Last Minute Easter Treats

We all have the best intentions to create something for our guests each holiday, but there are times when the chaos of life prevents us from doing so. Today, I am going to show you how to make a quick, easy, last minute Easter Ghirardelli Treat using our sweet Zoe papers.  These papers are only available during the month of April and are perfect for creating spring projects.

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When I plan quick and easy projects, I plan them like I plan our family meals – Less than ten ingredients, under thirty minutes, minimal tools required, and everyone asks for more. These little Easter Ghirardelli Treats fit that to a t. Below you will find a simple set of instructions to create your own and be able to view the complete list of supplies I used on this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 8″ x 2¼” Canary Cardstock, 2″ x 2¼” Zoe Paper, 2″ x 1¾” Zoe Paper,
2″ x ¼” Zoe Paper, White Daisy cardstock scraps

Assembly Instructions:
1. Score the 8″ x 2¼” Canary Cardstock along the long edge at 2″, 2¼”, and 5½”.
2. Using a Bone Folder, fold at each of the score lines to create a “matchbook”.
3. Using a Large Scallop Decorative Border Thin Cut, create a curved edge on the “flap” of the Canary cardstock Matchbook and the 2″ x 2¼” Zoe Paper.
4. Adhere each of the Zoe papers onto the Canary cardstock Matchbook.
5. Using a 2¼” Stitched Oval Thin Cut, cut out an oval from White Daisy cardstock.
6. Stamp the “Some Bunny Loves You” sentiment onto the center of the oval using Carolina Ink. (If you would like, you can create a mask for the image to prevent the scallops from appearing on the oval. Here is a great tutorial for masking.)


7. Using a Mint Shimmer Brush, brush color along the edge of the oval, then adhere it to the Flap using 3D Foam Tape.
8. Using the RockNRoll method, apply Toffee & Espresso Ink onto the Bunny image and stamp onto White Daisy cardstock.
9. Cut out the Bunny image and adhere to the Canary cardstock Matchbook using 3D Foam Tape. (You will apply tape only to the bottom portion of the Bunny.  The top of the Bunny is what will hold the flap closed without adhesive.) 

How easy was that!?Simple, fun, and done. Now all you have to do is add the Ghirardelli squares that you have left to the inside of the Easter Ghirardelli Treat holder and “Wow” your guests.  These would also make adorable treats for a Mother’s Day Tea or Spring Wedding favors.  Your imagination is your only limit.

Don’t forget that the Zoe papers are only available, while supplies last, through April 30th. You can get a full pack FREE along with a $50 product voucher when you Join our team in April. You will also receive the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog, unreleased products, and have the ability to order from the New Catalog as soon as you join.  What a great reward!

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Bunny Trail Stamp Set

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Zoe Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Canary Cardstock

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Decorative Border Thin Cuts

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Bone Folder

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Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Mint Shimmer Brush

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3D Foam Dots

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Micro-Tip Scissors
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Stitched Oval Thin Cuts
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Full-Adhesive Sticky Notes

 

Color My Heart Dare Tic-Tac-Toe: Grateful Heart Thank You Card

This week, for the Color My Heart Dare challenge, we are playing with colors from our Grateful Heart collection.  You can choose to use any colors in a row, column, diagonally, or use every color available and create something amazing!

 

 

For this week’s challenge, I chose to use Sapphire, Mink, and Pomegranate to create a Thank You card with a little Copper flair. I enjoy using our Complements as accents on my cards, and the Thank You sentiment, Mink Flower, and Wooden Arrow “complemented” this card well.

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Since the sentiment was written with Copper, I wanted to repeat this color on the card. Our Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp Set has some very nice images including these leaves which I stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with our Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder.

 

 

That same “color” is repeated in the Cork Shapes. By repeating the color in the sentiment, leaves, and Cork Shapes, I was able to give this card a balanced look. I also used this stamp set to create the Mink wood grain.

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I felt like the Mink Cardstock alone did not serve this card well, and by adding the wood grain, it added an extra layer to the design. I will be honest in telling you that this card was not one of my favorites when I first created it, but once finished, the overall look and layers of elements makes the creative troll in my brain do back flips.

I hope you take the time this month to join me in this Color My Heart Dare Challenge.  I always enjoy visiting each of the projects and commenting on the creative designs.  Remember, you don’t have to have a blog to participate, just a willingness to try something new.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Decorations

As many of you know, I can’t ever use a product to create something as it was intended so, when I first saw the Christmas Elves in the Season of Joy Cricut™ Collection, I just had to make this adorable Pilgrim Couple to add to my Thanksgiving Decor. I am positive that many of you reading this post would love to be able recreate this couple. At the very bottom of this post, you will find a list of the products I used as well as a way that you can get the Design Space™ file FREE during the month of November.

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If you look at the Shape Index, you will see that the original images I used from Season of Joy Digital Cricut™ Collection were intended for some Christmas Elves. As cute as these elves are, I am not ready to start creating for Christmas so, I decided to use products from our Grateful Heart collection and make myself two delightful Pilgrims.

 

 


I enjoy adding little details to my projects. I added stitching on the clothing and “lace” on the apron using our Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. I also used some Burlap Ribbon to for some bows, buttons, and embellishments. Some final touches were added using the Grateful Heart Complements, Cork Shapes, and a Chrysanthemum from our Flower Market Collection.

 

 


♥ Aren’t they just the cutest? ♥ I am sure this Pilgrim Couple would look delightful as decorations on your Thanksgiving table or filled with treats and given to your Thanksgiving guests. If you would like to create this couple, I am giving away the Design Space™ file for FREE with any order of $30 or more (before tax & shipping) from my website during the month of November.

You will need to own the Season of Joy Digital Cricut™ Collection as well as the Flower Market Cricut™ Collection to cut out the images for the Pilgrim Couple. If you haven’t had a chance to view any of our Cricut™ Collections, you can view all of the shape indexes here. If you are like me, you will want to see what images are included in each collection before purchasing them.

I can’t wait to see what you create for your Thanksgiving table!

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Season of Joy Cricut Collection

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Flower Market Cricut Collection

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12″ x 12″ Almond Cardstock

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Grateful Heart Cork Shapes

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3D Foam Dots