Thursday, April 2, 2009
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:
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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)