Holy Week Crosses and Easter Cards

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Holy Week has begun, so today I’d like to share another cross I have made for Easter.  This cross was cased from Betty at Kitty Stamps blog, from several years ago.  I love this, and it is one of my favorite crosses to make at  Easter.  I attached it to a little container made from the purse die.  It helps it to stand alone and you can put a few treats in there to weigh it down.   Don’t you think this is beautiful?

 

I’d also like to share a different version of the stand alone cross from last week.  A friend asked for one made in purple.  I don’t have a lot of purple papers etc, but I think this fits the bill and that she will be pleased.  What do you think?

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By the way- the package arrived to my son and his roommates and they were quite thrilled with all the goodies!  They even posted pictures on their facebook pages!  Needless to say, this week I’ll be sending additional goodies for a refill.  (gets them out of my kitchen so I can’t eat them!)

Palm Sunday Cross

 

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Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, and I wanted to make something to place on the table for Holy Week.  I have 2 crosses I will share – one today and the other on Monday.  The first one is a free template that I found online last year from Paper Crafters Sampler. (design by Melanie Schulenberg)  I love the many ways that you can change the look of the cross with designer series papers.  I also love that this has a wedge base so that it stands on it’s own.

You could use this at any time of year just by changing the colors or decoration on the cross.  I used some retired papers from my stash for a look of spring- something that is resisting arrival here in upstate NY. But also wanted the integrity for Palm Sunday.  Perhaps tomorrow, after church when I have some palms I’ll add something to the cross.  Here is the basic cross I made.