This is the year that I decorated my Mini Egg Cartons for Easter and filled them with treats for friends & neighbors! I’ll be hand delivering these throughout the day and wishing everyone “Happy Easter”!
Stampin’ Up! sold the Mini Egg Cartons several years ago and I’ve hung onto them until now. Say what? They are so cute when they are decorated, I can’t believe I didn’t use them up already.
I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and added drops of reinker. More drops = more intense color. I spritzed the egg cartons outside the house to avoid “drift” of the colored pigment. I tried to spritz the outside of the carton to be a slightly more darker color than the inside of the carton. The alcohol dries more quickly than water which is why I chose to use it. I kind of left this project until last minute and needed to get them done fairly quickly.
I added designer series paper to the top of the Mini Egg Carton and rounded the corners of the paper using the Trio Punch. Then I layered a Pearlized Doily, a colored circle, then a white circle so the Easter Eggs would be set on a white background.
The Easter eggs were created using strips of patterned paper and the Oval Dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies. For the egg shown above, I cut out an oval from a rectangular piece of white cardstock, added strips of patterned paper behind the oval and trimmed off the excess paper that stuck out on the sides of the rectangle.
For the egg below, I cut one oval from white cardstock and adhered strips of patterned paper with foam adhesive strips. Then I selected a smaller oval die and used it to trim off the strips of paper, creating an Easter Egg. Easy, peasy.
A sentiment and some pretty ribbon finishes off the 3D Easter treat! The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. I isolated the words “happy Easter”, colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers, “huffed” on the stamp to give it moisture and then stamped onto white cardstock. On most of the designs, the sentiment piece was sponged with color so it wouldn’t get lost on the white mat layer.
It was fun making these for some special people. I’m going to miss them SO much when we head back north. It’s been a great winter and Covid did not stop us from getting together & having fun. We’ve been blessed beyond measure and realize how fortunate we are!
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