Friday, March 18, 2016

He Is Risen Blog Hop: March 19, 2016

Welcome to the He Is Risen Blog Hop! So nice to have you join us.



Today's hop will be a celebration of Christ rising from the grave.

We've got a great group of bloggers today and the projects will just wow you.

Please comment on each of the blogs the hop to be entered into the prize drawing.

Today's prize is a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.




The hop will be open for comments until March 31st.
Winner will be announced on Theresa's blog on April 1st. No Fooling!

Now on with the projects.

I have three projects to share today. Two are religious and one is just general spring/non-religious. I hope you enjoy them.




First up, my "Easter Blessings" banner.







The background scalloped images came from Birds Cards. The font is Ballerina Script found on Dafont. I made the cross shape myself since it's really just a couple differently sized skinny rectangles. I wanted it to be purple because it's a royal color. I used a distressed wood grain paper for the bigger middle cross to give it some dimension. I used CTMH crystals to accent here and there. I accented the sides of each banner piece with shabby flowers. I think it looks perfect on the mantel.

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My next project is a burlap cross. I literally just hot glued burlap into the shape of a cross. There is a tutorial on Youtube from May May Made It that was my inspiration piece. Mine ended up looking a little more like a plus sign than a cross, but I still love the way it turned out. I used a shabby flower to accent the middle and distressed the edges with brown Memento ink.




Lastly is my cute little Spring Bunny door hanger. It's an upcycled project because I used cardboard and peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated part. I used my Silhouette to cut a bunny shape as big as I could. I had to piece it together but it ended up being about 12x18. I traced it onto the cardboard and cut it using an exacto knife. Then I used two different sized circle punches to create the polka dots and kept adding them until I felt it looked right. I distressed the edges of the circles with the same brown Memento ink. Then I added a burlap bow and a shabby flower for the tail. Super easy and super cute. I wouldn't put this somewhere where it will be exposed to the elements, because it is cardboard.




That's it for me, folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects. If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask.


Up Next is Anna


Don't forget to comment for your chance to win.


In case you get lost, here is the entire lineup.

Theresa - scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
CADC DT -cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com
Kim - katydidcards.com
Barbara - barbarab3.blogspot.com
Holli - sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Beth - http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com
Connie - www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Melissa - papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
Anna - grumpygrandmacreations.blogspot.com
Enclade - www.nanasscrapspot.com

15 comments:

  1. Melissa that banner is fantastic! Beautiful job! And your burlap cross....WOW! And the cute bunny to finish off. Great job!! So glad you're back to blogging! It was lots of fun hopping with you, as always!

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  2. You did a wonderful job on all of them. Glad you are back. I love that bunny best!

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  3. Wonderful! The cross is my favorite. Great job!!!!

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  4. They are all lovely. I didn't think of doing a banner and that one is beautiful as is the burlap cross.

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  5. I love both your projects. Awesome job!!!

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  6. Your banner and burlap cross are absolutely beautiful! Your bunny is super adorable!

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  7. Great projects, Melissa.
    Thanks for hopping with me.

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  8. My comment went poof- so delete if this is a duplicate....

    Love your banner, your Burlap cross- so meaningful, and just love the cute cardboard bunny decoration- how fun and festive!

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  9. I love your Banner it is beautiful. Your bunny is cute.

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  10. Love your creations! Adore all the shades of purple in your banner; so pretty! Cute bunny and neat burlap cross. Very creative!!! Enjoyed looking at them all!

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  11. Love, love, love your banner! Your cross is pretty and your bunny is super cute!!!

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  12. Very nice projects! We love to have banners at our house for the different holidays. I like the burlap cross too and the bunny is cute. =)

    ~Beth
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

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  13. All amazing projects but #2 is absolutely scrumptious. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Amazing talents and projects! Your house must look amazing for Easter!!

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