Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Rejoicing in Spring!
I am so ready for warm weather and hearing the fans going most of the day because it is so hot. Things are slowly getting green around here and we are in full choir practice for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. I am working like crazy on the stuff for the Sock Hop and looking forward to a few days (we hope) in Big Bear at the end of the month. It won't be the kind where I sit all afternoon on the deck and listen to the birds and make a few cards or just talk but it will be nice to get away.It been quite a while since we have had that pleasure. I am sure it will still be to cold for all that but just not hearing the phone ring or having to do most of my chores will be nice. The tortoises should be up in about two weeks and then it will be feeding them as well as the 3 cats,1 dog and 1 husband. So it is with the feeling of feeling free (hopefully getting away for a few days) that I made the most recent project. As I mentioned before SVG Cuts Facebook page has a Spring Challenge and I have entered 3 projects. It is always encouraging and awe inspiring to see the things these crafty gals come up with. As I always do I will tell you how I made it and please out do me! I love seeing others projects.. P.S. check out the entries so far they are WOW!!!!!
I made the 3D egg top from the Poplar Street Tulips Kit at the same size as it imports and according to the videos that Mary and Leo make for us.. aren't they sweethearts? I used mosaic cuttlebug embossing folder for the texture on the yellow part of the accents. I always use American Craft Card Stock as it cuts so well in my Cricut. The printed paper is K&Company's Sparkly Sweet. The wheels were from Santa's Train Kit: Small wheels I cut 2 were (W) 1.160X(H) 1.160 Large Wheels are (W)2.359X (H) 2.359. I put a dimensional between the front wheel and there is a small brad in the middle of each. Same with the back but I put them on the side of the egg top with 3d Zots dots but I think it might have worked better to double up on card stock on each wheel and just insert the brad right into the egg. I curled a strip of paper for the handle and just glued it to the back. The Bunny is The carrot, from Hippity Hoppity kit and was cut at (W) 8.510x (H) 5.815 The painting bunny from April Avenue set was for the arms,legs and ears.I cut it at (W)5.410 x 6.550 and the Head was cut at (W)2.863 X(H) 4.414 I forgot to say I did break it apart before I cut so I could fit them on my paper scrap. I deleted the nose. I cut off the ears and legs to use and cut them where I felt they looked good and reconnected with a brad in each so I could move them for a more whimsical look. the legs were glued to the egg and the arms on to the back of the ribbon (Shhh). The Flower on the bunnies head was from the Made in the USA Kit.Flower #5 (w) 3.001X(h) 2.994 flower #2 was the other flower for the top (W) 3.106X (H)2.223 I used black pearls again for the eyes(they worked well last time) and a heart pearl for the nose and again I used jewelry wire for the whiskers. I smashed his carrot point a bit and hot glued him in then added some beans to counter weight him and covered it with paper grass, and there you have it a whimsical Spring Bunny. These and many more are yours for the buying, at svgcuts.com. Like I said before it is super fun and they are super people but don't take my word for it go check it out! Be sure and say Hi on the Facebook page. Thanks for reading my blog. Happy Spring Everyone! Just click on this link and it will take you right to their page.http://www.svgcuts.com/affiliates/jrox.php?id=3561 1