A sure sign of spring up here in Canada is when the little insects start to make their appearances. On my way home from school yesterday, and small group of grade 1 students were huddled around a little spider hanging off the building, totally enthralled as they watched it bounce up and down. And when I walked in the door at home, one of my daughters happily announced that she had seen a ladybug – “a live one mommy!” Yup, spring is alive and well!
Today, I wanted to share a project with you to celebrate these little spring creatures! Now before you run away screaming, I promise there are no spiders included!
This altered frame was covered with paper from the beautiful Butterfly Gardens stack from DCWV. A little decoupage paste and a craft knife is all you need! All of the flowers and butterflies were fussy cut from the patterned paper, and some were topped off with a coat of Glossy Accents for a bit of shine and durability! The butterflies are only adhered in the middle “body” section, so I could fold the petals up to add some dimension and life to the piece. I added a white, silk bow (May Arts has the most beautiful silk ribbon), and that, my friends, was it!
See – no spiders here – just don’t go outside! I make no promises out there!
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This month, the DCWV Design Team paired up with the talented ladies from Tombow Adhesive’s team to celebrate spring and share a bit of inspiration. If you have come here from Tessa’s blog, then you’re on track! If not, you should go back to Jennie’s blog and start today’s leg of the hop from there!
Today, I thought I would share a little project that teams up the surprises of spring with the beautiful blossoms that are right around the corner!
This little gift box was made with a combination of cardstock from the DCWV Double Sided Cardstock stack and cute patterned paper from the Chickadee Stack. This is the perfect type of project to feature these double-sided products because in a lot of cases, you can actually see the underside or backside of the paper. For instance…
Yup – it opens up!! And that means you will find all sorts of new, fun patterns and colours on the inside.
This is an awesome project called a Secret Box, and you can find all the instructions with a “how to video” right here. Now I have to tell you – this project really became a powerhouse with the help of the Tombow adhesives. Because it opens and closes and has shelves suspended only on two sides, strong adhesion is a must! I used the AWESOME Tombow Stamp Runner for all the layers (I love the versatility of this tool) and the Mono Multi Liquid Glue for all parts of the construction. I love the fact that I can really man-handle this project and it stays so strong! Yahoo for great adhesive!!
Oh, and if you want to top this project off with a pretty flower like this one, I have a tutorial for you right here at ScrappyCanuck Studios! You don’t need any fancy cutting machines or die cuts – it’s all hand cut and rolled! You can do it!!!
Thanks for joining us for the hop today! We have one more day of projects for you, so be sure to pop by DCWV tomorrow and see what the ladies have up their sleeves!
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I love Trendy Twine Twisted Lime! When I first found Trendy Twine, it was one of the colours I was most excited about because I could see so many uses for it! So when Lesley from TT challenged the design team to use it this month, I was so excited to get crafty with one of my favourites!
Now I know this month is usually all about St. Patrick’s Day, but this is a great colour to use for all sorts of projects…like ones offering beeeeest wishes (think “luck”)! So I decided to team up this Shammrock plant with a cute topper that I think takes it from a thoughtful gift to one that is just a bit extra special.
The stamp is actually from a Close To My Heart set that I have beeeeeeeen dying to use! I simply coloured him with my Copics and fussy cut the image, placing him on a punched scalloped circle. From there, I looped the twine behind the scallop, and then added another scalopped circle to tidy up the back. With a bit of wrapped twine on the pot for a bit-o-something extra, I was all set!
Okay, I better sign off now because the puns are getting a bit over done! Thanks for stopping by today!! Enjoy the week!
My youngest daughter is the biggest snuggle bug ever, so when I came across this photo of her only days after she was born, I knew it was the perfect photo for a “little snuggle” layout.
This is one of the first layouts I have done in a long time without journaling, but between the title and the picture, I thought the layout really spoke for itself. I thought I might feel like something was missing, but I think I am good with it…I can always add it later, right?
The paper is from DCWV’s new The Butterfly Gardens stack. I have been obsessed with this stack since it arrived! The good news is that I have gotten a bunch of layouts finished as a result. The bad news is that my stack is quickly dwindling!!! :) I also embellished it with some Liquid Pearls in Buttercup, some amazing May Arts ribbon, and adhered most of the layout pieces with foam squares and Tombow Adhesive. I also added a bit of Glossy Accents to the butterflies so they would catch the light a bit, and also to make them a bit sturdier (is that a word???) since they are only adhered to the layout in the center to give a bit more dimension.
Last, but not least, I used some fun foam Thickers in a pale pink for the main word in the title and embellished them a bit with some Liquid Pearl dots. I actually think this is my favourite part of the layout!
Well, that’s it for SCS today! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget – I have more projects to share using this amazing stack….perhaps an altered item or two! So make sure you pop back soon!