Thursday, March 4, 2010

{E•A•S•T•E•R•}

When I first got my Expression, about 3 years ago, I wanted to cut large chipboard letters and create something cute with them. Well, I finally did it and it was easy and a lot of fun!

With Easter fast approaching {okay, so about a month from now, but still, it will be here before we know it} I decided I wanted to make this table decoration for a really good friend of mine. She always decorates her house so cute for the holidays and I knew she would just love this. (And she did, I took it to her this morning)

I was really surprised by how quickly I finished these letters. I thought it would take me days, but it only took about 3 hours. I was pleasantly surprised by this! °Ü°

Here's a look:












Here's how I did it:

♥ I used the Storybook cartridge and cut the chipboard 5 1/2" tall on "shadow.
♥ I then cut solid cardstock to match.
♥ Then, I took my decorative papers and cut them, no shadow.
♥ I also cut plain white cardstock on "flip" for the backs of the letters.
♥ Using white acrylic paint and a sponge, I painted the edges of the chipboard.
♥ When the paint was dry, I glued the letters together.
♥ I then took my Spring Seasonal Easter cartridge and cut the chick, eggs, the bunny, the daffodil, lamb and grasses. The basket I cut using Doodle Charms.
♥ A little inking, some chalking, seed beads for eyes, cute flowers, brads, and ribbons and I was done!

I bought the new Easter line from Reminisce and plan to make one for my own entry way. Such a fun afternoon project. Can't wait to make more of these for future holidays. I figure since I have the clips, it would be fun to a whole year's set of decor and just change them out with the months. Oh, I bought the clips at Wal*Mart in the office supply section. I loved the polka dots. Reminded me of decorated Easter eggs. I also bought a more neutral set with a damask pattern. I can't believe how cute they make office supplies these days. Yay, for us crafty people! °Ü°

4 comments:

Carrie Bouchard said...

So cute! I'm amazed that this only took you 3 hours.

Carla said...

Thanks, Carrie! I know right? I think it is because the letter are only about 5 1/2 inches tall and I sat and cut all the little embellishments when I cut the letters. Cutting only took about 40 minutes, the rest was just laying it down.

Scrap-aficionada said...

I love the idea. I will do my daughter's names for their room's doors. They'll love it!!!

The Avid Scrapper said...

Scrap-aficionada, that's a really good idea! I was also thinking it would be fun to make them about 11" tall and put small photos on the letters. Something I will have to try one of these days.

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