Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Cards and Supporting Japan

Around the time I started thinking about my Easter cards for this year, I saw that Paper Source was donating a portion of their proceeds from the sale of the handmade Japanese papers they carry to organizations assisting with the relief effort.

I have always been drawn to Japanese washi papers so I knew I would enjoy incorporating some into my cards while supporting Paper Source’s efforts.

I created a focal point for my cards using my PrintShop Deluxe program to go with this gorgeous cherry blossom paper I picked up at Paper Source:
Paper Source Japanese Paper

Easter Cards (2)
I went to my stash and pulled out some other coordinating papers and embellishments including some of the twine I got from The Twinery when they were also donating some of their proceeds to Japan’s relief efforts.
Easter Card Twinery
Each card I made has some combination of the washi paper and the focal image. Some are embellished with twine, others with coordinating K&CO self adhesive scrapbook borders.
Easter Cards (3)
Each card is finished off with a light tan paper flower and glittered brad from the Recollections collection at Michaels



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7 comments:

Michele Pacey said...

What a lovely way to contribute to Japan and create something pretty and unique at the same time. Inspirational, Carol.

BEAR's Mom said...

this is awesome...creating and giving...you go girl!

p.s. are you ready for the biggest
C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. holiday of the year?

BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Michelle L. said...

NIfty and nice! I like the juxtaposition of the cherry blossom paper with the diamond print - so unusual!

Netty said...

So unusual and I love it. Great way to donate to the disaster in Japan.. Annette x

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

What a beautiful way to do some good where it is needed.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I've never even heard of washi paper! You are in the know, girl! And kind-hearted, too! Beautiful cards.

Kathleen

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

These are all so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please join us again this Sunday starting 5 pm, PST.