Tuesday, March 31

National Craft Month Day 31

I can't believe it's already the last day of National Craft Month.  March has been a challenge for me, and I'm proud that I was able to make 26 projects.  That's a record breaker, at least for me :D

For my 27th and last creation for NCM, I made Easter eggs.  With this project, I used the following:
  • Cricut Expressions
  • various embossing plates and folders (with the aid of Big Shot)
  • Creative Memories 12 inch Decorative Trimmer
  • Fiskars, Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart edge punches
  • leftover cardstock and bg paper
  • Color Box pigment ink
 


Before I began, I cut oval shapes with the CE.  Then, I dry embossed a bunch of cardstock.  Then I swiped ink on the embossed surface.  After that I cut/punched the edges with my edge punchers and decorative trimmer.    And the fun part is adhering layeres of bg paper and embossed cardstock on each "egg".

I'm going to use these eggs in my bulletin board at school.  That's why I also cut grass with the Cricut Expressions.  Right now, the board has my 3D flowers and Think Spring title.  Tomorrow, I'll be adding the grass and eggs in time for Easter.  I can't wait to see what the board will look like.

For more photos, click here.

I'd like to end my NCM celebration with my deepest sympathy to Mish and her family.  Her mom passed away on Sunday.  It was a very sudden and sad situation.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mish.  I hope all is well with you.
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