Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Chock full of chocs

Are you sick of this rabbit yet? Hope not because I think it’s really sweet and will be popping out the rabbit projects right up until Easter... and beyond!

Don’t tell but this is what I’ve made for the children for Easter. I bought these really cute mugs last spring in the Whittards Sale and have been hoarding them ever since.

I’ve filled them with goodies and wrapped them in cellophane. They don’t photograph well in cellophane, though, so here are some pix before I wrapped them.

This is the mug filled with mini Easter eggs (see? I told you I’d found a good use for all the non-blue ones!).

There’s a covered chocolate lollipop (Sainsbury’s) in there, too. I used the same method as used for these Valentine’s lollies.

And then the test tube full of mini Smarties. I think someone’s going to be feeling a little queasy!

Once wrapped with polka dotted cellophane (local florist’s), I made a little gift card to finish off. I only had a small scrap of Apricot Appeal cardstock so improvised by adding a Certainly Celery layer to show underneath. There’s always a way!

Here’s the same gift in a different colour scheme – just so that there’s no arguing about which set belongs to which child! You’ll notice the gift card is a simpler version – I’d like to say this was because I felt it was less girly and therefore more appropriate for a boy but really it was because I ran out of time.

Stamps: Forest Friends, Seasonal Wishes
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron
Paper: Tea Party
Ink: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile™, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White, pale pink gingham ribbon, 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – So Saffron, Scallop Edge Punch, Crafters’ Toolkit, Rich Regals brads, ½” circle punch

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  1. Oh! They are just gorgeous! What good ideas, and beautifully done. The bunny is cute!

  2. These are so pretty! Lovely idea. Where can you buy these test tubes? I've seen them in a few projects and they look so good.

  3. Hi Helen, I LOVE this Easter gift set! lovely lovely ideas, thanks for sharing! Kate xx

  4. Awwww, these are all tooo tooo sweet!!!! Great job :)

  5. very cute, I have that stamp and still havent used it. I need to get it out.

  6. Oh my gosh, these are so cute!!! I want that mug!!

  7. My goodness you have certainly got your money's worth out of that stamp set. All your projects on this post and the previous one are truly fabulous.

  8. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Cute mug too! CC


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