Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Where is Spring?

Here in central Minnesota we woke up to snow this morning, and it was still lightly snowing as I drove the 30 miles to work. Thankfully it melted quite quickly, but the temperature remains cool. Usually by this time of year I see colorful tulips blooming in gardens all over, but to date I haven't been able to spot any. What is Easter without tulips? I solved that problem by making my own little Easter basket of blooming tulips! This would make a nice little centerpiece on your table this weekend, and it's so easy to do. I used the Two-Step Owl punch - yes, the owl punch! -  to make these cute tulips. Just punch out two "owl bodies" in whatever color cardstock you like and trim off the "feet." Then cut one piece in half, and trim the two pieces down so each one looks kind of like a big comma. Then sponge around the edges with coordinating ink, and adhere to the front of the other body piece. Instant tulip! I ran a strip of adhesive down the back center of the tulip and then stuck a plastic stir stick to the adhesive to create a stem, and then "planted" my tulips in a basket filled with jelly beans. Even though spring is making a late appearance this year, I now have my own little cardstock tulips to keep me company as I patiently wait for the real ones to appear!

Paper: Wild Wasabi textured cardstock; Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & So Saffron smooth cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & So Saffron
Accessories: Two-Step Owl XL punch, Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die, Stamping Sponge wedge, Sticky Strip (for basket)

Hope you have a sweetly blessed Easter!

1 comment:

  1. This is sooo cute. I absolutely LOVE the one you made for me! :o)

    I hope you and family have a very Happy and blessed Easter!