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Easter eggs decorating with rubberstamps ink and paper crafting with Punch Art

Updated on March 29, 2013

Easter Egg Decorating and More

Mini paper roses hot glued on styrofoam egg. Punch art flowers and butterflies glued on hollowed egg.
Mini paper roses hot glued on styrofoam egg. Punch art flowers and butterflies glued on hollowed egg. | Source
Seed beads glued on a styrofoam egg till fully covered.
Seed beads glued on a styrofoam egg till fully covered. | Source
Punch art flowers, circles, banners, tags and doors used to decorate painted wooden blocks.
Punch art flowers, circles, banners, tags and doors used to decorate painted wooden blocks. | Source
Paper purse in Easter motif and boa handle. Sides are open to slip a toy inside. I placed a small wallent inside with cash in it.
Paper purse in Easter motif and boa handle. Sides are open to slip a toy inside. I placed a small wallent inside with cash in it. | Source
dollar store bubbles with hand stamped owls and colorful twine to dress it up and make it look cute.
dollar store bubbles with hand stamped owls and colorful twine to dress it up and make it look cute. | Source

Egg Decorating with Stamps, Ink, Paper and More

Creatively adorn eggs with different crafting techniques. Paper crafting using Punch Art forms as abstract designs or shapes like bunnies, teddy bears and baby chicks. Add dimension with sparkle glue, rhinestones, sticky pearls and tiny cotton balls. Color the cotton to match the animals.

Stamp with Easter motifs, either directly onto an egg or on cardstock paper. Punch the images out, cut with small scissors using cuticle scissors or tear the edges to give it an artistic touch quality painting look.

Emboss with intense powder colors that will add texture and depth when heated. Try various art work to make the most exquisite designs. Picasso with paint brushing, air brushing or use markers, especially metallic pens. They add an artistic interpretation of the Easter theme.



Using Punch Art Paper Shapes

Punch art is so precise and easy. One punch and the shape appears. Dress them up with rhinestones, pearls, buttons or beads. Try different techniques on the eggs. The nice thing about this papercraft is how uncomplicated to how elaborate it can be. Wheather it is adding many layers or taking smaller pieces to build a larger one, adding dimension or laying them flat. On the white egg, punch art butterflies give the egg an outdoor garden look. They are accomplished with emboslit templates. When rolled through a Sizzix machine, they punch out the shape while adding texture and dimension.

Flowers, butterflies,owls, and birds, will liven up an egg with nature. Share the glory of spring with every egg.

You don't have to have a ton of punches. Just a few will take you a long ways. The mini paper roses are hand cut, no punch needed. Many of the designs you can stamp what you want and use cuticle scissors to cut around it and make it look punched out.

Anytime you plan to glue on a styrofoam textured egg, the hot glue sticks better. It works best to paint the egg with craft paint. Let it dry fully and then decorate with paper. I used low temperature glue in the glue gun on styrofoam. That will prevent it melting the styrofoam or deforming the shape.

Bubbles are such a necessity for Easter baskets. Make them a bit more festive by adding a rubber stamped , punch art design with ribbon or colorful twine.



Decorating Easter Eggs

Dying Easter eggs with an egg coloring kit
Dying Easter eggs with an egg coloring kit | Source

Punch Art Flowers and Owls on Styrofoam Egg

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Stampin Up Owl Punch, Starburst flower emboslit and google eyes. Items include a medium to large styrofoam egg painted with craft paint, a low temp glue gun and the various shades of paper punched out.Ink stamped the owls and added the eyes.Hot glue the starburst flowers around the egg, till covered.Overlap the flower paperAttach the owls and done. Ready to display in a bowl, egg holder or basket.
Stampin Up Owl Punch, Starburst flower emboslit and google eyes.
Stampin Up Owl Punch, Starburst flower emboslit and google eyes. | Source
Items include a medium to large styrofoam egg painted with craft paint, a low temp glue gun and the various shades of paper punched out.
Items include a medium to large styrofoam egg painted with craft paint, a low temp glue gun and the various shades of paper punched out. | Source
Ink stamped the owls and added the eyes.
Ink stamped the owls and added the eyes. | Source
Hot glue the starburst flowers around the egg, till covered.
Hot glue the starburst flowers around the egg, till covered. | Source
Overlap the flower paper
Overlap the flower paper | Source
Attach the owls and done. Ready to display in a bowl, egg holder or basket.
Attach the owls and done. Ready to display in a bowl, egg holder or basket. | Source

Easter Egg Decorating with Papercrafting Punch Art by Brenda Green

Textures to Use on Eggs

Crimping paper with a wavy effect adds dimension and a strong base to layer other decorations on top. There are hand crimping tools specifically for paper.

Pinwheels are childhood toys, make a mini pinwheel to attach around the egg. A thin rolled piece of paper can represent the stick handle.

Dimensional papers are the easiest way to add interest to an ordinary egg or dyed egg. That is the hip thing about embosslits. They punch art the item while impressing it with a dimensional feel and texture.

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Embellish Eggs with Scrapbooking Accessories

Add a little more to each egg by dressing them up. Use ribbon, buttons, rhinestones, pearls, beads, especially seed beads and colorful twine.

  • Ribbon adds frill and a fancy look. It also works perfect as a loop handle so one can hang the decorated eggs on an egg tree.
  • Buttons are a whimsical addition and surprising. Make them into shapes by using the button part as the body of an animal like a duck or a bunny. Make patterns with tiny buttons.
  • Rhinestones add shimmer and bling to anything. Add as centers to flowers.
  • Pearls look like mini eggs. Add some grass (ink, paper or real) and then a few pearls in the grass to look like they are hidden among the grass. Add a punch art bunny and punch art basket and you have an Easter scene on an egg.
  • Beads are perfect for the keepsake eggs. They add an elegant touch and a lot of color to any surface.
  • Colorful twine is useful to make nests, add a loop handle or add antenaes to paper butterflies.

Bring a Touch of Nature to Your Easter Eggs

Delicate flower petals like pansies, violets and hydrangeas and dogwood flowers will look they
are growing right on the surface.


Green Leaves and grass will make them look like a fresh spring day.

Another idea is to attach seeds to the hollow eggs. After Easter, plant in the ground so the
seed will grow into beautiful annual flowers.

Adorable egg holders enhance the whole paper crafted egg.


Punch Art and Mini Paper Roses on Eggs

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Displaying the designer eggs in egg holdersHandmade, hand cut mini paper roses.Styrofoam egg painted with craft paint.Hot Gluing mini paper roses on the styrofoam egg till covered.placement of mini paper rosePunch Art paper ready to hot glue to a hollowed out egg.Added punch art designer scrapbook paper flowers and embossed punch art butterflies.Stamped and cut out punch art designs, bird and bird cage in egg holder.Rubberstamped owl and 1 inch punch to cut out, glue dot to adhere it to the dyed egg.Punch art using Sizzix machine and peek-a-boo= windows. Secret owl hiding behind the window like a child's window book.Rubberstamped bees, hand cut like punch art and adhered to the egg with glue dots.Boa on Sytrofoam egg, a whimsical airy piece of art for a basket.
Displaying the designer eggs in egg holders
Displaying the designer eggs in egg holders | Source
Handmade, hand cut mini paper roses.
Handmade, hand cut mini paper roses. | Source
Styrofoam egg painted with craft paint.
Styrofoam egg painted with craft paint. | Source
Hot Gluing mini paper roses on the styrofoam egg till covered.
Hot Gluing mini paper roses on the styrofoam egg till covered. | Source
placement of mini paper rose
placement of mini paper rose | Source
Punch Art paper ready to hot glue to a hollowed out egg.
Punch Art paper ready to hot glue to a hollowed out egg. | Source
Added punch art designer scrapbook paper flowers and embossed punch art butterflies.
Added punch art designer scrapbook paper flowers and embossed punch art butterflies. | Source
Stamped and cut out punch art designs, bird and bird cage in egg holder.
Stamped and cut out punch art designs, bird and bird cage in egg holder. | Source
Rubberstamped owl and 1 inch punch to cut out, glue dot to adhere it to the dyed egg.
Rubberstamped owl and 1 inch punch to cut out, glue dot to adhere it to the dyed egg. | Source
Punch art using Sizzix machine and peek-a-boo= windows. Secret owl hiding behind the window like a child's window book.
Punch art using Sizzix machine and peek-a-boo= windows. Secret owl hiding behind the window like a child's window book. | Source
Rubberstamped bees, hand cut like punch art and adhered to the egg with glue dots.
Rubberstamped bees, hand cut like punch art and adhered to the egg with glue dots. | Source
Boa on Sytrofoam egg, a whimsical airy piece of art for a basket.
Boa on Sytrofoam egg, a whimsical airy piece of art for a basket. | Source

Adding Paper to Eggs

Have you decorated eggs using paper or other scrapbooking accessories?

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Supplies Needed to Decorate Eggs

Stamping and Ink
Paper
Embellishments
Stamp Ink Pads
Cardstock Paper
Rhinestones
Rubberstamps
Designer Scrapbooking Papers
Pearls
Easter theme stamps
Wrapping Paper
Ribbons
Spring theme stamps
Tissue Paper
Buttons
ink refills
Coffee filters
Colorful Twine

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    • MarieAlana1 profile image

      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      Great hub! It seems like I wasn't the only one thinking up ideas on decorating Easter eggs today.

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Wow you are just so talented! This is egg art! Maybe you will be the next Faberge?! Love your photos

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thanks mariealana1. It is a fun theme to write about. I still have one more to add to the collection.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thanks vickiw. You made me smile. They are so much fun to decorate. My favorite is the mini rose egg.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Your ideas are so unique! Great article. Anyone who keeps paper and/or scrapbook supplies on hand will be really excited about these options.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you randomcreative. I know I had fun working on some of the designs. The mini rose covered egg became a favorite. Love those creative holidays!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Great ideas. The only thing I have done with paper and Easter eggs would be the paper holders for eggs. We use to do this when I was a scout leader. Liked your ideas and voted up.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Those paper holders are a good point. I may have to add that and a picture to the hub. I know I will do that next year and add to the collection of Easter decorations.

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