Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop brought to you by my fellow Club CK peeps!  If you have been following along with the blog hop you should have arrived here from Melissa's blog.  I made a cute little spring project just for the blog hop so read on to get all the details!


I made this adorable (at least I think so) Happy Spring decoration for my kitchen door.  I used an 8x8 piece of chipboard and covered it with Dear Lizzy for American Crafts patterned paper.  I love the little chick on there with all the eggs and thought it was a perfect fit for my project.  I used my ATG to adhere it on although I did think of using Mod Podge but I am too impatient to wait for it to dry :-). 


I cut a thin strip of green cardstock and used a pair of micro tip scissors to cut blades of grass.  I used my corner rounder on the bottom corners and adhere the strip along the bottom edge.  Finally, I ran my fingers along the edge to give the grass some lift.

I used the Create A Critter cartridge and cut out the chick, egg and tulips.  I cut everything from Bazzill Basics cardstock except for my egg which is white cardstock from Xerox.  I lightly inked the edges of the egg with Close to Cocoa ink from Stampin' Up! to help it stand out a little against the background.  For the chick's tummy I used some yellow tinsel trim by Webster's Pages.  I covered the surface in adhesive and then pressed the tinsel down with my finger.


I adhered down the chick, top of the egg and larger tulip using my ATG.  I used Zots dots behind the bottom of the egg and small tulip to lift them off the background.  Finally, I used Puffy Thickers to add "Happy Spring" across the top and a piece of yellow raffia as a hanger. 

Here is a little tip that I have for hiding your hooks.  Since we rent our home and the houses built here in Germany usually have concrete walls I use 3M Command Hooks all over our home for just about everything.  I love that I can remove them quickly and easily without damaging the walls.  However, I find the hook and strip of adhesive rather ugly to look at so I try to cover it up as best as I can.  In this case, I used a cute blue flower that I printed off and used a bit of tape (hot glue works too) to stick the flower onto the hook.  If you look back in the first photo you will see that the flower covers the hook and looks like it is part of my design!

If you leave me a comment I will enter you in a drawing for some German chocolate and gummi bears.  Winners will be selected Monday morning and posted here.

Next stop on the blog hop is Amanda's blog (http://asjmade.blogspot.com/).  If you are just popping on or have gotten lost along the way you can visit Amanda's blog (http://www.lovejoypaper.com/) to get started or find your way. 

Thanks for stopping by and playing along today.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

20 comments:

DanaMK said...

Shanon, that is just too adorable!! I love it! What a great idea to bring some spring into the house. :)

Amanda Johnson said...

That is great!! I love it :)

melshappyscrappyplace said...

That card is so adorable!! Love it! :)
Melissa

Cassie said...

Super cute project! Love that German chocolate and gummy bears from when I was stationed there!

Candice said...

Fabulous project!! It's so colorful & sweet! Plus, I really like the idea of covering the hook! We also rent military housing & I hate damaging the walls or seeing the hooks. I'm going to be making all kinds of flowers today! Thanks!

Kath said...

Very cute idea!!! German chocolate is the BEST!!!! Youngest DD's boyfriend lives in Bonn.

Ashley Horton said...

Shannon, that is SO CUTE!! That little chick is adorable! What a great home dec piece!!

photochic said...

Love that little hanger! So so springy and cute! The colors are gorgeous!

Auntie Em said...

What a cute 'Welcome Spring' sign! I love the layers and the chick's texture. Nice work
Thanks for sharing! :)

Caroleb said...

Really cute & looks so easy to make.

Lauram said...

I love your project! Very cute. Great details.

Adele said...

What a cute chickie babe. LOVE it! So very cheerful.

Tulip Scrapper said...

Your project is adorable! And what a perfect idea to cover the hanger. I've been reluctant to use them in my house because of this, but now . . . watch out hubby, I'm hanging' stuff!

All about UNC! said...

This is a very cute Spring decoration! It makes me happy! The little touch of tinsel on the chick is adorable!
Your chocolate makes me happy too! Please pick me or at least send the winner some of the strawberry yogurt chocolate. :)

Becky (bfran55) said...

Way too cute! I just bought the Create a Critter cart. I can't wait to use it.

suzeyq said...

Cute project!

Becky said...

That chick is totally adorable!!! I haven't made and scrappy home decor for a long time, I might have to make a wall hanging with a cute chick on it!!
Bec_Scraps

kelsterjean said...

I love this little project. We have the same problem with renting also, so we use those 3M hooks too. Thankfully there are products like that out there so we don't all have to live with blank walls!

Janice said...

I love the happy faces on the chick and tulips!
janice

Snips and Snails said...

That is sooo cute! It makes me happy just looking at it.