Before I get into today’s project, I wanted to give you one more reminder about March’s 5th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin special. To celebrate, Stampin Up is including a FREE gift in every March kit and the box has been redesigned for March only just for the Anniversary celebration. If you aren’t already a subscriber, click the link on the left to take you to my Paper Pumpkin website. You need to sign up no later than tomorrow to get the March Paper Pumpkin kit. These Paper Pumpkin kits are an excellent value at $19.95/month, including shipping.
But, hold your horses… Stampin Up just announced a second Paper Pumpkin special, which will start on March 11 – the day after the March kit cut-off deadline. The next special is going to be 50% off for the first two months for NEW subscribers.
Sign up by March 10 or wait until the 11th? I wanted to give you the info on both specials so you can make the crafting decision that’s best for you. If you sign up by tomorrow, you will get that special 5th Anniversary kit that includes a free gift and custom box. Sign up between March 11 and May 10th and you’ll save some money, but you will have missed out on the March kit. The 50% off promotion is only available to new subscribers. If you have ever had a Paper Pumpkin subscription (pre-paid or continuous), you are not eligible for this special.
Now back to today’s project…
Easter is only 21 days from today. It’s crazy how fast this year is flying by! Seems like I just packed up the Holiday decorations not too long ago.
For Easter, I usually make little treats for everyone that comes to Easter brunch. Every year, I make sure to do something different. Usually, I’m stamping bunnies and then hand cutting them out. This time I’m going to use the giant Egg in the Hello Easter stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. This egg is big – about 3.5″ tall, which means I really don’t have to add a lot of stuff to the tag. To get the banner edges on the “Happy Easter” tag, I used the new Tailored Tag punch. It is so easy to do it this way. I just inserted the end of the banner into the edge of the punch and you get a that look.
I stamped the egg in Daffodil Delight and the flowers are in Berry Burst. The Happy Easter is stamped in Night of Navy on the matching yellow card stock. I used our 2×8″ cello bag as my treat holder. These bags are a great deal at 50 bags for $3.00. The Navy and silver striped paper behind the egg is the new Springtime Foils paper that is FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50 (pre-tax and shipping). The Springtime Foil paper is actually white with Silver stripes. I used my sponge brayer to color the entire tag with Night of Navy ink. The brayer allows you to add an even coating of ink to the entire tag.
To add the tag to the bag, I punched a hole in the top and then tied the gold ribbon around the bag. Then I tied the ribbon into a bow. That’s one great thing about this gold ribbon – it allows you to tie a nice bow that lays flat. Sometimes my bows turn out kind of wonky and then I end up redoing it into a knot instead.
I’m still working on Easter ideas so I’m sure I’ll have a few more for you in the next week or so. Keep checking back to see what else I have up my sleeve.