Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Blog and the Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Darla's blog, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can start at the beginning at This blog hop is all about creating something sweet for your Easter celebrations. We hope you find inspirations and plenty of ideas to spice up your holiday :)

The theme for this blog hop is something sweet. I couldn't think of anything better that strawberry short cake! Here in California it's strawberry season and you can pick up a pint of super sweet strawberries on almost any corner.

To go with my strawberry short cake I made these little napkin rings. Because everyone needs a napkin when enjoying desert.

I made the rings out of the cob of my paper towel roll. (Recycling!) I cut it lengthwise all the way down and flattened it out. Then I used my paper trimmer (yes, I know, I'm a little nutty, but I wanted to measure) to cut out four 1" wide strips. I covered them with this Imaginisce paper on both sides and hot glued them back together. I had this paper left over from some baby shower invites I made and I just had 4" wide strips of it left. Perfect for this project!

For the fan folded flower I cut the 12x4 strips into 12x2 strips of the paper and them punched the length of one side with a Fiskars border punch. I liked the cute little edge that it makes.

I then scored the strip of paper at every 1/2" with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and folded it. I hot glued the ends together and glued a circle of cardstock to the underside to hold it in place. Then I added the images to the top and glued the flower to the ring over the seam to hide it. I think they turned out okay. The chick is from Create a Critter, and the Tulip is from Gypsy font. The bunny and butterfly are from Gypsy Wanderings.

And now for the blog candy!! In honor of spring I am giving one lucky hopper these flowers. There are 5 bags of flowers here (and some buttons in 2 of the bags) that would be perfect for pretty spring projects. To win you must be a follower. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the comments on this post and announced on Tuesday! For an extra chance to win "like" my facebook page (link is up at the top of the blog) and leave me a comment there!

Happy Crafting All! Your next stop is Sylvia's blog. Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

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Donna -
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Jennifer -
Kim -
Damaris -
Melanie -
Jazmin -
Monica (Stampin Daisies) -
Gabriela -
Kacee -
Darla -
Amber -
Sylvia -
Monica F-
Rebecca -
Carrie -
Patricia -


  1. Love your idea, my Mom is always looking for cute holiday napkin rings, maybe I'll make her some this year. :)

    Lori m

  2. Oh my goodness, I just love your napkin rings! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop!

  3. For some reason I find myself craving strawberry shortcake right about now. Hmmm wonder why. LOL. Nice job recycling. TFS

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

  4. Yummy! I love strawberry shortcake!! What great little napkin rings too. TFS

  5. Yum! Strawberries look good! Cute napkin rings!! New follower :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  6. Strawberry short cake - YUM!!
    I'm totally scrapliting your napkin rings because they are brilliant.


  7. Clever idea for you napkin rings.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  8. What a great idea! Love the napkin rings...cute!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  9. You have me drooling over here. Love strawberry shortcake. Your napkin rings are a great idea.

    Smiles Sher

  10. The strawberry shortcake looks DELICIOUS!!! The napkin rings are adorable! What an awesome idea to recycle the paper towel roll!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Very creative. I will have to use this idea at my next dinner party. TFS. I am already a follower

  12. Very cute napkin rings! That strawberry shortcake looks delicious! TFS!

  13. cute napkin rings im a new follower

  14. I really love it!

    It's beautiful!

  15. Napkin rings!! So super cute!! Thanks for sharing this idea.

    x0, Damaris

  16. cute cute cute projects! Love the napkin rings. TFS and the strawberries look soooo good.

  17. Very eco friendly idea using the papertowel rolls. Scrap scrap scrap

  18. Those napkin rings are so adorable! Thank you so much for inspiring us on this fun hop! And thanks for the chance at your candy. pjritsema at gmail dot com

  19. My favorite desert and I just love the napkin ring so cute.

  20. Oh Wow!!! I love your napkin rings. Very creative.

  21. Your napkin rings are so cute!:)


  22. Such a cute idea. TFS!

  23. What a great idea you could make these for all occasions

  24. Cute project! I would never think to make napkin rings but they're adorable!
    New follower!
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  25. Hi Amber! What a great job you did! It's amazing! TFS


  26. very creative! Thanks for sharing!

  27. The shortcake looked so good. Yum. Love the napkin rings.

  28. Love the napkin rings. Cant wait until we start getting some good strawberries here> (not til june/july) I am a new follower
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  29. Okay, I LOVE your little napkin holders. Adorable idea. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Those napkin rings are too cute!!!! Great idea, nicely done. Thanks for sharing.


  31. Awesome! I love that you recycled to make this. Great idea.

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  32. Love the idea they are cute!!! Way to go green! I think I might have the kids help me do this for Easter Dinner!

  33. What a beautiful blog you have and those napkin rings are fantastic! I am passing through via the Linking Up Party and leaving some love! I'm a new follower & hope you stop by and visit me real soon!

  34. Hello very cute project I'm a new follower from the love link up party.Stopping in to say hello you have a lovely blog!

  35. Very cute and I love that they're made from a TP roll! Just dropping in from the Getting Cricky hop.

  36. Very cute napkin rings, also the strawberry short cake looks good too!

  37. these are so cute! love them! Thanks for being part of this blog hop :)