Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

A dear friend invited us to Easter dinner today, and since there are going to be 21 people there, I decided to take a little treat for everyone. I saw something similar to these on Pinterest, so I improvised and created my own "Easter Lambs" that hold a Reese's peanut butter egg. I used an assorted lot of cardstock, colors, ribbons and twine.

This side view shows how perfectly these eggs sit inside the treat holders.

Here's a small sampling of the colors I used, and yep - that's a black one you're seeing, because every family has a black sheep, right? LOL

I used the SU! scalloped top tag punch to make these, cutting 2 strips 2"x5-3/4" and scored on the bottoms at 1". Adhere one bottom over the other on the scored bottoms, but I added a little "box" of matching card to hold the egg in the bottom. That piece is 2"x3", scored on each side at 1/2". Snip the score lines on each of 2 long sides, adding glue to the small ends. Fold the small ends in; making a little tray, then adhere it to the bottom of the treat holder. I added some double sticky tape to the long sides of the tray to stabilize it to the inside of the treat package so they stand on their own. Add candy, tie with some ribbon and twine and decorate. The lamb's face was done with a scalloped circle punch, an oval punch, a boho blossom punch, word window punch, and the owl punch for the eyes - all by SU!. I did use another SU! floral blossom punch to make some of the larger ears, but I liked the smaller ears, so I did most of them with the word window punch. The little sentiment panel was a free digi from Sans design that I sized to 1", colored with Copics, and matted with a SB small scalloped circle die with matching or coordinating cardstock. I embossed some tags with a SU! decorative dots ef, while some were embossed cardstock which saved a lot of time.

With all of these snippets, you know I'm heading to the Snippets Playground #222 to share. I hear poor little Parsnip has been covered with chocolate! Maybe he's just trying to be the Easter bunny this year???

Thanks for stopping by and have yourselves a wonderful Easter if you celebrate.



Di said...

Gosh Carol, these really are brilliant! Must try them out for next Easter - can't believe you made so many, although they look such fun and really are great snippets busters!

Happy Easter from Parsnip, me and the Playground :)


Di xx

cotnob said...

These are adorable Carol, lovely gifts.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwww.... How cute and fun are these lambs???!!! Wonderful idea, and such lovely gifts for your friends, Carol! The boxes are just perfect for the sweet treat! Thanks for the explanation of how you made them, your punch art is just amazing! Lovely colours, too, and the black sheep is one of my favourite :D You always stunning me with your creativity!

Donna Hanley said...

That will certainly brighten up everyone day that is at this dinner. Love the gift bags even better than the candy. Thanks for letting us know how you made them. Enjoy your day. Happy Easter.

JD/ Jill said...

Just adorable, Carol! And so creative!

Have a great day! It's going to be just Jim and I for our Easter dinner! (Jim is cooking!)

jimlynn said...

Brilliant! SO cute and they're going to love these. How thoughtful of you to do something like this too. Hope you're having a lovely Easter.

Stampsnob. said...

So cute BAAA Happy Easter .......Lis

Hettie said...

These are just fabulous Carol. I love the idea of the black one. I think that would be for me in our family!!
Happy Easter.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

How nice of you to make these for everyone! They are so cute, it is a great idea! Happy Easter!

aussie aNNie said...

Easter Sunday over for us, ate some chocolate froggie and enjoyed the tiny bit I had as I don't really eat chocolate. Love your designs here Carol and lovely  {aNNie}

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Cheers from Japan! ! Happy Easter to you and your family.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are too-too cute. I've been saving punch art ideas. You know for that elusive someday when I can try them out.

Sarn said...

These look terrific Carol. That's dedication, making 21 of 'em.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Squeal, these are FABULOUS.

Brenda said...

How sweet of your friend to invite you and hubby to Easter dinner. I love your sweet treats Carol, they are simply fabulous!! I love how the candy fits in there so well. Your little lambs are adorable and yes, every family has a black sheet in it. lol You are so sweet to have done this for everyone. Hugs, Brenda