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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Cuties From The Past

Blessed Easter Sunday image

Well hello there, and how are you doing this fine day?
Happy Easter to you all!
I have a quick project to share today, using some of my newest treasures from Purple Cows.
Maybe you are like me and have some pictures that are not the best but have your children in them.
My children are now adults but I still have some pictures I just couldn't throw away because they were in them.I chose to cut them out and remove all the background.
Let me share with you that I used my newest favorite tool  2 in 1 Combo Trimmer #1040. 
I started with some card stock and designer paper from Best Creations. I chose to cut the designer paper down to a 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 size and mat it with a crisp white 12 x 12 piece of card stock. Before I matted I chose to punch each of the four corners of the designer paper.
I pulled out my Punch It-Autumn #7200
and used a similar design from the same line as above- this one has muted Easter eggs.  

This is what a close up looks like of the punch design, I went to work making a few squares to use as a medallion and also punched a few triangles to use as frames.

Here is a close up of the medallions and triangles, when you use the Punch It it is so easy to make a pattern.

You don't even need to waste any paper: just start with one edge of your paper and make the first punch, then line that punched shape on the printed design. There are so many options available to make different borders or shapes.When you have made your shape or border you can use your trimmer to cut off then so you don't wastes any paper. I even used the 1/2 inch pieces and flipped them over and used them as borders on my layout. I know when I have a perfect cut I can use it and not worry about it being wonky.

Can you see that I used three triangles to frame some of my pictures? This was one of the quickest layouts, and so easy to do.

Once I had my base layer set all I needed to do was accent with a few extra pieces to personalize.I pulled out a few more pieces from the same line of supplies, some puffy stickers, and some dimensional stickers. I added a small piece of yellow dotted satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

 Happy to have a cheerful and fun layout layered with great shapes that add dimension and visual appeal.

Enjoy your day and hopefully you are spending time with family on this blessed day.

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  1. Hi Dawn this is one brilliant LO, I really love what you have done with the punch to make the squares and another great idea to cut the backgrounds from the pictures, I love the colours, design and the wonderful detail, pure perfection, love it. Have a wonderful Easter
    Lorraine x

  2. this is just fabulous! ok... you can tell everyone that i won EVERYTHING as GOOD CHRISTIAN LUCK! LOL.

    things went very well and very smooth this morning. it was great. even better because keith, jade, shawnna and her parents were all there for me too. now.... look how blessed i am!

    HAPPY EASTER and hope your day is filled with miracles!

    hugs :)

  3. Happy Easter Dawn! What a fantastic layout! What a great way to preserve your memories!

  4. Beautiful LO Dawn. I love all the punch work and the soft pastel colors are so beautiful.
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter.
    Hugs and God Bless, Rosalee

  5. Beautiful layout- I love your use of punches on this page- it makes it look so lacey.


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