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Joyeuses Pâques – French Happy Easter card – and how to save ink, paper, and money with digital paper printing

Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Easter in French) card with 2 Cute Ink digital stamp, by Paperesse.

Joyeuses Pâques – Happy Easter – to everyone observing the holiday today! 2 Cute Ink's Easter Friends digistamp stars front and center on this card for a French speaking friend.

I added the sentiment using free Crazy Girlz Blond BTN font. Around the stamp is Joy! Crafts willow frame diecut with the raised embossed areas inked in black to emphasize the design.

The paper is Tactile Studio's Chasing Dreams digital paperpack.

 *Crafty Tip* Save money on printer ink and cut down on paper waste by pre-sizing and joining your digital paper choices before printing. I very rarely print my digital papers on a full size sheet of paper. My paper sizes run anywhere from 10 x 15cm to A5 (the largest size I habitually use). Not only are you using less ink and paper (thus saving money!) you can also size down the overall design of the paper so that you see more of the paper pattern on the card. Just create a file in your image processing software that corresponds to the paper size you want to print, join your papers, cut your paper to that size and print. On this card, the two papers on the background were joined on the computer. This Panda Valentine's Day card is another example of  joining the digital papers before printing.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Chasing Dreams digital paperpack
Digital stamp – 2 Cute Ink Easter Friends
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Die – Joy! Crafts Willow frame die
Embellishments – twine, flowers, buttons

I'm linking up with: A Beautiful Mess #1 – Always Anything Goes, Brown Sugar #191 – Easter, Cut It Up #192 – Happy Easter (Bunny)!,  QKR Stampede #184 – Easter Cards, and A Gem of a Challenge #165 – Easter.


  1. Hi
    How charming. I love your image choice. Thank you for sharing this with us over at brown sugar challenge
    hugs Lisbeth DT

  2. Awwh! So cute.. I LOve your colours and design.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  3. Ohhhh - what a cutie! Makes a great Easter card Shani! Your blending is flawless, as always - I have no clue how you do that with pencils!
    Thank you for the tip on the blending of papers... I never print paper - exactly for the reasons you stated! Now, with your idea of merging and sizing papers beforehand, I think I might try it without fear of it costing me $35 for new ink cartridges. I really like your habit of adding little tips or tutorials - I always learn something!

  4. What a cute little bunny image. His head reminds me of an Easter egg!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Happy Easter (Bunny) challenge!


  5. Anonymous28/3/16 12:49

    Hi, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at A Beautiful Mess good luck. We hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    Crafty Hugs Jen (DT/Owner)

  6. That's so cute! Thank you for playing with us this month at A Beautiful Mess!

  7. Ohhhh, je peux confirmer qu'elle est sublime cette carte !!! Elle est posé dans ma petite table du téléphone, comme ça je peux la voir tous les jours. Encore un grand merci Shani de m'offrir une de tes créations !! Je suis ravie !! :0)

  8. So cute and colorful. Thank you, for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.

  9. Adorable Easter card and such beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Easter Card Challenge. Karal DT

  10. Love the colors and patterns (purple is my favorite color!). Your coloring is always impressive. Thanks for the ink saving tip.


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