Sending out a big THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to take the Diamond Press Survey last week! It’s time to announce the WINNER of the Diamond Press machine!
MELISSA K. … you are the WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will be contacting you on the email you left with your comment to get your shipping information. Woot! Woot!
For any of you who did not get a chance to take the survey and would still like to for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Diamond Press, you can find the link to the survey HERE on the Diamond Press Facebook page. Or the direct link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR3BGVV
Also, tomorrow (March 16th) Diamond Press will be back on HSN as part of their all-day craft event. Show times will be posted on the Diamond Press Facebook page.
I have a new Echo Park Paper project using the Easter collection to share with you today!
As I started pulling out my holiday decorations this Spring I decided that my Easter collection was looking a little sad. Time to spruce things up! Like a breath of fresh air, the Easter collection came to my rescue and I used it to create these adorable altered Wood Easter Shapes that I found at Michael’s. This set was so much fun to create with the happy colors and patterns of this collection! I love the way they came together!
I hand cut the stripes for the large Easter egg shape, and then used an Echo Park Flower Silhouette Shape
to create the dimensional flowers as an accent. A few decorative brads add the perfect hint of shine.
I wanted the wood bird shape to have a little more dimension, so I decided to give her a layered wing. I cut the wing shape from this Echo Park Bird Silhouette cut file
. I cut the same shape three times and then layered them together using foam squares. A pink bow around her neck and a yellow button adorning her wing finish her off!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to create your own Easter decor! See you again soon!
Happy Spring! The sun has come out here in Utah and the snow is melting away. That means that the bunny will be hopping his way to our homes in just a few weeks! I thought it would be fun to welcome his arrival by creating a sweet, little Easter basket
using the darling Echo Park Easter collection
. It’s also featured on the Echo Park Paper Blog
The star of this project is the famous bunny himself! I used the Peter Cottontail Die Set
and the Spring Pink/Brown Distressed Solid paper
to create my pink bunny. He has such a big job to do every year, that I thought he could use a little support from our little chick friend in the Easter Basket
. They make such a cute pair!
is filled with eggs and a Carrot Treat Box that I cut using this Echo Park Silhouette Carrot Box Shape
. I decorated the top of the carrot with one of the Easter
tags from the Ephemera Pack
along with a sheer bow and a button tied with twine. This little box came together so quickly! I can’t wait to create a basket
full of them to give to my nieces for our Easter
dinner this year!
I made the basket feel even more special by accenting the edge with a polka dot paper ruffle strip that I zig zag stitched on my sewing machine before adhering it. Won’t it be pretty sitting out on my table this year? I love it!
Happy Easter, Everyone!
Growing up my mom would tell me stories about how she and her friends would use wallpaper to make May Day cones each year to leave on the doorsteps or doorknobs of their neighborhood friends on May 1st. They would fill them with treats or little flowers they picked from their yards or the fields … just to brighten someone’s day. Doesn’t that sound like an absolutely charming, friendly thing to do?! Ever since hearing her stories, I have always wanted to make my own … but I’m thinking we shouldn’t have to wait until May 1st to spread a little sunshine … it could be something really fun to do ANY time this Spring!
I created my Spring Tussie Mussies using the Spring collection
by Echo Park Paper and they are featured on the Echo Park Paper blog today
. I selected the tone-on-tone patterns to create the base of the cone and then added more colorful patterned accent panels to the sides. It was so much fun picking and choosing the different paper combinations from the adorable Spring papers
The front of the yellow Tussie Mussie
features a layered award ribbon shape inspired and created from the Echo Park Award Ribbon Silhouette shape
. I added the hot air balloon ephemera die cut circle and a sticker sentiment to the front. The balloon looks like it is floating in the sky among the die cut clouds created with the Under the Weather die
I matted an element sticker with the Echo Park Stamp Silhouette shape
for the front panel of the pink Tussie Mussie
. I tied a bit of twine around the block and then added die cut flowers (Spring Flowers Die
) and leaves (Fall Branch Die Set
) as accents. The top is finished with a die cut bow created from the blue word paper from the collection.
I can’t wait to surprise my kids with these fun springtime treats! I think I will hang them on their bedroom doorknobs to discover one of these mornings!!
Have a great week!
Happy Easter Weekend! I love this time of year. The green returning to the earth, the birds chirping, the warmth of the sunshine … it all brings such a feeling of happiness and hope and new beginnings. I hope this weekend you are able to spend some time with your families and to reflect on the Savior’s love for all of us. I am so grateful to know that He lives and loves me. I’m grateful for the Atonement and the opportunity we have to continually better ourselves through it. I’m grateful for the burdens and sadness He was willing to lift off of my shoulders. I’m grateful for the strength He gives me. I am grateful for Him.
Source: Because of Him
This weekend we will be having Easter Egg hunts and Easter dinner with family and taking lots of pictures to remember these special times. Here is a two-page layout of last year’s Easter morning using adorable cut files by SVGCuts.com. (For full instructions and sizes for this project, visit the SVG Cuts Blog HERE.)
SVG Cuts Collections Used:
The adorable bunnies and egg border on this layout are from the Spring Bunnies SVG Collection. Aren’t they just super sweet?! I just love them and couldn’t wait to use them on this page.
The “Easter” title word is actually a FREEBIE that you can find HERE on ths SVG Cuts site. After cutting it out, I trimmed away the word “blessings” and added it back in with letter stickers (the original file was too tall for the space that I wanted to use it in).
The clouds come from the adorable Ryan’s Playdate SVG Collection, and then sun is from the amazing Peony Cottage SVG Collection. Both of these kits have incredible dimensional files that I will be using at another time, but I love that I can mix and match the elements from all of them to create something new and add them to my scrapbook pages.
These papers are all from the American Crafts My Girl Paper Pad. I picked it up at the annual American Crafts Warehouse Sale in Provo, Utah, but I have also seen it an JoAnn’s Craft Store (so you can use a coupon on it, if you’d like to pick it up for yourself). I love the sweet, soft colors and patterns!
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my work today. Have a beautiful Easter weekend!