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

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
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.

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.

You can use the button below to hop through the Spring Linky Party sponsored by Sizzix and Eileen Hull. Happy hopping!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

March is National Craft Month...

...and what better way to celebrate than having an opportunity for prizes from manufacturers!

When Creativity Knocks has teamed up with the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) to bring you a month of getting your craft on!

Ana Araujo, When Creativity Knocks Designer, has created an I HEART CRAFTS tattoo image for you to use.

Get the free pdf file here. Print It! Reduce It! Enlarge It! Craft It! Create with it any way your heart desires! Post your I HEART CRAFTS tattoo image projects that you created at: or

Who's eligible? Everyone, no age restrictions.
All those who post to be eligible to win prizes from top craft manufacturers.

Each Friday starting March 9th, and continuing on March 16th, 23rd and 30th, a winner will be picked from those who posted on the sites.

Monday, March 5, 2012

First Monday

Good Morning!
Along with the March winds comes First Monday for the Designer Crafts Connection.  I am tardy with my post, but it will be up later today. In the meantime, be sure to click on the Designer Crafts Connection button to the left to hop forward or back and see the wonderful creations of my fellow designers!