Alrighty, it is Day 8 for Papertrey Ink’s February release. Today, there’s a scavenger hunt (visit Nichole’s blog for details). The design team has also prepared lots of projects to share for a Group Post. We are featuring Sweet Spring by Lisa Johnson and Scrambled Eggs by Heather Nichols. Both of these sets are perfect for the spring season. I absolutely love the new coordinating stamps for the Christmas Label die and those fabulous spring images and sentiments. Heather did an amazing job on the Easter set with those cute eggs. Here are my projects…
There are a few things that I have always associated with Easter since childhood and that’s going to church and dying eggs. Scrambled Eggs combines these two special memories of mine perfectly so I can continue to enjoy and celebrate the season. So, I created what I’ll call a “Pre-Easter” card.
I created my own patterned paper by combining Background Basics: Chevron with Polka Dot Basics I. I used a masking technique for the chevron pattern to stamp the polka dots in the empty space between the design.
I die cut the eggs and basket, then stamped the coordinating images. I embellished the eggs with glitter glue/liquid pearls. Decorating the paper eggs was just as great as real eggs! I stamped the sentiment and popped it off the egg die cuts with foam adhesive.
Spring! It’s such a beautiful season when nature starts blooming. So, I thought I’d combine the egg element with gardening. I picked up a few of these half dozen egg cartons from…Bath & Body Works. I know, I can’t believe it either! I stopped by there after the holidays during one of those sales and found them, just sitting there waiting for a crafty purpose. I picked up a few and another customer asked me what I was going to do with them. I told her I had no idea and I didn’t, but I thought they may come in handy. When I saw Sweet Spring, I knew it was a good opportunity to work in the egg carton.
I painted the egg carton blue. Next, I stamped a piece of muslin fabric with a floral and butterfly pattern using Sweet Spring. I die cut Mat Stack 1 from felt and stitched the border. I layered the embellishment with the Christmas Label die and the coordinating stamps. A few buttons with twine finished it off.
On the inside, I added another Mat Stack die cut (from kraft cardstock). I stamped some images from Garden Variety and embellished it with butterflies from Sweet Spring.
The egg carton contents are a few herbs to gift. The recipient can cut the egg carton a part and plant the herbs into little pots. I stamped the herb type on cream cardstock using Simple Alphabet and clipped them using mini clothespins.
Okay, last photo! I added a filigree border around the egg carton top. The front is embellished with ribbon with button and twine. The tag is stamped with a sentiment from Sweet Spring on kraft cardstock.
Enjoy your Sunday! Thanks so much for visiting and don’t forget to also check out the other designer’s creations they posted today.Nichole Heady Betsy Veldman Danielle Flanders Dawn McVey Erin Lincoln Heather Nichols Jessica Witty Lisa Johnson Maile Belles Melissa Phillips