Thursday, March 7, 2013

Come on Spring!

This hasn't been an overly cold Winter and it has barely snowed here but I'm still over it.  I don't like Winter.  My buttercups are blooming, the crocus has come and gone and iris and tulip leaves are up and it is March.  So why is it going to be below freezing tonight AGAIN??? 

Maybe I can help bring on nicer weather by posting bright Spring projects!  Here is a great project we did at our Spring retreat last month.  Yep, Spring retreat in Feb.  Remember, the one we got trapped in a huge snow storm in Alabama.  The plates were found at Old Time Pottery, a great base for this Spring decoration. 

The flowers are made with some of the supplies from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit.  I still have a lot left over from the kit after making these flowers.  It has fabric covered brads, paper flower pieces, baker's twine, a stamp and some embossed tags.  Lots of pretty things to embellish your projects with.  I'll have to use the rest of it for some Easter treat toppers or something.  Easter is coming early this year so we get St. Patrick's Day and Easter in the same month, exactly 2 weeks apart. 
Isn't this card beautiful!  It is another one of the projects we did at the retreat.  That gorgeous paper is from the Spring Mini Catalog and is called Tea for Two.  I like the colors and the old fashioned quilt and wallpaper look of it.  The paper doily and the flower are on page 5 in the Spring Mini catalog, the flowers are from a length of trim, 2 yards but it has about 200 flowers on it so it goes a long way.
This card is a tri-fold card.  We folded it in half like regular but then folded the front back on itself to create a different fold.  The sentiment from the Oh Hello stamp set was cut with the oval Sizzlet die and mounted on another oval and placed with half of it on the front and the other half sticks out over the doily.  A bow and a brad finish off the vintage look of this card.

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