After a hectic week with long days, spent entirely on my feet I am super excited about the long weekend. To kick things off I started the day with toasted Hot Cross Bun from my favourite baker’s – Betty’s. I plan a little light crafting, a little light shopping and er… a little light housework so I can put up my Easter displays. Today I thought I would share a couple of Easter treats I have been busy with.
First up are these little Easter treat bags that I made for some of my work colleagues. I used a Tonic gift bag die that I picked up at the GNPE in Harrogate recently. The samples on display were so pretty I knew I just had to have it and now I’ve used it I can see lots of possibilities. However, for its first outing I have kept it plain and simple as I needed to make quite a few of these in super quick time.
I printed out the image, which is from the Gecko Galz Easter Parade Kit, onto lightweight cardstock and then used the main part of the die set (it has lots of fancy add on bits!) to cut it out. All you need is a little glue or tape to sea it on one side and that’s it, job done.
I added a tiny bow to the top, added the treats (chocolate chicks and a handful of chocolate eggs) and then used some double sided tape to seal the top.
I used a different image from the same set to create these little tags.
The tags themselves are by Heather Hudson and you can find them in her Etsy shop. I used the cream set but there lots of colours to choose from. I overlaid the bunny image (how cute is that rabbit???), added the words (using a text box) and then printed them out on cream cardstock.
Then I added white lace and white seam binding and popped an ivory rose over the tail. I loved this so much I decided to make a whole bunch to turn into Easter cards. However, once they were made, I realised that I was very low on card blanks so instead decided to send out just the tag instead.
I did create one card, using some papers from the Gecko Galz Flower Power paper set.
I created a larger treat box for the colleague I have been working with this week who has been brilliant at keeping my spirits up and, amongst other things, has continually made all the washing up disappear!
The photo’s I took were a bit rubbish but hers has come out well. The felt tulip basket is from Tesco and you can just see the little tag poking out at the back. I created the box using a takeaway carton made from kraft card. I made a label using more images from the Gecko Galz Easter Parade Kit and added the words before I printed it out. On top I piled on a few bows and added a little chick and cute pom-pom rabbit.
If you are interested in the “Bunny Bark” you can find the recipe here. It’s a fantastic sweet and salty concoction made using pretzels. For my Easter version I used pastel coloured sprinkles instead of snowflakes and bashed up a couple of bags of Cadbury’s mini eggs to go on top.
Have an enjoyable day and thanks for buzzing by.