Thursday, March 22, 2018

AWH March Blog Hop: Easter

Hi!

Welcome to another Art With Heart team Blog Hop.



Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Easter projects. Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration has just over a week left for us to earn free product with purchase. It is also a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! - just ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.

I don't really make Easter cards, but I do like to send a little something with Hudson to school to give to his school mates each year. He goes to a special school that only has 26 students, so it's not a huge task. Having said that, I do like to keep it simple!


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I have used the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes Sale-A-Bration choice from the first round as the base for my chocolate treat holder. I started by trimming a 3.5cm strip from one card base and then scoring it to fit around the Freddo Frog chocolate that sits inside. I've provided a template at the end of the post so that you know where to score the strip.

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From the side you can see that the base of the treat holder is a W for a little stability. It also helps to hold the chocolate in place. The Stitched Shapes Circle is held to the front with a Dimensional, and provides a little slot for the top tab to slide into. You can see the open top in the next photo.

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Here you can see that I've stapled the chocolate to the back of the treat holder. I didn't want to add a belly band to each one, so this was a quick and easy way to hold the chocolate in place. Let's face it, the kids just want to rip into the chocolate, so I wanted to make it quick and easy to get to!

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Here's my template. Cutting the strip 3.5cm wide means that you can get 4 of these from one card base without any waste. The kit is American sizes, so you may need to adjust a bit if you're using a different sized card base. The score line third from the left is the one that comes pre-done on the card base.

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To finish, here's a closer look at the cute bunny from Garden Girl. I stamped him on Shimmery White cardstock using Momento ink. He's coloured using my Melon Mambo and Early Espresso Watercolour Pencils and then blended with Wink Of Stella. I typed the name on my typewriter, just for a bit of old school fun!

That's it for me - well, not really, as I still have another 24 of these to make! For you though, it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Ros Davidson.  



Bye for now,

Tina


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:


Monika O'Neill 
Sharon Davern 
Caroline Manwaring
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson
Rachel Woollard
Rebecca Jacovou
Catherine Proctor
Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Fiona Ryan
Judy May 





9 comments:

  1. Lovely creation to share with Hudson's fellow students. I am sure he will love helping hand them out. Thanks for taking part in the Easter blog hop.

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  2. Oh Tina, that bunny is so cute and I love how you have made them for Hudson so that he can take them to school for his school mates.

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  3. What a neat idea with great instructions Tina!

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  4. Really cute Tina. I’m sure the kids will love them!

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  5. Tina, what a fantastic idea. I’m sure Hudson’s school mates enjoyed this years Easter gift.

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  6. What a fabulous Easter Treat, Tina. That bunny is soooo cute!

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  7. Love your easter treat holder, chocolate always taste better when presented so nicely, love the rabbit stamp. xx

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  8. Tina, this is such a sweet little project and thank you for the instructions. I love the typed name as well.

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  9. Awww, these are just perfect Tina! How excited the kids would have been to receive such a great little Easter treat.

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