Hi friends! Welcome to my first DIY post here at Hero Arts! I’m Debi Adams and I am excited to be coming to you each Wednesday afternoon with some new ways to use your stamps and dies. Though cardmaking is definitely a favorite of mine and probably yours too, there are lots of other things that stamps and dies can do. For the next few weeks I will navigate through some projects that I think will offer different opportunities of ways to create. Some are seasonal in nature, such as the one featured today, others will be about home decor, fashion, or gift-giving, etc. I definitely want to open this up to suggestions as well so please feel free to leave a comment. Stuck with a stamp you love but have no clue how to use it? Used a die once but don’t know what to do with it now? Or better yet, dying to buy a new set that you “have to have” but would really like to see more possibilities than just another investment? You are in the right place. We can do this together. I love a challenge and I certainly want to help you get the most use out of your stamps and dies.
Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought it would be very fitting to make something that reflected the season. Now I recognize that most of us are not able to retrieve any supplies at this time, so I chose things that I thought you would already have in your home or that you could get easily. I happened to have some paper mache eggs on hand but real eggs are perfect for this project too! And, for those of you have kids, this might be a great project to do together.
To create the eggs above, you will need the following supplies (these will also be linked in the thumbnails at the bottom of this post):
Die-cut the Flower Garden Fancy Die from Dove White Cardstock. Snip out parts and pieces as desired. Color with markers. Use glitter glue or Enamel Dots to fill in centers of flower. For a whimsical look, add dots to the flowers and leaves using a white pen. (Ok, I love this tiny detail!) If you are using the paper mache egg, paint egg with acrylic paint of choice and allow to dry then continue onto the adhesive part.
If you are using the hard boiled egg you can move right along or you can dye the eggs and adhere the embellished Flower Garden piece to the egg.
Wow, was that easy? Look how fun it looks in a nest! You can also nestle it in the napkin at your table and maybe add a name to it for a cute seat assignment. And, it’s a great gift for guests to take home. (But probably not this year. )
Same steps as above except adhere the embellished Flower Garden piece to a 3/4” strip of pink cardstock that has been sized to cradle the egg.
Make a small 3/8” cardstock band to fit around the widest part of egg and adhere in place. Trim out small flowers, butterflies and leaves from the Flower Garden Fancy Die and embellish with markers. Using Dove White cardstock, die-cut the smallest tag from the Tag Frames Infinity Dies set and stamp “Hello” onto tag using Cup O' Joe ink. Adhere tag onto band then attach flowers and butterfly. Tip: You can use any sentiment you like that works in the space of the tag.
1. Instead of stamping sentiment, put person’s name on the egg and use as place cards.
2. Make a wider band and use it as a napkin ring.
Well there you have it. Three ideas for Easter and actually, with the few additional suggestions, you get five ideas. These can be used for any occasion besides Easter, too! So happy you joined me today. I’m looking forward to meeting you and working together. It’s always a pARTy when creating.
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