OK. Maybe it doesn't look all that bad to you. But, keep in mind that every single photo in this post is of THE SAME EGG.
Here you can see the mishmash from the top.
You're probably scratching your head, wondering what exactly I am talking about.
This was meant to be an egg of assorted lovely turquoise Designer Series Papers. Does it look like that? A resounding NO!
Just to help you learn from my mistake:
At this point, I think I had made 13 of these eggs in various colors. All 13 of them went great. I thought this particular one was also following suit. I honestly did not notice a problem until I was gluing the second last oval in place.
Where was my brain you ask? If you find out, please let me know.
The Lesson Learned from my idiocy:
When you are folding your ten ovals to create an egg, ALWAYS FOLD THE SIDE OF THE PAPER THAT YOU WANT TO SHOW TO THE INSIDE.
What I had done was just the opposite. Without realizing what I was doing, I was hiding all those beautiful turquoises inside their little glued-in prisons, never to be see alive again.
As I was making the NEXT egg, I noticed something. The following photo shows the last five of the ovals all ready to be glued together. Do you see how disparate this combination of papers looks? Imaging them forming an egg. U.G.L.Y. Right? But, if you look closely, you will see that the INSIDES of each of the ovals is some variation on a yellow design.
So, just to reiterate: WHEN MAKING THESE EGGS, WHICHEVER SIDE OF THE PAPER YOU WANT TO SHOW ON YOUR EGG, FOLD THAT SIDE TO THE INSIDE OF THE OVAL.
Just a word from someone with <learned> experience. Pay attention to what color you want your egg to be. Often, with scrapbooking papers, not only Stampin' Up!, the two sides of a single sheet of paper are often quite different from each other. So it really does matter.
A final look at my sad little misfit:
This little guy will not go to waste. He will be tucked in at the bottom of the egg basket to act as "filler" so the pretty eggs can show off better.
For complete instructions on how to create one of these eggs, you can find it in THIS POST from a week ago.