Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Freebie

Hello, Blogger Peeps. (Easter pun intended.) We will be celebrating Easter Sunday on April 20th. In my family, that means lots of church activities, lots of Bible reading and study, charity works, and such. We attend church multiple times over the course of the week, ending with a wonderful Sunday Service. We normally have some goodies and a nice meal later in the day. 

My thoughts and feelings about Easter have changed much over the years as my faith has grown. I weep on Good Friday and rejoice on Easter Sunday! I wanted to share the Good News with all of you in the form of a Free Digital Stamp - because the Grace of God and Salvation is also a FREE gift...from God.

I designed this word art for you. Simply right-click on it and select "Save Image As." You can then add it to your favorite word processing or photo editing software and print it out. (You can also use "copy/paste" to add the image to Microsoft Word or similar program, and then size it as needed.)

I decided to make a card with the graphic, too!

I used Adobe Illustrator to create the word art, but I think I sized and printed it with Photoshop Elements. I printed it with my Epson printer onto my "good Copic cardstock." I used Spellbinders circle dies to trim out the sentiment, then I used various inks to "grunge" it up.

The paper is from Carta Bella - from their Baby Mine collection. I snagged some of this last week while on a shop hop with my friends. I love the "old school" look of this paper. It reminds me of old fabric or wall paper! It is a baby line, but....many of the patterns are useful for other things.

I used some lace that I found in my stash, and some lovely flowers to make a cluster on the card. I love flowers!

I wanted to have an "insider" sentiment also, so I created one for you!
I always like to add something to the inside of the card.

When using digital stamps, you do need to think about how to print them out. You can print onto your cardstock or printed paper, or you can use a die cut template to cut them to the size and shape you need. (Or use a paper trimmer.)

This card is a tad on the lumpy side. I use padded mailers to mail my cards. I know that I create lumpy cards, so there is no use making a fuss over postage every time, right?!

I hope you enjoyed this Easter Freebie. May this sentiment bring a blessing to you and yours!

Digital Stamps: Gloria Stengel Designs
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth Pink, Natural; Copic Bright White
Printed paper: Carta Bella Baby Mine
Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts (dark pink and buds); Inspired by Stamping (pale pink)
Die templates: Spellbinders Nestabilities circles
Ink: Ranger Distress Old Paper, Tattered Rose
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scarpbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. Beautiful! Thank you for the freebie! Happy Easter! He has risen, indeed!

  2. Oh Gloria- it is a beautiful image and your card is so lovely.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

  3. so this card and the patterned papers are so awesome!

  4. Your card is beautiful, as always! Thanks so much for the freebie. Love it! Big Hugs!!

  5. Easter Blessings to you and your family. Beautiful card thanks for sharing-

  6. lovely card Gloria, and many thanks for the beautifully designed sentiment!! Happy Easter to you and your loved ones :)

  7. Thank you so much for the freebie!! love your card, thanks for sharing and hope you and your family have a wonderful family Easter!!!

  8. Gloria, your card is just beautiful and thanks so much for the Easter sentiment! May your holiday be a blessed one!

  9. Beautiful card, Gloria! Thank you so much for the lovely digital gifts! Christ is risen, indeed! :o)

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for the gorgeous sentiments. I have to use them. Have a blessed Easter.

  11. I've been reading through the Gospels this week, the various accounts of the good to remember the price that was paid for our freedom. This card is completely beautiful. I love the floral/stripe combination and the circular sentiment featuring your gorgeous word art. Thank you so much for the gift! Hugs! and Happy Easter!

  12. Thank you so much for this freebie, Gloria. I will use it multiple times! Yes, He is risen, indeed. What a glorious celebration is Easter!

  13. What a BEAUTIFUL card Gloria! I always love your designs and the word art is fabulous ... thank you so much!
    Happy Easter to you & yours!

  14. This is lovely and what a wonderful gift to give! Thanks so much! Your card is beautiful, as always!
    ~ Birgit

  15. Gloria this is a beautifully done sentiment. Of course your card is so pretty as well- as usual.

  16. Gloria,
    Thank you for the Easter file. Your card is as we used to say in the olden days, " a vision of loveliness". The lace and flowers set the circle off so prettily. I never realized hoarding crafting supplies was such a rewarding pastime. Using it has been quite an adventure for me. Blessings Carole

  17. Thank you! It made my cards complete :-)