Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring to you! I hope wherever you are, a little bit of sunshine is finding its way to you. Here in Idaho, it's very wet and muddy but the birds are out and singing so I know spring is on its way. Of course, we probably will have another snowstorm or two, that's just a normal spring here but at least winter is on the way out!

To celebrate Spring and our big Birthday Bash here at The Beary Scrap, I hope you will enter your project in our current Spring challenge, create anything spring related and enter it here for your chance at winning one of our 5 incredible birthday presents!

My first spring project to go along with this challenge is a quick and easy Easter treat that would be great for kids' classes, teachers, your neighbors or anyone you want to bring a smile to!

To make my treats I started by filling a 4 x 6 open top plastic bag with some Easter candy (I love Sixlets, aren't the spring colored ones cute?) Then I cut a piece of double sided designer paper from the Echo Park spring collection-- check out the Springtime Collection Kit which includes 12 - 12" x 12" double sided papers, one 12" x 12" sheet of alphabet stickers and one 12" x 12" sheet of element stickers for only $11.20!!! It's an awesome deal!

I punched one edge of my paper with a Martha Stewart border punch and cut a strip of satin ribbon about 15 inches long (more or less). I laid the ribbon underneath the designer paper, folded over the top of the bag with candy and laid it over the designer paper like this:

I then stapled the ribbon onto the back of the paper, making sure to catch the edges of the plastic bag so it would be secure.

Then I folded the top (the border edge) over to cover the top of the bag and tied the ribbon around the front.

Last I added just the heads of some Tear Bear critters-- Bella Bunny and Charlie Chick-- to the front along with a "Hoppy Easter" saying. Treats are ready to go!

I can't wait to see your Spring creations, so take the challenge and join us! And don't forget, I am also celebrating the one year anniversary of my craft blog and I am offering some Birthday Candy so if you'd like to enter for your chance to win, hop on over to my blog to see how. Thanks for looking!


Ardilla said...

Nice treat bags!!!
It gave me an idea for my daughter's birthday treat bags, thank you!!!!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

lovely idea!!! I´ll feature on my blog...hope you don´t mind.
hugs from Brazil

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Jamie, these are great! i don't know what Sixlets are, but I'd gladly accept them if they were packaged like this... Tootsie rolls, on the other hand - I know what they are and lock 'em up or I'll snag you whole stash! Haha!

This is an awesome project with such a big "Wow" factor. Nice!


Nikki said...

These treat bags are so cute love how you've made the toppers for them just gorgeous :)
hugs Nikki

Yogi said...

here's my spring card

Yogi said...

PS I'm also a follower and have put your Birthday badge on my blog.

beadz said...

Awww, Jamie - these are adorable. I bet the Easter baskets at your house are a sight to see! I always love seeing your creative takes on the challenges!

Patricia said...

Jamie I love these little bags, you always have such cute ideas, I love it.

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