This quick and easy little Easter Pouch is the perfect way to showcase some of the colorful treats that are available around this time of year. When choosing my colors – it I am planning the treat to be visible, then I try to coordinate the CS colors with the colors of the treats.
- Stamps: A Good Egg
- Ink: Black Staz On, Black Stampin’ Spot or Stampin’ Write marker, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie Classic inks, So Saffron and Going Gray WWC (Watercolor wonder crayons)
- Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White CS
- Accessories: Stampin’ Up!’s small cello bags, oval coluzzle template, coluzzle mat & cutting blade, personal paper trimmer with scoring blade, paper snips, bone folder, Three Flower punch from Three for You Punch Box (any small flower punch would work), wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon (5/8"), smallest pink circle rhinestone brad, blender pen, stamp-a-ma-jig, stapler, sticky strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, corner rounder punch with guard removed (for the scalloped edge)
- Pretty in Pink CS 3 1/8" x 10 1/2" (1 sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" CS will make 2)
Step 1: Take your 3 1/8" x 10 1/2" strip of Pretty in Pink CS and score it at 1", 5" and 6 1/2".
Step 2: Fold along the score lines using your bone folder. Flip the cardstock over so that the outside of the box is facing you. Stamp the small flowers stamp all over the flap that will be at the front in Pretty in Pink ink. Color in the flower centers with a white signo gel pen.
Step 3: Align the Coluzzle oval template on the front flap of the box so that the 4th oval (counting from the inside) is sitting right on the score line and the sides of the CS are aligned with the 3rd Oval (counting inwards from the outside). Cut the THIRD oval in from the center using your coluzzle blade (I know the picture labels it as "circle" – that was a typo).
Step 4: Remove the oval (using your snips to cut the two little "tabs" that are stil holding the oval in place.
Step 5: Using your corner rounder punch with the guard removed, punch a scalloped edge along the smallest flap. If you are unsure how to do this, Beate Johns has created a tutorial to show you how. See it HERE.
Step 6: Stamp the chick in Black Staz On onto a scrap of white CS. Color in using your blender pen and the colors listed in the supplies section. Cut it out using your paper snips and set aside.
Step 7: Using your stamp-a-ma-jig if necessary stamp Happy Easter towards the left side of the box fron so that it is slightly above the oval window.
Step 8: Place your treats inside the small cello bag. fold over the top edge and staple it shut (make sure you place your staples towards the right and left edges as you don’t want them to interfere in the following steps. Place a strip of sticky strip along the top edge of the pouch back just underneath the flap. Remove the backing and stick the top of your pouch onto the stick strip.
Step 9: Once your treat is inside, bring up the front flap the fold over the small scalloped top flap. Flip your pouch upside down, align it with your grid paper, take note of the center (approx. 1 1/2") and make two small pencil marks so that they are of equal distance to the left and right of the center.
Step 10: Punch out 2 holes where you marked using a 1/4" circle hole punch. As you can see from the picture I used just a regular hand held hole punch as it was able to go through all 3 layers of CS at once. If you use Stampin’ Up!’s or any regular lever punch it will only be able to go through 2 layers at a time.
Step 11: Take a 6" piece of wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon and starting at the front of the box, feed the ends through towards the back as shown in the picture.
Step 12: Flip your pouch over so that you are now looking at the back. Take the left end of ribbon, bring it across and feed it through the right hand hole.
Step 13: Now bring the right side of the ribbon across and feed it through the left hand hole. Make sure both ends have been pulled through fairly tightly. Set your pouch aside for a moment.
Step 14: Take your Three Flower punch and punch a small flower from a scrap of pink CS. Position the flower onto the chick’s shell and stick using 2-way glue pen or other liquid glue. Punch a hole through the center of the flower and the shell using a 1/16" handheld circle punch. Insert the smallest circle rhinestone brad you have throught the hole and open the prongs on the back. Add two stampin’ dimensionals on the back close to the edge where the back of the brad is showing.
Step 15: Looking at the front of the pouch now, pull the ends of the ribbon so that they are snug, then trim the ends on an angle as shown. Peel the backing off of the Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach the chick to the front.
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