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Tuesday, March 31, 2015



Here are a few of my crafts for Easter, and I'm working on more!

Welcome to Spring!

Using lettering and flags from Silhouette America, I cut those out on my Portrait machine and glued them on a chunk of Styrofoam that I hid away for crafting. I covered it first with contrasting green paper.  The cutout flowers are from a #Michaels sale that I painted and glittered in the center.  It fits on narrow ledges and welcomes everyone for Spring and Easter.  Behind it are a lamp and two vases I probably should have put away.

What's that in front you ask?  It is a panoramic egg.  I took a Styrofoam egg, that I bought from #Michaels, cut it in half and carved out until it was hollow.  I decorated the inside with bunnies, chicks, eggs and the top as the sky. I then glued the halves together, and I decorated the outside of the egg with lace and jewels.  Now that I am into polymer clay, I am thinking, perhaps I can do another but make the outside look like real candy. Want a peek inside?   I will post that picture tomorrow.  I know it is on my Terra, but I wanted to get my Easter ideas out to you.

Next is my egg wreath.  I made two of these last year and they have disappeared. No one could find them. hmmmm The only difference was that I made them without the bunny. I find the Styrofoam wreaths to be so expensive for my budget so I use the cardboard at the bottom of the water bottles.  I wrapped green yarn around the ring I cut. Then added a multi-colored yarn on top to give it some pizazz.  The 'chocolate' bunny is cut from a Silhouette Portrait pattern out of, what else, but chocolate brown paper and given the traditional eye. Design by Lori Whitlock of Silhouette America. I love it. It is so real and with less than half the calories of a real chocolate rabbit! 

I'm not done decorating by far and will bring you updates and more how to pictures than I usually do.  I plan to make felt eggs (My first attempt at felt anything!) Pom Pom eggs, Simple Yarn Carrots and a framed button egg. Fun FUN.

Painted Plastic Eggs and a Paper Chocolate Bunny
Easter's On It's Way!


Saint Patrick's Day Crafting

I have been working on St Patrick's Day Crafts and thought I'd share them with you.  I have been using my #Silhouette Portrait and cutting/assembling projects.

I made shamrock bands for my no flame candles and they looked awesome with the candle on.
I spread this cloth out on a side table in our dining room and framed a page of subway art which stood near the candles.

A center piece for our March dining table was a rather complicated piece from #Snapdragon Snippets, a designer of Silhouette America . When it came together, I fell in love with it. It is a little box card with a cute leprechaun popping out of a lucky box, covered with shamrocks.  I stored it in a separate box to keep it safe for next year.  I also pulled out my wreath from last year and too late realized the shamrocks were faded. It will need a redo before it gets packed away.   

Design by Snapdragon Snippets

St. Patrick's Day Wreath with Leprechaun Hats, Lucky Coins and Pots of Gold. 


I like to do my own ideas but sometimes doing the things done by #Silhouette America can spur a few ideas in my head. I am working on making a little leprechaun as a tabletop display.  Although the holiday is over, I will share that with you in an upcoming blog. In addition, I have more Silhouette paper crafts for St. Patrick's Day. I may let work on those as well just so I can be early for a change. Here's hoping!