I'm delighted to be up on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog
as the highlighted designer
and I have a project to share with you!
I'm sure many of you are quite done with winter
and ready for the wonders of spring/Easter :)
Today, I will share with you two ways to deliver cute spring treats:
a bunny basket and some paper carrots!
And the best part?!
With just a couple of crafty items that you probably already have in your stash,
and some candies or treats of your choice,
you can make BOTH of these treats holders
- easy peasy lemon squeezy!
In this post, I'll share with you how I made these:
First up, the little carrot treat boxes! You'll need:
- Sheets of designer paper (dsp) appx 8" x 4" and green dsp for carrot 'sprouts'
- Heavy weight #110 white cardstock (for the image)
- colorful scraps of cardstock for the image scallop - check your scrap bin!
- Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
- quick dry glue
- Die cut machine and dies (I use a Cuttlebug)
- Candy to fill
To create the paper carrot treats, you'll need the above items ↑
First, you'll need to roll the 8" x 4" dsp into a cylinder shape and glue along the paper's seam with a quick drying glue ~ it will resemble a toilet paper roll. Then, cinch the one end closed by gluing it shut along the seam. While the top is open, fill it with your desired treats ..
edible sweet or even crafty treats!
You'll now have the beginning shape of a 'sour cream container' look.
After filling it with the desired treats - for reference, I used two Lindor truffles
and they were a perfect fit - you'll be ready to seal the tops.
Next, seal the top end of the container in the opposite direction as the bottom, so if you turned the container right or left, you'll see opposing seals:
East to West on the bottom, North to South on the top.
*Note: I added a staple there just for good measure, but it's not necessary.
I then fussy cut a strip of green dsp to resemble leafy top of the carrot and simply stapled that to the front of the carrot
- don't worry, you'll cover the staple up with your stamped image.
Using my Jumping Bunny stamp, I stamped it using Momento Ink in brown onto Co'ordinations #110 cardstock and ran that through my Cuttlebug machine, added some adhesive and attached to the front of the carrot. Super easy!
I repeated this twice more to get a collection of carrots....
and these are such a sweet idea to add to someone's desk
or lunchbox and a real treat to open and be surprised!
The bunny basket is another way to hold a few treats.
This one is using a sheet of heavy duty cardstock and It's in 10" x 3" size, folded in 4 places to create the rectangular shape. I added a piece of corrugated cardstock as the handle and a sheet of dsp to the front. On top of that, I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment from the Spring/Easter banner set and added that to the front along with an extra jumping bunny from the carrots. I reinforced the handle using a brad so it could swing to side to side - easier to reach the yummy chocolates!
I hope you enjoyed today's treat projects.
It's a quick way to brighten someone's day and share some joy!
My son took one of the little carrots to school today
to give to his favorite teacher ♥
Such a simple gift but one that brings big smiles and hugs :)
You can find the stamps for both of these projects in the STORE,
card and project inspirations on the BLOG.
as well as finding us on Facebook and Pinterest and the newsletter mailing!
I wish you a HOPPY day!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥