I just love this week’s freebies and I think you will too. They are called Deco Dragon Eggs. They are fun to design and easy to put together. I cheated on the first two by converting one of the templates to a .svg file so I could cut the shapes with my eCraft. I cut the first one from purple and lavendar card stock and then made a smaller one from patterned card stock. It takes 12 pieces to make each ball and there is no gluing or taping involved.
After I discovered how easy they were to put together, I decided to design one with photos of my granddaughters. This time I had to do the cutting by hand, but it was pretty easy.
I printed the pieces on HP Everyday Photo paper. I was afraid it would be too flimsy, but It holds its shape very well. I think these would make really cute Mother’s day gifts. You can also use them as boxes as they are about 4.5 inches in diameter if you print them full size on 8.5” x 11” paper.
If you would like to make some of your own dragon eggs, you can get the templates as well as several digital papers for free at the links below. They will only be free for a limited time, so be sure to grab them before May 20, 2013.
You do not need MyMemories Suite 4 to use the papers and templates, but it does make it easier.
If you’d like to purchase MyMemories Suite 4, be sure to use coupon code STMMMS97442 to receive $10 off the purchase price plus a $10 gift certificate to use in the My Memories online store.