Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easter Carrot Boxes and Peppermint Bunnies

Today is another Craft Junkie Too Design Team day. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love being on Tracy's Design Team!! Her awesome assignments are just a small part of it. 

 The challenge for this week is:
Make a 3-D Easter Project

I made this carrot shaped treat box for all my nieces and nephews as well as my two sons. The box is from Life's a Party, cut at 9 1/2". I used orange cardstock, but patterned paper would make this carrot even more adorable! :)

This is how the flap works... I made the holes a little wider with a small slot hole punch, tied a bundle of green plaid ribbon (a total of 5 eight inch pieces) and attached it to the inside of the first large flap. So now to close it you just feed the ribbon through the second large flap and it stays put pretty well. 

The little bunny is from Simply Charmed (cut at 2 1/2") and I used a Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed face stamp from Peachy Keen. I just love those little faces!

See?? How cute is that! I added some details with a Glaze gel pen too.

I added a bow (tied with my Bow-Easy).

Here are a couple of my carrots! They'd look adorable embossed with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder, but for these two I just added stripe accents with an orange gel pen.

Today, I am also sharing the class treats that my two boys are taking in to school:

 My sons and I are making these cute bunnies for classroom goodies for Easter.  They turned out so cute! :)

First off, I know you are thinking it already...
"Where in the heck is the Gypsy cut file for these A-DOR-A-BLE bunnies? Cheryl always shares her Gypsy files!!"
Well, here it is:

To make these yummy bunnies you'll need a Gypsy, the Gypsy Wanderings cart and these other supplies:
Peachy Keen face parts stamp set (or draw on the face by hand)
ATG glue or other glue runner
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
Ink pad 
Peppermint patties candies

See how cute a personalized stamp is? I love these and they only cost $6 each.
We cut out all out pieces on the Gypsy. On my file you'll see one layer for the head (including the welded ears), one layer for the faces (including the nose cut out), and one layer for the inside of the ears.

With the noses cut out of the faces, we just lined up some Peachy Keen face parts on our stamp block.

Then we flipped our faces and taped a piece of pink card stock to the cover the nose hole.

We also glued on the inside of the ears using Scotch Quick Dry Glue.
How do you like our bunny parts? :)

Next I applied ATG tape to the face and head pieces and my boys put them all together, sandwiching the peppermint patties in-between.  So cute and they really don't take too long. We put 50 of them together in just over an hour.

Here are our happy bunnies.

What an adorable side shot, huh!

We made a tag to match our bunnies.  Here I clipped off the ends of the ear parts. The "Happy Easter" stamp is from Close to my Heart.

We put 25 of the bunnies in one of these $1.50 paint pails from Joann's. We added some plastic Easter grass and some sheer ribbon to the outside and we were done.

So cute right!  Now download the Gypsy file and take some time to craft with your kids today! 
In case you missed it earlier, here is the Gypsy file again:

That's it, please head over to Tracy's blog and see what


SiskiyouSue said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing your files.

jessica said...

these are adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!

Georgiana said...

Great projects for/by the boys.

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Anonymous said...

Why is it necessary for me to sign up for a free file?