Hi crafters, and Happy Sunday! As I write it’s grey and drizzling outside but I’m sure that spring is on the way soon… In the meantime, nothing can stop us making our own pretty spring crafts! I have a few projects to share with you today using our Bird Garden range. I hope they provide you with a bit of inspiration.
Pop up box cards
First up we have a couple of gorgeous pop up box cards. This one was made by Mags Woodcock and I just love the way all the pretty ephemera pops out of the card!
Mags has used yellow patterned papers from our Bird Garden basics paper pack to cover the sides and flaps of the box card, and the back panel uses the pretty blue tit patterned paper from our designer paper pack. The pop up elements use the ephemera and I love how they all layer together so well.
I also love this sentiment Mags has added, and the little bird cut from one of the papers. A few sequins add the finishing touch to this design. If you want to have a go at making your own pop up box card there’s a great tutorial over at Papermill Direct here.
My mum has also made a pretty box card with the Bird Garden range but this time she has used kraft paper from the designer paper pack on the base and die cut lots of lovely flowers to spring out the top! She has used the Tattered Lace pop up box die.
Decorative paper lantern
Lanterns are something we often reserve for Christmas but this pretty spring-themed one would look right at home as a centrepiece on your Easter table. This project was again made by my mum (I promise I have actually done some of my own crafting this year!) and she has used the Crealies Create a Box Mini Lantern die.
She has added a pretty die cut flourish to the side, and some die cut hearts to the top. I like the way she has inked the edges of the lantern too to give it a bit of a shabby chic feel.
This little wooden bird is from our embellishment pack, and has been inked in blue and yellow and detail added with black pen. So pretty! My mum has also made a trio of curled paper roses for the top using papers from the basics pack.
One more project from my mum! She did lots of crafting for me as we were preparing to launch the Bird Garden range on Hochanda, so that we had lots of samples to display on the show. I particularly like this one as it shows off the three colours in the basics paper pack really well.
This was made with the Crealies Create a Box Bird House die and again includes a pretty wooden bird and an abundance of die-cut flowers on top!
Blue tit birthday card
Finally we have a clean and simple card that I made to show how the kraft papers and bare wooden shapes add a rustic feel to an otherwise clean and simple card.
I started by tearing a strip of pink patterned kraft paper and adhering it to a 5×7 card blank, and then I added a white punched border on top, and a die-cut circle of blue patterned paper. I attached a blue tit ephemera topper using foam squares, and stamped a sentiment from the Bird Garden stamp set to go underneath. I then added three little flowers from the birds and flowers embellishments pack to finish off.
Happy Easter everyone! Hope you all have a chance to enjoy the long weekend. A perfect time to sit down and do some beautiful Easter crafts – and the ones I have to show you today are made using our pretty Bird Garden range, with some of the new papers from our Bee Garden range.
My mum always does a lovely Easter dinner for us and decorates the table with Easter treats. Here is one of her handmade Easter baskets made with a combination of both the Bird Garden paper packs (designer and basics) and the lovely little blue tit and leafy branch toppers from the ephemera pack.
This Easter basket uses the Sizzix Bigz L Basket 2 Die but you could use any similar die or template to create the same effect. The egg in the basket is a wooden egg covered with strips of blue patterned paper from the Bird Garden Basics paper pack. You could make a collection of little baskets as a table centrepiece, or make individual ones filled with chocolate eggs or other treats as little favours.
I created this bright and spring-like Easter card with the pretty polka dot pastel papers from our new Bee Garden Basics paper pack. I used an oval nesting die to cut four eggs in different colours and layered them together. I wrapped round some grey ribbon and then attached the nested eggs to an A6 card blank with foam squares. I then die cut a few layers of grass using the Xcut English Countryside Borders set and added them to the bottom of the card. I stamped ‘happy easter’ with some mini Dovecraft alphabet stamps and added the sentiment to the card and then glued a grey bow on to the egg.
The final project is these pretty teacups made by my mum. She used the Sizzix Bigz L 3-D Tea Cup Die along with our Bird Garden papers to make these three table decorations.
I just love how sweet and delicate they are! And that she has made little tea bags with our logo on too. These would be ideal filled with little chocolate eggs, or even an LED candle to make a pretty display by the fireplace.
I hope you have enjoyed this little look at some Easter craft ideas and are feeling inspired to get making this weekend!