Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eggstra! Eggstra! It's time for a RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour!

Welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour!  This month, we are featuring Eggs-tra Creative ideas perfect for Easter and Spring.  It has been a L-O-N-G, cold, snowy winter and I am SO ready for Spring this year.  We are finally having some hints of Spring (although it is a "balmy" 34 degrees here today!), and I am starting to decorate for Easter.

My project is a little Easter Tree decorated with 3-dimensional paper Easter Eggs and flowers.  I love Stampin' Up!'s Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, so I decided to use it for my paper Easter Eggs.

I cut 6 ovals from each pattern with my Ovals Framelits, folded each oval in half lengthwise, then used a little bit of Tombow Multipurpose Glue to hold 3 of them together.  Three ovals makes half of an egg. Our Whisper White Baker's Twine makes the perfect little hanger.  I made a loop of baker's twine and attached it to the back with some Sticky Strip.  Next, simply put the two halves together and you have an adorable paper Easter Egg!

I used our new Petite Petals stamp set and Petite Petals punch to add some fun flowers to the tree.  I stamped three different flowers with Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White card stock, then punched them out with the Petite Petals punch.  I used my bone folder to curl the petals upward and added a medium-sized pearl from our Basic Pearls to the center of each flower.  I used our Glue Dots to attach the flowers to the wire branches of the tree.

I covered the base of the tree with some Pear Pizzazz card stock grass and Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  Our brand new Fringe Scissors let you make quick work of creating grass, flowers, and fringe.

I cut two strips at 2 1/2 x 12" and two strips at 2 x 12" from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I used our new Fringe Scissors to cut about halfway into the long side of all four pieces.  I layered the 2" strip on top of the 2 1/2" strip, then attached the "grass" to the base of the metal tree with glue dots.  I wrapped our beautiful Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon around the "grass" and tied a bow in the front.  The ribbon helps the grass stay attached to the base and adds a decorative touch to the front of the tree.

My Easter Tree will be the centerpiece of my table for Easter dinner.  I hope you like this "Eggstra Creative" idea for Easter.  Now, it is time to see what Melissa Bolinger has created for us -- I am certain it will be RemARKable!

Happy Stamping,

Here is the complete list of RemARKable Stampers participating in the Pinworthy Blog Tour:

Crystal Kondo -
Anne Matasci -
Pam Staples -
Jeannette Swain 
Janet Wakeland  -

1 comment:

  1. OMG... I want to make this!!!! Thanks for getting me in the Easter mood!