Three CarrotsEvery bunny will love this card.
Make this card in no time at all using patterned papers and a small punch. Glue a piece of patterned paper to a sheet of white card stock for durability. Then cut a rectangle of another patterned paper, triple-matted it with green and white, and used decorative scissors to edge the matting. After adhering all three layers to the front of the card, cut three triangles by hand from orange paper and punched green stems with a small oak-leaf punch. Then glue the carrots to the center of the matted rectangle.
- Patterned papers: Paper Pizazz by Hot Off the Press (1-503-266-9102)
- Punch: Emagination Crafts (1-866-238-9770)
Easter DayThe photos take center stage in this sunny Easter layout.
For this two-page layout, create an Easter Bunny paper-piecing complete with watering can. Draw inspiration from a pattern in a tole painting book, lightly chalking the edges for dimension. A metallic paper watering can and wire water complete the accent.
- Patterned paper: orange papers by Keeping Memories Alive (1-800-419-4949); floral by The Paper Patch (1-801-253-3018)
- Die cut: sun by Accu-Cut Systems (1-800-288-1670)
- Computer font: LD Delightful by Lettering Delights (www.letteringdelights.com)
- Punch: heart by All Night Media (1-800-STAMPED)
- Other: The rabbit was based on a pattern from the book Forever Friends by Kerry Bradle and Nancy Spain.
- Patterned paper: Paper Reflections by DMD Industries, Inc. (1-800-805-9890)
- Decorative scissors: Fiskars (1-715-842-2091)
- Cutouts: Bumpercrops (www.bumpercropping.com)
- Rubber stamp: All Night Media (1-800-STAMPED)
- Computer fonts: Dazzle (journaling), "The Font Factory" CD by Provo Craft (1-800-937-7686); Kuenstler Script (title) by Adobe (www.adobe.com)
Flowerpot BunnyThis bunny says "Happy Easter!"
To make this happy card, cut an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of purple card stock in half, then fold it in half again. Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the card and adhere it, leaving an even border on all sides. Then dissect and layer a die cut, draw a face, and create a colorful bouquet of punched flowers -- a personal Easter card in minutes!
- Patterned paper: The Paper Patch (1-801-253-3018)
- Die cut: Accu-Cut Systems (1-800-288-1670)
- Punch: tulip by McGill, Inc. (www.mcgillinc.com)
Eggstra Special DayThis bag makes the perfect Easter combo: greeting card and egg carrier.
Jazz up a generic paper bag by creating a faux basket. Weave a basket pattern from strips of wood-grain paper and adhere it to the bag, tucking a piece of gingham fabric, plastic Easter grass, and punch-adorned Easter eggs between the bag and basket panel. Used a computer to print a message, which you can then trim to size and double mat.
- Patterned paper: Provo Craft (1-800-937-7686)
- Punches: mini flower, mini heart, and mini star by Darice (1-800-321-1494); small spiral by Family Treasures (1-800-413-2645)
- Shape template: eggs by Frances Meyer, Inc. (1-800-372-6237)
- Computer fonts: Doodle Fill In ("Eggstra") and Doodle Script, "Page Printables Vol 1" CD by Cock-A-Doodle Design (1-800-262-9727)
Garden PartyThis fun layout captures the spirit of a day at the local botanical gardens.
It was no big surprise that the children at this garden party didn't want to sit still to have their photos taken. An Easter picnic at a local botanical garden proved the ideal setting for the kids to get disheveled and investigate their surroundings. Keep the layout simple and clean, adding minimal embellishments that pack a big punch. Using two flower punches, create various-color flowers, then apply metal washer centers. The botanical garden theme is further carried out with the use of a flower-shape journaling box.
- Patterned paper: Close to My Heart (1-888-655-6552)
- Computer font: Tekton (journaling) by Adobe (www.adobe.com)
- Lettering template: School Days (title) by EK Success Ltd. (1-800-524-1349); Alpha Mini Giggly Letters ("Easter Sunday") from CraftersWorkshop.com
- Punches: Nankong (1-302-731-2995)
- Other: Pattern for journaling block.
Egg HuntThis simple page accentuates the look of mischief in Tyler's eyes.
Replicate your child's outfit using paper patterns and stickers, add real buttons to complete the look. Use a variety of stickers to make the boats on the tie: The base was cut from a border, and the sails were cut from the white space found on sticker sheets.
- Patterned paper: Making Memories (1-801-294-0430)
- Stickers: letters by Making Memories (1-801-294-0430); materials to make boats and rope border by Mrs. Grossman's (1-800-429-4549)
- Buttons: Dritz Corporation (1-800-845-4948)
- Other: Tie, jacket, and shirt are Denise's design.
Easter DressJessica's dress sets the tone for this grandmother's scrapbook page.
To complement the soft, ribbon-trimmed dress and flower-adorned hat, layer plain and patterned vellums and lavender-tone papers. You can also fashion a vellum pocket and slip the photo inside, accenting the pouch with printed vellum butterflies.
- Patterned papers/vellums: Paper Pizazz by Hot Off the Press (1-503-266-9102)
- Die cuts: butterflies and borders, Lacy Cut-Outs by Hot Off the Press (1-503-266-9102)
- Colored eyelets: Stamp Studio (1-208-288-0300)
- Computer font: Daly Hand by Electric Typographer (www.will-harris.com)
Meanie BunnyMove over, Peter Rabbit; this is Meanie Bunny territory.
Allow your child's artwork not only to take a big role in the layout but also to inspire the title as well. Mat and mount the colored-pencil drawing with the same colorful papers chosen to use on the title treatment and photo mats. Also, you can mat the sticker letters in the title to emphasize them.
- Patterned paper: Making Memories (1-801-294-0430)
- Stickers: Me and My Big Ideas (1-949-589-4607)
- Computer font: PC Curved, "Borders, Corners and More Hugware" CD by Provo Craft (1-800-937-7686)