Today I get to share with you a Papertrey Ink project that is very special to me. When Nichole first told us that we would be getting these fantastic egg boxes to decorate, my little creative mind went of course to Easter…but more so the meaning of Easter. Our family has such strong beliefs about Jesus Christ and his resurrection. It is at the core of our Christian beliefs. At Easter time we tend to focus more on spiritual things than the bunny stuff…don’t get me wrong, I love the bunny stuff…We totally DO the bunny stuff...but as a family we try to focus on Scriptures and Service to others.
My thought behind this project was to create a special box that could be used every year to hold specially prepared eggs. Real eggs that have gone through a fun process…so I wanted to share that with you today!
The first thing that I did was to empty the egg out of the shell. I simply hammered a nail through the top…then turned the egg over and repeated. (be careful on the 2nd nail as the egg shell is slightly weaker once the pressure is released) I opened up the bottom hole to create an opening that was large enough to slip a little slip of paper in and then blew out the raw egg into the sink.
If you aren't religious...You can choose to full them with little toys or something else that fist your needs...like easter bunny coupons instead. there are a ton of possibilities with this project!
I also trimmed out the paper and used my 1 3/8th inch circle punch by SU! to punch out the traced circles. This was SUPER fast. After adhering the paper to the insert I sanded all of the edges to smooth them down and blend it.
I thought it would be fun to decorate the top of the eggs with a stamped image and place a brad into the top hole of each egg to make them a little more elegant. The trick with this is to kind of roll the stamp over the image. I used silver ink and heat set it... it worked perfectly. If I messed up I just wiped it off and started over. no sweat!
Here is a detailed photo of the focal point. I have to admit...I'm lovin' this bird. You will also notice once the full set is revealed that I used a few sentiments and some masking to create it! The ribbon is crinkled while the Fabri-tac dries...I love this trick to bring "action" to the project!
We will take turns cracking open our eggs on Easter Sunday, reading them and remembering the sacrifices that were made for all of us! My family is going to get a kick out of this!
I can't wait to see what you create with your egg box!