Easter Treats

By | April 7, 2017

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:

Hopefully, these will be a nice surprise.

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