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quick & easy easter tags & treats


Life can get so busy and we all have the best intentions and plans to put together something amazing for an Easter treat. If your life is anything like mine, you are running until the last minute and maybe even putting things together in the car on your way over to holiday gatherings…! I took a little time this week to put together some of the personalized Easter tags that I love to do and had them do double duty as an Easter gift too. While I had all of my supplies out, I also whipped up a few gift card holders as well. 


Two specific dies were instrumental in putting my projects together today: Write Stuff Holders dies and the gift card tabs from the Big Apple die collection.

I used the Big Egg dies to make my tag and gift card holder bases. I did some ink blending, stamping using the Egg Stripes stamp set, and some splattering on eggs that I die cut from white cardstock. You can speed up the process here and make eggs using different patterned papers instead of stamping - although it really didn't take too long to stamp the designs on all of the eggs.

Once I had my eggs all stamped, I die cut the some of them with the Write Stuff Holders die to become pencil holders and the gift card tab die to become gift card holders. Then I layered another egg die cut behind the stamped egg just to make things a little more sturdy.


I am so excited about how these egg tag/pencil holders turned out! I got my pencils and erasers from the dollar spot at Target. There are always great pencils that you can find for any time of year and you could easily adapt this project by using different large shapes for the tag base.


To add the tag, I tied a length of twine around the egg with the tag threaded onto it. The tag is secured in place with a foam square - you could use a glue dot or small amount of another adhesive as well.


Here's a closer look at how the Write Stuff Holders die looks. There are two sizes in the die collection - this one has the bigger opening of the two to put the pencil through.


The tags are die cut from white cardstock using the Keep it Simple Frames die. I stamped the names onto the tags using the Penned Elegance Alphabet stamps. You can, of course, use whatever alphabet stamps or dies that you want to personalize your projects. Or, instead of a name, you could stamp a sentiment appropriate for the season or event.


Now the fun will be tucking these into Easter baskets and gifts!

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Next up is the gift card holders. These are the eggs that I die cut with the gift card holder tab die that is a part of the Big Apple die collection.

Instead of names on the tags, I stamped a "happy Easter" greeting along with a sweet little butterfly from the Bunny Blessings stamp set.


I tied some twine around the egg vertically and add the tag when I tied the bow. The gift card slides right into the tabs and is ready for giving. You could pop this gift card holder into an envelope or tuck it into an Easter basket as it is.

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed and are inspired by the quick and easy Easter tags & treats that I created to share with you today!