Home Decor Hop Day 1, Friday (Runs through Sunday)

April 22, 2011

Come hop with us as we feature over 40 different home decor projects with instructions on how you can duplicate them! Make sure you visit the lineup each day because a lot of us gals will feature a new project for each of the three days! I have indeed made a different item for each of the three days of the hop. So do come back tomorrow!

You should have arrived here from Faithfule Creations. Faith is the first stop and our hostess this weekend. Be sure you follow her directions for a chance at winning extra blog candy. My candy is listed at the very end of this post.

Your next stop is Handmade by Angelica.

Happy Easter
Today I am sharing a decoration for your home for Easter weekend. I present to you these fabulous Easter Egg Mini Boxes! Originally I was going to share these on Sunday, being that Easter Day. But I am addicted to making these and think that you will love them as well. You will want to make time in your weekend to create at least a couple! They are easy and allow your imagination to run free! They can be beautiful or cheery. The cutting file comes from SVG Shop. Eleanor is a genius!!

As I said, they are easy to make. Using Eleanor's cut file, I made two sizes--and Four Collections!! (I told you I was having fun with these!) The file comes with clear directions. Eleanor tests everything--she knows her stuff! As you see I used several designs of patterned card stock. I do recommend card stock over paper. These are boxes that open up for hiding treats. With that in mind, you want to think carefully about the papers that you use for the sides, insides and bottom of the box. You will see in the Fabergé Collection that I used black paper for sides and back. You can embellish them as you choose or leave them plain. Yes, they are boxes, but you could just use the top in any other manner you can dream up. You can even get the kids involved in making these darling boxes! My first grader just informed me that he does not want the box. He simply wants the chocolates inside!! Well, do enjoy.

I Need YOUR Tips
I am still very new to using a Xyron. I do not like how it leaves "orphaned" adhesive between intricate cuts. It is hard to wipe away. Suggestions?
Can you suggest a foil or metallic paper? The stuff I have flakes and tears easily.

Krista's Paper Cafe Egg Gallery
The Embossed and Fabergé Collections displays eggs that are 3 1/2 inches tall. The Fabergé eggs are all on shiny and shimmery paper--but it is hard to see that. They are supposed to look expensive! The Christian and Cheery Collections displays eggs that are just under 5 inches tall. Let's begin our tour of the Gallery.

Embossed Collection

Christian Collection

Cheery Collection

Fabergé Collection

Inside and Edge Views

Your Turn
Are you inspired? "Hop" over to SVG Shop.
Remember, your next stop is Handmade by Angelica.

Blog Candy
The blog candy I am offering is somewhat related to home decor. I have this lovely 8 X 8 Cookbook Recipe Journal Kit. The theme is Bar-B-Que. It is fun and cute. It comes with a very nice hard cover, papers, stickers and recipe cards. I sure hope that some one who likes BBQ wins!! For your chance to win, become a follower and leave a comment. Be sure I can contact you. As well, I invite you to check my fan page on facebook. I often posts project there that I do not post on my blog.

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