Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pages from the Heart: Simply Spring Collection

Simply Spring Projects
For Pages from the Heart, I made a series of projects using We R Memory Keeper's Simply Spring collection

It is a gorgeous spring themed collection with pastel colors and super cute embellishments. 

The first project I completed was a New Orleans layout, which I've already written about here. I also altered a wooden basket into an Easter basket and made an egg themed card. 

Easter Basket
I started with a plain wooden basket from a craft store and painted it with white craft paint. 

Then I traced each side onto patterned paper, cut it out, and adhered it to the wood with Mod Podge. All four sides were covered using only one sheet of 12 x 12" paper. The basket is a reasonable size as it held the entire bag of large plastic eggs I had purchased. 

For a central decoration, I used a journaling die cut as the starting off point and layered it with some dimensional stickers, alphabet stickers and Stickles.

A child would love receiving a handmade basket, especially with all the goodies inside. 

An Eggstraordinary Card
I wanted to make an encouragement card featuring some eggs, but instead of popping them up, I wanted them recessed in the card. 

I ended up popping up the front panel and embedding the Easter eggs behind the panel. 

I was going to cut out the Easter egg shapes with my Silhouette, but decided it might be faster just to do it the old fashioned way. I used the leftover egg shape from the sticker sheet as a tracing template and traced the eggs on my front panel. I then used an X-Acto knife to cut out the eggs. This made the egg windows from which the egg stickers could be seen. I used some Authentique alphabet stickers for my sentiment as they are the perfect size for cards.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the three projects I created for Pages from the Heart, which is where they are currently displayed. I'm working on three new projects for them which I will share with you upon completion.

I'm entering this in:
MilkCoffee Challenge - welcome spring
Creative Belli Blog - pastels
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - spring colors
Inklings & Yarn - anything goes link

Thanks so much for droppin' by,


Katherine said...

Gorgeous projects, love the pages, the cards and the basket it beautiful :)

Unknown said...

You did an amazing job w/that collection. I am loving the layout, the basket AND the card~

Anonymous said...

super cute projects!

Tracie Marie said...

So very cute!!! TFS!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute projects :)

Pam W. said...

Beautiful projects!

Anonymous said...

Love that card. Great job!

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the recessed eggs on the card, a little different and so fun! x

Robin Parker said...

Love both your basket and egg card. Fabulous job on both! Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Pastels.

dmbennett said...

Fabulous projects. Love all the details you added. Thanks for sharing it with us at Fab N Funky Challenges.

Dawn DT

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