Monday, March 4, 2013

Easter Mantel

I love Easter!
With it comes the promise of Spring.
Today I want to share my mantel decor that will be up for the month of March.

I also love my Cricut Expression. 
Not as much as I love Easter, of course.
For those of you that have a Cricut, you know how costly it can be to buy the cartridges. And, you have to buy a lot of them to get exactly what you want!
There is a program for your computer called Sure Cuts A Lot (I'm not getting paid for this by the way) that allows you to make your own designs and you can use every font that is in your computer! You just hook your Cricut up to your computer and the possibilities are endless.
I also like that it shows the Cricut mat on my computer screen so I can lay out what I'm working on however I'd like.
For my Easter banner, I arranged some triangles on the mat shown on my computer. Then I added some Easter eggs to the center of some of the triangles. I added letters to the triangles to spell out, "Happy Easter." Then I added some green paper to my Cricut and cut...
 Once everything was cut out, I picked out some patterned paper to add to the back that would show through the cut outs...

Don't forget to save the center section of some of the letters such as the "A" to add back to the paper...

Next, I taped a pretty yarn to the back of the triangles...
 and my banner is ready to hang...

  I wish you all a HAPPY EASTER!
If you want to learn more about Sure Cuts A Lot, there are videos available on YouTube.  
Once again, NOT getting paid to endorse this product!
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  1. I love your mantel! It looks so pretty. You banner is great! I think my husband was telling me about that program for the Cricut. I hope it works for the mini!!! I need to make some banners! Your Easter egg cut on the banner is so cute!

  2. So pretty.. I will have to check out that software.. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Your mantle is very pretty! I love the banner!

  4. Cute! This project justifies the need to buy a Cricut, right? :)

  5. I love your mantle and banner. Although I don't have a cricut, I'm sure your tip about the online software will be most helpful to those that do! I've heard it can get pricey. Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock N Share!

  6. What a great manrel. The banner looks great.

  7. Your mantel is so amazing! Looks terrific...
    happy Easter to you!

    hugs x

  8. Your banner is pretty cute! This is my first visit to your blog. I've just posted this week's new Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  9. Love the banner! And it looks perfect with your beautiful springy Easter mantle! :)

  10. What a beautiful fireplace! Love the banner! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  11. Beautiful decoration!!! I love Easter too!! thanks for sharing the tutorial!


    1. I love your Easter Mantel. I don't have a cricut but you sure do use it beautifully.
      The banner is beautiful.
      I love Easter with all my heart! Happy Easter, He is risen indeed!
      Blessings, Ginger

  12. Very cute!! I've been thinking about getting that program. I wonder if it works with a Mac.

  13. I love your Easter Mantel. I don't have a cricut but you sure do use it beautifully.
    The banner is beautiful.
    I love Easter with all my heart! Happy Easter, He is risen indeed!
    Blessings, Ginger

  14. Beautiful. Thanks for showing us your pretty mantel. Linda

  15. This is such a pretty Easter mantel. Nice job!

    Missy Inspired

  16. Very nice! I never use my Cricut because I have very few cartridges. My daughter bought a program when it first came out and she can download any thing she wants. Did not know about this one. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Very cute and I love your fireplace! Thanks for linking up!

  18. Great tutorial on the banner!You will inspire others. Love your mantel!!! So pretty! You should share this on my blog this week. The challenge this week is Spring mantels so you should come link up. The llnk up starts tonight and will go through Friday. Then, our guest judge will pick the winners. Come on over and have fun!

  19. Your mantel is so beautiful - I pinned it ;-)
    Thanks for sharing!
    PS I do a Friday Linky party with approx. 400 visitors if you want to link up!

  20. Love the Cricut! Thank you for sharing this in our Crafty Showcase! We love that you share with us. Your projects are inspiring!

    Susie @Bowdabra / SusieQTpies Cafe

  21. Love love love the cricut, has to be a favorite tool in my room

    New challenge blog


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