Introducing Egg Hunt & Background Basics: Tin Types

By February 10, 2010General

I have been looking forward to today's post since I began planning the schedule for Anniversary Events over a month ago! We have a super fun game planned for you and I can hardly wait for all of you to begin playing!  But all that will come at the end of the post (I need to learn to pace myself) because right now I need to show you another brand-new stamp set!

Heather's headshot

Heather Nichols has been a super busy designer lately, as you can see by her releases this month!  THREE stamp sets!  Oh my!  

I already introduced you to her first set, Fillable Frames #2, the day before yesterday.  Next up is Egg Hunt, an amazing array of spring & Easter themed images & sentiments that are SO adorable and easy to mix & match!  As soon as I saw these sweet little images for the first time, I fell in love with them instantly!  And I don't know about you, but I have been on the "hunt" for perfect eggs that are clean, simple and classic for years!  And now Heather has created them for us all to enjoy using!

The details.

  • Egg Hunt will be available for purchase on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Egg Hunt contains a total of 17 stamps (5 eggs, 4 companion images, one border/background and 8 sentiment stamps)
  • There is also an egg die (approx. 1.75" x 1.25") available for purchase separately for $5.  It coordinates with all 5 of the egg images.

Background Basics: Tin Types is Heather's third set releasing this month.  This is probably one of my favorite background sets yet (well, besides Polka Dot Basics that is!)  It reminds me of the old-fshioned punched tin ceilings that were installed in houses long ago.  The pattern makes a project more cozy and "homey".  I just love this!

The details.

  • Background Basics: Tin Types will be available for sale on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Background Basics: Tin Types includes a total of 3 background building strips.
  • There is also a Tin Types Impression Plate available for purchase separately for $16.  While not an exact match when it comes to scale, the patterns are replicated on this coordinated product.

Believe it or not, there is actually a fourth element to this release that was contributed by Heather and that is an AMAZING collection of patterned paper designed to coordinate with her Egg Hunt stamp set!  It has hints of Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss and Plum Pudding.  If this doesn't say "spring, I don't know what does!!!

The details.

  • The Egg Hunt Patterned Paper Pad will be available for purchase on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • The Egg Hunt Pad contains a total of 36 (8×8) sheets (6 sheets each of 6 patterns)

So now that I have introduced you to ALL this yumminess, how about a few projects to show you what kinds of things you can make with them?  I challenged myself and the entire team to make a matching card and tag or gift wrap that embraces the welcoming of spring!  After the long, cold winter we've had across the U.S., I think just about everyone is ready for warmer weather to arrive!

Inking egg
I started by establishing my color scheme.  I really liked the way my variegated butterfly turned out yesterday, so I decided to give the same technique a shot on this polka-dotted egg from Egg Hunt.  This time I inked the whole egg with Spring Rain and then inked the edges with aqua mist.  You can see what I stamped it, the egg ended up with this pretty two-toned effect.  I diecut the Vintage Cream cardstock before stamping the egg.  SO handy to have the matching die like this!

Egg hunt card
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Here's the card I created around the egg.  The background was created with Background Basics: Tin Types, stamped with Vintage Cream ink onto Kraft cardstock.  The Spring Rain cardstock was diecut with our new Small Scalloped Border and I dded a few faux stitches with a white gel pen.  The sentiment got the same treatment as the egg.  I inked the whole thing with Spring Rain and then added some Aqua Mist to the left and right ends.  I added a small punched flower made from Aqua Mist cardstock and a Spring Rain button to finish off the egg and give it a bit more detail.  Super simple card, but very soothing and spring-like.

Shaker Stacker
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This is the matching box I created to go along with my card.  It was created with our new Click Simple packaging template for this month, Shaker-Style Stackers.  The template package comes with three different sizes so they can be stacked up on top of each other if desired.  I am just TOTALLY in love with these!  They don't even necessarily look like they are made out of paper and they are SO sturdy!

Egg tag
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I tied my tag onto my box using Spring Rain Stitched Ribbon.  The tag was made essentially the same way as the card, except a different sentiment was used.  I love how easy it can be to create coordinating elements like this when you already have all of your supplies out and your color scheme established.

Box open
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These Shaker-Style Boxes have a built-i lining that adds to the strength of the box.  I think they look amazing with a bit of patterned paper added inside.  It adds an element of surprise and makes it look more professional.  Don't you love that lid!  This is the largest box from the set and it measures 6" wide, 3.75" deep & 3" tall, so it's a good size box!

Egg Hunt Ensemble
 (click on above photo for a larger view)

Here's the entire ensemble together.  So, did you notice any interesting watermarks on the photo directly above?  I am beyond enthusiastic to introduce you to the second annual Papertrey Egg Hunt, Blog Hop & Search Challenge!

In honor of Papertrey Ink’s new stamp set “Egg Hunt”, we are hosting an ACTUAL Egg Hunt and you are all invited!  Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to visit each design team member’s blog below and locate the main photo of their “Egg Hunt” project, which will be watermarked with the official Egg Hunt logo (just like in the lower left-hand corner of my official photo above).  Search each of the twelve photos (11 team members plus mine) for a small white egg with a yellow flower that looks like this:

DO NOT count eggs that are part of the project or stamped (solid or in color) or ANYTHING other than this particular egg.  Only the white outlined egg images will be included in the final count.  Be forewarned that some photos may not have any eggs hidden within them and others may feature as many as three!  Use the downloadable checklist below to keep track of your progress.

Download Egg Hunt Checklist

Once completed, calculate your final grand total and add your official entry to the comment section of this post!  Your comment should include your *final* answer as to how many TOTAL eggs you found hidden between the twelve photos.  Most eggs are pretty easy to find, but there are a few that could be a bit tricky, so look carefully!

So, what's in it for you, you're wondering?  A fabulous anniversary size prize package of course!


Basket photo
 So, now it's time for you to get comfy and begin the hunt, and while you're at it, take time to savor the amazing projects using Egg Hunt too!  Click on each designer's name located under their graphic below to be linked directly to their blogs.  Happy hunting! 

 CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman!

 CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey!

CLICK HERE to see more from Debbie Olson! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Kim Hughes! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Lisa Johnson! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips! 

CLICK HERE to see more from Michelle Wooderson!

CLICK HERE to see more from Niki Estes! 


1. This contest ends at 7amEST, Friday, February 12th.  

2. One winner will be randomly selected from the CORRECT answers submitted in the comments section.

3. Only one entry per person please.  The winner will be announced by noon the same day on our February Release Winners page.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stay tuned, because tomorrow I have EVEN MORE stamp introductions to make!  Have a wonderful Thursday and happy hunting!


Alli Miles is kicking off the countdown with peeks at her new set, Take Three: Spring.

Melissa Bickford is offering up some information using her latest creation, Asian Fusion.

Dawn McVey has another peek at her new Color Couture line & Studio Style stamp set.

Niki Estes has more to share using her new Butterfly Dreams set.

Kim Hughes is showcasing her new collection of In Shape templates; Spring Fling!

A few members of the Click Simple Team are showcasing sneak peeks of the projects they have contributed to the accompanying idea download for our new packaging template, Shaker-Style Stackers. 


Egg Hunt Ensemble ORIGINAL

Stamps: Egg Hunt & Background Basics: Tin Types (both available February 15th)

Ink: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain

Paper: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Kraft

Other: Spring Rain & Aqua Mist Vintage Buttons, Small Scallop Border Die, Egg Die, corner rounder punch, white gel pen

Finished Size: 4.25" x 4.25" (card), 6" x 3.75" x 3" (box)



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