Sunday, April 10, 2011

Better Late Than Never ... Day 4: It's Easter Bunny Hop

Hello again, my little Chickadees ...

WELCOME TO DAY #4  (the last day) of the IT'S EASTER Blog Hop, where a group of talented crafters has been showing their Easter wares.

Each of these very talented blog hoppers has put a lot of time into their projects for you. Please do visit each stop along the way and share love.  

If you've reached me, you've likely come here via Tristan's fun blog. And you're heading over to see Monica's gorgeous flowers and other crafts at Scraps2Treasure

If you're joining us mid-hop, please do start at the very beginning -- Shawnee will be delighted to welcome you at Blessed on the Bright Side.  Since this blog hop runs through the weekend (April 7-10), you have plenty of time to visit each stop and comment on each, please

My grandbaby,
Charlotte Grace,
is now 4 mos old!
 For my blog hop visitors, this is the last of my four projects for this hop. I only had 3 planned, but due to popular request, I offer this, the simplest of the projects.  (I'll leave up Days 1, 2 and 3 if you'd like to scroll to get complete details on those projects, too!) 

Each post will contain a different gift item you can put in a loved one's Easter basket.  Not all of our friends/family can have candy, and some simply can't get enough.  Some are traditionalists and want Easter eggs, and others don't care what is in the basket, as long as the Easter Bunny visits. 

Here's my project for DAY #4 -  This is a JELLY BEAN BAG that I made using a small, food-safe snack bag to hold jelly beans, and I embellished it with a decorative header card.

The paper I used for this was a 12x12" scrapbook pre-print with this pretty flower on the edge of a photo spot.  I just trimmed it down to fit.  I added a pink punched eyelet edge (by Martha Stewart), punched two small holes using the Crop-A-Dile.  I threaded a polka-dotted ribbon and trimmed the ends to look like petals for the flower.  The ribbon?  It's a "Celebrate Holiday" ribbon boutique from Michael's -- designed for Christmas and in their 90% off bin.  That's 3 yards for 20 cents ... gotta love a bargain!
And here's a extra little item that I just loved for an Easter basket, though it was store-bought.  The size of a dollar bill, this cute "Russell Stover Note" is a 2-oz. solid chocolate bar. Very punny, signed by Hoppy McCarrot, and marked "In Bunnies We Trust."  Sweet!

REMINDER:  Post a comment here too, to be eligible for the Hop-wide BLOG CANDY: One lucky follower will win the brand-new Paper Crimping Tool I mentioned in Day 1 and Day 2's post.  You can use a crimper to seal edges (like with the "sour cream container" shown yesterday) or to create textured interest. I picked this tool out specially for this hop, since it's not a tool that everybody has in their arsenal!

TO WIN IT:   Posting deadline is now passed.

 1. Be or become a follower of this blog. This is mandatory, and I do check!

2. Post a comment here, and please include a way for me to contact you when you win!  You can post one comment per day.

3. For one extra chance to win, post a comment on each of the 15 blog stops linked below once during the hop, and tell me you did or will, in your comment here.

UPDATE:  Hop is now over ... thank you to all who participated. I will leave up the post, but take down the links for space considerations.


Robin said...

Cute and clever idea for the ribbon. I have never thought to make it into leaves. I'll have to try that :P
It's been a blast doing this hop with you..I'll be stopping in to see what you create next.

(:(: SMILES :):)

ROBIN aka thecricutscrapper

Shawnee said...

Ellen, Super cute projects. I love your idea for the ribbon. Thank you for joining me as a part of my first blog hosted blog hop.


Cristi said...

I love your treat bags so so cute!!!!! I always love visitng your blog my dear friend! Thank you for the inspiration.

Kaitlin said...

Adorable treat bags!:)


comopark1886 said...

How cute! I love the Jelly Bean Bag idea & the Bunny Money too!

SiskiyouSue said...

I'm a new follower. Enjoyed your posting.

Jessica Buffa said...

Aww...super cute! Love the ribbon you cut to look like petals. I know I would love if I got a custom made bag of jelly beans for Easter :O)

Texas JennyWren said...

such cute ideas for the easter baskets. thanks for all you shared during the hop. for the extra chance, I commented each day on all blogs on the hop.

Unknown said...

Your treat bag is cute, and that chocolate bar is neat!!
I think I have 1 more blog and then I will have commented on all the post for the Easter Hop, thank for all the fabulous inspiration!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cute little bag!

Unknown said...

Like the other post stated great idea for the ribbon. These are super cute I think I will make them for my childrens' classsmates.Great job on the hop.

Lisa R. said...

Love your treat idea. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Aim said...

I'm so glad I was able to stop back and see what you had for today -- Your jellybean bag is soooo cute!! Love that you used the ribbon as leaves... How ingenious!! :) I think I need some chocolate and jellybeans now... :)

I've enjoyed seeing what you've created for the hop these last few days and look forward to seeing what you're working on next!! I'll be back to visit ya and hope you'll stop to visit me too!! :)

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

kristyscraps said...

Great projects!