Hello friends! I am back again…Wowza, I’m on some kind of roll here, LOL! I’m so happy to be back again with another tutorial, this time for a make that I created for the Sizzix Chapter 1 release a few weeks ago. Tim had a Youtube Live where he shared the new products and some inspiration and I was so happy to create for it.
Can you believe that Easter is only a month away? You all know how I love the Sizzix Thinlet treat bag, and when I saw the new Carrot Bunny and the Intertwined 3D texture fade, I instantly wondered if making a tiny basket with the combo would work…and I was so happy that it did! Who wouldn’t love to receive a easter treat bag filled with all these happy easter things..I know I would!
These Carrot Bunnies have got to be one of the cutest bunnies EVER, add a little ink, and viola, they have big personality ta boot!
So, let’s get to making them… we’ll start with the baskets.
I started by spraying the Intertwined 3D texture fade with a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Spray, directly inside on the indent textured side, then I sprayed a piece of Kraft cardstock with a couple spritzes of water and ran it through my Vagabond 3 times. 3D=3times through the vagabond to get a very crisp texture.
Then, I dried it with my heat tool and used the paper and cut out a treat bag.
Once I had several bags, I trimmed approximately 1.25 inches from the top of the bag.
Next, I folded the bag on the score lines and adhered it together with pieces of Scor-Tape..my favorite tape to use to put these little treat bags together, super sticky and easy to tear for the perfect size.
Next, I trimmed a couple pieces of the left over paper into two 1/4 inch (approximately) wide strips of paper. These then became the top edge of the basket and the handle. I adhered the top edge around the bag using collage matte medium.
Then I folded the handle piece in half, long ways, to create double thickness and a more stable handle. This was then stapled to the basket using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. (an oldie but goodie favorite tool, always comes in handy)
Yep! The perfect fit for these bunnies and their carrots! Then I added a little easter grass stuffed inside the basket to keep the bunnies and their treats safe.
the bunnies and their carrots…
I dug through some scraps of my inky paper and found some perfect blends for the carrots and bunnies. I made a few others using Kitsch Flamingo (bunny ears and cheeks), Rustic Wilderness (Carrot Tops), and Crackling Campfire (Carrots) and blended the cut outs using coordinating inks, along with some Walnut Stain distress ink, carrots must have a bit of grunge on them. 😉
I cut out some white bunnies from watercolor paper and dipped them randomly into some Black Soot, Walnut Stain and various distress inks, that I had smooshed onto my craft mat and spritzed with a little water, then I dipped and dried them. This process created some spots and brought personality to each bunny. The world is filled with all different kinds of beautiful bunnies.
Then I stuffed the basket with easter grass, added some yummy treats and a bunny with its favorite carrot, and placed them inside a cellophane treat bag.
I tied the top of the bag shut with a piece of jute and punched a hole into an additional carrot, then tied it to the top of each bag.
With that, my bunny treats were complete!
Thank you so much for stopping by today…as always, I appreciate your support of me and my passion for making. Have a fantastic day!
Products used to create this make- Tim Holtz Sizzix Carrot Bunny, Intertwined 3D Texture Fade, Treat Bag, Tiny Attacher, Scor-Tape, Distress Inks and Sprays in various colors including Walnut Stain, Kitsch Flamingo, Rustic Wilderness, Crackling Campfire, Black Soot, Kraft Cardstock, Distress Watercolor Paper, Tim Holtz/ Tonic Comfort 8.5 Trimmer, Jute, Cellophane Treat Bags
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