Masa is our only true Easter image. The rest of the images in this release can be used for other things, but the eggs just make unmistakeably Easter. Although, I'm sure you could do some altering and change it up a bit so that it wasn't so Easter-ish. Hmmmm, got myself thinking now! Hopefully I can come up with something soon to surprise you.
On to the project... I'm not sure why, but for some reason, these milk cartons remind me of Easter. Is it because Robin Eggs always come in cartons? Whatever it may be, I felt compelled to match up Masa with the carton. This particular carton was cut from a Sizzix Pro die, which is larger than your standard pint sized milk cartons you get with school lunch.
After I colored and cut out Masa, I popped him up using some pop dots. Then I looked at the carton and the top looked to empty. I tried going through all my dies and punches to see what would work and I settled on this banner stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Inside the flags, I stamped "Happy"... mainly because "Easter" wouldn't fit (not enough space on the face of the carton). I think it worked out OK.
Here's a close up of Masa and the bunny... since the carton was green Doodlebug paper, I decided to go with yellow grass instead. The grass was punched out using the Martha Stewart grass boarder punch- one of my absolute faves! Afterall, aren't Easter baskets filled with grass that is all different colors? Even though I tend to buy green grass, I see it come in pink, purple, and yellow too.
Ok I gotta share a funny Easter story with you. One year I must've been REALLY bad. I don't recall what it was exactly that I did, but I remember being told that I was soooo naughty that the Easter Bunny would probably not come that year... I guess I WAS bad since he never showed up! What a bummer. Believe me, I was really good every year after that!
So, now that you've met all of the new releases, time for more candy!
1. Follow the directions on the Akemi introductory post. Remember to leave a comment on this post by 2/29/12 11:59pm HST.
2. Tell me what your favorite Easter or Spring memory is. I can't wait to hear!