Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Treats and Card

Between a very heavy workload at work and preparing for Easter, I've had very little free time to sit down and blog. I did, however, steal a little moment to make some adorable treat boxes as well as a few cards for close family.

I made the milk-carton boxes by following this tutorial from PootlesPapercraft. Not only did the boxes turn out absolutely adorable, but they were pretty easy to make. I made a total of 30 boxes over a week or so and didn't feel overwhelmed. Each box is filled with chocolate eggs and Hershey's kisses.

Box Supplies:
Base - Neenah Desert Storm in 80lbs
Paper - Doodlebug SPRINGTIME 6 x 6 Paper Pad; Bazzill Marshmallow card stock (for sentiment circles)
Stamp -  Lawn Fawn Happy Easter
Spring Pastels ribbon

For the card, I used Honey Bunny set by Mama Elephant to create a cute bunny couple. Since I was making several cards for Easter, I wanted to keep the card relatively simple and easy to recreate.

I started with a craft cardstock base, using Neenah's Desert Storm in 100lbs. It made for a very sturdy base. I adhered a piece of patterned paper to the card, leaving a border around the edges.

After stamping the bunnies on a piece of white marker paper, I colored them in using my Copic markers. I gave them bright jellybean-like colors. Or maybe they dyed their fur to celebrate Easter? I fussy-cut them out and adhered them to a circular panel. I then mounted the panel to a larger pink cardstock circle. I stamped the sentiment from the same set and added it to a piece of pink cardstock.

I adhered both panels to the card, using foam squares to add a bit of dimension. I also tied a piece of antique white satin ribbon to the top of the card.

The final touch was a couple of sequins and an enamel dot for just that extra bit of color.

Card Supplies:
Base - Neenah Desert Storm 100lbs
Papermania Spots/Stripes Pastels 6x6, Simon Says Stamp #100lbs card stock in Doll Pink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp: Honey Bunny by Mama Elephant 
Copics: Blue (B00, BG01, BG07, R20), Purple (V12 V04, V06, V17)
Some Odd Girl Spring Mix sequins
Prima Flowers Delight Enamel Dots
Antique white satin ribbon


  1. looooove your little treat boxes and card!! So fun and colorful!!

    1. Thanks, Lenny! I just love having little boxes for treats. They're always a sweet little surprise. They also tend to be kind of expensive, especially when you've got to get a bunch for a big family and friend circle. So, I'm always happy when I come across instructions on how to make my own.

      I just love paper crafts in general, I think. :D

      Thanks so much for your comment!

  2. 30 treat boxes? You are amazing! They look sooo darling too. And your card, I love it! I have been dying to get my hands on that stamp set but I keep missing out. lol The bright happy colours of the bunnies are just lovely and I love the circle element too. Just a lovely Easter card!

    1. We have a pretty huge family dinner a couple times a year, and I just love surprising everyone with a little treat. So 30 boxes! :D They were pretty fun to make, and I am definitely making them again. I might even make a little stash of them to just have on hand just in case.

      Honey Bunny is just an absolutely adorable stamp set! I am so glad I bought it. I ordered it straight from Mama Elephant when they launched the Just Hatched set (I ordered that one too). They do restock right before or during a new product launch, so that's a really good time to shop.