Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Treats

Happy Easter! These are the Easter gifts that Sabrina gave to her teachers, therapists and para aides last week... I made made 16 in all! I got the idea from Julie Buhler's blog, here. She had made these up for her children to exchange as Valentine's with their classmates and was kind enough to share her instructions!

The only change I made to her instructions was to cut the cardstock in half instead of in fourths. I wanted my treat bags to be a little larger. I searched for a candy bar that would fit inside, but other than the mini-sized ones, they all stuck out a little on the sides. How did I discover this? Well, I went to Wal-Mart, picked up a few candy bars (I was hoping to fill each treat bag with a Lindt candy bar.. yum!), then I went over a couple of aisles over to the office supplies and used a ruler to measure them. If anyone was watching me, I'm pretty sure they thought I was crazy (I did this more than once). I needed my candy to be fairly flat, too. I ended up filling a clear bag with Dove chocolates.

My main image is the large bunny from Verve's Chocolate Bunnies. I just love that bunny! I colored her and the eggs with Copic markers, paper-pieced the large egg with the dotted swiss cardstock that I used to make the treat holder and finished her bow off with some stickles.

I also made a simple 3"x3" card to go along with the treats. I used Taylor's TECC62 sketch, scaled down for my small gift card.

Treat Holder Recipe
Stamps: Chocolate Bunnies (Verve)
Paper: Dotted Swiss Rope Swing cardstock (Bazzill), White (Neenah), Blush (CTMH)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Curved Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Markers (Copic), dotted scallop border punch (EK Success), slot punch (SU!), Star Dust stickles (Ranger), dew drops (Robin's Nest), ribbon, foam tape.

Card Recipe
Stamps: What's Cookin' Set (JustRite Stampers)
Paper: Dotted Swiss Rope Swing cardstock (Bazzill), White (Neenah), Blush (CTMH), patterned (Imaginesce For Peep's Sake)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Scalloped Circle punch (Marvy), Circle and Square punches (EK Success), acetate flower (Heidi Swapp), rhinestone.