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!

8 comments:

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!

Cheers,
Susan

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
http://yogiemp.blogspot.com/2011/03/mc-mar11-window-sheltering-tree.html

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!
hugs,
Gini

Patricia said...

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

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