Thursday, April 5, 2012
As promised, I'm posting the Easter banner and eggs I covered for some of my Easter decor this year. I decided to stick with monochromatic tones that went well with the house because the colors are so warm.....goodness knows we need it since it's only 46 degrees and snowed in some parts of our area this morning!
For the banner I used a Sizzix Pennant Die from Stampin' Up!, stamped the letters and hand cut them out before attaching them to the pennants. It was a little tedious and time consuming but I like how it turned out. As for the eggs, I just tore designer paper into strips and mod-podged them to some plastic eggs. So the total cost for both projects was $0! I love those kinds of projects!
And instead of feeling sorry for myself because I don't have a beautiful mantle to decorate for holidays and seasons, I decided I could use our table under the big mirror in place of one. Hey, a girls got to use what she has right?
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I hope your holy week is shaping up to be a good one!
I've been busy with projects around the house for Easter and sat down last night and whipped up a couple of cards to share. I broke out a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up! that was still in its packaging....why do I do that?!
I chose to forgo the traditional yellow daffodil look and went with the more modern color palette of the peach. It was also the first time I used the pleated ribbon from Stampin' Up! and LOVE it. I'm definitely getting some more in the other colors they offer! While the overall card and layout is simple, adding some shimmer spray (that did not show up on the camera) and outlining the white flowers with a gray marker really made the image pop.
Have you made anything for Easter this year? I'd love to see it so leave a link in the comment section below so that I can check it out! And be sure to come back tomorrow to see my banner and eggs that I made for this year's decor....