I really don't like eating them, but they do make for some fun creative crafting ideas. At our house, it was a Peep Show! These 6 inch peeps made of all white paper are easy to color using the eBrush.
Let's get started!
white cardstock (2 12 x 12 sheets)
designer paper (I used two 8.5 x 11 inch sheets)
electronic die cutting machine
Peeps cutting file (I found a free file online)
Xyron Creative Station w/ permanent adhesive
Cut the peeps and tags (tags are from the basic shapes library) using the white cardstock. Cut the tags again using the designer paper. Cut your lettering using a fun font of your choice. I used Cherry Swash. HINT: Cut one more peep than the number of tags you'll need. TIP: add your holes to your tags and peep ears and let your machine do the work.
With all the cutting done, run the designer paper tags through the Xyron and adhere to the front of the tag.
I wanted to try a little bit of resist on the front of the peeps, so I wrinkled a piece of wax paper, smoothed it out a bit and placed it between two "peeps". Place the "peep" sandwich between two pieces of copy paper and iron. You will have a light waxy pattern on the peeps.
Now color using your eBrush and markers. I chose to use Sharpies, but a water-based marker would work just as well and the resist will show much better on the peeps. ( you could also use a background stamp with texture and heat emboss with clear powder)
Be sure to layer a little extra color around the outside edges of the peeps and the tags. Wipe each of the peeps with a used dryer sheet to remove excess color and reveal a little bit of the resist if desired.
Run the letters through the Xyron and apply to the front of the tags. If desired, add eyes or a 1/2 of a cotton ball to the peep using a glue gun or a quick dry glue. When the glue has dried, run your ribbon through the tops of the tags and the peep ears. Hang and enjoy. Here's one last look!
Easter has come and gone, but hoping you'll think about this banner for next year's holiday decor. Set aside some creative time this week! Stay tuned, more projects coming your way!