Easter Mantel, with the Epic Letterpress

easter mantel

Remember how I mentioned that my Epic came without a cutting mat? One call to the folks at Lifestyle Crafts and they got one out to me ASAP! I decided to use the die cut feature to make this Easter banner. I printed the damask background that I showed you here on several squares. Then, I used a square die with rounded corners to fancy them up.


I used a circle die to cut pieces of white cardstock. The lettering is black vinyl I cut with my Silhouette. I only did this because my printer was out of ink. My initial plan was to print directly on the cardstock and then die cut around each letter.


The letters circles are attached to the damask backgrounds with glue dots. I punched holes and tied the squares together with ribbons. And then I used thumb tacks to attach them to the mantel. I’m classy like that.


The grass came from Hobby Lobby in sheets like this:


I cut them in half and laid them on top of the mantel. I used a little bit of that white tacky stuff that I cannot think of the name of right now to keep them from moving around.


The wreath details are here and the chick came from Pier 1. The carrots are from Shopko. The plastic white eggs are also from Hobby Lobby.


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to pick up your own Epic 6 (letterpress/die cut machine from Lifestyle Crafts for 25% off. Use code “BLOGCRAP” to take advantage of the deal!

Check back tomorrow to see a fun project using Silhouette’s new fabric interfacing and to get the details on this month’s Silhouette promotion!

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  1. V. Furnas says:

    Loving the green shutters. Very festive.

  2. Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand says:

    I think I bought the remaining two shutters from abode the other day…lol

  3. Absolutely love the mantel. LOVE.

  4. Amelia Poll says:

    So fun!

    (and I think the white stuff you are referring to is called ticky tack – or at least that is what I've always called it…)

  5. The Hesitant Hippie says:

    That is the greatest color of green ever!!! How did you get it?

  6. I feel totally lame for not decorating at all for Spring yet. I like the mantel though! Very fun!! The grass is my fave.

  7. I love EVERYTHING about your mantel! I want to copy it exactly!

  8. Kristen Duke Photography says:

    LOVE the shutters! I need shutters! I need to do something spring-y around here and that banner is so colorful and pretty!

  9. Missy….I love this. What's new. I'll tell you what I love. That GRASS! I need that immediately.

    What I don't love….your discount on that damask. Boo.

    But because it's going to such a good home….maybe I'll get over it….

    Then again, maybe not.

  10. If one did not have a fancy machine…what would one do to cut out those letters? This is seriously the cutest thing ever! I wish I could copy it exactly.
    I am getting super excited for your visit!!!

  11. Love the shutters! And the grass gives your mantel such a fun feel!

    Warm Wishes,


  12. Angeline says:

    Awesome. I like the green shutters and grass next to the white mantle.

  13. I love the green shutters. I am a follower now for sure!

  14. Holly @ Roller Coaster Life says:

    Sooo cute!!! I love that grass!!

  15. Wow! This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  16. I love this!! And the green shutters are such a statement! I shared this on my blog today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/03/creative-easter-mantles.html

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