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You’re going to LOVE to make a sweet paper carrot for Easter this year!  These little guys are so whimsical and cute and they go together in a flash!  If you like to give little treats to family, friends and co-workers, this Easter sour cream container is both easy and inexpensive.  AND they’re a great way to use up some of that Designer Series Paper you might be hoarding!  (Believe me, I know ALL about that!  Let’s get it out and start creating!)

With just the right amount of chocolate goodies inside, it can even qualify as a last minute gift (even though we are weeks away from the holiday, we won’t tell anyone how prepared we were)!

make a sweet paper carrot for easter

Aren’t they sweet?  I tried these first with plain card stock but wasn’t happy with the heavier weight of paper to make the sour cream container.  Then I thumbed through my Designer Series Paper and found the Succulent Garden has some great prints to build my veggies.  I cut the carrot sprig tops using the long leaf shape from the Everyday Jars framelits.  (See my tips below for hints on these.)

make a sweet paper carrot for easter

This little egg from this year’s Sale-a-bration set, Hey Chick, is the perfect size to adorn your treat container – not too big, not too small, just right (to quote Goldilocks)!  After I stamped him in Old Olive, I used my blender pen to give just a little shadow inside for some more personality.

Did you notice the shape he’s stamped on is the Balloon Bouquet punch – upside down?   I wanted to mimic the egg shape and rather than cut a circle, hunted in my punches to see what would work!     It’s always cool to look at your tools from a different perspective – you get lots more life out of them – and it’s fun to play!

I used the fine gold metallic thread to attach my tag to some of the Succulent Garden white ribbon.

make a sweet paper carrot for easter

Some tips as you make a sweet paper carrot for Easter:

  • Cut 8 carrot sprigs in the green designer paper.  Cut 4, THEN TURN YOUR PAPER OVER on your Big Shot and cut 4 more
  • Glue the sprigs together to make 4 sturdier ones (and so they are the same colour back and front!)
  • Cut your Calypso paper to 4″ x 4″ for our sturdy little carrot.
  • Use Tear and Tape to make your sour cream container.  Run it along three sides of your square.
  • Add a glue dot to the back of your carrot to hold your ribbon securely in place.

You Can Make It Too

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper

$14.50

Everyday Jars Framelits Dies

$44.00

Hey Chick Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$0.00

Hey Chick Clear Mount Stamp Set

$0.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$9.25

Balloon Bouquet Punch

$23.50

Blender Pens

$13.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$8.50

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

$8.50

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$10.00

Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack

$11.75

1/16" Circle Handheld Punch

$11.75

Gold Metallic Thread

$4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$9.00

Creating small treats like these are fast and fun!  And you don’t need to break the bank!  There are endless possibilities to decorate them once you make a sweet paper carrot for Easter…let your creativity run riot!

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