Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring & Easter Inspiration Round-Up

Hi all! Today I thought I'd share a round-up of some of my favorite Spring and Easter projects. There is a little something for everyone - from building a birdhouse using Sizzix dies, to pop-up cards, to favors for your Easter table. Hopefully you'll find something that inspires you!

Spring Butterfly Crown - I made this a few years ago using one of Tim Holtz's On the Edge dies, the Tattered Florals die, and a lot of glitter and embossing powder. One of my all-time favorite projects!

Dollar Store Easter Cloche - If you're looking for a pretty, easy Easter decor piece, this is it! Made from a dollar store wineglass and Tim Holtz's adorable Mini Bunny die.

Tattered Florals Birdhouse - When I made this for Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals challenge, most people thought the structure was something I bought. It's not! It's made from Tim's Cameo Frame die and treated with a faux metal finish.

Pop-it Ups Easter Card - Karen Burniston's dies always elevate a card from pretty to pretty amazing - this card is a great example of that. It only takes a couple extra minutes to create a card that will really 'wow' the recipient!

Graphic 45 Easter Basket - I made this sweet Easter favor using Eileen Hull's Cube die and Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments paper. Eileen's box dies make projects like this a breeze!

Shabby French Peat Pot - If you want a project that literally takes 10 minutes to make, but looks like you bought it from a fancy shop, this is the project for you! Tissue paper, a peat pot, and some white paint are all you need for this rustic looking project.

I hope you've been inspired by this collection of some of my favorite projects. Most of them are easy enough to finish in a couple hours - you could have your Easter decorating done in an afternoon, or make a special card to brighten someone's day.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Come back tomorrow when I'll be sharing a very special Easter project that I created for the Ranger blog. I think you'll love it!


  1. Those are all so lovely Shelly, thanks so much for sharing all these links to your wonderful projects!

  2. Wonderful inspiration Shelly, thanks for sharing!

  3. Shelly, these are all so pretty, that I could never pick a favorite. Beautiful projects!!

  4. What beautiful projects! Thanks for re-sharing them. They all look like a breath of Spring!

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  5. Oh ....I Love your projects! So glad you have posted this....I did not get a chance to see this beautiful crown before...and some of the other projects as well. You always inspire me with new ideas on uses for dies I long haven't used! Thank you so much for sharing....Love your work! :)

  6. So stinkin' inspired! Thanks so much. Love ALL your fabulous ideas. :)


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