Hello! Today a few of the Papertrey Ink gals are sharing some fun creations using the Huggables: Bunny and Chick Mini Stamp Set and dies. I recently bought these and was so excited to put them to use! This little chick reminds me of Witzy from Suzy's Zoo and holds a dear place in my heart because of my oldest son who is now 18! I couldn't resist using her to dress up these easy handmade treat sacks, which I will share how to make today! Also, don't forget to head to the Papertrey Ink Blog to see what the other designer's have come up with!
I made three treat sacks/huggable chicks in total. I had accidentally bought a three pack of "Spring" Chapstick when I was getting ideas for THIS project. I didn't realize the flavors were Jelly Bean, Peaches and Cream, and Cotton Candy! Spring seemed a million miles away when I bought them, yet here I am putting them to use! LOL! Anyway, they are just the perfect thing for these sweet little chicks to be hugging! My mom always gave us the best things in our Easter baskets growing up and Spring-y lip balm was always a given!
To begin, I die cut all of the pieces for the chicks and got to work stamping the eyes and assembling the wings and bodies. I also die cut the eggs and used Copic markers to add the color. Each egg is die cut twice and glued together for stability. I really love all of the etched detail that the die cut provides, but it leaves them feeling a little flimsy. On a card, that would be fine, but since they are embellishments on these projects, I needed them to have extra durability. I attached the wings to the back of the base using Scor Tape. I used a foam square AND a mini glue dot to secure the wings together so they could hold the chapstick. It slides in easily, but there is quite a bit of pressure and I didn't want them to come apart. The egg is also attached with a foam square and glue dot for security.
The treat sacks are so easy and fun to make! I used Bitty Big: Pink Posey pattern paper in each of the three different prints; large polka dots, small stripes, and large plaid. You could use the opposite side depending on your needs. One of the reasons why I like using double-sided pattern paper is because it looks cute from the inside, too! I didn't make a template for this sack but I will share the measurements and it folds and assembles EXACTLY like the one I shared for THIS project. It just has different measurements. The sides measure 1 1/2, the front and back measure 2 1/2. The bottom is scored at 1 1/2 as well. The height is roughly 6 1/4 inches. That does NOT include the extra 1 1/2 inches you will need for the bottom. Hopefully that makes sense. If you look at the template on the project linked above it should help.
I always use Scor Tape to secure my 3D projects. I have an assembly tip for you as well. If you are working ahead for the holiday, like I am today, and you don't have any treats or candy inside of these yet, just simply add a strip of Scor Tape to the bottom, but don't remove the release paper. This way you can still tie them up with ribbon and tags, and then just fill them from the bottom. I just used a small piece of scotch tape to secure them for photography purposes. I do this a lot for DT projects since they are usually done long before the actual holiday rolls around! LOL! Also, If you don't have space to store 3D projects, but want to get a head start, just cut, score, and fold everything, add the Scor Tape without removing the release paper and store them flat in a box or folder. I did this last year with THIS project if you'd like to see what I am talking about.
I used the XO Skinny Mini Tags dies to die cut the tags and then heat embossed the sentiment in white. The tag was too long and would cover up the chick, so I just cut it shorter for today's project. I pinched the bag together and used my crop-a-dile to punch two holes to thread the Aqua Mist 5/8 inch Saddle Stitch Ribbon and tied it in a bow. The tag is attached to the ribbon using Button Twine. I also attached a Hawaiian Shores button to the tag using a mini glue dot. I hope you've enjoyed today's project and as always, please, please, please, leave me a comment if you don't understand my instructions. I know we all process and learn differently, so I understand if things don't make sense! Thanks for fluttering by!