Sunday, March 22, 2009

I want to live inside this paper

Does that sound strange? Well, I saw the Tea Party designer paper in the current SU! Catalog and thought it looked pretty, then I got it, opened it and knew I absolutely love it. So you will be seeing a lot of it here!

Back around the holidays I bought a lot of these plastic test tubes, so I have to do something with them, right?? Yesterday I went Easter candy shopping, trying to find just the right jelly beans for them. This is the closest I got, but it works!

This Double Candy Test Tube holder template is from Lisa Somerville's blog. I love the design, and she has it in different sizes too! I have used the single one for a bath salts gift. I paired the design with the Tea Party paper and An Egg-cellent Easter stamp set from the current SU! Mini Catalog.

I colored the bunny and eggs with Prisma colored pencils. To give the eggs a little more dimension, I covered them in Crystal Effects. In the spirit of full disclosure, my Crystal Effects blurped on it is a little CE messy...just don't tell anyone!

Here is my favorite little thing of late...Shrinky Dinks!! I have been using them to make my own little charms (sorry to say I have not taken pictures of everything!) I knew I needed to do something to spice up the little tube of jelly beans, so I used one of the stamps from another SU! Set, Playful Petals, that coordinates with the Tea Party paper. Like I will be seeing a lot of this! I have a couple more projects to work on today with the paper and the same set.
I love using Shrinky Dinks to make my own little charms. So easy...I colored these with Sharpies before I baked them. I used jump rings (knew that neglected jewelry making habit would come in handy!) to attach them to ribbon.
Well I feel like I will have a very productive craft day today! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
stamps: SU! An Egg-cellent Easter, SU! Playful Petals
paper: SU! Tea Party, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink
ink: Stazon, Memento
technique: Colored pencils
accessories: Crystal Effects, Michaels Ribbon, Shrinky Dinks colored with Sharpie


6 wacky women said...

Love how you make these candy test tubes, Lauri. They are fabulous!!

Karen x

dpkennedy said...

These tubes are just adorable! What a great gift! Love the charms to you made too!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Very cute! We made a single one at our last SCS local shoebox swap. I will have to try it with two this time. Yours turned out great!

Nancy said...

That is a cute little test tube holder. Great little gift, with those jelly beans in there!

Lorie said...

Oh, I'm lovin' those new SU products, and what you've done with them! This is a wonderful gift!!!

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