Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just Hatched



Today I get to share my project for this month's Egg-stra Special Spring Project Parade, which is going on over on the Verve Stamps blog. If you haven't seen the parade yet, or if you've missed a day or two, it's well worth your time catching up. The projects have been amazing!! We're also giving away free sets! Head over to the Verve blog for details.

For my project, I decided to get a little crafty in my kitchen as well as my stamp room. I thought these hatching chick candy molds by Wilton would be perfect paired up with the "Just Hatched" sentiment from the Chocolate Bunnies set. I followed the directions on the mold using white and colored candy melts, then added lollipop sticks while the candy was still melted. After the candy set up, I tied the raffia bow and button accent to the stick.

The pail came from the Target $1 spot a while back. (It came in a pack of three, and was labeled as a wedding favor item). First, I gave the pail a little skirt using a combination of scalloped green polka-dot paper, some yellow and brown paper and pink pom-pom trim. The pail is filled with a small piece of florist foam topped with some paper Easter grass. When the pail was finished, I stuck the lollipop stick into the florist foam. It was a little wobbly, so to stabilize it, I gently pulled the stick and foam back out, stuck a large glue dot on the end of the stick, then put the whole thing back in the pail. Here's a closer look:



The packaging is a clear gusseted cellophane bag. In the bottom is a piece of thick chipboard covered with matching green polka-dot paper. The pail is attached to the base with a large glue dot. For the topper, I layered the green polka dot paper onto white, folded in half and secured to the cello bag using two silver brads. I stamped the eggs in brown ink, colored with Copics, and trimmed them out. The white egg was cut with an oval Nestability, then stamped and cut with a freehand zigzag at the top. Here's a close-up of the topper:



Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Chocolate Bunnies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey White, Kaiser Craft Spirograph dp, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: oval Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, paper piercer, distressing tool, SU scallop border punch, silver brads and Celery button, pink burlap string, yellow raffia, pink pom-pom trim, white tin pail (Target), florist foam, Easter grass, lollipop sticks, candy melts, hatching chick mold (Wilton)

22 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

How adorable, Amy!! What a fun project to make with my girls!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this is the cutest thing ever! I love that little chickie mold, and the little pom pom frills on the pail just make me smile. What a great project! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OMG, you're not only super crafty with paper but you're crafty in the kitchen too?!! The kitchen is NOT my thing...so I'm totally jealous. Hee!

These are adorable, Amy! Every detail is beautifully done.

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Exquisite detail on this and I adore the pink pom-poms and glittered eggs. It goes without saying that your hatching chick candy is precious! It sure looks like a labor of love.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Is there anything you can't do. I love this idea. It would be fun for Easter. I have looked at those molds before and thought they would be fun. I have done the ones with just one color but not like this. Super job...But of course all you do is super. TFS

Millie said...

This is such a sweet statement!

Marsha said...

Really cute. Someone is going to be so pleased to receive this.

Viv said...

Totally amazing and totally cute Amy! You ARE clever!
Viv xxx

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Awwwww man!! You can make candy pops too? Sheesh...is there anything you can't do Amy? And this little gift bag is just the cutest!! From the darling embellished pail, to the topper that puts it all over the top. And the colors in that chick pop are perfect. I'm in AWE!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Adorable Easter project Amy! It looks yummy! I especially love the bobble ribbon :)

My Paper Adventures said...

This is too CUTE!!! Love your use of the candy mold!!

Jenn said...

So cute!! I wouldn't be able to bring myself to eat the candy! TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Amy this is the cutest, you are so clever.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

The entire project is wonderful...the "header" is SO clever and the little bucket gift is fantastic.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What an adorable project!!! Almost looks too good to eat! :)

June Houck said...

You are crafty, even out of your craft room! You can really think outside the box. You inspire me with your altered projects (you may know Tracy went out and bought those huge wooden clothespins after you altered one and posted on your blog. Mine is still naked :) One day I will be brave enough to try...

ScrappyKy said...

This is way too cute! I wish I had seen this sooner because I would have made them for my kids' classes. Too bad they get out today!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh wow....this is so adorable!! Love every little thing about it!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh Amy, how cute is that project!! It has that Amy touch!
--Hugs Becca

Naomi said...

Just love your project and the card to go with.
Naomi

Silke said...

Amy - this is so gorgeous and yummy looking!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is too cute! Awesome project!

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