spring fever!

Hello friends!  We got about 16 – 18 inches of the white stuff yesterday.  Eeek!  As I said, I am soooo ready for spring!  I definitely have spring fever!  And it is on my mind so much, that I chose my 2 CHA samples to share today with those 2 words in mind…spring (for my spring-y egg basket) and fever (for my swine flu tissue box cover).  LOL.  If you keep reading, I have a variation below for creating the top opening of the tissue cover. 

I love to make 3-D items along with cards…it’s a lot of fun to see how they evolve.  For my first 3-D item I created an egg-shaped basket with the cute Penny Johnson image called Easter Chick.

How cute is that chick?  Here’s a close up…he’s so sweet!

I apologize…I do have a pattern for the egg basket but I just can’t share it yet.  It will be coming in the future!

And my second project to share today is another one of my tissue box covers.  This time I used the Mo Manning Swine Flu image.

I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a boy pig or a girl pig…but I just had to give “her” a pink robe!  😉   Here’s another close up so you can see the detail of the image.

I also wanted to show you a different way to create the top opening of my tissue box cover.  If you don’t have any dies to cut a decorative hole, it can easily be created with a decorative punch.  Insert your punch on one side of the top layer and punch an opening…

Then turn the top layer 180 degrees and punch again from the opposite side…very quick and easy!

Thanks for stopping by!  I think I’m going to cross my fingers and toes, stand on my head, spin around three times and chant…I wish for spring…I wish for spring…

egg basket:  stamps- Penny Johnson’s Easter Chick by Stampavie; paper- green, white, Not Quite Navy, dp- Cosmo Cricket Early Bird- Sunrise; ink- Celery, Saffron, Memento Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop and grass punches, ProvoCraft deco scissors, brads, flowers, Copics, Scor-Pal.

swine flu tissues: stamps- Mo Manning Swine Flu by Stampavie; paper- white, kraft, green, Pretty in Pink, dp- Flair Designs; ink- Pretty in Pink, Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Perfectly Paisley folders, SU! Decorative Label punch (to create top opening), Squares & Lacey Squares Nestabilities, ribbon, pop dots, crochet flower, Scor-Pal.

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