This week, our Design Team is playing with these beautiful spring colors and I was inspired to create a little something for Easter. Before you take a look at my creation and take advantage of the Free Design Space Project File, I want to encourage you to play along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. This challenge is open to anyone who loves to create with paper. All you have to do is use the colors in the photo, take a snapshot of your creation, and share the link where you posted it (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram). It’s so simple and fun, AND it’s gives you something to do while you are staying safe at home.♥ Just make sure to join the challenge BEFORE April 16th.
Is it just me or do the inspiration colors just scream spring?All those beautiful pastel colors made me ready for the snow to melt in my yard so that I can enjoy the the warm air and flowers in bloom. Spring means that Easter right around the corner, which is my inspiration for this Sweet Easter Box I created to be filled with my favorite chocolate treat.
This adorable little box was created using our Mix-In papers and images from the ArtPhilosophy Cricut Collection. A complete list of supplies I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.
For those of you who would like to recreate this project and give it as a special Easter Treat, I have a FREE DESIGN SPACE file just for you. All you need to do is click on the link below to open the file and start creating your Sweet Easter Boxes. After you have cut out all of your images, you can use the instructions below to help you assemble your box.
Temporarily adhere the two sentiment strips onto the front of the box. Using a Piercing Tool, create holes for the thread to go through. Create four simple straight stitches on the sides of the sentiment strips.
Adhere the tabs of the box in place using liquid adhesive to form your box.
Using a sanding block, sand the edges of the flowers, leaves, and lagoon butterfly. (To create the “veins” in the leaves, fold the leaf in half then sand along the fold.)
Assemble the flower using 3D Foam Dots and adhere onto the front of the box with the leaves.
Assemble the butterfly and adhere to the handle of the box.
Add Ribbon, Bitty Gems, or Shimmer to embellish.
Fill with treats and give to someone special!!!
I hope that you were inspired by today’s project♥ and that you plan to join us for this week’s Color Dare Challenge. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.
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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get into a creative “funk”. I have had a silly stamped door sitting on my desk for weeks, crying to be added to a project, and, today, as I started at the Inspiration Board for the Color My Heart Dare Challenge, I was determined to use it for a spring inspired card. Three weeks it sat. Almost a month ago, I pulled out the Heart & Home stamp set and made this adorable little door. I used Watercolor Pencils to add shading, created a fun little Wreath, and I even added a heat embossed banner using an image from Bunny Trail.
And that, my friends was as far as I went. I sat there, in a creative hallow, talking to myself and the dog, searching my collection of idea books, but nothing came… so it sat..and sat..and sat staring at me. After a few weeks of moving this little door from place to place, I decided it was time to do something. Then it struck me. Why not make a brick background to look like a house?! And this is what happened.
Oh, my!If my choices are mustard muck or spattered mess, I might as well call it quits. Now, I could have just conceded to the creative rut and given up on the door, but NO, this girl was born with red hair…there WILL BE A BRICK BACKGROUND and I WILL USE THIS BLASTED DOOR. So here we are…After multiple messes of texture paste and paint, a few tears, long talks with the dog, and lots of coffee and chocolate…we have a finished card. Hopefully, I will continue to climb out of the trench of creativelessness (is that a word?)… or… maybe I will be having more cups of coffee, long conversations with the fur baby under my desk, and buying up all the Cadbury eggs. 🤣
I hope that you are not in a creative “funk” and will join us for this week’s Spring Color My Heart Dare Challenge. It’s always fun to see how people are inspired by the design team and the colors they are given.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
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As my children grow older, we have less baskets to fill and eggs to dye. It can be a sad reminder of how fast time passes, but that doesn’t mean my children don’t still enjoy receiving gifts of some sort. This year, I did not have a lot of time to create so you can imagine my excitement when Close to My Heart offered these amazing downloads on their blog. I was able to upload these images into Cricut® Design Space and create a Print-Then-Cut image to make these adorable tags for my jars. How cute is this?!
Once I uploaded the image, I used my Slice tool to cut out the tag shape and added additional images from our Artistry collection. This is what my image looked like on my Design Space Canvas before printing and cutting.
These little Easter Candy Jars were so fast and simple to make using Cricut® Design Space and the Close to My Heart Spring images. If you would like to start making some of my Cricut® creations, right now is the perfect time to purchase a machine. Cricut has some incredible deals on Cricut Explore™ machine bundles starting as low as $149.99! As you follow my weekly tutorials, you will find that I use many images from of our Cricut Collections. You can use the “Search” box to find each of the collections and how I used them in my projects.
I would love to see some of your Easter creations. Feel free to share them on my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see what you create!
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