Not a Card with Nina-Marie: Spring Blessings Vignette

Hello there, creative friends, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here with you! Today I am bringing you my very first installment of our new series, Not a Card! Each month, I’ll be sharing something that is anything but a card! I love making unique gifts, decor, and projects. It is my hope that you’ll be inspired by the ideas I bring to you!

For my project today, we’re going to make a Spring/Easter vignette! I definitely would not classify myself as a “true” mixed media artist, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun with mixed media products! So I’m making a vignette that fits my creative style – and it’s a lot of fun! If you like a more collage, distress, or textured project, feel free to adjust this idea to fit your style!

My Tim Holtz vignette tray features the adorable Wishful Bunny die from Memory Box and Poppy Stamps. I cut him with Cozy Days plaid pattern paper from Simple Stories – I love black and white plaid for Spring! On top of the bunny, I adhered a pom pom for his cottontail and some paper flowers from Prima.

I’m kind of quirky when it comes to distressing – I love it but I don’t like it all over! I’m more of a “strategic” distresser, LOL! When I decided to paint the frame of my tray, I wanted a crackled, distressed painted edge; the crackle adds some texture and the color reminds me of Easter eggs. I mixed Bundled Sage and Speckled Egg Distress reinkers with Crackle Paste to make the “paint”.

For some text to go with my bunny, I used our Simon exclusive Spring Blessings die and cut it with Pale Rose cardstock from Bazzill. I sprinkled a few Moonshine sequins around the bunny and my vignette for a little sparkle because I always love a little shine!

I LOVE how this vignette turned out and I plan on putting it in my living room for the Spring season! I hope you’ll give the idea I’ve shared a try – it’s a great way to play with mixed media products and make a decor piece for your home! Be sure to watch the video to see the entire creation process!

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Poppy Stamps WISHFUL BUNNY Craft Die…
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Simon Says Stamp SPRING BLESSINGS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology VIGNETTE SET…
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Tim Holtz CRACKLE 3oz Distress…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker SPECKLED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Reinker BUNDLED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain GROUND…
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Simple Stories COZY DAYS 6 x 8 Paper…
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Tim Holtz Tonic REPLACEMENT NON-STICK…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Prima Marketing SANTA BABY Sugar…
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Prima Marketing PINK CHRISTMAS Sugar…
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Darice POM POMS White 1055010 30 Pack
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Bazzill PALE ROSE Card Shoppe Heavy…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120#…
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE…
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    1. Hi Susan! I don’t recall where I got that. I am a collector of random stuff that I think I can use later on a project … that was one of those things and I finally found a use for it! LOL! It was an unfinished, mini easel that I stained with the Walnut Stain. I’m sorry I don’t remember where I got it; it’s been in my collection for a long time waiting for the right project! :)

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