Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Treats

Happy Thursday!

Ok.  Ok!  I'll post something!  I have successfully avoided doing ANYTHING productive today (aside from addressing my April birthday cards and walking the dog) so I'll post something!

Need some quick and easy Easter treats for teachers, customers or kids?  Doesn't get any quicker than using our clear treat boxes …

Aren't they cute?? As always, I look for quick treats to pop in my customers' bags each month.  I struggled this month.  I tried the "Sour Cream" containers …
Cute (or creepy??) but more time consuming than I wanted …

Used the test tubes last month ...
Thought I *might* make those little bird nest treats (made out of the Chinese noodles covered in chocolate) with mini eggs inside … then I stumbled across my clear tiny boxes and the decision was made!

I grabbed some white shredded basket filling I had from last year, filled the box 3/4 full, added 15 mini eggs, tied with 17" of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon and was almost done!
Just needed a tag.  Ugh.  Tags.  I struggle with tags … and/or how to ATTACH said tags more than I care to admit. Oh sure, we have cute tag framelits … there is even a great one in the Occasions catalogue … alas I didn't buy the framelits! … and I ALWAYS seem to struggle with an Easer sentiment that would fit in a tag!  Took me some thinking and fiddling but I eventually struck upon a super quick and easy tag that attaches itself!  (can I say it is quick and easy if it took me an hour to come UP with the idea?? *lol*)

I finally cracked open my Paisleys and Posies bundle … ($26 for the set, $29 for the framelits - no, you can't bundle for a discount … that is only when the bundles are first released.  These were released in the Holiday catalogue and carried over.  Don't ya wish you bought the bundle last year???)

Right … punched out the big paisley in Whisper White and THEN stamped the dotted outline in Sweet Sugarplum.  I used a retired sentiment from "All Holidays", one of my very first stamp sets ever owned.  It's the only one I could find to fit!

I added a white accent (not shown here) and a rhinestone and then just tucked the little hook under the ribbon for a self-attaching tag.  LOVE!  Took me about an hour to crack off 20.  Mission accomplished … and still 1/4 of a bag of chocolate eggs left over.  Mmmmmm Eggies ……

That's it for now … off I go to move things from one room to another to make me feel like I'm being productive.

Have a stampy day!



  1. You're so funny Tamara, but fun and refreshing, too!! This project is fabulous (even your cute chick sour cream container project!)! Your self-attaching TAG IDEA is BRILLIANT!!! Well, after all of your time consuming, hard work, the rest of the world thanks you for your brainstorming success!! Super Terrific (and cute); TFS! xox Donna (from S.C.)

    1. Hee hee - thanks Donna. My husband is starting to worry about my mental state these days. Spending WAY too much time alone! He keeps catching me talking to myself, giggling in my craft room, talking to the dog (and answering for him). Ya, the family thinks I'm cracking up. Maybe I am! *lol* Thanks for commenting ... off I go to finish clearing off my desk. ALMOST struck the top! xoxo