Easter Gifts

Hello! And thank’s for dropping in today. I have a fun Easter project to share with you that is pretty simple to put together, and also reasonably cost effective if you need to make a few.

I wanted to make some Easter favours for everyone in my son’s Pre-Primary class. A while ago I had come across these cute little pouches on another demonstrators site – Sally Stampers. I adapted her pouches to be a bit simpler and to also use the cute bunny from Fable Friends stamp set. These pouches are really cost effective to create, you can get 4 from a piece of A4 card.

The steps involved are as follows:

  1. Cut strips of card 5cm x 27cm
  2. Score at 12.5cm and 14.5cm
  3. Punch both ends (one at a time) with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
  4. Trim your cello bag to the required height, and also use the Tag Topper on this.
  5. Put a few eggs in the cello bag and thread ribbon through the pouch and cello bag to hold it all together.
  6. Decorate as you like.

A couple of tips for when you are mass producing things – the Stamparatus is your best friend! Instead of stamping all the bunnies and then lining up the die to cut out the oval shaper, I cut out 24 blank ovals first. I then took a scrap piece of card (something that will fit in the stamparatus) and cut out an additional oval. The negative part of this cutout (as in the non-oval shape) became my template. I then placed one of the pre-cut ovals into the cut out shape, lined up the bunny to be centred on the oval and stamped. Remove stamped oval, place in another blank oval and repeat – your bunny will be perfectly lined up!

I did all my colouring using blends, as they make very light work of colouring. Unfortunately between making my prototype and sitting down to do the rest, I found I had not put the Dark Crumb Cake blend lid on tightly and it was completely dry…..so these bunnies have a bit less shading than I had planned (but were also much quicker to colour!).

It’s hard to see from the photo, but I really only put a few little eggs in there, but enough for a little treat for this gorgeous class who have finished their first term of full time school!

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