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Give a fresh look to your Easter celebrations using Katie Skilton's die-cut ideas

What you need...
  • Dies: Xcut, Nesting, Eggs; Mama Elephant, Honey Bunny; Lawn Fawn, Candy Wrapper; Grassy Border
    Stamps, Mama Elephant, Honey Bunny
    Marker pens, alcohol-based
    Ink-pad, black
    Beads, pearl
  1. Gift Tag - 1 Create an egg shape from patterned paper using the second largest die, then use the next size down to make two more from blue and yellow. Use the smallest die to create an aperture for the blue egg.

    2 Die-cut a grassy border, trim into three sections, then adhere to the base of the blue frame. Stamp, colour and cut out a pair of bunnies, stick them to the yellow egg, then arrange the frame on top using foam pads.

    3 Mount the piece onto the pink egg using foam pads. Stamp and cut out a sentiment and stick it to the right. Punch a hole at the top of the pink egg and thread a length of ribbon through.

  2. Sweet Wrapper - 1 Die-cut two candy wrappers and stick them together. Fill with candy and tie twine around the ends to secure, then add raffia for decoration.

    2 Create a bunny and matt to the wrapper. Create three small eggs and fix them over the bunny using foam pads to finish.

  3. Easter Card - 1 Die-cut two large egg shapes from white, then put one aside. Make another two from spotty blue and stripy pink. Matt the blue shape to the white egg, then trim off the bottom section of the pink one. Stick to the base of the panel.

    2 Make a grass border and fix to the pink stripe, then wrap a length of chevron ribbon and raffia around it to hide the join. Attach three gems to the ribbon. Stamp a sentiment at the base of the egg.

    3 Stamp, colour and die-cut a bunny and fix to the left side of the egg using foam pads. Make three small eggs and three clouds, then place onto the front using the image as a guide. Turn the egg over and apply glue to the tip, then attach the remaining white card one to form a support at the back.

  4. Egg Decoration - 1Die-cut four medium-sized eggs. Score down the centres of each one, then fix two lots of two together. Cut two long lengths of twine and knot them together at one end, then thread on a pearl bead.

    2 Attach the twine to one of the egg clusters using double-sided tape, making sure the bead is at the bottom. Thread another bead at the top. To finish, adhere the two egg shapes together.

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