Thursday, February 23, 2017

Designer Highlight with Kelly Santi

Hello, Prickley Pear Fans!

It's Designer Highlight week and this week Kelly Santi is here. Let's see what sweet inspiration Kelly has for us.

Hello Prickley Pear Fans! 
Today's post brings you a quick and easy way to make treat holders for any occassion - for the young and young at heart! My spring/easter projects use two stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Jumping Bunny and the Spring/Easter Banner clear set. Add in some paper, glue and ink - and that's it! With just the supplies you have right on hand, and your Prickley Pear stamps, you can make these and deliver them to your family members, friends, teachers, co-workers' desks and more!


To make these little carrot treat boxes, you'll need a sheet of patterned paper, some glue, a stapler, some green paper for the sprouts, stamps, ink, your die cut machine and dies.

The measurements for my carrots are 8" x 4", and to create the shape, you'll need to make a few nips and tucks! First, roll the patterned paper into a cylinder shape and adhere the paper together with a quick drying glue (it will resemble a toilet paper roll). Then, cinch one end closed by gluing it shut and you'll have the beginning shape of a "sour cream container" look.  

Fill the container with the desired chocolates (I used two Lindor truffles for the perfect fit!) and then seal the top end of the container in the opposite direction as the bottom, so if you turned the container right or left, you'll see opposing seals.


Next, I fussy cut a strip of green paper to resemble sprouts of the carrot and simply stapled that to the front of the carrot box - don't worry about how it looks, you'll cover that up with your label or stamped image. 

Using my Jumping Bunny stamp, I stamped it using Memento brown ink onto white cardstock and ran it through my diecut machine with my desired shape. Add some adhesive and attach to the front of the carrot. Easy breezy! 

I repeated this process twice more to get my "garden" of carrots. These are so easy to add to someone's desk or lunchbox and a real treat to open for a tasty surprise!

The bunny basket is another way to hold a few treats. This one uses a sheet of heavy duty cardstock cut to a 10" x 3" size, folded in four places to create the rectangle shape. I added a piece of corrugated cardstock as the handle and a sheet of patterned paper to the front. On top of that, I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment from the Spring/Easter Banner clear set and added that to the front as well. I reinforced the handle using a brad, so it could swing from side to side - easier to reach the yummy chocolates! 


I hope you enjoyed my project this week. Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear store to pick up these cute stamps and have your Easter treats done well before the holiday gets here.

Check out the other stamps in the new release collection for many more options that would work just as well for this fun project!

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