If you celebrate Easter, then Happy Easter!! I worked on this using the SU! Eggscellent Eggs kit and the Mini-Milk Carton Sizzix die.
The milk cartons were a lot bigger than I thought that they'd be and they're filled with jelly beans. I used strips of dsp around them, with a piece of coordinating 1/4" grosgrain ribbon tied at the bottom. The little bunny heads were stamped in Craft ink and clear embossed. I used the library clips from the SU clip assortment -- they worked great!
The eggs were all blown out by my kids I decorated them with the die-cuts and rub-ons from the Eggscellent Eggs kit. I did try to dye the eggs using hot water, vinegar and my SU! reinkers, but the results were spotty. It took a whole lot more ink than I ever thought that it would -- I didn't count drops, I count how many seconds I squirted! Needless to say, I've got more reinkers on my next order and I colored the other eggs with the ever-popular Paas.
The self-adhesive rhinestones are the bomb, though! After I used up all the single ones, I cut apart the rhinestone strips and applies the rhinestones one at a time. I used the for flower centers, in the swirls of the rub-ons and just about every other place. If it sparkles, then I MUST use it!
All in all, I had a great time putting this project together. I'm planning on using it for a centerpiece tomorrow. I've got 10 of the little jelly bean filled milk cartons for all the cousins!
I've been stamping for about 12 years or so and have been an independent Stampin Up! demonstrator for 8 years. I don't do many workshops, but am mainly a hobbyist -- and love it!
Stamping has given me an outlet for my creativity, for which I am truly grateful. I'm also a member of the Paper Crafters Sampler and the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew design teams. I hope that you enjoy my blog!
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