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Do you want Fries with that?

April 2, 2010

Well yesterday’s Blog Hop was a hit – so many clever ideas out there! I hope you all enjoyed the various tastes from the Autumn Mini. It really is exciting. Not just all the new products – like the Big Shot, the Clear Mount stamps and the new Punch designs, but there are a ton of really awesome new stamp set too. I still can’t work out which is my favourite!

But to just take a quick break from all the excitement of the new mini for a bit, today’s project is a neat little way to package up a gift. Because it is Easter Weekend, I’ve done a couple of these with eggs nesting in them.

The box is made using a Fry Packet template – available on-line in the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website. It’s one of the great extra resources you get when you have signed up to become a demo! If you’re thinking about joining as a demo – whether it’s to run your own business to add to your family income, or to take advantage of the discount for your own purchases, take a look here and then feel free to give me a call (04 565 4407) or drop me an email.

I had so much fun putting this little gift together for my Mr’s at Epuni card night where one of the ladies demonstrated this bundle. One love purple and the other loves green, so I’ve made them one each. It was meant to be a gift on Sunday, but unfortunately, Mr 8 always sniffs out the chocolate! So, no surprise for him, but he IS having to wait!!

The little Chicky was stamped twice – once in Going Grey and the second in Only Orange. I sponged the Yoyo Yellow over the Going Grey image in order to give a more “fluffy-feathery” look. He was then cut out. The Only Orange image had the spots stamped over in Only Orange before I cut around just the egg-shell part of the image. The egg-shell was then mounted over top of the chicky with a dimensional – that helps to give the chicky the appearance of being inside the egg. Then the whole chicky was popped up on the band of the box with some more dimensionals.

To nest the egg in the box and have it look nice and cosy, you can find some shredded paper if you have access to one at home or at work. Alternatively, trim various lengths of cardstock 1/4″ at a time and scrunch them up. You’ll always have perfectly coordinated nesting paper then!

In the meantime, have a wonderful Easter – I hope your celebrations are lots of fun and you have a rejuvenating long weekend break. Happy Crafting!


Stamps: A Good Egg 116366 $46.95
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Only Orange packs of 24 $12.50  Whisper White 106549 pack of 40 $16.25
Ink: Only Orange 102696 $13.95, Going Grey 103274 $13.95, Yoyo Yellow 102717 $13.95

Other: Elegant Eggplant 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon 109039 $12.95, Crimper 101618 $44.95

  1. April 4, 2010 12:46 am

    What an adorable little gift! I love it!

  2. April 5, 2010 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous colours Kelly. I would never have thought of sponging a bright colour over Going Gray.

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