Monday, March 3, 2014

Easter Blessings Cross

Happy Easter!!!  Well a little early, but if you want to get started on your Easter projects this is the time.

I hope you are following along with the Magnolia-licious Design Team Spring/Easter Hop for some springtime inspiration.  If you came from Norma's From My Craft Room, you are hopping along the right path.  Wasn't her project fabulous???!!!  LOVE her work!  If you came on your own, you won't want to miss anybody, so go to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to find all the information.

For my project I've recreated a cross from a long time ago using lots of great dies from Magnolia-licious:
MINI 3078 TILDA WITH HER RABBIT
MINI 410 VINTAGE SWEDISH BACKGROUND
DH 8 DOILY FLOWERS DIES
DH 71 SPRAWLING FERN DIES
DH 61 STRAWBERRY DIE
MB 05 SMALL DEBUTANTE FRAME DIE
MB 122 SMALL ALDER TREE DIE
MB 203 NORRLAND FLOWER DIE
MB 206 LOVELY ASTER DIE

The dies have so much versatility.  Can you figure out where I used the strawberry die? 
The stand is created by folding back the sides.  The Scor-Buddy works great for scoring the lines for this part.  Diana has a wonderful package deal HERE.  The stand also makes a spot to put a message.  I've printed this on the computer and then added the sweet mini Magnolia stamps.
So have you guessed where I used the strawberry die yet?  It is the lily flowers and leaves!  You can see below how I've trimmed the petals.  For the leaves, just trace on green paper and cut out.  I drew lines on the green piece to show how to cut the leaves from this.  The yellow centers are just a 1" square cut with narrow strips almost to the edge and then coiled.
The following is the pattern I've used to get the three layers for the cross.   It should help with the dimensions if you want to try it yourself.  Just a note, you might want to trim the bottom of the stand a little, so it leans back just a tad.  With all the flowers on the front, it gets a little front heavy.
With all the die cutting I do, the eBosser has been such a fabulous tool.  Love the fact that I can emboss and cut things on the larger format and really didn't think I needed the electronic part, but found that is soooo nice to have!!!  You  can check out the eBosser and accessories HERE!  Also love that you can do a full sheet of card stock in the A4 embossing folders.  I used the Teresa Collins Beautiful Brocade embossing folder on the top layer.  This folder came with my machine.

Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a Happy Easter and Spring!!!  Be sure to hop along to Katie Tate's  Both Sides of the Paper blog!  She is so creative has the cutest basket with a tutorial for you too!!!

Enjoy every day!
Patti Jo


23 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So beautiful
in sign of Easter
love your work
blessings to you too
hugs Tamara
(great blog hop)

Suzi said...

Oh my Goodness!! you have excelled in this hop my dear. I love your beautiful creation with all those pretty flowers and that sweet card insert. Fabulous work hon.
Hugs
Suzi x

Phi said...

Your handmade flowers are just beautiful.

..Karen said...

Beautiful!!!

Monika1011 said...

Pięknie !
Oryginalny Wielkanocy projekt :)
Pozdrawiam
Monika

Cathy Lee said...

Patti Jo, this is so fabulous. The most important part of Easter is the return of our Lord. Your cross is perfect and so lovely with all those gorgeous flowers. I love the beautiful white flowers you've made from the Strawberry die. You are so clever. Happy Easter and Spring.
Hugz,
Cath

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful project that you have made PJ.

gr karin

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Patti Jo, this Cross and hidden message are absolutely gorgeous. Your work with dies is just amazing. Here you have used them with such stunning results. This beautiful reminder of why we celebrate Easter is a show stopper indeed. Hugs...Barb <><

Jane said...

Wow Patti Jo this is incredible!! I love it! The peach flower is stunning and how clever to use the strawberry die to make the lillies!! hugs, Jane xxx

Rosemary said...

so pretty! this is the perfect Easter project.

Laura said...

This is just so gorgeous! Beautiful homemade flowers and coloring!
Big Hugs!
Laura C.

julieprice3 said...

This is gorgeous and the flowers are just beautiful, such a fabulous idea, beautifully done Patti Jo
Hugs Julie P

Julye Bott said...

what a great project and elegant too thanks for sharing

Louise said...

Gorgeous, your flowers are amazing
hugs Louise

Pssequimages said...

What a clever way to include a message....and what a BEAUTIFUL project. The flowers and the little Tilda are just so very pretty.

vinita jain said...

So elaborate! look at all the details you're put there. It's amazing!! Love the handmade flowers too.
Vinita

Candy said...

Patti Jo,
What a beautiful statement of why we celebrate Easter.
Your hand made flowers are soooo beautiful. Love the cross and the wee little tag.
Big Hugs, Candy

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful project Patti Jo. So lovely to see the real meaning of Easter. Love the cross and how it is made. You are so very clever at designing flowers. I love the lilies.
Cute little message in the back. fabulous....love it.
Hugs Maz

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is so gorgeous Patti Jo! Those gorgeous blooms look so real. You always amaze me with your flower-making skills...such a lovely Easter project!
hugz,
Suzanne

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous cross! Perfect message for Easter.

Karen

Norma said...

Oh, I just knew you would come up with something incredible for the blog hop. And I wasn't wrong! Such a unique and beautiful creation, Patti Jo. Love that creative mind of yours. The gorgeous lilies out of the strawberry die is just brilliant.
Hugs,
Norma

soccermom23 said...

Fantastic cross! It is always nice to see religious items. Thanks so much! It is very pretty.

mgoll88 said...

ths cross looks fantastic, what a great idea!

LG
Mcihaela

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