Document your family's Easter celebration with light and pastel or bold and bright color schemes.
Designer Vivian Grothe captured her sister's daughter, Ellie, as she hunted for Easter eggs last year. Inspired by the white picket fence in the photos, she duplicated the look along the bottom of her pages. Punched flowers and leaves fill in open areas on the page, and punched leaf shapes become wings to create the butterflies.
Every child hopes for a glimpse of the Easter bunny with the discovery of a colorful egg on Easter morning. Cut from fuzzy and soft white paper, the bunnies across the bottom of this page add a whimsical touch.
1. Using the Round-It-Up template, cut the basket out of brown card stock and the grass out of sage green card stock.
2. Using an X-acto knife and a cutting mat, center and cut nine 4"-long vertical slits in the basket at 3/4" intervals; do not cut completely to the top or bottom of the basket. Cut four 3/4"-wide strips from cream card stock and weave the strips through the slits in the basket. Add details to the basket using a fine-tip brown marking pen.
3. Fold the grass in half and write the words, "Easter Greetings" on the bottom half of the grass. Place the grass so that it hangs over the top edge of the basket.
4. Using an oval cutter, cut four matching ovals from the pink checked Parchlucent paper, and six matching ovals each from the pink polka-dot and pink pin-dot Parchlucent papers.
5. Pair matching ovals together. Freehand-cut the top oval of each pair just above the center to make the broken shell. For each pair, glue the broken shell around the outer edges (do not glue along the broken edge) to form pockets for photos, if desired.
6. Arrange the eggs and photo(s) inside the basket. Tie the ribbon around the die-cut chick's neck and glue it in the lower right-hand corner of the page.
Expand your lettering skills to an egg for Easter. Using transfer paper and your scrapbooking pens, it's easy to decorate a one-of-a-kind egg to add to the Easter Bunny's stash of hidden eggs.
Use a Dremel Moto Tool or a pair of cuticle scissors to carefully cut a hole slightly larger than 1/8" diameter at each end of the egg (see Step 1 ).
2. Place a bulb syringe in one of the holes and blow the contents of the egg out through the other end (see Step 2). Rinse the inside of the egg with mild soap, water, and a very small amount of bleach. Let dry.
3. Keep the egg free of fingerprints by carefully sliding a 1/8"-diameter dowel through the egg holes. To prevent the egg from sliding, place masking tape at each end where the egg meets the dowel (see Step 3).
4. Load a small amount of brown watercolor paint onto a paintbrush, and using your thumb, "flick" the brush to splatter paint onto the egg. Using the pattern in the pattern section, trace the words "Easter Greetings" and the flowers onto tracing paper. Using transfer paper, center and transfer the pattern onto the egg.
As vibrant as the Easter eggs themselves, this page bursts with festive color and patterns. Designer Keri Schneider tucked eggs into a vellum basket along with crimped strips of green paper for the grass, and added journaling onto an egg adorned with strips of decoratively cut papers.
Just like the kitchen table during Easter egg decorating time, this creative scrapbook layout has a spread of newspapers laid across it.
What happens when two little girls run out of eggs to dye for Easter? It means it's time to move on to T-shirts!
1. Touch a wet paintbrush to the watercolor pencils and paint a border all around the edges of the white card stock; keep the edges wet to get a nice blended effect.
2. Mount the photos on the watercolor pattern papers; trim the corners with the Corner Rounder punch.
3. Create the girl dolls by using the circle and oval Coluzzle templates. Cut the faces using the medium circle. Cut the bangs and headbands using the medium circle. Cut the bangs circles in half and trim the slits freehand. Cut crescents from the headband circles. Glue the headbands on top of the bangs and then glue the bangs onto the faces.
4. Mount the faces onto the appropriate card stocks for the hair and trim the hair freehand to the desired style. Draw the faces with the black Writer and color the cheeks with chalk. Cut two small circles and mount them behind the faces for the neckline. Cut medium ovals and trim them with scallop scissors to create the hands. Cut the top of the T-shirts using the large oval. Cut the oval in half to create the top of the T-shirts and the sleeve edges. Glue the girls around the silhouetted photo of the eggs in the bowl
5. Cut out the title letters using the Coluzzle Puffy letters template. Glue down the photos, title, and girls to the background.
6. Outline the letters, eggs, and girls with the Micron pen. Finish the title with the ZIG Writer and add the journaling with the Micron pen.
As traditional as decorated eggs, little girls in pretty floral dresses go hand in hand with Easter.
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