Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Use those Eyelets" Easter layout

I have several customers asking what to do with extra eyelets. Obviously you can use a few on cards and layouts, but when we purchase an entire pack we usually have many of the same color- style left.

I took a piece of cardstock, penciled a few scrolls down one side (you can use a template or left over area from chipboard embellishments) , get as fancy as you like. Added some Easter egg eyelets. Add as many as you like.
Then I took a black pen and traced over the pencil markings.

Next added a few other little lines. You can stamp, draw dots or diamonds~ what ever you like to go with your theme.

Easter tag and a photo mat
Words can be added for your Easter Prince or Princess if you wanted. You can do this with stars, birthday cake, baby item or any eyelets to use them up. Then add what ever bling, ribbon or decorations you like for the occassion.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Milk Carton Treat Holders

Many of us have made these adorable milk cartons, but we forget about them. If you haven't made one give it a try. If you want the template email me or post a comment on this post and leave me your email address or do an online search if you like.
Cut your template from cardstock ( I used CTMH Twilight) , if you want to random stamp on it do that before you score. Score as directed. I used a crimper on the top to look like a real milk carton.
Add your paper ( CTMH Cocoa Cafe) , leave plain, distress or use other technicques as you like.
Top view before filling .
Completed side view after filling.

Stamp your feature image ( as shown on the top photo, stamp was TC) and adhere. You can easily personalize for someone, a holiday, birthday or event ~ add all the bling you want. Fill with your treats and seal!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Scrap" Easter Eggs

Bust out your scraps! Yes all of these are made from scraps! I think they are a blast to make!
I originally punched out an oval and was planning to simply decorate a few eggs for some cards, but then the creative mode kicked in. I drew an egg holder for a template. Then I got crazed~ lol

You can punch holes in the eggs to look like polka dots, or use the circles for eyes or cheeks!

Add feathers or yarns for the hair, waxy flax for whiskers, beads or punches for eyes and nose (markers and color pencils work also!), cut some squares for the beak... and I have become addicted! lol
You can see that 1-2 or 3 would be adorable on a card, tag, scrapbook page, napkin ring or many other items! Use plain cardstock and ink as I did the chicken, or use colored cardstock and printed papers~ the sky is the limit here!