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April is almost here! April (at least this year) means Easter, which is my absolute favorite holiday! I had friends in town over the weekend and the weather was gorgeous, so it’s only appropriate that we celebrate with some bright spring décor!

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This Spring Banner was the Silhouette store’s free shape of the week a couple of weeks ago (but you can still get it now for 50 cents!). I pulled some brights out of my cardstock stash and went to work!

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Here’s the finished mantle with some bright eggs in jars and a vase. I brought in some white wrought iron pieces. Love this for spring.

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Note: I changed the holes in the banner to fit my flat ribbon. The pattern uses circles (probably useful for string or twine), but I wanted an oval shape so the ribbon would lie flat.

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I had leftover eggs and no candles for these candle holders, so this idea was born. I’m rather proud of it. 

My friends Jen and P and their darling E were in town over the weekend. We had a blast checking out a bunch of local spots, including something I’ve never done before – a tasting at Landry Vineyards! ’d tried several of their wines before, but I need to head back for their Redneck Red and Blueberry Merlot. Both were really great!

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She loves her Aunt Meg! 

So many great things to love about spring! Colors! Things blooming! Warmer weather! Oh. And BASEBALL! Happy Opening Day, everyone!

Teacup banner!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t have anything green to show you today. Unless teal counts. Does teal count? Who knows? 

I recently tried my hand at banner making using my Silhouette Cameo. A friend’s bridal shower was Saturday, and there was a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme. The colors were black, white, and teal. It was SUCH a lovely shower!

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I started by printing some pretty patterns on cardstock. These were either Microsoft ClipArt or free backgrounds I found online.

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Then I grabbed this “tea time” set from the Silhouette online store so I could cut that adorable teacup! On sale for 50 cents! 

Et voila!

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The saucers are just ovals. Nothing complicated about that.

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I used her wedding date on the teacups! Martha Stewart glue pens are perfect for getting adhesive on those curly parts.

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And here it is in action! So fun! 

This was so fun and easy. I’m now dreaming up where else I can put banners! I think my office needs one, right?