Thursday, April 1, 2021

IB168 Carrot Treats

Hello, peeps!  Happy Thursday, happy April 1---uh oh, it's April Fool's Day!!!  I hope you're all doing well and no one's pulled any tricks on you yet!  We have a fun new inspiration at Inspired By; check it out:

Isn't that a fun arrangement? Looks just like a yummy carrot!  I chose not to make a card, but I went in a wee bit of a different direction, creating a little candy treat for a certain someone that I know:

I searched the internet and found an easy carrot box pattern and used some really "retired" SU DSP to create my little jelly bean holder!  I think this might have actually had Groovy Guava on it...remember that one?  Not much stamping, but it was fun to make!  Here's a side view:

Before adhering the box together, I diecut an oval and backed it with a piece of acetate so the jelly beans could be seen but wouldn't fall out!  The greenery was diecut with the same oval die, layered and adhered to the top, then decorated with a banner and little tag, then tied with some thick baker's twine.

The original directions called for making the box from cardstock, so everything was a little flimsy.  To strengthen the area that would be tied together, I adhered another oval of cardstock behind it and it worked like a charm!

Of course, I know the recipient will have it untied and the contents gobbled up in no time flat, so I left the embellishments simple and easy!  I am going to save this and think about making some for next Easter as well!  Be sure to come and visit all the designers at Inspired By and share your carrot creation with us as well!  Thanks so much for visiting today! 

Some more Saturday fun, it was such a gorgeous day, we had to be outside! Bradley and Remy played frisbee with Cassidy:

He catches snowballs and eats them too!  Funny dog!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin Easter (ret), Itty Bitties (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Pear Pizzazz,  Acetate Sheet, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Gingham DSP (ret), Misc SU DSP (ret)
 Ink Peach Parfait (ret)
Accessories Thick Crisp Cantalope Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Oval Dies, 1/8" Hole Punch, Tag Dies (Cuttlebug), Tear'nTape


I Card Everyone said...

I know a certain someone that would love to find this darling carrot-full of treats - ME!!
Just as cute as can be, LeAnne!

Vickie said...

Love this carrot box LeAnne....and key word “easy”. Care to share? Would love to make these for next year. Colorful candies inside...what are they..? Don’t look like Jelly Beans

Lorraine said...

That sure is a cute little carrot treat!

Kampin' Karen said...

The inspiration pic is fantastic. Your treat box is really cute. Nice job.

Frenchie said...

Good morning LeeAnn , I love it , can we case it ? And where do we go for it , thanks in advance,
And that big girl is sure lovely , love to see her ,
So big , already and beautiful , thanks for sharing her ,
Have a beautiful Easter,
Hugs Frenchie 🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇

Tracy Grauer said...

What an adorable carrot box!

Lisa Elton said...

A polka dot carrot with gingham leaves, count me in! That certain someone will love this ;)

Claire (Mrs H) said...

So clever love it

Carol L said...

That is such a cute Easter treat holder, and I too have a few bits of Groovy Guava in my stash! I can't seem to part with those great old IN colors!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

A carrot full of jelly beans? I'm in! What a yummy little Easter treat!

Bonnie said...

What a fun project, LeAnne! I remember Groovy Guava and I still like it! It's perfect for this candy holding carrot!

Silke Ledlow said...

Your carrot treat bag is fantastic...too cute!