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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter with a Cadbury egg holder...

No Easter card in this post, but a quick little Cadbury egg holder. At the last minute, I decided to make these for my grandkids who will be spending part of Easter Sunday with us.
They are super easy and quick to make. Here are the instructions:

1. Cut a 2" X 11" piece of cardstock and score at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2". Use a punch or a die to create a decorative end at each end of the 11" piece. I used one of my label dies to create this look and then punched a hole through which I could thread a short piece of ribbon and tie a single knot.  Use a 1 1/2" circle die or punch to create a hole about 1" up from one of the score lines. This is the hole through which you will be able to see the Cadbury egg.

2. Cut a 3.5" X 3.5" piece of cardstock and score at 3/4" on all sides. Die cut or punch a 1 1/4" circle in the center of the square. This is the circle in which the egg will sit. Cut the short score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs so that you can form the square into what looks like the lid for a box. You should end up with a "lid" that is 2" X 2" X 3/4" and has a hole in the center. This "lid" will be adhered open-side-down to create a little platform for the egg.

3. Put double-sided tapes on two opposite 3/4" sides of the lid. Set the lid (open side down) on the 11" piece of cardstock so that it is centered between the two score lines and the adhesive ends are to the inside. Lift up the front piece of the 11" strip and adhere it to the front of the lid. Do the same with the back piece.

4. Tie the two ends together with a short piece of ribbon. Add a glue dot or dimensional to the bottom of the egg to help it stay in place when you place it in the hole. You can certainly add other embellishments to make these much cuter. Since I did this as a last minute thing, mine are kind of plain. At least the cardstock is brightly patterned! Next time I'll set aside some time to do a better job.

You could change these up a bit by using scalloped punches or dies, or even using an oval punch for the front hole, rather than a circle one. Some little bunnies, chicks or die-cut Easter eggs would look cute on the outside.  Maybe next year...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.

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