Egg Cartons: yes, they’re available!

The charming Mini Egg Cartons were a bit of an availability nightmare for Stampin’ Up! this spring. The first batch sold out in a flash, and the next order was held up during the shipping process. They’re in the warehouse now, and are retiring the end of May. It’s not too late!

Maui Stamper Mini Egg Cartons

These made perfect gifts for my April club, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were to spritz!  If you’re noticing a tone difference between colors, you’re right. I used the Stampin’ Up! Spritzer and began with 8 – 10 drops of ink refill: Elegant Eggplant, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay.  I intentionally chose more saturated colors to allow me to play with the tone.

Maui Stamper Mini Egg Cartons

After adding the ink to the Spritzer, I filled it with rubbing alcohol and spritzed away.  The cartons are quite absorbent and took the color extremely well, and each carton used about 2/3 of the Spritzer. (HELPFUL NOTE:  Wear gloves!!!  I did the Bermuda Bay cartons first, and have the dyed thumb to prove it.)   I added just a couple of additional drops of ink to the solution remaining in the Spritzer and then filled back up with alcohol, and that gave me the lighter shade you see on the right.

Maui Stamper Mini Egg Cartons

Since these were an Easter gift, Easter candy went inside. My plastic eggs were on the large side, so I opted to skip the shreddies, but another time I will absolutely skip the plastic eggs in favor of all that glorious grassy fill.

Maui Stamper Mini Egg Cartons

Each carton was closed and simply tied with a generous white ribbon and bow. There is more retired ribbon in my stash than I care to admit, but I stayed true to the white ribbon because I loved the clean look and it tied together the differently colored boxes. (LOL)

Maui Stamper Mini Egg Cartons

The tag features the retiring Decorative Label with the retiring Elegant Butterfly punch. The labels are cut from coordinating colored stock, and the butterfly is Shimmery White with a  sparkly strip of jewels.

Maui Stamper Mini Egg Cartons

These boxes make a delightful presentation for candy, fruit, jewelry, art supplies, or anything you can fit inside. I’d love to know how you filled yours!  They’re still available HERE.

 

Butterflies and This ‘n That

Maui Stamper Butterfly Handmade cardI love the textures and colors of the This n That Designer Series paper (that’s DSP to those who’ve ever cracked a Stampin’ Up! catalog).  I love how Stampin’ Up! DSP – and every other product that we sell – coordinates perfectly.  And I love making cards 🙂

Maui Stamper Butterfly Handmade card

  • Express Yourself (hostess) stamp set
  • Very Vanilla and Pool Party card stock
  • Epic Day This n That DSP
  • Calypso Coral FFIP
  • Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
  • Big Shot and Honeycomb TIEF
  • Elegant Butterfly punch
  • Word Window punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

2013 Holiday Catalog Stampin' Up!Have you seen the new Holiday catalog?  There’s a link right over there in the sidebar – or you can just click HERE!  LOTS of great holiday decorating and packaging options to make your holiday planning and preparations enjoyable and easy!   Let me know if you need a copy.

And keep your eyes here on the Maui Stamper – I’m expecting my new Thinlets Flip Card dies this week!  They were announced at convention, but we had to wait for August 1st just like the everyone else to order them!