Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Spring Centerpiece

Easter is now over, but we can still have fun with a super-sweet Spring Centerpiece
featuring the Twirly Girl Collection by
 CHICKANIDDY CRAFTS
 and a few floral punches and cute chick cutting file!

I first started out with a plain wooden planter box and a sheet of the Party Dress "Side B" paper.  

After tracing the sides onto the paper and cutting the four pieces out, I placed them through
 the Xyron 9" Creative Station and applied a permanent adhesive.

I added a piece of floral foam to the inside of the box and then covered it with green excelsior. 

You can find the adorable Spring Chick cutting file at Miss Kate Cuttables.
  Using my personal cutting machine, I cut the main piece of the chick's body from the 
yellow/white stripe diagonal portion of the Piggy Tales paper and then used a yellow
 contrasting cardstock as the shadow.

 I didn't use the part of the file containing the legs; instead I adhered two halves of
 bamboo skewers to the back and then inked the pieces
 with a Peanut Brittle ink by Imagine Crafts. 

I cut two small brown circles from cardstock and adhered them behind the eye area. 
 A small diamond shape was added for the beak.  I used pink chalk for the cheeks and
 also inked the edges of the chick with a Sunflower Yellow ink from Imagine Crafts. 
After embellishing the little chick with a layered flower, I inserted the two bamboo
 skewers (legs) into the floral foam.

In finishing, I incorporated several styles of flowers that I punched from the Piggy Tales
 and Party Dress Papers.  I either added hand-sewn buttons or enamel hearts to the centers.  
Each flower was attached around the top edge of the wooden box with a high tack adhesive dot.

I softened the bottom edge of the box by adding some pretty crotchet trim from
 May Arts Ribbon. Here is one last look at the completed Happy Spring Centerpiece:

Twirly Girl Products: Party Dress Paper TG14OS06; This and That Paper TG14OS07;
 Piggy Tales Paper TG14OS12; Mini Sticker Tags TG14EB04; Enamel Hearts TG14EB07; 
Brads TG14EB06

Thanks for stopping!

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