Happy Easter to you & your family! I hope you have a lovely weekend – with a good mix of family, friends, craft & chocolate (and all the things that make Easter special to you).
Easter chocolate is my favourite – so there’ll be a few yummy eggs for me this weekend.
I’ve packaged up a few eggs in a cute little basket. This project was inspired by Nikki’s Just Add Ink Choose Two creation from last week. I’ve used the same theme I used for my JAI card – I fell in love with the flower bunny!!!
Click here for the tutorial by chic n scratch.
These cute little boxes could be used for any occasion and are super simple to make. The dimensions are for US cardstock – which means you need 2 sheets of A4 card to be able to cut the pieces. It’d be easy to adjust the measurements and I think this is what I’ll do next time I make them.
I’ve filled the box with Ready Shreddie (currently available on the Australian Clearance Rack – click here to view in my online store) and some yummy Cadbury solid eggs.
Of course a gift isn’t complete without a card, so here’s the coordinating card…
The All My Love DSP is one of my favourites and I’ve made sure to stock up on it before it retires. All the DSP from the 2019 catalogues is retiring – making way for new & amazing patterns from 4th June. See all the retiring DSP patterns & coordinating cardstock packs here.
Back to the craft table for this lucky duck. I’ve got a hot cuppa and secret chocolate stash that the kids don’t know about!
Note: products on the retirement list only available while stocks last
Avail 4th June 2019
Pink Pirouette Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
Avail on Clearance Rack
Wow!!! Just Add Ink celebrates 400 challenges this week!
Thank you for all your support of each & every challenge – from visiting the main blog to support the design team to joining in with challenges. THANK YOU!!!
Challenge #400 is a fabulous specked egg photo inspiration…
It might help to get you in the mood for some Easter creating, or might be great colours for a baby card! Whichever way the photo inspires you, I can’t wait to see what you upload to the blog to get you in the mood for some Easter creating. for you 400th challenge!
I went Easter – being a good opportunity to be organised for some Easter gifts this year! It feels good to have something done prior to the night before!
I like to maintain I work best under pressure – but the sense of achievement is a nice (if unique) feeling!
The photo inspired me to head to the chocolate isle and pick up some speckled chocolate eggs (called Mini Eggs… since when???).
And create some specked DSP using the Eclectic Expressions stamp set (exclusively available during Sale-A-Bration)….
Which I then used to turn into speckled egg bon-bons…
I used the instructions on my Stamping Sunday Naturally Eclectic post, but adjusted the size to be able to get 2 pieces from an A4 pieces of Whisper White thick cardstock.
Here’s the revised instructions for A4 cardstock (click the link above for some helpful photos):
- Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half (at 5-7/8″ along the long edge) = 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
- Score (going down the long edge, across the short edge) at 1-3/8″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/8″ & 5-1/2″
- Fold along the first score line and insert into the Envelope Punch Board at 1-3/4″ and punch
- Repeat for all score lines (fold, punch) and finally without any folding on the edge
- Do the same for each score line, 1-3/4″ from the other edge
- Adhere along the small strip to create a box shape
- Finish with ribbon on each end & embellishments on top
The sentiment is from my trusty ‘all occasions’ stamp set – Teeny Tiny Sentiments in a Stitched Oval Shape with Mini Silver Sequin Trim & Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.
Having chocolate as a prop in the photo was a fabulous idea – someone had to eat it afterwards! We’ll call that quality control!!!
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you get the chance to join our 400th challenge – or make some Easter bon-bons! Or eat some chocolate (lets keep the goals achievable!).