My daughter will be home for Easter, but my son is staying at college. So, last weekend I boxed up a bunch of treats to mail off to him and his girlfriend. He LOVES chocolate, so I know he’ll appreciate it. 🙂
It’s hard to mail an Easter basket, so I opted for an Easter bag. And, even though Sale-A-Bration is over, I couldn’t resist using those cute chick stamps. They’re perfect for Easter!!!
But first, let me talk about the little treat boxes. I started with some Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and covered them with grass die cuts from the Basket Builder Framelits Dies. I cut out four for each box and had to trim them down to 2″ wide for each side. I adhered them with Snail and then used some of my Sale-A-Bration ribbon to secure them to the box.
Next, I cut out two baskets. Then, I stamped the bunnies, eggs, carrots and chicks with Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Paper so I could watercolor them.
I have a long list of ink colors below because I used different palettes for each box. For my son’s, I used Regal colors and for his girlfriend’s, I used Subtle colors. I picked the different palettes to coordinate with the colors of the candies inside.
The little treat boxes are cute, but I had a lot of chocolate and goodies to send off, so I needed something BIG to put it all in. Time for the big guns.
For my big bag, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to cover the entire front of the bag. I learned this trick a long time ago from my originial Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. It really helps the bag look smooth and finished.
For the banner, I used By the Shore Designer Series Paper. I thought the colors worked well for Easter and the little dots almost look like eggs. Then, I used a couple different stamp sets … a big HAPPY from Happy Celebrations, and an “EASTER” from Crazy About You.
For all the chicks, I again stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on Shimmery White Paper and watercolored them with Aqua Painters. This time, I used mostly In-Colors (Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, and Crushed Curry.)
Supplies used on my gifts: