Category Easter

Swirlydoos Kit Club, Ultimate Designer Challenge. Week 3

This week’s challenge was to emboss metal tape and create something with it. My creation is called “Easter in Fairy Grove.”

I started with this empty box that was destined for the recycle bin.

 And here is the final project:

I deconstructed the box, covered the outside with vintage wallpaper and the inside with various vintage papers. The patterned paper is Prima “Printery” and Graphic 45 “Once Upon a Springtime.”

I embossed the metal sheets and then cut it into strips and painted with gold alcohol ink to create a frame around my shadowbox.

I also made a variety of flowers using the metal, which I inked with alcohol ink or colored with permanent markers.

In case you couldn’t tell, the rabbit is moveable, so he can deliver the eggs among the fairies and friends...

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Happy Easter

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Easter Sunday with family.

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Easter Treat Boxes

I was inspired by a swap that Cassandra is hosting to make a couple of Easter treat boxes, one for me and one for a friend. I started with a half-dozen egg carton that I painted, glued, and embellished to make anything but ordinary.

First up is the lavender box I made for my friend. I added vintage millinery, ledger paper, postcard image, and hand-dyed seam binding.

I added hand-dyed ruffled crepe paper and vintage tatting around the box.

And here are some of the goodies I tucked inside – trims, chocolate, and an adorable vintage bunny and lamb.

I loved her box so much that I had to make one for myself. I was going to keep the box neutral with a completely white color scheme, but when I found this tiny nest with multi-colored eggs, I changed my mind.

 I used more vintage millinery, tr...

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Vintage Easter

I made a couple of small Easter decorations, using up some vintage postcard images I had leftover.

First up is a wall hanging that I made using My Mind’s Eye paper (the clouds background) that I adhered to a piece of chipboard. Then I fussy cut the postcard image and layered on top of the patterned paper.

Then I started embellishing – with Stickles, sewing pattern tissue ruffles, and hand-dyed ruffled crepe paper. I added a Prima dogwood flower (perfect for spring), to which I added Stickles for extra sparkle. I gathered several trims with a spring color palette, made a paper flag, and added an Idea-ology charm.

Next, I made an Easter ATC and then added a ribbon to turn it into an ornament.

I added the postcard image to a piece of cardboard and embellished with Stickles and more ruffled...

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Can you believe that Easter is almost here? We’re about two and a half weeks away. I’ll be spending a long weekend with my family again this year. That usually means a lot of eating! We were hoping to go to DC to see the cherry blossoms, but it looks like they are peaking early this year and we won’t get to see them.

Anyway, I’ve been working on a few Easter projects. I have to wait until some of them reach their recipients before I can share, but here is an altered egg that I made.

I purchased a vintage egg kit at a thrift store last year and pulled it out to see what I could do with it. The kit came with a plastic egg and strips of paper for creating a quilling design on and inside the egg. Not my thing, but I knew I could do something with it.

I covered the inside and outside with vint...

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