2013-03-21

Eggcellent*


It's time for a little craft-post, it's Easter-y this time! I think I've told you earlier, that I hoard collect pretty cards, and love to re-use them. My friends and family know about this hoarding hobby, and they keep saving beautiful cards for me too. The 2-sided cards are the best as the greetings and wishes are not on the backside of the beautiful front, and it can be used right away. 


Once a pretty card (or a calendar picture or anything beautiful really) is chosen, cut an egg-shaped piece, and one just same sized from an another cardboard. I used plain color for the other "egg" as that will be the card's write-your-greetings-base.


Oh, there are two eggs now! I am sure now this card starts to tickle some of those childhood memories of yours...from kindergarten perhaps? We used to make these when I was a child for Easter. We decorated the top ourselves, and added a little birdie and Easter-greetings inside.


The upper egg was cut in half, and both sides were attached to the other egg with those tiny metallic brads. You need to put them through both layers, and then turn the little legs open on back, and that let's you...

 

...to open and close the egg! 


And here's the other one, with a birdie this time, very pretty too! And do you see the little holes...


...they were punched there before the brads were attached, and they let you...


...to use some pretty ribbon to keep the egg closed until it's receiver opens it and reveals...


...anything you have chosen to hide inside! These cards shown here may or may not been used to send the happy little pins to my giveaway-winners... I really can't confirm as it would spoil the surprise, but I can most definitely say that the pins have been shipped!

Happy Easter-crafting, it's only a week away!

Yours,
Mia

*I think I must apologize the title, I saw it somewhere the other day and couldn't resist. Oh my.

24 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love the title. :)
I love your little Easter makes too, such a clever idea, they look great and I'm sure the recipients will love them, if they happen to be the giveaway winners that is! ;)
v xxx

Mia said...

Oh my, Vivienne, you may have cracked my secret :) although I am not admitting anything!

Wishing you a lovely day!

Yours,
Mia

Ladybird Diaries said...

Oh these are lovely! Really sweet.
M xxxx

Mia said...

Thank you so much,

I will be visiting the Ladybird Diaries soon!

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

nerospost said...

Eggcellent exactly, Mia! Wonderful word and your idea for cards is fantastic! I'm just so out of the seasons ... do you have now Eastern? already? or next weekend?
We have Eastern in one month and it's not my favourite celebration. I hope you have sense of spring and sunshine! Happy weekend dear friend! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello dear Teje,

We have Palmusunnuntai (lapset virpoo) this Sunday, 24th, and then the next Friday is pitkäperjantai, Sunday is eka pääiäispäivä and Monday is toinen pääsiäispäivä so 29.3 - 1.4 is a long weekend for everyone here, yippee!

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

Rustic Vintage Country said...

They are so gorgeous! x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Sweet Mia, I think I am very eggcited! hahaha
Can't wait, xoRobin

Anne Toprak said...

Mia, Those cards are beautiful!! It's great to use them again. I can't believe it's almost Easter.

March is going fast.
Happy almost weekend,

Anne
PlumCreek22 Studio

Jane said...

Those egg cards are really eggcelent dear Mia......I am super eggcited like Robin that one may or may not be flying over in this direction. You collect cards my dear it is not called hoarding ;0) Nearly the weekend again, Jane x

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Suzy!

Wishing you a sunny and happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

I am so happy you're eggcited, Robin,

That's eggcactly what I was wishing for :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

I can't believe it either, only a week to go! But before Easter: enjoy your special weekend, dear friend, and we'll talk soon again!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Jane,

And I think you also cracked my (egg, heh heh) secret, there might be an egg-parcel coming your way :)

Wishing you a happy, happy weekend, and kisses to Billy again!

Yours,
Mia

Angella Dee said...

These are the most beautiful easter cards I've seen. thanks for sharing. I am going to make some this weekend.

Mia said...

Hello Angella Dee,

I'm happy to have you visiting me here, and even more happier if you were inspired to try these! I am making some more as I type too :)

Lovely and crafty weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Megumi said...

MIa,
I love the title too. And I love your cards. How clever and how cute. I enjoy reading your post each time.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Megumi






Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Thank you! Wishing you the loveliest weekend too...sunny and bright!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous Easter cards, Mia! They are so pretty and I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled! I do remember loving making cards that opened with those paper clips as a school child.....think it's one of the things that inspired me to a life of crafting!
Have a happy week!
Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Helen!

I loved all sort of crafts as child too, so maybe it all started there for me too?

I wish you a lovely, SHORT week before happy and peaceful Easter!

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Great tutorial Mia, and the title made me laugh!! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

Thank you! I love papercrafts when they've easy and quick (I am completely useless with anything more complicated) and if glue is NOT involved, even better :) I am messy!

Wishing you the loveliest and sunniest Easter weekend soon too!

Yours,
Mia

bethbutcher said...

Love these, so cute and such a good idea :) Hope you don't mind but I've shared it on my facebook page as I love it so much!

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

Please be most welcome to share any of my ideas, thank you, I am happy to inspire making crafts! I made all the Easter-cards this year this way, fun, easy and pretty too!

Happy Easter soon!

Yours,
Mia

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