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Wishing you a Happy Easter

Target is my go-to for all things, especially greeting cards. I’ve found some of the sweetest and cutest cards (and plenty of other items make their way into my cart!) But this Easter, I just couldn’t find that oh-so-special card so I decided a quick design would be perfect.

If you haven’t ventured over to Creative Market yet, you are in for a real treat. The site is full of beautiful fonts, all sorts of templates and some really amazing photographs. I downloaded the Beverly font for my Christmas gift tags and thought it would be a perfectly sweet choice for Easter cards too. I created a simple design with one of my favorite verses and printed it with black ink on my extra Christmas card stock (but you can use any cardstock for this).

Easter Card Verse
Easter Greeting Card | love+grace

Then, I added a little bow with pastel baker’s twine and voila – it’s ready to mail. Simple, yet beautiful.

Easter Greeting Card | love+grace
Easter Greeting Card | love+grace

Enjoy a free download of the 5×7 card I designed here: Easter Card Template. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

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Bible verse

God is our Refuge & Strength

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. – Psalm 48:14

Yesterday, I was spending my morning planning a post on creating a rustic and elegant Christmas table setting…

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love+grace | Christmas Table Setting

On this Christmas Eve morning I decided it best to share some of my favorite bible verses for those that may be grieving the loss of loved ones this holiday season. My 84 year old Grandfather, Pawpaw, passed away yesterday afternoon. There is much sadness this holiday season but he lived a very blessed life and we are rejoicing that he has gone to the Lord. I will miss him dearly.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5

The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength. – 2 Timothy 17

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. – Psalm 34:18

I love you, O Lord, my strength. – Psalm 18:1

Blessed be the name of the Lord. – Psalm 113:2

I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. – 2 Kings 20:5

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Heaven’s Flower Pots

This past June my husband and I celebrated our first year of marriage – and what a wonderful journey it has been so far! As we continued to grow in our faithfulness this past year, I found myself praying the verse below quite often and wanted to find a charming way to share it with family and friends this Christmas.

With God All Things Are Possible. – Matthew 19:26

I picked out a few different sizes of unfinished clay pots at a wonderful shop nearby called Enchanted – even the name is charming! You may have some old pots just hiding in your backyard waiting to be filled. I painted them with outdoor patio paint in cloud white. You can add water to the paint for more of a white-washed look, and sponge grays to the base of the pot for more of an aged look. Let them dry 24-hours. I was going for a vintage feel so I used sandpaper to roughen the edges and create a few worn spots.

I printed a few special bible versus for the print. Or, you can find plenty of graphics online to download – be sure to mirror the image before printing and just use plain white paper.

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love+grace | Heaven’s Flower Pots

I cut out the graphic, took my mod podge and swiped on the printed graphic. Then I centered on the pot and rubbed it smooth. Then it’s another 24-hours of waiting – no peeking! The next morning, I dampened the paper with a wet paper towel and then ever-so-gently began rolling the paper off with my finger.

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love+grace | Heaven’s Flower Pots

After letting them dry, I sprayed them with a few coats of matte clear acrylic sealer.

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love+grace | Heaven’s Flower Pots

Then they were ready to plant. I found a great selection of succulents at Enchanted, along with cactus potting soil. Added a little water and sat them in the window sill for some sun.

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love+grace | Heaven’s Flower Pots

My pots of heaven will be going to some very special family and friends!

There’s also a great tutorial on transferring images using wax paper at Unexpected Elegance. Can’t wait to give this a try next!