Today is a Papertrey Ink group post sharing lots of new products for spring. It is also the annual scavenger hunt, and the photo above is the one to look at to see how many egg icons are hidden here. You can click the photo to see it larger.
More information on the egg hunt is posted on Nichole's blog.
We're cruising on through Papertrey's 9th anniversary celebration. Today is Day 7 of 10, and our featured products for today are some super cute Easter and spring goodies. Bunny Basket by Heather Nichols is a darling set filled with iconic Easter/Spring images. Lizzie Jones has designed the most adorable Simply Spring Borders set that has such a storybook charm. Lots of dies today as well, including a Basket cover plate, Easter Grass, and a unique frame-style die from Maile Belles called Shaped Sayings: Easter.
Let's get started!
I found some tutorials on YouTube for how to make cute mini gift boxes using an envelope punch board. This one, which holds two Cadbury Eggs, was my favorite. With just a few punches and score lines, these boxes could't be any easier to put together! And the Paper Basics + White collections in Bright Buttercup and Lovely Lady work so beautifully for Easter!
I used the Easter Grass die to make a grass fringe for each box. I layered three die-cuts together, off-setting them for a little height variation. Although the die is a little wider than A2 I found if I cut the fringe pieces from an A2 card panel, it wrapped around exactly half of the box. Layer three more together to go around the rest of the box.
I tucked in some pretty stamped and die-cut easter eggs from Bunny Basket, along with a sentiment, also from Bunny Basket.
I did my closure a little differently. Instead of wrapping the corners, one over the other, envelope-style, I pulled both corners together and pinched them closed with a clothespin that I topped off with the bunny image from Bunny Basket.
I stamped the bunny ear insides in white and gave him some linen thread whiskers for a fun detail.
Stamps: Bunny Basket
Dies: Bunny Basket, Easter Grass
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Lovely Lady, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Lovely Lady + White Paper Basics Collection; Bright Buttercup + White Paper Basics collection; Stamper's Select white card stock; Limeade Ice card stock
Other: linen thread, mini clothespin, envelope punch board
My next project features Maile's Shaped Sayings: Easter die. I die-cut and stacked a few of these in Hibiscus Burst and white for both dimension and added stability, then layered it over an inlaid Shaker Shapes: Circle die-cut in Lemon Tart and Orange Zest. Floral accents are from Clippings: Happy Day, and the stitched leaves are from Songbirds.
The focal point embellished sentiment circle is layered over a Cover Plate Horizontal Stripes in white and then onto a white card base. In between, for some subtle added interest, is a layer of polka dot Sheer Basics Vellum. The white accents on the sentiment were done with a white gel pen. I love how Kay Miller adds white gel pen accents, so thanks for the inspiration, Kay!
Stamps: Clippings: Happy Day
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Lovely Lady, Lemon Tart, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: white, Limeade Ice, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart card stock; Sheer Basics Vellum
Other: white gel pen
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