Hello again. It’s the beginning of a new working week so that makes it Monday Makes time with Leonie and me. This week we decided to have an Easter theme and share a couple of Easter ideas with you. I must say mine are very easy – I like easy for celebrations, especially if you have to make a few of each item.
Let me start by sharing a card I’ve made
This card uses the stamp set Blessed Easter. Now here’s a tip: If you purchase the wood set, you can carefully trim the sentiment off and mount that either on an end or the reverse side of the block. Why would you do this? Well it then means you can use the sentiment with other stamps or use the graphic with other stamps – all this without going to the trouble of masking.
Now this view gives you a bit better idea of how the card was made and how it looks open.
Cut your card stock to the normal card base size and fold it in half.
Now choose a front and fold that in half so that the right side edge meets the centre fold and burnish with your bone folder which will then give you nice sharp creases.
Take out the Oval Framelits and cut your chosen card stock with the scallop oval framelit.
Now stamp on a complimentary coloured card and then cut that out using one of the plain edged oval framelits.
For my card I used an Aqua brush and ink in the lid of the stamp pad to paint the flower (Pear Pizzazz and Raspberry Ripple).
Mount this piece on the scalloped oval with Dimensionals
Mount the scalloped oval on the front of the card with snail. Now the scalloped oval should touch each edge just nicely.
Adhere the ribbon where desired, with glue dots.
- Card – Whisper White and Raspberry Ripple
- Stamp set – Blessed Easter
- Markers – Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black and Raspberry Ripple)
- Ribbon – Pear Pizzazz Chevron ribbon
- Other – Aqua Brush, Snail, Dimensionals and Glue Dots
Now I have 2 different Easter bags/Baskets for you, both of which are very easy to make
This is very quick and easy to make. Here is what you need:
Tag a Bag Gift Bag
- 2 ½” Circle punch
- ½” Circle punch
- Gift Bow Die
- Oval Framelits
- Heart Framelits
- Early Espresso Baker’s twine
- Card – Whisper White, Basic Black and Pink Pirouette
- Marker – Basic Black
Use the oval framelits to cut out your ears and adhere to bag. Then cut the bow out using the Gift Bow die and adhere just under ears and place the 2 ½” circle over the top and pop the ‘bow end’ under the circle so it’s just popping out. Embellish the face as desired.
My last share is a very easy basket which is very easy to make.
You need a square that is 8 x 8 and then score at 2 and 4, do a quarter turn and score at the same measurements again. Then cut up where indicated on the diagram below (red lines):
Place some Tombow Multipurpose glue on the bottom of the pieces to fold up and fold so you have a triangle at the bottom of the basket similar to the picture below
Then you adhere the handle to the centres of the outside of the basket 8” x ¾” of Island Indigo was used here. To hide that I made a rabbit using Stampin’ Up! Punches – face on one side and tail on the opposite side. The tail was a 2” circle punch with the large scallop oval punch adhered in the middle.
Products used to make this basket were:
DSP – Watercolor Wonder
Card – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black and Island Indigo
Marker – Basic Black
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Small Heart and Circle punches.
Well that’s all for Monday Makes for this week. I hope you enjoyed my shares and you pop on over to Leonie’s Stamp-a-Latte blog to see what she has to share with you.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …