Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Treat Holder

Wow!! It has been almost a month since I last posted. So many things have been going on lately I just haven't had much time for crafting. Sad, I know. I have been meaning to post a family update and just haven't had a chance. I will post it within the next couple of days for sure. 

Anyhow, I did get a chance to get into my craft room and create a couple of things. As with all of the other holidays, I waited until the last minute to create festive goodies. I always say I'm not going to do anything, people just throw them away, it's too much work...bla, bla, bla. Then the night before I just can't resist. So I made some Easter treats. Well, the treat holder. 
I made these little cuties for my kids and coworkers. I thought it was much better than just saying "here's a bunny". Other than the chocolate bunnies I had everything else on hand so that helped. They were really easy and I am posting directions just in case anyone else wants to make them. I know Easter is this weekend but they're so simple, it wouldn't take much to whip some up real quick. I started with the following...
I used some patterned card stock and cut it to 2 1/2" X 11" then scored at 5" and 6". I used my Sizzix circle die to cut the "window" out. Next, I cut 2 small pieces measuring 2" X 1", these will help it stand up. The scalloped circle is also a Sizzix die. 

I lined up the edges of the card stock and used MFT's Blueprints 19 Die Namics set to get the tag edge. You could easily do one edge at a time but I wanted to make sure they lined up perfectly. I only stuck the very edge that I wanted to cut in between the cutting plates, then just snipped off the edges.
I then used just a regular hole punch to make the hole for the ribbon to go through. I also added the small reinforcement piece which I cut using MFT's Tag Builder Blueprints 2.
As for those small pieces of card stock, they are totally optional. I just couldn't get mine to stand without them. And I really needed them to stand. I scored them 1/2" from both sides and then adhered them to the front and back of the larger piece.
I intended to stamp the sentiment but I had a tag die from my Project Life die set that I wanted to use and the stamp was just too big. I found a font that I liked, made a sheet of labels using white card stock and then cut them all out with the die. I placed the cute bunny inside, tied a bow and BAM! I meant to embellish them more but it was getting late and I was pleased with them already. Besides, people are just gonna throw them away right?

 I thought these were cute and pretty simple to make. Thank you for stopping by! Hopefully, I can get back to my regular schedule and get to crafting more than I have (or haven't) in the recent weeks. 

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