Happy Good Friday! Suzanne with you here today with an Easter page just in time for this weekend celebration. Every year I use the same Easter baskets that my kids received on their very first Easter. I hope to continue this tradition until they decide they are too old for baskets. Hopefully, this will not happen anytime soon!
Supplies: Collectable-Unforgettable:'You Are' Charm patterned paper,'Today' Remember patterned paper,'You Are' Pleasant patterned paper,'Happiness" Delight patterned paper,'Today' Moment patterned paper, 'Firsts' New patterned paper, 'Today'stamps, 6x6 paper pad,journal card, enamel dots, die cuts, layered stickers,decorative buttons,decorative brads,chipboard stickers
I fill their baskets with a new swimsuit, gift cards, small toys and, of course, chocolate. One item that my kids can always count on is a big chocolate bunny. I always try to find the biggest one so it is the first thing that they see when they come down to see what the Easter Bunny has left for them.
I was lucky to capture a few photos of my daughter with her chocolate bunny. For this page I turned to the Collectable Unforgettable collection to capture this sweet moment. I first chose the You Are Charm paper because of the various patterns and colors found on the honeycomb paper. This was the inspiration for my page.
Normally, I feel that a single photo can effectively tell my story. This time I stepped out of my comfort zone and used three photos on my page. I tend to go with a 5x7 print, but this time went a bit bigger. I love this photo of my little girl, and I really wanted it to be the focal point of the page. After all, it is about her, and the tradition of the chocolate bunny. I tucked in two smaller photos of her on the left side of the page, right above the start of the honeycomb strip. I embellished with a photo corner, and a small chipboard banner
I cut a 3x12 inch strip and then randomly cut along the honeycombs. I simply cut until I had two separate strips of this paper to use along the bottom and top of the page. I used the Happiness Delight paper because of the brown pattern and used this as the base of my page. I wanted to add an extra layer, so I tucked in a neutral cardstock on top.
Along the bottom of the page, I used the stripe underneath the honeycomb paper, so it could peek through. I love patterned paper, and seem to have a difficult time deciding which papers use. On the top of the page, you will also see another pattern...this time the floral print to add a girly touch!
I knew exactly what my title would be when I saw the "best" ribbon layered sticker. I added extra layers underneath by using a large white doily, a 3 inch blue circle, and a mini white doily. I positioned this embellishment almost in the center of the page and finished with random letters I had in my stash to spell out the rest of my title. I embellished these letters with the fun enamel dots, another chipboard banner, and a heart brad found in the Unforgettable decorative brad package.When my page needs extra pizazz I always turn to the dots! They come in a variety of sizes and are a quick and fun way to add an extra something in seconds!
Last,but not least, I added more layers onto my page by tucking in a journal card and a die cut title. I ran the journal card through my printer to add a bit of journaling. I randomly stamped some arrows using brown ink.
I'm hoping this page gives you a bit of inspiration as you begin your weekend! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter celebration. My holiday begins today, as I fill my children's baskets with the traditional Easter chocolate bunny!