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Pin Junkie Pin Party #110

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 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day! 
The party is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM MST.
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!

Here's what I've been up to this week:

origami-paper-lilies spring easter craft decorating ideas easter egg cards two ways to make

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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

spring mantel
by Stephanie at Casa Watkins

spring mantel
by Maryann at Domestically Speaking

best key lime pie recipe
by Trish at Mom On Timeout

ireland in a jar
by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods

master bathroom makeover before & after
by Bonnie at Our Second Hand House

If you were featured this week, please grab a button and show it off!

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Now it's your turn to share what you've been working on.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to link up your projects, crafts, and recipes! 
The rules for this link party are simple!
Here's what you need to know:

Party Rules
1. Follow The Pin Junkie.
2.  Link back to the party.  You can get my blog button in the sidebar.
3.  Share anything family friendly - crafts, recipes, DIY projects. (No giveaways, contests, or link parties please.)
4.  Link directly to a specific post - not your main blog.
5.  Visit other links at the party.  It's always nice to leave some comments and pin from the original source.

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Easter Egg Cards - Two Ways To Make!

Easter Egg Cards - Two Ways To Make!
Easter egg cards two ways to make

I've got a two for one today!  Two ways to make the same Easter egg card.  I started with this pin:

but then thought of another way to do it.  I'm going to share both ways for making these Easter egg cards.  They're both quick and easy, I promise.  The first way is a great way to use up paper scraps!

Cut a piece of thick paper or card stock the same size as the card.
Glue strips of paper across it. 

scrap paper easter egg card

 Trim the edges.

good use for paper scraps

Cut an egg shape in the front of the card to make a window.
Glue the paper with the diagonal paper strips inside. . . 

easter egg card diy

. . . and it will show through the window!

diy easter egg card

Ok, now for the second way.  It's even faster and easier and it uses washi tape, my newest favorite craft material!

Cut out an egg shape.  Cover it with strips of washi tape.

washi tape easter egg

Fold the edges of the washi tape over the sides of the egg
or trim the edges with scissors.

washi tape easter egg back

Glue the egg onto the front of a blank card or folded piece of card stock.

washi tape easter egg card diy

 That's it!  Seriously, is that easy or what?

easter egg card diy

This one is my favorite.  I like the bright colors and fun patterns of the washi tape.  It almost looks like fabric.  And it's even easier and faster to make than the first Easter egg card!  I'm talking about minutes - no joke!

washi tape easter egg card

Easter egg cards diy

Inspired by this pin for an Easter egg card.  

Here are some other easy projects you might like:

washi tape clothespin magnets homemade congrats card speckled easter eggs

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Origami Paper Lilies

Origami Paper Lilies
Paper Origami Lilies

A few weeks ago, I made some paper tulips that I had seen on Pinterest.  The website that has the instructions for making them also has directions for making all kinds of things including these origami paper lilies.  Learning how to making these paper lilies took a few tries . . .

origami gone wrong

. . . but once I finally got the hang of it, I was was able to make them pretty quickly.  (For the complete step by step directions go here - origami lily folding instructions.)  After I learned how to make a basic paper lily, I made a few changes to the original design.

First, I stuck two flowers together to create a fuller flower.  
This gives the lily eight petals instead of four.

how to make origami lilies

I also added a yellow stamen to the center of the flower.  Just cut a piece of yellow paper that's one inch wide and four inches long.  Cut slits in the paper but don't cut all the way to the end.  Then curl the cut ends with a pencil.

Paper Origami Lilies stamen

Roll the end that's not cut into a cylinder or tube shape.  It will look like this.

Paper Origami Lilies stamen

Stick it in the center of the flower.

Paper Origami Lilies stamen

Finally, I painted some wooden skewers green and poked them into the base of the flowers for the stems.

Paper Origami Lilies

Paper Lilies

I love making paper flowers!
Take a look at some others paper flowers I've made:

paper flower tutorial easy paper flowers origami paper tulips

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