Last Minute Ideas For Fun Easter Crafts
Are you getting excited for Easter? Well if you are looking for some last minute inspiration for colorful Easter and spring-inspired crafts then you've come to the right place! Today we are going to share some joyful Secret Garden crafts that are just perfect for Easter! The soft pastel color pallet of Secret Garden, along with its delicate floral designs, make it the perfect paper collection for this magnificent season! Today we will be sharing a fantastic 3-D illustration book by Susan Lui and an enchanting card by Arlene Cuevas! Also, if you loved Arlene's beautiful Secret Garden mixed media mini album that we featured here on our blog on March 21st, we've got Part 2 of her incredible video tour of this fantastic creation! So sit back, relax and enjoy some splendid Easter craft inspiration from Graphic 45!
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First up in today's Easter inspiration is this incredible Secret Garden 3-D illustration book by Susan Lui! This incredible creation is just perfect for home decor or a beautiful handmade gift! Secret Garden springs to life in this bright and cheerful work of art! Here is what Susan had to say about it!
"Here's a project I created using Graphic 45's Secret Garden and Olde Curiosity Shoppe collections. As the Secret Garden collection takes its inspiration from the book of the same title, I thought it would be fun to create a 3D illustration of 'From the pages of the Secret Garden." The project shows an open book with scenes from the book, and butterflies fluttering about in the garden, seemingly suspended in mid-air. One of the pages features text stamped on cardstock from Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary Cling Stamp. I love how you can combine different collections from Graphic 45 because they complement each other so well." -Susan Lui
Graphic 45 Secret Garden patterned papers - Secret Garden, Pretty Primrose, April Showers, Springtime, May Flowers
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Banners
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Butterfly Species
Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Cling Stamp 1
Prima Markeeting flowers
Next up is this darling Secret Garden card by Arlene Cuevas. This creation is just perfect for Easter! If you've got some last minute cards to make for your Easter celebration then get ready for some serious inspiration! You can see how Arlene layered and distressed the beautiful Secret Garden papers and added pretty Secret Garden Chipboard Die-Cuts for even more color and dimension. Handmade flowers and other sweet embellishments only add to the cheer of this marvelous card! This card would make the perfect Easter gift for someone you love! Check out this gorgeous video tutorial to learn a fun shabby chic card and flower technique!
Next we wanted to share Part 2 of Arlene Cuevas's Secret Garden mixed media mini album video walk-through! This project was originally posted on March 21st and it was such a huge success! We had so many incredible comments about this project! By popular demand, Arlene created another video that takes you on a more in-depth tour of the inside of this amazing mini! In case you missed the original blog post and mixed media tutorial, you can view it here!
Secret Garden mini album complete walk through video:
We hope you all enjoyed today's last minute Easter craft inspiration! We want to thank Susan Lui and Arlene Cuevas for their incredible work today! We hope your Easter is filled with fun, family and togetherness! Come on back and see us very soon for more grand ideas and heartwarming inspiration from all of your friends at Graphic 45! We hope you have a lovely day and a very happy Easter weekend!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45