Well I was a LITTLE too ambitious in thinking I would get much done yesterday, let alone craft. I spent the better part of 4 hours logging my 564 pictures … and uploading about 300 more to print. Ugh. What a Gong Show. Who knew I took that many picture since July?? I guess they add up - a few hundred on our Hawaii vacation and then birthday, Christmas, back-to-school, Halloween and LOTS of animal pictures. Thank God for Project Life! Once I get eh next batch back from Costco it shouldn't take TOOOOO long to slap 'em in albums!
I didn't get to my Craft Cave - I wanted to try colouring white embossed images with my eyeshadows … maybe today. In the meantime here is what started my eyeshadow obsession … I colored these adorable little Easter treats with them. Check it out!
Aren't they sweet? They really were faster to put together than I expected. I started by making the triangle boxes with the Pyramid Pals framelits. I'm always happy when I get use out of some the bigger ticket items I buy! Top tips for putting the boxes together …
- Once you have the pieces cut out, fold on the score lines IN - by that I mean fold INTO the scored crack - not away from it. If you fold away the paper often cracks and/or cuts right through, wrecking the project. When you fold IN to the crack the integrity of the paper isn't compromised and all is well!
- Use Fast Fuse to tape the bottom of the box together
- Use Tear n Tape on the one side
- Once the box is filled with your treats use 2 glue dots to close the box. This will hold the treats in but allow the recipient to get the treats OUT without destroying the box
- You're welcome :)
Here are some pics of what I meant about folding INTO the crack ..
Right. Now that the box is made, on to the fun part - decorating it!
I stamped the wee lamb on Whisper White using Archival Black ink and punched it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch. I then grabbed my shimmery eyeshadow that I purchased at Dollar Tree for just this purpose (honestly - I don't wear glue, pink and/or chartreuse eyeshadow - haven't since I was 15! lol)
I simply used the REALLY cheap applicator brush that came with the eyeshadow to rub the colour on the lamb. So easy!
Oh! What did I put inside them? 25 Smarties. What did I put them in? Little teeny ziploc bags I bought at Dollarama. They fit perfectly!
Whilst I designed these for Easter Treats wouldn't they be SO cute to use as name-card holders for your Easter Table? Just write each person's name on the oval in place of the sentiment. So cute!
Hope I inspired some Easter fun! Pop back soon to see if I ever get around to colouring my embossed images with my eyeshadow. Until then - have a stampy day!