I'm so excited about today's card....remember when we used the shell from the Reese's Peanut butter Egg. We used the egg part for the nifty vintage Easter collage well, today we're going to be using the back part of the package. It too is in the shape of an egg and is about 1/4" deep....perfect for jelly beans! O.k....I didn't have any jelly beans so I substituted dh's Skittles but you'll get the idea.
First you'll want to trim off the excess packaging leaving a small lip around the entire egg. Next trace the egg onto a piece of chipboard roughly the size of the desired finished card size.
Use your exacto knife and cut out the interior of the egg. Trial fit it with the plastic window...you may have to trim it here and there to make it fit nicely. Don't worry if you cut a bit extra off...we'll cover the edge in a later step.
Once you have the egg cut out set, trim up the piece of cardstock so the egg is centered.
You might be able to skip this step depending on your recycled packaging but my piece had 4 little ears that I had to chop off so the egg fit snugly against the chipboard. I just cut them off with my exacto knife.
Next, choose the image you want to show inside the egg. I am using these two adorable bunnies from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. I stamped them with Archival Ink then colored them with Distress Stains.
Paint the chipboard with white paint or gesso. Remember what I always say - use what you have :)
Next I stamped a bit of foliage down the left side and around the bottom of the egg with two different colors of ink.
Then ink up the rest of the card....green behind the foliage and a bit of blue for the sky.
It's time to glue the plastic egg window to the card.
After that glue has dried, fill the egg with your candy ~ jelly bellies would be super but I didn't have any jelly beans at all so as I mentioned above I used skittles. Adhere the image to the chipboard.
Here's what the card looks like at this point....
And you can finish it off however you like!
I used a bit of garland, paper flowers and an old clip on earring!
It would be funny to write "No silly it's Skittles" inside the card - LOL!!
O.k....I'm a bit weird but hey at least the card turned out cute ;)
So there you go,
Another SUPER way to recycle some of that plastic packaging for something fun
keeping it out of the land-fill (and your stash - lol!)
Have a super day!