February 12, 2009

Papertrey Bunny Hunt

Welcome to one of the *official* stops on the Papertrey Bunny Hop! Look closely and you may find a hidden bunny that's one-of-a-kind. Perhaps there are more than one or maybe even none! The challenge is yours, enjoy and have fun! If you are starting out here, make sure that you stop by Nichole's blog to read about all the details along with the GRAND prize affiliated with this fun contest!

I've been really excited to show you my projects for today. I know that Valentine's Day isn't quite over yet but Easter and hopefully Spring will be right around the corner. So I'm to introduce you to a new Papertrey set called Tags for Spring. It's like the Christmas tags that Papertrey offered that came in so handy for the holiday season. There are lots and lots of fun tags, all created in a circular fashion...along with some great sentiments. These tags are a compilation of designs from all the stamp designers but come together as one terrific set!

I couldn't decide on which tags I wanted to show you, so I just stamped them all! I used fun, springy colors for the inks and cardstocks and stamped all the sentiments with black ink. I cut all the tags layers out with Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies. Aren't they cute???
Now you know I love to create little stamping kits, so I decided to package all my tags and some little blank cards I made into a rectangle tin. These will perfect to have on hand when it's time to create some Easter treats.
I placed the tin into the bottom of an Egg Box, lined with some pink scrunchy filler stuff.
Now. Here's the part I've been waiting to show you. I reached for some egg cartons that I've been saving. I tore the tops off and cut the cartons down to where there are 6 little egg holes. The one on the right is an egg carton that would hold a dozen eggs, just cut in half. The carton on the right holds 18 eggs, so you can get (3) 6 egg hole pieces out of that one. Use regular scissors to cut the cartons apart. You could even paint them if you like but I like the natural Kraft color. Take notice of the little holes, they will come in handy.
Ackkkk, this is the good part! I filled all the little egg holes with stamping goodies....snippets of ribbon to match my tags, smaller little tags to attach to gifts or cards, new Vintage Buttons and of course a little chocolate truffle for when I get the stamping munchies. See those holes I told you about? I took a length of ribbon and stuck it through those holes to make a little carrying handle. Just tie the ends of the ribbons to form knots on the under side of the carton. It's like you've got your own little egg carrying basket!
Thennnnnnnn....get this.....it fits right into the Egg Box perfectly!! By nesting it on top of the scrunchy filler stuff and the tin that holds the tags, it nestles perfectly into the box. If you prefer, you can put the lid on top and give it as a gift, but I like the look of it sitting out on my stamping table all cute like. Now I have the perfect little Easter stamping kit to create goodies with! You could change up the theme and fill the egg holes with jelly beans, candies, colored eggs, or plain eggs and a coloring kit in the bottom of the box.......oh, the possibilities are endless!
Here's a few projects I did to get some creative juices flowing for ya. Make some simple note cards, using the tags as little card toppers.Or create some simple candy bar wrappers, using the tags and matching ribbons and buttons as fun accents. For the wrappers, I simply stamped some backgrounds onto plain ol' copy paper. The thinness of the paper makes for easy and inexpensive wrapping paper.
And these are my favorites, a skinny variation of my original Tent Topper cards(click on the Tent Topper label at the bottom of the post for more samples). The base cards measure about 2.5" x 4.25", with the tags acting as the topper portion. Notice the polka dot circle border under the tags. That's a stamp from the Borders and Corners Circles set that I've been using so much lately. LOVE it, a definite must have stamp set. I finished the cards off with some matching ribbon, buttons and white card stock that has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.
Are ya still with me? To keep all my goodies in one spot, I cut the long end off a clear stationery box. I just nestled all my finished cards in there.
Then I'll just tuck that into my egg box for a cute display. I'll keep adding little cards and goodies into the box and will have a nice selection to choose from come Easter time. I love being prepared ahead of time instead of scrambling for a little gift. It makes life so much easier and stress free.
Oh, and don't overlook my cute clothespin. I used some PTI polka dot patterned paper, a button and some ribbon to dress my clothespin. I just took one of the cute tags from my collection and added it to the box front for a cute embellishment.
Sooooo, are you ready for Easter and Spring now? Well, let's have a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration first and then we'll get prepared for springy stuff. I hope you all know how much I love sharing my creations with you. And it means so much to me to read your comments and feedback. You make my job so fun!! Have a LOVE FILLED weekend everyone!!

54 comments:

Patti said...

LOVE it love it love it! Thanks for so many great ideas!!

supermom said...

seriously, this is soooooo stinking cute!

Cindy said...

Thank you for showing is ALL of the tags early. Spotted the darling Mother's Day tag. These will work well into summer too. Beautiful projects Mish.

Melissa said...

You are so creative and crafty....such a darling idea Mish!
Melis

Emmy said...

I love this whole post. You are just bursting with amazing ideas. I really like the egg carton. Wow! You are so talented.

Cynde said...

You are too clever for words! So many wonderful ideas...thanks for all the inspiration. Love your colors, combos, ideas on all of it

Zarah said...

Wow... LOVE these ideas!!

Karin said...

LOVE your ideas. Cna't wait to order the tags.

Linda P said...

Your work is amazing.

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle what a cute little display you have at the bottom with all your projects in all their wonderful Spring ideas. Love those simple notecards - something to definitely have on hand and can make in a jiffy; that's the way to go. And in those egg cartons I see you have that fuzzy soft aqua ribbon - don't you love it? Just picked some up at Archiver's! Thanks as always, Michelle - beautiful little goodies today.

debb said...

These are all sooo wonderful and make me feel like Spring actually might come! Cute, Cute, Cute! debb

Tracey McNeely said...

Once again Michelle you have blown me away with your creativity. Love all the projects, a huge inspiration. :)

Tracey said...

A fabulous idea!! Just adorable!

patriciad said...

OMG...genius ideas! Love each and every one of them. That egg carton idea is just too cute for words. Now I want to play hooky and stay home today...

Chelsea said...

those are really great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

~Q~ said...

What a great idea - you have so many of them and thank you for sharing them. This is one that I think I may actually do if I can find time this weekend if I finish my quilt. Thanks again for sharing it!

Debbie said...

Michelle, Your creativity is over the top! Your projects are simple, yet elegant. You are one gifted lady! I love checking out your blog everyday...I wanna be a Mishy!

Melissa said...

Wow!! Have you been busy!! You are so seriously talented!! LOVE all your great springy ideas!

Marci said...

WoW! Now that's a blog posting!! You couldn't squeeze more inspiration in there if you tried! :) As always, your creativity amazes me! Thanks so much for sharing all your ideas. They are the BeSt!!!

judyltuttle said...

You amaze me! Your projects are the best! Thanks for sharing.

Julia Aston said...

Talk about going ALL OUT on a project!! what a wonderful supply box - love all of your fun ideas!

Jackie said...

You are just too clever! How do you keep coming up with such awesome ideas??

Rachelle said...

Oh my! I think I am going to have an inspiration overload! Look at all awesomeness here. You have outdone yourself. Gorgeous!

dpkennedy said...

All of your projects and cards are wonderful! Very clever and so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!

wandykj said...

Love, Love, Love all of these ideas!!! Makes me want Spring to hurry up & get here. I'm for sure going to use the egg carton idea. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us!

Wanda

Sally said...

Just had to let you know how much I LOVE stopping in to check on you every morning before I go to my job in a kindergarten classroom. You do the absolute cutest things. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Eveline said...

Michelle, you always amaze me. It all looks so wonderful.
Eveline.

Tracy Gray said...

Hello!
I have been following your blog for about a year I think. I just love it. You are such an inspiration. I have just started a blog this year and am still working on the look of it. I hope to some day be as popular as you but that is a BIG WISH that may never come true.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us.
Tracy (www.stampergyrl@blogspot.com

Carol said...

Wow .... your Easter projects are wonderful!! You can use the most simple stamps and turn it into a beautiful project. Thank you for the inspiration.

Holly said...

You are just freakin' amazing!! I want to be your best friend ;o)
thanks for ALL the inspiration!!!
Hugs,
Holly

BethieJ said...

LOVED all the spring goodness you shared.. cant wait to play with this set!!

Kim said...

Thanks for showing so many different examples, I loved them all.

Andrea said...

How ADORABLE! I am really loving your clothes pins. Gonna have to make me some of those!

Carol R said...

How Cute! I love your idea to cover the clothespin with paper. The notes with the attached tags are darling as well. You have done a fabulous job of creating and inspiring!

Dottie K. said...

Just so cute. Love all the tags. Nothing like a fun shopping trip and a fresh haircut. :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Mish this is just TOO cute - come on Spring! Although my kids are pretty much grown they still like little surprises and I love to make little treats for the girls and my tech guys in the office. Thanks for the inspiration!

resmith said...

You always have such great ideas!! Love these.

Vicky Gina said...

I love this! I think your kits are so inspiring and such a great idea. Have a wonderful Valentine's day and thanks for continuing to inspire us every day!

EMTsweeetie said...

WOW! I swear everything you create is amazing!

Wendi said...

OMG! You are amazing & inspiring. I still can't get my mouth off the ground. I look froward to your bolg every day. Thank you for sharing!

DeeDee said...

WOW girlie! You know what? YOU ROCK! I just love all your ideas! All of these are so PRETTY! Happy Valentine's Day girlie! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas you share with us. I always like to get my cup of tea ready with my slippers on & sit down and just go over your page!!Thanks again.

Kirsten said...

I am in complete awe! This entire post is fantastic.

Marge Sexton said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love your bows, and use of ribbons and buttons! I am in awe of your creations! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wow, you have been busy!!! Love it all Mish!!!

brooke b said...

Love it all, Wonderful Ideas!

Sheri said...

WOW Mish! Everything is so cute! How do you prepare all of your tags? Do you die cut, then emboss and then stamp? Do you do it one at a time or more than one piece of cardstock at a time? You do so many of these and they look like they take a lot of time. If you have any tips on mass producing these, I would love to hear them. I don't have a lot of time with twin daughters and I would love to be able to do things like this. HELP! Thanks Mish!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mish! I somehow recently found your blog and just wanted to tell you that you are AMAZING!! You are so creative and inspiring. You make me smile everyday with your new creations. I love how cozy your style is!! Can't wait to see what else you have to share!
Mary B.

Anonymous said...

I continue to be amazed at your creativity! THANKS SO MUCH for all of the great ideas! Love the colors, thanks for the tips and instructions, and who would have "thunk" that a clothspin could be so adorable!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE ALL OF IT!!! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas - You definitely rock! I'll be CASEing all of this!

Anonymous said...

Mish - your Easter ideas are just gorgeous. (As usual!!!)
Greetings from Scotland!
Nessie

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is the coolest project! Who wouldn't love to receive this OR make one for themselves to be inspired as they sit down to papercraft!

Scrapmusje said...

Wow love you`re blog,you make great things,greetings from Holland,Joke.

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