3D Thursday: Springtime Joy Easter Egg Holders

Happy Thursday! Looks like it’s my turn to post for 3D Thursday! I was torn between doing a St. Patrick’s Day project or an Easter one…and in the end, I ended up going with Easter! Easter is kind of early this year, so believe it or not, it’s right around the corner (April 4th). I created these fun Easter egg holders using the Springtime Joy stamp set:

When I think of Easter, I think of soft, pastel colors. I didn’t want to use anything bold or dark, so most of my images are stamped in Smoky Slate ink, while the basket is stamped and colored in Sahara Sand. All of my coloring is done with regular Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers. Here’s a look at what the holders look like from the back:

The Springtime Joy set is PERFECT for Easter, but it also has some general spring stamps and sentiments as well. It has some fun images including the images you see on my project, as well as an adorable lamb and chick, plus some flowers! Here’s a peek at the full set:

I really love how the egg holders came out, and they were a lot of fun to make! Want to make some of your own? Click HERE to download my FREE project sheet, or click on the image below:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please check back next week for something new!


First Day of Spring and ANOTHER Snow Storm?!

Today is the FIRST day of Spring in the US!  I am so excited and SO ready to put this horrible Winter behind us!  Between sick kids, numerous snow storms, and being sick myself, I seriously cannot wait for sunny days and warmer temperatures!   But not so fast, because we are on track to get hit by ANOTHER snow storm TOMORROW.  It will be the 4th big one to hit us in Connecticut in less than a month!  I am hoping for a last minute change of course, but if the storm stays on the track it’s on now, we’re looking at another foot or more of snow!  YUCK!  I guess Mother Nature isn’t done with Winter yet!

I chose today’s card for it’s bright and sunny message, as I thought it was appropriate for the first day of Spring!  (It was made by the Stampin’ Up! concept artists, so I can’t take credit for it!)  This beautiful card features the Rainbow Builder Framelits and the A Good Day stamp set.  Both items can be found in the Occasions Catalog, as well as in the online store.

I am not 100% sure on the colors used, but I am going to guess that they are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pool Party, and Rich Razzleberry.  All of the color on this card is applied with aquapainters, so it is heavily diluted to get those gorgeous pastel tones!  In addition to the rainbow colors, it looks like some Smoky Slate was applied to the clouds to give them a little color and shading as well!

Please keep your fingers crossed that we don’t get much from this storm tomorrow!   We have lost our cable and internet a few times with all the bad weather, so if you don’t hear from me for a couple of days, it’s a good bet that it’s out again!

Thanks for checking in today!