Easter Paper Craft Project

Mad Hatter Easter DIY Paper Craft

Hello 12 X 12 Cardstock Shop and Dreaming Tree Fans! Christi here from Scrapping for Tranquility with another monthly collaboration with 12 X 12 Cardstock Shop and Dreaming Tree.

mad hatter easter bunny box

With Easter fast approaching I decided to make one of my favorite Easter files from Dreaming Tree but change up the colors a bit. I made the Mad Hatter Treat Box and choose papers and colors to make it extra springy. 

Mad Hatter Paper Easter Hat Supplies

easter diy paper craft

I love this project. Dreaming Tree has great assembly videos, so I am not going to show you how to make it, but you can get all of that info from Dreaming Tree. The top part of the hat comes off so it's actually a box. I plan on filling it with baked goodies for my elderly neighbor for Easter. I hope she will enjoy it.

Tips for Organizing Paper Scraps

Onto my monthly tip.....Last month I showed you how I store my small paper scraps so today I am going to show you how I store my large scraps. 

christi scrap organization

I have a large binder that has plastic cardstock protectors on the inside. It only holds four large protectors so I have to double/triple/quadruple group my colors together. My first pocket holds anything six inches and above and consists of "like colors" pinks, purples and reds.

how to organize paper scraps

My second folder holds blues, turquoises, and greens. The third file holds yellows, oranges and browns. And the last file is my hodge podge folder and holds blacks, whites, scraps of glitter (in zip lock baggies) and foil paper (also in zip lock baggies) The glitter and foil are in large baggies to keep them from getting damaged by each other and the bags are large enough to hold large scraps and even full sheets.

How to organize pattern paper tips

Last but not least I have my pattern paper scraps. Since I mostly scrapbook and do 3D papercrafts, I usually only buy 12 X 12 cardstock and pattern paper. Don't get me wrong, I have a whole lot of 6 X 6 pattern paper and 81/2 X 11 paper also, but since I don't use it as much, I keep those scraps separate. Anyway, I have an accordion file that I use to organize and file my pattern paper. I have for example, polka dots, plaid, kids, Christmas, Halloween etc, etc. The trick is finding an accordion file that fits 12 X 12 paper in length so not to wrinkle it. I should be better at labeling it, but I am so used to it I can go right to what I need.

That is it for this month! I hope some of my paper organization tips have helped. Until next month!


 design team member Christi



  • Delois Dawson

    Thanks for the binder idea. I have my scraps in a box and I have to go fishing for colors. I have a large binder that I will be using. Thanks again.

  • Barb Krause

    I love this hat!

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