Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter 2014 Lindt Bunnies

Hi Everyone,
It is SPRING!!! Spring has finally sprung after an oh so long and snowy winter.  I am sitting in the craftroom with the windows wide open with all that wonderful spring air pouring in. Now as always along with spring comes my all time favorite crafty good candy bunny! You know those little cute Lindt bunnies. I use them every year as the favor on our Easter dinner table. I even try to make enough to bring to work so that everyone can get a little treat too.  This year I decided to challenge myself by making a holder using Stampin' Up supplies. I am with SU as a hobby demonstrator so I wanted to stretch a bit and not use my digital cutting machine.  I had purchased the scallop tag topper punch and wanted to use it, and it worked perfectly for this years holder.  Here is a picture:
Aren't they adorable? They went together quick and easy too. I just cut a strip of paper 7 1/4 inches long by 2 inches wide. (IMPORTANT Score before you punch) With the 7 1/4 inch side at the top of the score board, score at 2 3/4 - 3 3/4 - 4 1/2 - 5 1/4
Punch each end with the scallop tag topper punch
Center a 1 1/4 inch scallop circle punch over the 4 1/2 inch score line and punch out the circle. That's it! Feed the bunny into the circle cutout. Use the photo above as a folding guide and glue the tops together. Decorate as desired.
I hope you give this little holder a try because it really is a cutie.  Here is a close up:
 Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Our Easter Banner

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick pit stop to the blog to post a picture of the Easter banner Rory and I made last weekend.  Every time Rory comes to play in the craftroom something crafty good happens.  I just love when we are getting our craft on together. We started by looking at pictures on Pinterest of Easter banners and Rory fell in love with one that used carrot shapes. Once we had decided that was our inspiration everything fell into place easy peasy.  Once I grabbed some cut files from my digital stash we were off and running. The Zing and MTC made quick work for cutting out our shapes.  Here is a picture of everything lined up:
Right before we started to assemble the banner, Rory took the time to ink the edges of everything.  What a difference the shadowing makes.  It really brings things to life. I always like to grab a few pictures of her working.
Once the inking was all done we ran the cuts through the Xyron.  It is our favorite adhesive as you may know.  We used glue dots to attach the green carrot tops in between the front and back layer of the carrot. The letters are popped up with pop dots to add a bit of dimension. We chose a natural raffia for stringing the banner together and here is how it came out:
 Wow, it looks like we our ready for a visit from the Easter Bunny! We had a blast making this.  I have to say that we do well working together.  I like that we started by using the computer to plan our project.  I like seeing Rory working with MTC software.  Once laid out on the mat you can really get a sense of size and the look of the complete project.  I like that Rory is able to get a feel and understanding of vector plotting.  I see these as skills that may come in handy someday.  You know I want a 3-D printer and if we ever get one I know she will be able to use it.  I like that we move from technology to a handcraft.  It is a great experience to bring a flat piece of paper to life.  I think Rory can see it is important to use all the resources available to get to a final product.   I hope you all like our banner and stop back soon as I hope to get a handle on the 25 little Lindt bunnies I bought. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting,