Hi everyone and Happy April Fool's Day!! It's time once again for the Papertrey Senior Challenge. This month, it's all about Papertrey's new dies and Impression Plates. I've been working on some fun Easter goodies so I thought I'd share what I've been up to.
Crepe paper embellishments are very popular right now and it's very easy to create your own. Here, I used 3-4 lays of pink crepe paper and stitched down one side, through all the layers. Then I cut my crepe paper layers with a Scalloped Border Die. The die easily cuts through all the crepe paper layers.I ruffled up the scallops and added my crepe paper ruffle to an Easter treat sack. I packaged a Reese's Egg (my personal fave) in a medium glassine sack and used some ribbon and an Easter egg doodad from my stash to finish off the embellishments.
I nestled my treat sack into a little egg container box with some Easter grass. Such a pretty little gift but so easy to mass produce if needed.
Next up, I needed to make some tags for my girls' Easter baskets. I used the Egg Die, the Small Scalloped Border Die and the Fillable Frames #1 Die. I die cut eggs from some pretty Karen Foster paper and cut the scallop borders from Kraft cardstock.
I cut two Fillable Frames #1 dies for each tag so that I could stamp *happy Easter* from Pine's Egg Hunt stamp set on the inside.
The finished tags are tied to the girls' Easter baskets using some of my Wrinkle Ribbon. I keep the tags from year to year in the bottom of the girls' baskets. It's fun to see what I made from the previous years. Pine keeps her tags to use in her girls' scrapbooks. Great idea!
And here's the girls' Easter baskets with their cute tags tied on. The Easter Bunny has a few more goodies to deliver on Easter morning. :)
And here's my *oh so simple* die storage. I keep my Cuttlebug and dies on an old serving tray that I can wheel around my art studio. I picked it up at a garage sale a few years ago.
I store my Papertrey dies in an old wooden box. The small dies are in a little tin jello mold and my long dies are in an old tin drinking cup. The Impression Plates just stand up in the box along with extra cutting plates and mats. Nothing fancy at all but it works for me. I really like to keep my tools out where I can see them....yet I want them to have some sort of organization. As my collection grows I'll probably create some filing tabs for my box so that I can sort through them quicker.
Hope you enjoy today's post! No tricks, just treats! And speaking of treats, check out what the other girls have created today: