Easter Extravaganza

Hello all,

Excuse the grand title, but don’t you just love an alliteration?
I know I do πŸ˜€

As promised, I have four coordinating cards to show you today, all made from one ad that landed in my (physical) mailbox a few weeks ago.

Boden, as you might know, is a mail-order company for fashion that I’d say is a bit out-of-the-ordinary and they sometimes send me a coupon or the like. This time, the advertising letter had such pretty design, IΒ had to cut it apart and use it!

But I’ll let you see for yourself:
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Isn’t the pattern just delightful?!! ❀

The first card was made by simply die-cutting a circle out of the first page of the original ad in order to get rid of the text in the middle.

I then added a cross-stitched circle I die-cut from Raspberry Fizz cardstock (PTI), using a Concord & 9th as well as a Lawn Fawn die. It was all matted onto coordinating Lavender Moon CS (PTI) and the first pretty card was done!

Quick & easy! πŸ˜€

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The second page of the tri-fold ad also begged to be cut up πŸ˜‰ So again, I took a large circle die (MFT) and went to work…

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Those cute parrots on pink just pop! πŸ˜€

I added the “fiesta” (MFT) die-cut in Scarlet Jewel (PTI) and mounted it onto thin strips of foam adhesive. The banner (LawnFawn) was cut from black cardstock and the sentiment hand-written using a Uniball Signo White. The background cardstock here is Soft Blush by PTI. Tadaa!

Don’t the vibrant colors just scream spring and summer?! πŸ™‚

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The last page of the tri-fold had two more of those sweet little birds, so I decided to die-cut those into tags, getting out my trusty old Crop-A-Dile and eyelets.

(I feel there was definitely some inspiration by derkleineklecks and faltzauber going on – I’ve seen them use eyelets and string so much in the last few months!)

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I prepped the background with a stamp from FlorilΓ¨ges Design in Cement Ink by MFT, a few sprinkles of Mr. Huey’s and some vellum leaves (Kesi’Art) tucked behind the tag.IMG_0413.jpg
The last one is quite similar, though I switched up the color palette to include more vibrant Scarlet Jewel (PTI) leaves and more messy splatters. πŸ™‚

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What do you think?

I really enjoyed upcycling the ad and using the pretty design rather than tossing it! So: Thanks, Boden! πŸ™‚ (Please keep sending me pretty mail – I think I’ll use my coupon to order some cute dresses I’ve been ogling! ^^)

Wishing you all a lovely Easter Sunday!
Nina