Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jenni Bowlin Easter

Happy Spring Everyone! It's me Christine, and I'm here to finish out this week with some Easter projects for you with our new and beautiful Jenni Bowlin papers.

I was thinking about Easter Baskets, and the special meal we always have on Easter Sunday after church with our family. I thought that these 4 x 4 papers would work well for a little Easter Basket perfect as a place setting, or little gift for each family member at the table.

Here's what you'll need to start with:

Your 4 x 4 Jenni Bowlin papers (these are from Spring Picnic and Tangerine Dream) , a cutter, a scoring board, accent paper, ribbon, a scallop or eyelet border punch, brads (if desired), Ink, and (not pictured) a crimper.

First you take your 4 x 4 designer paper and score it pattern side down at about 1 1/4 inches on each side.

Fold those pieces in and cut along the score line on one side of the four corners and fold in as pictured, and then adhere, I just used regular adhesive because the paper isn't heavy, but you could also use sticky or red-line tape.

Cut an accent piece 1 inch x 7 inches, use the eyelet punch along one edge, and score at just over 1 1/2 on each side, fold this in and adhere to the top of your little basket wrapping the left-over edge inside.

Make a handle from the same pattern - or contrasting pattern of JB, 4 inches x 1 inch and scallop punch along the edges. Add some ribbon to your handle and then adhere it to the inside of your basket.

Add ribbon to the front of the basket and your sentiment flag (this can be reinforced with a brad if you like).

Add crimped strips of paper for your *nest* and then add your favourite Easter Treat!

And to add more celebration to Easter I've created an Easter banner called HOPE for our home. It uses the Victorian Jenni Bowlin paper for accent on each piece, and the Signs of Spring daffodils watercolored on each banner section. The original source for these pretty folded circles and other gorgeous banners is Kelly Lunceford.

Here are closeups of the letters.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Latisha said...

These are so cute! Love the banner!!!

Sewflake said...

A very timely project and one that would be a snap to do. And they are just do darn cute.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine these are so cute and fun. Great tutorial and I like the banner. Great job.

sukes7 said...

brilliant projects, perfect for easter great tutorial luv sue x