Easter Crafting (a day later)
|April 21, 2014||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
Time seems to get lost before you realize it. I’ve been doing a lot of crafting, just no updates. I’ve even been taking pictures, but before I know it, two weeks (ok, more like two and a half) have gone by and I realize I haven’t posted anything.
So, here’s some belated Easter crafting, but I did all this well in advance, promise!
I made a couple Easter specific cards:
The first was using a 6×6 paper stack that I don’t remember the name or company of. Very subtle colors and simple prints. The ‘Happy Easter’ are from Martha Stewart rub-on letters. The flower ribbon is felt and the bow is a thin satin. I thought it turned out nicely.
The second card used the new line of Echo Park Easter papers. I only used one of the papers with the large graphic rabbit print. The basket, eggs, and ‘hello’ are stamped. The basket and eggs are colored with AC Chromatix markers. The ‘grass’ is made from trimmed down Fun Fur (Lion Brand) yarn and the pink bow is a scrap of sock yarn. Cards like this are cute, but as I didn’t send it to anyone this year, it will have to wait a year before getting used. (I’m also trying to be better about sending cards to people. I’m improving. Slowly.)
I also made a little Easter treat box. The base is from a set of Stampin Up punchout cardstock from years ago. Probably 6-8 years ago. I’m sure if I hadn’t have had those, I could’ve found a very similar box on the Silhouette store, but I’ve been trying to use things up. This also used the Echo Park graphic rabbit print. The “Easter Wishes” was from a $1 clear stamp that I picked up somewhere and colored with AC Chromatix markers. The twine is a green hemp.
This too did not get used this year, so maybe next year someone will get a little Easter treat!
The last Easter project I did was a lot of work. -A- -Lot- -Of- -Repetitive- -Work-. Mom makes these little things quite often for people, and I thought I’d give it a go for the people at work. Yeah. Never again. I don’t know what it was about these, but halfway through wrapping the candies I was mentally done.
So what you do is buy some Hershey’s Treasures candy. If you’re picky about the colors of the foil you’ll have to make do with whatever flavor is the color you want. I wasn’t, so there’s a mix of silver and gold. (If you’re doing a lot of these it’s best to buy the $10 bag-I get them at Target.) You then cut strips of paper 1″ wide. I used a stack of random florals that I received for Christmas. You also need a type of adhesive called mounting squares. Amazon sells them here, but I get them at JoAnns or Michaels with a coupon. You need one for each candy. You then wrap a candy, trim the paper and stick a little mounting square on it to keep the paper wrapped. You do this again and again-54 times in my case. You then cut backing cardstock that is 1.5″ by however tall the candies are. You can stack as many as you want, but I chose 3 since I was making 18 of these. You then put them in a pretzel bag (found with cake and candy supplies) and trim the bag until you have just enough to fold it over and staple it shut. The header is made of two pieces of cardstock-the larger one I cut with decorative scissors. I then held it where I wanted it, punched two holes, and ran some cream colored yarn through and tied a knot. 54 candies, 18 bags, 18 headers-never again. There are much simpler crafts to do for multiple people. Still, I got a lot of compliments on them. And they’re cute (which is ultimately the goal with most things I make).
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and got some time to relax with your family and/or friends. And hopefully the Easter bunny brought you something good-he brought me a pretty nice present: