Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easy Holiday Decor

I love using my digital scrapbooking supplies and my mad photoshop skillz to create fun and cheap decor for the holidays. I thought I'd share a couple of my most recent creations. A while ago I saw a pack of three white plastic square frames in the $1 section of Target - actually they were $2.50, but still - cheap. They are 3.75" x 3.75", which is an odd size, but that doesn't matter when you've got photoshop! I just opened a new document and set that as my size. The first thing I made were these I *heart* U squares for Valentines Day:

{blue paper and pink heart from "Just Breathe" by Kelley Mickus; pink background paper from "Hugs & Kisses" by Michelle Coleman; dark pink paper from "Beautiful Journey Design Blocks" by Michelle Coleman; brown floral paper from "Our Story" by Kelley Mickus; brown bow from "Lil' Love Bug" by GG Digital Designs; pink heart flowers by Jason Gaylor; acrylic letters by Kristen Aagard; acrylic heart from Designs by Nikki; pink bow from "Hugs & Kisses" by Jackie Eccles; pink lace from "The Beginning" by Rachel Young; brown heart from "Journey 365 Jumbo" by SuzyQ Scraps; "Cursif" font}

Here's how they looked in the frames:

So today I replaced them with something for Easter. I started out with this little bunny, from the April Morning kit by Miss Mint:

HOWEVER, even if I didn't have a bunny shape already in my digi scrapping stash, I could pretty easily find something similar by downloading a free dingbat font. Just out of curiosity I went searching and found this font that would also work. Again - EASY and FREE.

Then I just added a white(ish) background paper, and clipped some springy colored gingham papers to the bunny to create these:

{background paper from "Spring Fever" kit by Kim Crothers; gingham papers from "Happy Spring Paper Pack" by Crystal Wilkerson; bunny from "April Morning" by Miss Mint}

I love how they look all framed up on my bookcase! And the best part of it is it took about 10 minutes to create and cost me almost nothing!

Happy Easter everyone!



jor said...

Such a great idea! I also love the green walls in the background :)

April (Thorup) Oaks said...

You should already know I love these, but I thought I would remind you :)

KD Designs said...

Those are all adorable and so much fun! Great idea!