Monday, February 18, 2013

CCC #10: Hoppy Easter

Wow, I can't believe we're on our tenth challenge already!  I also can't believe that Easter is sneaking up on us already...eesh!

Our two-week "Easter - Not a Card" theme at Creative Cutting Challenge will help ease you into starting those Easter projects.  Click here to check out the creative inspiration from our Design Team and join the challenge.  Even if you don't use SVG files yet, it's definitely worth the visit for some great ideas!

For my design team project, I created an egg-shaped welcome sign for my front door.  It measures 10-inches high and is 3-layers of recycled cereal boxes thick for sturdiness.

The Details:

  • The Easter egg was cut using The Creative Pointe's "Easter Egg Set" SVG file.  It was a cinch to scale my egg up to 10-inches tall.  Since I don't own a deep-cut Cricut blade, I maximized the pressure, increased the blade length, and set Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (SCAL) on 3x multi-cut to get through the cereal boxes.  I cut three cardboard bases and glued them together.
  • The next cut was a plaid patterned paper base.
  • The final egg cut was the outline portion from the floral patterned paper.  I wanted a three-color egg, so I used the center section as a pattern to hand cut the pink patterned paper.
  • Font "Minya Nouvelle" was used to cut the letters.
  • The adorable bunny silhouette is from The Creative Pointe's "Easter Bunny Set" SVG file.  I love how his little tail is a separate piece for dimension.  It would be cute to replace it with a little pom pom!
  • The bottom of my egg needed just a little something, so in keeping with the white silhouette theme, I punched out three flowers and added green pearl centers.
  • The last thing required was a way to hang it.  I punched a hole in the top and added a fluffy seam binding bow and hanging loop.
Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Confetti White’
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio, scraps
SVG:  The Creative Pointe ‘Easter Egg Set’, ‘Easter Bunny Set
Embellishments: Pearls; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’
Tools:  SCAL; Cricut Expression; SU! punch ‘Daisy’, eyelet setter; emery board; 3M spray adhesive; Xyron Create-a-Sticker
Misc: Cardboard (recycled cereal boxes)

8 comments:

  1. A great project! Thanks for sharing your cutting "recipe".

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  2. Great door greeting sign. I love all the details you have on it. Thanks for joining The Cheerful Stamp Pad's challenge #54

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  3. So cute! I love your Easter project and the fab cut outs on it. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

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  4. Very nice,super cute. Love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month. Traceyxx

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  5. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  6. This is a fabulous egg shaped Easter card, such pretty papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. This is a great entry for my "Anything But a Card". Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  8. This is just spectacular and as such I have just chosen to showcase your work on my featured crafters post this week :-) Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge, I hope to see you enter again soon :-) Elaine-xxx- http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/featured-crafters-from-my-all-craft.html

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