Bring on the Bloom with these DIY Spring Craft Ideas

The Spring Medley collection can be used for much more than just creating lovely spring scrapbook layouts — with a little bit of budding creativity, you can also use it to design fun borders, crafts aplenty, decorations and other projects! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu came up with a few DIY spring craft ideas that are the perfect way to celebrate the season — check them out!

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

The elegant, curvy design of new Baroque Frame Punch goes perfectly with the Spring Leaf Chain BMC. When you combine them, you can add an adorning medley of Baroque and Rococo finesse to your layouts.

Border by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this border you will need:

Step 1: Cut a 4″ x 12″ strip of the navy patterned paper, and punch three sides of both ends with the Baroque Frame Punch to create a doily-like design. Set aside the small square pieces you get after punching.

Step 2: Insert the Spring Leaf Chain Border Maker Cartridge into the Border Maker System. Place the Border Maker Base on the Custom Cutting System Mat, as shown, to align with a gridline. Insert the wing of the border so that the paper corner aligns with the gridline you used to place the Border Maker Base. Punch once, flip the paper and repeat. Try not to move the Border Maker Base. Repeat this step to the other side of the border.

Border by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 3: Fold both wings inward and adhere with Foam Squares in the center.

Step 4: Cut two pieces from the navy patterned paper to measure 4″ x 4″, and punch all the sides with the Baroque Frame Punch to make a doily. Adhere the doily behind the border. Set aside the small square pieces you get after punching.

Border by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 5: Fold each of the 12 small square pieces into three, as shown. Use a small scrap of paper as the base, put Repositionable Tape on the base and align 12 pieces to make the medallion.

Step 6: Adhere the medallion to the middle of the border.

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

This new Baroque Frame Punch brings back memories of my trip to Italy. The elegant design reminds me of the magnificent stained-glass windows, and the solemn and mysterious atmosphere in Rome. Being there made me feel like I’m frozen in time.

Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this layout, you will need:

Step 1: Use the water splash patterned paper as the base of the layout.

Step 2: Cut the light blue patterned paper to make a 1-1/2″ width frame using the 12-inch Trimmer. Mark the midway point on the inside of the frame with the Black Dual-Tip Pen.

Step 3: Fold the frame in half, corner to corner, to make a triangle. Hold the Baroque Frame Punch upside down — that way, you can see where the paper is cut. Insert the paper to align the marked midway point to the edge of the punching window. Lightly close the punch to keep the paper from falling, and then flip the punch to the normal punching direction. Start punching a border all the way to the end. Repeat this step to the other side of the frame.

Step 4: Unfold the frame and fold it in half to make another triangle — that way, unpunched corners are folded in half. Repeat the same steps and punch a border all the way to the end. Adhere it to the layout, as shown.

Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 5: Cut the navy patterned paper on the outside of the Jumbo Hexagon Custom Cutting System Pattern with the Red Blade. Using the Black Dual-Tip pen, mark the midway point on all sides.

Step 6: Insert the hexagon paper to the Baroque Frame Punch to align the marked midway point to the edge of the punching window, punch once and then punch next to the punched part. Repeat this step on all the sides.

Step 7: Pinch the uncut triangle part in half and trim the edge at the height of the adjacent curve with All-Purpose Scissors. Cut the end using the 2-Way Corner Rounder to create a curve notch. Adhere it to the layout, as shown.

Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 8: Add photos, embellishments, stickers, etc., to complete the page.

Which one of these DIY spring craft ideas do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Bring on the Bloom with these DIY Spring Craft Ideas

  1. Simply gorgeous and I remain in awe that the designer’s brain could see the way to produce something so unique. I am still struggling to feel comfortable in getting the guides lined up properly to use the baroque punch. I feel that it is one of the nicest CM punches along with the tulip circle punch. Bravo!!!

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