Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dilly Dally Slice Design Card

I decided to have a bit of fun with this project, and take it off the page to make some flowers, bugs and a mini banner in time for Easter! This bunny was given to me a long time ago with real flowers in the pot. In recent years the pot has been repurposed for these mini Easter eggs which I fill with chocolates and other goodies. I decided I could make some flowers which wouldn’t wilt or need watering! J

All the designs for this project were cut using the Dilly Dally Slice design card, and the papers are all from the Making Memories Dilly Dally collection.

The Dilly Dally design card was absolutely perfect for this project. It has all sorts of fun and whimsical shapes and designs that fit really well with any Spring-themed project. What’s more, the Dilly Dally card has the layering feature which means your designs can really pop, especially if you use dimensional glue dots like I did on several of the elements here. This is a great way to make your own layered embellishments, fit to just the size you need them for your project!

For the banner, I used my Slice to cut out the pennants and letters from the Dilly Dally design card. I wanted this to be a mini banner so the letters are cut at 1" and the pennants at 2". The glittery green scalloped edge paper for the banner is cut from one of the large specialty glitter-edged sheets. I laid out all the pieces before sticking anything together, to make sure everything would fit properly.

I cut the flowers and bugs at 3”. In a couple of cases I cut more than one of a particular shape or layer, so I could mix and match the papers some more. I love how some of the Dilly Dally papers have glitter and others have foil; it adds some more textures and catches the light in different ways. I used pop dots to add dimension for some of the layers. Then I used green pipe cleaners for the flower stems which I cut a bit shorter, then yellow and pink pipe cleaners for the critters to make it seem more like they were flying around above the flowers.

I think I’m going to be using the Dilly Dally design card for so many more projects! For some more ideas on using this card, be sure to check out the cheer up cards Laura Vegas designed earlier this week. Don’t forget that if you’re on Facebook and you love the Slice, become a fan of the Slice Facebook page!

~ Caroline ~

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