put these cards together. I put all my outside piece together first along with any inking and stamping and then you can easily put together the entire card in a matter of just a couple of minuets.

Thought I would show you the other cards too. Designing them is done the same was as with the little duck card. EASY! And as you can see they go together in just a little time.
Thought I would show you a little close up of the cards. This is the Simply Charmed card. If you would like the file click HERE.
This is the little Create A Critter Duck card and if you would like the file click HERE.
And this one it the bunny Create A Critter card and if you want this file click HERE.
I challenge you to make your own window Easter cards this week and link it up! It can be for a child or adult as long as it has a window and an Easter theme it qualifies. Those of you that do not have a Gypsy can still enter, you can use your design studio or CCR can be used too. Remember the CCR is a free tool that Provocraft has designed to go with our Cricut machines. This week I will be giving away a stamp set to one lucky entry chosen using All you need to do to enter is link up your entry by 4PM on Friday March 30 for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Saturday morning.
Thank your for joining us today. I sure hope you enjoyed yourself and hopefully learned a little something to help you along the way. Oh just so you know I love challenges too, and have linked this up with SOUS StuckOnYouSketches! So if you do a bunny on your window card, be sure to rush over there and link up your card there too! You will love them.
Thank You for you sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me to continue sharing with you. Have a blessed day.


Anonymous said...

I have never made a window card before I really wanna try this.
I hope I get the time to do so.
It looks soooo fun!

Vickie said...

WOW how cute. I'll have to try one of these cards soon. TFS and God Bless.

jen said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love them all! xo

Lisa said...

Sheila your cards came out adorable. Love them. Something is wrong with the Linky site, there is a message saying it crashed and they are working hard to fix it. I can't upload my card :( You can see mine on my blog. Thanks.

Pam said...

These are absolutely so so cute Sheila. TFS

teachdanz said...

I love your tutorials Sheila and this one looks so fun!! I am coming back to this later today when I have time to play and will definitely give it a try:-)

Java Jen's Creations said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cards!!! They are adorable!! I can't wait to make some of my own!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Not kidding when you said you were gonna you did! And fast! LOL!
I am SO glad to come Sheila! Miss you!
These are really really darling! Thanks for the blog love for SOUS!
xoxo! Leah

Sandi Cl~ said...

Aw, Sheila! what adorable cards! I am feeling inspired to pull out that CAC and give it a workout! Got lots of grand babes as you know .. thanx a bazillion for the shout out .. but mostly for being a faithful follower, friend and constant inspiration! Have a fabulous weekend!

bev said...

They are so cute ,lucky grandchildren
Thank you Sheila for bringing back Gypsy Made Simple
When I wake every Sunday morninghere in Aussie the iPad
Gets turned on for your video THANKYOU

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun challenge! Love the cards you created!

magicwanda said...

What a bunch of Cute ,cute, cute stuff...
Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOUS.

Charlotte C said...

Maybe my comments were too long b/c what I wrote earlier isn't here. Ugh. I will post the card I made yesterday before I even saw your post today, Sheila.

Charlotte Brochu said...

Just adorable! Love what you've done! Very inspiring! Thanks so much for playing along at SOUS!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for fixing my card pic. Next time I won't post until I figure out how to move that crop box.

Missy said...

These are great cards! I love the shape you used and the spring colors!

Lori Apgar said...

I wish my Gypsy girl was cooperating right now ~ these cards are darling!!!!!!

Lori said...

I am happy you brought back Gypsy made simple. I love your cards.

LindaV said...

This was a fun challenge. Made me think outside the box (or window as the case may be).

Anonymous said...

I did it! I did it! Not bad for someone afraid of their
My post goes live tomorrow so I will linky up then!

Doreen M. Lesniak said...

I think you are wonderful, I have learned so much about the gypsy from you. I want to try to make these window cards, i think my grandchildren would love them. thank You for all the ideas and your knowledge of the Gypsy

from PA

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Sheila ALL these are just too Stinkin Adorable!!!! And what great instructions, I actually just pulled out my G and updated it to use it more often, I'll definitely be referencing your tut! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at SOUS, very inspiring! =]
((Hugs)) Theresa

Nanne said...

Wow Sheila.. I Love those cards and you certainly make it look so easy :)
Its been a while since I've stopped by, so I'm so glad you came by sous so I could come by and see what you've been up to ..

Lisa said...

What great window cards! So cute! Thanks for joining us as SOUS!