Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring has sprung!

Hasn't this been one of the most glorious spring seasons ever? We're only a few days into it and every thing is blooming here in Tennessee. My friend Debbie Dennington, a Texas native, always says, "There's nothing prettier than springtime in Tennessee," and she's right.

I always decorate the door of my Sunday School class with seasonal decor, and this is one of my favorites. I made it using Eileen Hull's Cupcake die from Sizzix, Duetica Lettering Arts Studio's Woodwynds font, scrap cardstock and Viva Décor's Ice White Pearl Pen.

Here's how I did it:


Easter Door Decoration

Supplies
Duectica Lettering Studio Software, Woodwynds Font
Photoshop or other photo/drawing software
Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Cupcake die
Big Shot
Scrap card stock
Viva Décor Ice White Pearl Pen
Adhesive
Scissors
1 ¾” and 1 ¼” circle punches
Assorted small flower punches
Chipboard cut into a circle (mine was an 8 ½” circle) with center removed, leaving a 2” ring


Happy Easter Sign
1. Set “Happy Easter” using Woodwynds font. Open the file in Photoshop or other photo/drawing program and use airbrush tool to alter colors for a graduated appearance. Print out on white cardstock and trim.

2. Mount onto chipboard covered in printed paper.

3. Add ribbon holder.

Wreath
1. Cut 8-10 cupcake holders using Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Cupcake die. Cut the sections apart, then cut ½” from the squared end of each “petal”.
2. Arrange petals on the 1 ¾” circle and adhere. Top each flower center with a 1 ¼” circle for flower center. Apply Viva Décor Pearl Pen to flower centers.
3. Arrange flowers on chipboard ring and adhere. Add additional punched flowers to fill in any bare spots on the chipboard. Add sign and enjoy!



This project is quick and easy. It took less than one hour, and I was able to use up some scraps from my stash.

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10 comments:

Monika Wright said...

I adore the fact that you decorate your Sunday School room door, it's the small things that make such a difference! Such a fun wreath, too.

Ann Butler said...

Candice this is another wonderful project; I just love your work!

Diane said...

So pretty....I really need to make a flower wreath...I bet Tennessee is pretty inthe Spring...Michigan is gorgeous right now, too with all the very early blossoms that are out...about 6 weeks early...hope we have fruit this year!!

Barbara Rankin said...

This is such a wonderful project. I cannot believe you used a cupcake liner design (die) to make the flowers. You are just too creative. :) The Viva Decor pearl pen makes wonderful flower centers, and I really love the font from Duettica. Oh so nice. Love it.

Candice Windham said...

Thanks for the kind words!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome door sign. I know the kids will love it. Thanks for sharing

Madeline said...

Very cool way to use the die Candice - lovely piece!

Bea said...

Your decoration is lovely and thanks for sharing

Paulette Still said...

Inquiring minds want to know. LOL I looked and looked at those flowers trying to figure out how they were made. Very interesting and creative use of the cupcake die. =D

lathow said...

Gorgeous.