Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today I am here with a little treat holder, that I have fashioned into a chick for Easter. I have seen lots of these recently on Pinterest and Facebook so I was impatient to give it a try with the products that I had to hand.
Here is mine ~
Two of my school children are leaving on Thursday and I shall miss them dearly, so I have made another and they will be my little gift to them with some chocolate for Easter.
I have used a die from 4enScrap which is now retired but in my Stampin' Up! online store there is an alternative that will work perfectly, it is the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlits die.
I have used three different punches to achieve the beak, the feet and the wings. Here is a tutorial on how to make these pieces ~
~ Tutorial ~
- For the beak use the heart shape punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack. You need to cut a piece of Tangelo Twist card stock that is about 5cm in length and 3cm wide and score in half. Then position your paper so that the fold is at the top of the heart, pull it towards you a little and punch. This will mean that the top curve of the heart will not cut through all of the fold and you will get this shape ~
- For the feet take the 1 1/4" Scallop circle punch and the Tangelo Twist card stock and punch a shape. Cut it in half and then count three scallops and cut to the centre to produce this shape ~
- For the wings take the Scallop Oval Punch and some Hello Honey card stock, punch a shape and use your bone folder to gently create a curve to the card stock
I got some silly eyes from a craft shop but you could use smaller punches and card stock to ensure they are totally child friendly!
All that is left is to fill them with chocolate or treats (of course you may sample them to check they are ok!) give them to the recipient and watch them smile.
I hope you enjoyed this project, have a beautiful day.x
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