Friday, March 18, 2016

JAI #303 Just add something begining with E

Hello there,
you could say the plethora of chocolate eggs appearing in the supermarkets heralding the imminent arrival of Easter was the inspiration for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week Tina is asking us to Just Add E. Now this means the main elements/ or theme of your project must be something starting with E. That could be Easter (wink) or it could be embossing, elephant, egg, a colour like Elegant Eggplant or even envelope! 

As you can probably guess I have gone with the Easter theme. I decided to make a special little Easter package for my two munchkins. Nothing too complicated and they can actually be opened up (with chocolate inside that is a given) without destroying the packaging - bonus for Mum ;)

A side view to show the eggs tucked inside.

These are super simple to create. Simply cut a piece of card stock (A4) in half lengthwise and then score at 4.5, 5.5 and 10 inches. As you can see the two packages are very similar with just a few personalised features. On the Bermuda package to echo the dotty embossing I used an oval framelit to create a curved edge to the front flap. While on the Indigo stripe embossed package I just rounded the flap corners. Twine threaded through the three layers of cardstock holds the packages closed. To dress them up I added some fun and fancy bits first water colouring up some cute little chicks and then finishing with some colour coordinating flags, sequins and sentiment.  

Hope you can join us this week. Do go and check out the rest of the DT for lots of fabulous 'E' ideas.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Crazy About You, Honeycomb Happiness
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Watercolour paper, Ovals collection framelits, Project Life corner rounder, Large polka dot and Stylish Stripes embossing folders, Typeset specialty DSP, Brights and Regals Color Collection DSP, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry baker's twine, Bermuda Bay and Gold sequin trim, Cellophane bags (10.2 x 15.2 cm), Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, stapler


  1. I look forward to seeing your Easter creations for your little Munchkins every year. And you never disappoint. I love what you've made here - the blues look terrific. Might have to whip a few up for my three - thanks for sharing the instructions. xxx

  2. Kim these are such a great idea and I really love the way you've coloured in each of the chicks differently :)

  3. These are such special surprises for your two munchkins and I'm sure they will love them! I love that they are similar but different - so special! Xx

  4. You always produce the goods Kim and these are ever so cute! I bet they will be well received..:0) Thanks for sharing the deets too...might just have to whip up a couple or "5" of these cuties!xx


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