Fantastic Friday | An Eggscellent Easter Project

Fantastic Friday | An Eggscellent Easter Project

I came across this amazing post from the Le Papier Studio with an idea for decorating Easter eggs with silhouette shapes. The thought of adding these designs to an egg immediately made me turn to my Silhouette for shapes.

I came up with fun images for my kids to decorate their eggs with, organized them on a page, and then cut them out on to regular contact paper.

There are a few ways that you can create the silhouettes on your eggs.

  • Color the egg then add a sticker for a stark, crisp, white decoration.

  • Add the sticker to the egg then add to dye.

  • Add the stickers in layers, alternating lighter to darker colors of egg dye, and adding designs as you go.

You can see in this egg where my daughter used the third technique (which we found to be the most fun).  She started with a dyed yellow egg, then added a chick silhouette.

She then submerged the egg into pink dye for a final result of a yellow chick on a pink egg.

Here is another example with the same technique.

We found intricate designs best for wrapping around the egg, as they had a little more flexibility. You can see in this egg, where I removed part of the design and what was left was the silhouette of the design. So pretty!

One more tip is that the contact paper holds better to room temperature or warm eggs.

We also found today’s steal, the Prima Patterned Ribbon Spools, to be a perfect companion for spicing up a regular egg. After dying the eggs, a simple band of ribbon hot glued around the center of the egg truly added a unique and decorative touch!

Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Easter!

Five Ways to Use Ribbon | Monday Card Madness #26

Let’s face it, a girl can never have too much ribbon! Today’s steal, the Prima Ribbon Stackers, is the perfect option for expanding your ribbon stash in a cute and organized way. The patterns, textures and colors are a sure-fire fit for everyone’s creative needs.

For this week’s Monday Card Madness, I decided to step away from a sketch and challenge myself to use ribbon in five different ways.

The first card I made I had to apply the ribbon flower technique that Heather Conklin showed us last Tuesday on our How To’sday post. I simply love how this ribbon flower turned out!

Next, I wanted to show how you can make a fun border using little scraps of ribbons. Mix them up, stitch them down, and you’ve got yourself a great way to use up those little scraps and create an entirely unique embellishment.

I also made a card using a beautiful flower patterned ribbon to create a divider on my card.

Another technique that I like to do with ribbon is to create a hanger. It’s a fun way to anchor designs to the top of your creation.

Finally, I wanted to make a layered ribbon border. To make this border I simply used photo tape and taped down the ribbon in folds. It’s so easy to do and makes for a very elegant touch to a project.

So there you have it! I challenge you to show us how you love to use ribbon. Also don’t forget our challenge to send out joy. It’s been so fun for me this week hearing about my cards popping up around the country! I can’t wait to get these five sent out to brighten someone’s day.

After creating a card with your interpretive use of ribbon, post a photo to our Facebook fan page or personal blog, then leave a link with your creation as a comment on our blog to be entered into our monthly drawing for a little scrappy goodness. You have until Friday, April 1 at 11:59pm to post your March cards to be eligible for our drawing.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for another great How To’sday, this time brought to you by Jessica Laureano.

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