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We R Memory Keepers – Easter Pinwheels

Hello, We R friends! Enza here to share a new project using some fun tools. Does it ever happen to you to rediscover a tool you had forgotten about? I remember loving the Pinwheel Punch Board when it came out and used it constantly for so many projects! I thought it was fun to create pinwheel party favors for Easter. They came together in no time and are perfect as last-minute diy craft.


I started by choosing patterned paper from the gorgeous Sparkle City collection by Shimelle; I went with more pastel colors that reminded me of Easter. I then trimmed it to measure 4”x4” and used the Punch Board to create the shape for the pinwheels.

The Punch Board also comes with instructions on how to make nested pinwheels, which are not only really pretty and colorful but quite easy to assemble. As you can see in the picture below, I used brads in coordinating colors for the center.

Once those were ready, I hot glued paper party straws to the back; to cover the glue, I also punched a small circle from white cardstock and adhered it on top.

For the sentiment, I wanted something elegant and festive, so I used the Foil Quill system to create little tags. The Kelly Creates USB Drive has a beautiful handwritten alphabet that is perfect for any occasion. I went with the Aqua Foil, which complemented the other colors in the paper. I opted for a simple “Happy Easter”, but I could have personalized the tags a bit more and make them into place cards too! Tip: for small and detailed designs, I use the Fine Tip Pen.

To finish, I tied both the bag of chocolate eggs and the tag to the straws with ribbon.

What do you think? Are these party favors something you would make to surprise your guests? I think they would be perfect for birthday parties and many other occasions.

Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Foil Quill
Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil – Aqua
Foil Quill – Kelly Creates USB Drive

Sparkle City – Shimelle

 

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Crate Paper – Easter Party Favors

Hello, CP friends. Easter is upon us, and today I’m sharing a pair of simple and easy gift boxes that would be perfect as party favors as well as little décor pieces for your festive table. The Sunny Days collection has lovely colors and patterns that fit the theme really well.

The boxes are very easy to make. I used a cut file for mine, but I’m also sharing a tutorial in case you don’t own an electronic die cutting machine.

I started by choosing the patterned paper, which I trimmed to obtain two square pieces, measuring 5.5” and 6.5” respectively.

I then scored the 5.5” one at 7/8” on all four sides, and the other at 1 3/8”.

After pressing down the folds, I made a cut on each side (as in the photo) and used double-sided tape to secure both bottom and top of the box.

Once ready, I decorated the lids. For the first box, I fussy cut three butterflies from the Blissful paper and flowers from one of the papers in the 12×12 Paper Pad – I love the gold foiled accents of the outlines! I first arranged the flowers, adhering them down with foam dots for dimension, then continued on with the butterflies, the mint paper flower, and a tag. For the tag, I simply cut it from patterned paper, punched a whole on one side, and added the pink bow. The “love” black puffy sticker comes from the Summertime Glossy Puffy Stickers. I finished it with three flower rhinestones.

For the second box, I used the foliage from the same Summertime Glossy Puffy Sticker as my bottom layer. Then I simply added three paper flowers in different colors to form a cluster; to fill the empty spots I also die cut some additional foliage and tuck it under them. For the sentiment, I adhered one from the Clear Sticker Book onto white cardstock and fussy cut around it to make it opaque and thicker. I placed it in the center of the flower cluster. Glossy puffy hearts finished the box.

I hope you’ll give these gift boxes a try. They came together in no time, and are so fun to make.

Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies: Sunny Days  – Coral (350777), Blissful (350776), Explorer (350793), Foil On Cardstock (350796), Clear Stickers (350807), Paper Flowers (350812), Summertime Glossy Puffy Stickers (350800), Charms (350810), Rhinestones (350811), 12×12 Paper Pad (350806).

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Crate Paper – Easter Party Favors

Easter is fast approaching, and like almost every year, we’ll have the family over to celebrate. One of the things I love to do is make party favors for our guests to take home. It is a way to thank them for coming and let them know how grateful we are they are in our lives. Today I am sharing a simple note card/envelope bag set and an embellished paper cone to fill with chocolate eggs.


I started with the flat envelope bag. I used a gorgeous patterned paper from the Flourish collection to die-cut the template. You can achieve the same look by adhering patterned paper onto a glassine or paper bag. I decorated it with a card from the cut-apart sheet, which I layered with dark patterned paper to separate it from the background, and an adorable mini tassel and some twine. I also added a pink paper tassel to the top right corner, and a fussy-cut flower as a bottom layer. Before adhering everything down, I placed a piece of gold floral washi tape all around the envelope for extra interest.


The coordinating note card is slightly smaller than the envelope. I layered a few patterned papers and secured them with some stitching. Again, I used elements from the cut-apart sheet; their size worked perfectly for this. I finished it off with decorative trim and pink ribbon, which I doubled up to make it more durable.


I tried to keep the same color scheme for the cone. I used gold patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad, and embellished it with decorative trim all around the top edge. To bring in the same patterns, I cut three banners out of the papers I had used for the note card, and layered them with pop dots for dimension. I covered the top portion of the banners with a fussy-cut butterfly and sentiment stickers, and added twine underneath it.

I can’t wait to make more of these for our Easter celebration! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to give it a try.