Very excitingly a local WI group asked me to come and make Easter Treats with them so designing the perfect project took a bit of thought. The group is 15 ladies and as I’ve not met them before I had no idea of their level of expertise! I also needed to make sure it would work using just my supplies – as I don’t have multiples of supplies I needed to use one item per project! So a few challenges to over come. Here is what I came up with:
I love the Fable Friends stamp set, the images are cute and just perfect for Easter and who doesn’t like a bit of easy colouring? The Gingham paper is also one of my favourites and as you get 40 sheets in a pack so perfect when you are making lots of an item.
How to make it
Take a mini Pizza box, Stampin’ Up sells them in packs of 8, and add a piece of gingham paper to the lid measuring 3 3/8″ by 3 3/8 “.
To make the belly band, cut a 2 ” strip of cardstock the length of A4. You can score it in your trimmer or just fold it around the box. Add Tear & Tape to the two short ends, on opposite sides to seal it on the underneath of the box. Add a piece of gingham paper to the front of the belly band measuring 3 1/2″ by 1 3/4″.
Make your decoration. Stamp on a Whisper White circle on of the gorgeous images from Fable Friends and colour with watercolour pencils. Use your blender pen to soften your colouring. Even an inexpert colourer like me can get a great result!
The next important decision is what to fill the box with? For this project I chose the Lindt bunny paw which fit beautifully but mini wrapped eggs are another favourite in our household but whether to go for Cadburys or Lindt?
These are perfect as table decorations or for the end of an egg hunt!
Here is the belly band slipped off so you can open the box to fill it or open the box to eat the treats!
I hope you have lots of fun making them. If you would like to make them with me then please come to my class on Tuesday, 2nd April at 7:30 pm in Berkhamsted. Please email if you’d like details.
Have a great week!