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Easter Surprise Gift Bag

March 27, 2016

Hello everyone. 

It’s Jackeline here and today I would like to share a quick and fun  idea for Easter, a gift bag to fill with surprise treats. This last-minute project was designed to fill your home with thoughts of ‘Hoppy’ Spring and smiley faces. 

Let’s get started.

1.-  On a paper bag in the color and size of your choice, use black ink to repeatedly stamp Lucky the Rabbit. Tip: Temporarily mount the stamp on an acrylic block; clean and dry stamp before removing from block.

2.- Die cut a rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle die set.

3.- Die cut 3 Easter egg silhouettes and 3 overlays from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Tip: Back the cardstock for the overlays with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet BEFORE die cutting.

4.- Using a mini Ink Blending Tool, ink the egg shapes and overlays with three different color inks. I used Barn Door, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed Distress Ink pads. Tip: Darker ink at the sides will make the eggs look rounded.

5.- Die cut 5 pieces of grass from Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock using the grass strip die from Easter Eggs die set. 

6.- Die cut 5 banners from Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold banners and adhere them around a brown thread. 

7.- Die cut 6 banners from Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold banners and adhere them around a brown thread. 

8.- Using the Alphabet 2 Lower Case die set, die cut letters to spell ‘happy easterfrom White Soft Finish Cardstock (backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet before die cutting). 

9.- Refer to the project photo: arrange and adhere the rectangle, banners, eggs and grass as shown, adding foam tape beneath the banners or anywhere else you want extra dimension. Tip: Knot the ends of the banner strings and glue them in place – knots are easier to glue down than straight string.

10.- Fill your bag with Easter grass and tuck in your favorite goodies. Surprise!

Happy Crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Easter Eggs
Alphabet 2 Lower Case
Stitched Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″ – 5 pack
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 6mm
Lucky Birthday
Soft Finish Cardstock, White
Soft Finish Cardstock, Sunflower
Soft Finish Cardstock, Soft Sky
Soft Finish Cardstock, Olive Twist


Barn Door, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed Distress Ink Pads

Black ink pad to stamp bag

Acrylic block (to temporarily mount clear stamp)

Mini Ink Applicator Tool

Paper shopping bag with handle (Red or color of choice)

Cellophane or paper Easter grass

Brown string

Foam tape (optional)

Kids Choice Glue (to secure ends of banner strings)

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1 Comment

  • Reply josetvdburgt March 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Super cute Jackie!! Love it!

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