Saturday, 16 April 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 3

This week's Simply Stampin' Challenge is a themed challenge. And I was very excited to see that it was an Easter theme! Any excuse to decorate the house...and I'm there! I remember as a kid my mum, brother and I would decorate eggs with food colouring and wax resist. So when I was thinking about this challenge I considered trying something similar...for old time's sake with re-inkers. However at the moment I only have Marina Mist and lets face it, one colour can only go so that idea is on the back burner 'till next year when hopefully I'll have more re-inkers! 

The project I did this week was inspired from an idea that was shared at the Stampin' Up! training day I attended last month, and here it is...

Easter Tree

Stamp Set: N/A
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette
DSP: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum 
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Extras: Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Corner Chomper, Crimper, Sticky Strip
Other: Chocolate Eggs, Chick Marshmallows, Flower Pot, Stones, Twigs

A bit different to what I normally do hey? I thought Id make a "Easter Tree".  On It are hung lots of little boxes which I made (so simple to do and really cute) and decorated with some Brights Collection DSP. Inside each box are little treats, tiny foil wrapped chocolate eggs and marshmallows. I shredded some carstock and crimped it to add inside the box to pad out the treats and make them look extra special - like they're sitting in a little nest! Finally I added some satin ribbon bows to the twigs just to fill it out a little more and make it look extra cute! Below are additional close ups of the tree and boxes! 

I intend on giving these little gifts to guests who visit us over the Easter period...a cute little surprise for them! (Anyone who came to my workshop last night got to choose one!) 

Please don't forget to head over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to see what the other lovely talented design team members have created. Also enter your own creation for your chance to win some lovely goodies (for more details, check out the simply stampin challenge blog!).

Until next time, 

Amanda xoxo


  1. This is a great idea. I love it all....x

  2. Your Easter tree is gorgeous. Those mini boxes are so pretty too, I'm sure your visitors will be more than happy to take one or two???

  3. I love the Easter Tree, the little boxes are so cute! What a great idea!

  4. Wow, you have been busy! The tree looks fantastic, such a good idea.

  5. What a fantastic idea, this is fab! Niki x