One of my favourite special occasions is Easter.  I love the baskets, Easter morning and all the traditions too.  At 13, I learned how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs, also called Pysanky, from some talented artists in my Ukrainian church.  Here is an egg one of ‘church ladies’ designed:

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That is the Lord’s Prayer…. amazing!

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I’ve made many eggs over the years and have taught my girls how to make them.  Only BabyOfTheFamily is interested.  She is crafty like her mama.

My grandmother (Baba) on my mother’s side made Pysanky, and I still have some of hers, although she passed away 40 years ago.

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Easter Dinner 1971: Left to Right – Me, my Baba, my Dad, my brother Howard, my Gido

I also have her tools, which are a treasure:  beeswax in a cup and some stylus’ (kiska) that she made herself! They might even be 100 years old.

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Here is an egg my Baba made:

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Aside from the traditional patterns, I sometimes make my own designs.

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If I have time, I enjoy making Easter cards.  Here is a card that is featured on The Crafty Power blog.

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The card base is cut with a Sizzix Flip-Its die and has 3D Foam Easter Shapes on each of the three flip squares.  The paper is from DCWV “Birthday Wishes” Stack. To see the photo step-by-step tutorial on how I made this card, click HERE.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter (and LOTS of chocolate eggs) !

6 Comments on A Flip-It Easter Card

  1. Manuela Benetti
    April 15, 2014 at 6:20 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you for this post! I often read but don’t comment, however this time I just had to tell you how beautiful I think the eggs are, and how wonderful it is that you still have some eggs and tools from your Baba. Thank you for sharing! And what a happy card, too! Happy Easter!

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  2. Sandra
    April 15, 2014 at 9:45 am (4 years ago)

    You are so creative! It is nice to see how you are encouraging your heritage to survive by sharing the special keepsakes you have treasured. Have a very Happy Easter!

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  3. Asia King
    April 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh Kelly, your post has really made me smile. I didn’t realise you had Ukrainian roots! We have the same tradition in Poland and the same techniques although I’ve never been able to achieve such gorgeous results :). Your post has certainly brought some beautiful memories back – thak you! I hope you have a lovely Easter! x

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  4. Asia King
    April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh Kelly, your post has really made me smile. I didn’t realise you had Ukrainian roots! We have the same tradition in Poland and the same techniques although I’ve never been able to achieve such gorgeous results :). Your post has certainly brought some beautiful memories back – thank you! I hope you have a lovely Easter! x

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  5. Sharon Fritchman
    April 23, 2014 at 2:49 am (4 years ago)

    Such a beautiful post, Kelly! I absolutely love your wonderful eggs,and reading a little bit more about you. Thanks also for sharing the amazing card! It’s fabulous and so creative. I hope you had a happy Easter, my friend. I was thinking about you! Keeping all of you in my prayers, too.

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  6. michelle marks
    May 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm (3 years ago)

    love the flip windows on this card…very cool. and you know how much I admire your beautiful treasured eggs.

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