Thursday, April 17, 2014

Parts department - - -

Body parts for the Bunny Bopsie Pops -- they hold Tootsie Pops -- here is a photo of the punches I used to make the bunnies:

The metal die is the third smallest die in the Spellbinders Eggs die set and that is the bunny body --- so here are the bunnies on the Bopsie Pop holders:

Once the bunnies were on the holders I used the corner rounder punch and decided to round the corners since the bunnies are already ovals:

These holders hold the regular Tootsie Pop lollipops. To make the holders:

Cut out all bunny parts --- egg oval for the body, two longer ovals for the ears, two smaller ovals for the feet, and I used a 3/8" circle punch for the pink circle on the bunny feet. I sponged the edges of all these pieces with a light gray. Using a Qtip from the dollar store I used pink chalk for the ears. Used a pink marker for the toes on the feet. Put the bunny together using small glue dots. For the nose I used scrap pink card stock and punched out a small heart and sponged the edges of that with light pink. Make a line for the bunny mouth using a black marker and put the pink heart for the nose over that black mouth line using a glue dot. Then make two small circles with a black marker for the bunny eyes.

The holders:

Cut your card stock 8" x 2" -- score it with the long side at the top of the score board -- score it at 3 1/2' and again at 4 1/2". Use your corner round punch for the corners. Crease your scored lines using your bone folder. Make two pencil dots near the top of the holder for your ribbon to go through. I used a small circle punch to make those two holes. Once the holder is made put the bunny on the front of the holder while the holder was flat using large glue dots. Put a glue dot at the top of the Tootsie Pop and put that in the center of your holder with the Tootsie Pop upside down. Tie the holder closed using ribbon around the Tootsie Pop stick and make a bow or a knot. These are free standing and make cute favors or table markers.

For the other project to go with the Bunny Bopsie Pops I made Matchbook Holders that hold Fun Size M&Ms and for my holders I am using the Fun Size Mini M&Ms. Here are the holders:

The Matchbook Holders you can get 4 out of a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" --- cut it every 2 3/4" for your holders with the 11" side at the top of the trimmer. Score this at: 3/4", again at 4 1/2" and again at 5". Use the bone folder to crease the score lines. By doing this you will see which is the front flap of your holder --- this is important as my printed egg card stock has a directional pattern and you don't want your design to be upside down on the front of your holder. My printed papers for the front flaps are all cut at: 2 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" long. I put the printed card stocks on the front of the holders while it was flat, after I made the creased scored lines.

A tip for the M&Ms Fun Size bag --- shake the M&Ms to one end of the bag --- then fold the end flap to the back of the bag -- then put this in your holder, with the folded end behind your 3/4" scored line and then staple it to the holder --- by folding the bag to the back the M&Ms will not flop all over when the recipient opens the holder. ALSO -- when you staple this staple closer to the fold on your holder than the straight edge as you need to be able to tuck in your holder front --- this is explained better in these photos:

Used the "Happy Easter" stamp from the Stampin Up stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamped it all over white/GP card stock in different ink colours. Then cut out the greetings using the Simply Charmeed banners die set from Spellbinders and tied a greeting on the front flap of all my holders --- the ribbons are only around the front flap of the holders --- so when the recipient opens the holder they will see the ribbon from the inside of the holder. Here are more photos of the Bunny Bopsie Pops and the Easter Matchbook Holders:

Just enough chocolate treats for the Easter holiday --- TFL and YOLO


Unknown said...

These bunnies are so cute. You are just a little smartie pants.

Darnell said...

You have the perfect name, Candee, and I think you are a one-woman wonder when it comes to adorable projects!! These are all fantastic!! Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell