today the team is showing one theme: EASTER
for this first project, i used a 4 x 12 piece of cardstock and scored it at 4", 7" and 11" and folded the cardstock along the score lines. then, filled a cellophane bag with assorted candies and stapled it in between the cardstock so that the 1" flap was folded over the other end of the cardstock strip encapsulating it. from there, i built up the parts and pieces of the bunny by adding ears, hands and facial features along with a sticker from the theme. the eyes are made from coil brads and the whiskers are a long strand of white scrapper's floss folded in half several times over. really, such a quick and easy project that is sure to thrill any little one this Easter.
for this layout i took more of a color blocking approach. its such a simple way to make use of 4x6 photos. each block of patterned paper or cardstock is cut to 4x6, then adhered in opposite corners. you can draw focus to the individual photos by placing a bold strip horizontally across the middle of the page. to create the woven strip, i threaded brown cardstock through a purple strip of cardstock that i punched with my Fiskars Leave It To Weaver Border Punch. then kicked it up a notch by adding brown coil brads to the center of each section of brown cardstock showing.
and lastly, i created an Easter card by collaging a variety of the stickers from the sticker sheet. before adhering the basket, i looped several strands of green scrappers floss behind the sticker to add a pop of color and make it look like it had Easter grass inside. again, you're seeing another one of those THIN-ments (as seen on my Wedding layout) along with a few rhinestone brads. i finished it off with an oversized bow made from tulle. the tulle can easily be found on 6" wide rolls at your local Dollar Tree. it's the perfect amount to keep in your crafting area for small projects like these.
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