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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Frosted Design's Shades of Spring Kit is So Egg-citing!!!!

Hello to all my crafty friends!!!  April is here and Spring is in full swing!!!  With Easter coming up, I thought I'd make a few things to "get in the mood" and the Shades of Spring Kit from Frosted Designs was absolutely PERFECT for my projects :-)

 First, I started by making an Easter basket!  I wanted it simple, but pretty!!!  I figured I'd gift it to my daughter's teacher when the holiday arrives :-)
Any who, here's a look at what I came up with:

Isn't it adorable?!?  
I used various BG "Fresh Cut" papers from the kit, alternating them for the front and sides.  I also matted some left over strips and added them around the middle of the basket, all the way around!

I wanted a trim around the top but already used that fabulous tulle trim from the kit, so I got out a few paper punches and went to work! 

I finished the front by punching out a few circles and matting them to a doily.  I took one of the AdornIt wooden birds included in the kit and colored it with Lindy's Starburst Pearls and various magicals until I achieved the color I was looking for!  I topped it off with liquid pearls around the circle!!!

For the "handle", I cut a strip from one of the papers and used one of my Martha Stewart punches to add some detail.  I topped it off with another coordinating paper from the kit for some contrast :-)

Now, what usually goes inside the Easter basket?!?  Eggs!!!!

Lots of them!!!  And that's exactly what is going in this one as well!!!!

With a little help from my Cricut Expression 2, I was able to cut out some eggs from the papers in the kit.  I added 2" strips to the bottom of each to add another egg to the back and create a dimensional piece that will hold, well, candy of course!!!!
Here's a look:

I started by taking the eggs and cutting about an inch off the base so I could make them stand freely!  Then, I inked all the edges for a little added color...  I also used my CE2 to create a die-cut bunny in the center of a couple of the eggs and added a small strip to another for minor detail!

I finished them with all sorts of candies (some were wrapped in tulle) that my daughter's teacher is sure to enjoy!!! 

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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