Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing inspiration for Easter, just in time for you to make some cute projects of your own to share with friends and family.
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A couple of weeks ago, I created a box using the 'Lots to Love Box' Framelits to hold a set of thank you cards. While I was doing that, an idea for this Easter project popped into my head and I was delighted that there were some Easter treats that fitted in it. I love it when your idea turns out exactly as you saw it in your head; I wish it happened more often, lol. So here is my 'Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box'. My ladies had fun making these in my classes this month.
I have mainly used dies with a couple of punches to create the cute bunny, which is popped up on the 'Lots to Love Box'. The greeting the bunny is holding is from the 'Sweet Little Something' stamp set. I've added a handle to the tabs at the top of the box, which makes it feel more like a gift, if that makes sense. Through the acetate covered hole in his tummy, you can see the pretty spotted Lindt eggs that fit perfectly in the box.
This is how many Lindt mini eggs fit into the box, so you may want to add some of the crinkled Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to the bottom of the box first. These pretty coloured eggs work perfectly with the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist designer paper I have used on the Smoky Slate boxes. Here is a close-up of the bunny.
I have used a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink on the edges of all of the pieces to add depth. The inside of the ears was sponged with Pink Pirouette, using the stitched oval die as a stencil.
If you want to gift some larger Easter treats, then I another option for you with this open box version. The bunny is the same apart from not having the peep hole in the tummy and the paws are on the front of the box. You can also pop your treats into a cello bag and tie it with a ribbon and then add to the box. I have added some of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to the bottom of the box, to make a nest for the hen and eggs.
If you're looking for something super cute and suitable for your children to give to their friends, then I have my third option using the 2" cello tubes that were new in this years Annual Catalogue. They fit larger treats such as the small Lindt bunny and the larger Lindt egg (not shown). I've added the bunny head to a stitched circle and then added his front paws to hold the Easter greeting and his back paws to the bottom of the tube. I think the combination of the small spotted eggs and the bunnies works well. The photo doesn't really do him justice; he is super cute in real life.
I hope to have a tutorial available for the 3 treat options I have shown you, so check back to my Tutorials & Kits page in a few days.
|Stamps||Sweet Little Something|
|Card stock & Papers||Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Florals DSP Stack, Window Sheet (Acetate)|
|Ink||Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Versamark|
|Accessories||Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 2" Cello tubes|
|Tools||Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framleits, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle punch, Holly punch, Confetti Hearts border punch (retired), Simply Scored Scoring board, 2" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker, White Gel pen, White EP, Heat gun|
Of course, Easter is more than bunnies and chocolate, although they are fun and yummy. I have a card for you as well, that reflects the Christian meaning of Easter, that I'll be sending to my Mum. It seems that very few people send cards for Easter nowadays (or here in Australia, at least), but I know Mum will appreciate it.
I used the large aqua painter to create the background wash on water colour paper, using Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red. I wanted the background for the cross to symbolise a beautiful sunrise, so I hope I achieved that. After the piece was dry I ran it through my printer to print the Easter greeting at the bottom. I did a couple of trials on normal paper first, to get the right placement.
Next I heat embossed the floral spray from the 'Hold on to Hope' stamp in white and then popped up the cross over the top. The cross was created with the 'Cross of Hope Framelits Dies' with the background cut in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and the filigree overlay in Silver Foil. I added the ribbon and rhinestones for the finishing touches. You can see the lovely cross in more detail in this closeup. The finished art piece was layered on to Silver Foil and then popped up on the Rich Razzleberry base card.
I have kept the inside simple, with the verse printed on the writing panel and then the floral spray partially stamped in the corners in Rich Razzleberry. The panel was layered onto a silver mat and finished with a little butterfly stamped in Flirty Flamingo as it was the best match for the pink wash.
|Stamps||Hold on to Hope|
|Card stock & Papers||Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Water colour paper|
|Ink||Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo|
|Accessories||1/4" Organza Ribbon, Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Cross of Hope Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, White EP, Heat gun, computer & printer|
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely and talented, Monika.
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Thanks for visiting today!