Sunday, February 17, 2008

Egg Boxes, Polka Dots and Just Hatched!

Aren't these Papertrey Ink Egg Boxes great? The possiblities are really endless. Here is the teacher gift box that was shown on Nichole's blog. I painted it with acrylic paint and then stamped it with Polka Dot Basics with white pigment ink. Then I pulled out Just Hatched and stamped the piece on the top (more Nestabilities, aren't you surprised?!) and the band on the lid.

One of the versatile aspects of the Egg Boxes is that you don't have to prep it in any way. You can stamp it just as it is, the white matte finish takes ink beautifully. Here's an example of what I did with a second box:

I used PTI Spring Moss to stamp directly onto the box. Again, this is a combination of Just Hatched and Polka Dot Basics. I used my Making Memories slot tool to punch holes in the top for the ribbon handle (just make sure to punch from the inside of the lid with a self-healing mat underneath). See the little terracotta pots? The 1 1/2" holes in the egg box insert make it perfect for small containers just like these. I also incorporated the flowers from Women Of Life; I simply die cut some shapes, stamped the adorable flowers on it, and adhered it to toothpicks. (I accented the centers with some Stickles for a fun look.)

I hope this gives you some ideas for your Egg Boxes. I would love to see what you do with yours, so once you get them, give me a link to see them!

Be well ~ Jenn


lakind said...

Congrats on being on the PTI design team! I read your blog about being the president of the Nichole Heady fan club. Dare I say that I am that president? I, too, wait each 15th of the month, bleary-eyed with credit card in hand! I just love her style, and yours as well! You mentioned going to Buffalo Stamps & Stuff. Are you close to Buffalo? There is a get together coming up you may not know about. Here's the link:


StamperSharon said...

FABULOUS projects, Jenn -- I love your take on the egg box teacher gift -- very creative! Adorable little clay pot gifts, too!

Julia said...

These boxes are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Jenn!! I love the blue one and everything about it!

{Anya} said...

Jen, these are great! I love the blue egg box and all the goodies you put inside. I also LOVE the filled flower pots! Can't wait to see more :)

Bethany Paull said...

The teachers in your school must fight to have your kids in their classes. This is so beautiful. I love seeing your work with the PTI products. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

...cutie patootie...and are those cadbury chocolate eggs in the pots perchance ???...doreen