Wednesday, 1 April 2009

WoJ PoM: Easter gift

Here's the first of my three posts for today. It's the 1st April which means it's 'Project of the Month' time over on Whiff of Joy. This month we were asked to make an easter gift so I've opted for some little bags to put some mini chocolate eggs in.
They are really easy to make and even quicker if you use patterned paper but I can never decide what papers to use when I do these PoM so thought it'd be fun to stamp my own using the stamps.

To make these 2 bags you need:
  • 'chickie & easter basket' stamp
  • 1 piece of A4 plain cardstock per 2 bags.
  • cellophane bags with choc of choice (I just used 2 small card bags and 1 bag of micro choc eggs from Tesco - they are sooo dinky!)
  • cardstock/trims and ribbon of choice
  • nestabilities - 'petite scallop circle' and 'labels 2' and border punch of choice (I've used fiskars' 'apron lace'
  1. Cut A4 cardstock in half so that you end up with 2 long strips. Then using score pal score at 5, 5.5, 6, 11, as shown in photo.
  2. cut aperture in centre of front flap (the one which doesn't have fold at the end) using nestabilitie die (or whatever punch/shape you prefer)
  3. This is the point when you decorate/stamp your cardstock. I stamped random images of chickie on one and the basket of eggs on the other using brown memento ink then just coloured them in with my Copics. Then added strip of blue embossed cardstock with punched out border along the top flap. Then folded it up and punched 2 holes for the ribbon to go through.

  4. Open it back up and stick bag of choc down the central strip, adding doublesided tape as shown by the black lines in photo below. Fold and stick down.
    Then add ribbon and tie. Finish off with stamped image added to front corner of aperture - I've used small petite circle nesties, and I've doodled along some of the edges.

    and that's it! Hope you like it. Think these will be going to my usual 2 guinea pigs whenever I do these projects (my niece & nephew across the road!) Be sure to check out the PoM gallery over on WoJ for some fabulous creations by the rest of the DT

    Hope you'll pop back later today when my other 2 posts are scheduled and don't forget I've got blog candy here.


Suzanne J Dean said...

Love your lil' chickie bags, Fran! So cute & the dp you made is fab!
Love em'!


Nikki said...

These are so cute and a Great idea for easter candy Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

these are gorgeous little eaaster gift bags Fran, so sweet and full of yummy eggs. hugs rachx

Jeanette said...

Love these Fran! You did an awesome job and I love how you made your own DP! Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs Jeanette

daisy said...

what a great idea fran!


Annie said...

Fran these are fabulous gifts - and I love that you stamped the card to make the backgrounds. hugs, annie x

Tanja said...

These gifts are so amazing! I love the window, because it's not a normal opening! Will have to use this shape, too :o)
Lovely greetings,

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