Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Celebrate Easter" layout

Here is a layout of  Easter 2011! How's that for scrapping the current? The left side is inspired by a sketch from the Practical Scrappers site. I loved the inspiration for the long stemmed flowers. I actually stitched these stems by hand. I first pierced the cardstock with the Sew Easy tool (zig zag wheel). That was the easy part! LOL! Actually the sewing was easy, it just took awhile. I used my scallop circle punch and cut each punch in half to use as a vertical border along my pictures. I cut the title with my Cricut, using a phrase from one cart and the font from another for a unique look.

You may be wondering about these handmade flowers. I call them my Easter trash to treasure flowers! Here's the tutorial from a previous post here on my blog showing you how to make the flowers from Easter candy wrappers! The leaves in the bottom right corner were created the same way (cutting them freehand) and running them through a crimper.

Easter layouts are so fun because I can use bright fun colors, that I might not normally use on a layout. I hope this will inspire you to try making some handmade trash to treasure flowers, or at least experimentng with some bright fun colors!


  1. I love what you did with this sketch! It was a fun one wasn't it?!

  2. Love your take on the PS sketch! Awesome work with the stitching! You know that your lo is featured at the Practical Scrappers blog today? Check it out!! /Pia