Saturday, February 13, 2016

♥ Chicks Rule ♥

Saw these cuter than cute Easter chicks done by Deb Valder and had to make some up... not only are they cute, but they are free standing, and they hold two pieces of the Hershey chocolate nugget candies so they are a win-win project:

To make these cuties:

Cut a piece of yellow card stock 2" wide by 7 1/4" long. With the long edge at the top of the score board score this at 3".  Turn it around and score again at 3". Using the bone folder crease your score lines. Using a scalloped design embossing folder put one end of your scored yellow card stock inside the folder with the scored line at the edge of the embossing folder. Run this through your machine to emboss it. You only need to score the front as the back is not scored:

Once this piece is embossed, using your Scalloped Tag Topper punch, punch each end of the yellow piece. Once done punch out the white and black circles for the eyes using the owl punch. Put these eye pieces together using glue dots. Put them on the scalloped (front) side of your chick using glue dots.

For her wings I used 1 1/4" scalloped circle punch and punched out one circle from yellow card stock. Using scissors I cut that in half. Set these aside. Using yellow and white twine I wrapped this around two fingers a couple of times and tied it off as this will be the "hair" at the top of the holder.. Set that aside.

For the two chocolate nugget candies I used a piece of jellybean printed card stock from Hobby Lobby and cut two pieces for nugget wrappers --- 1" x 3 1/8". Wrapped these around the candies and kept them in place using glue dots:

Placed the wrapped nugget candies inside the holder using large glue dots. Now I closed the holder using the wrapped twine and tying it closed. Used scissors to trim the twine "hair".  With the candies inside, twine "hair" tied on, I used glue dots to add the wings on each side of the holder which is the 1/2 scallop circle pieces.

For the feet -- punch out two pieces from the BoHo Blossom punch. Put them on the holder using glue dots. For the beak punch out another flower and cut off all but two points. Fold this small piece in half and put it on the front of the holder using a glue dot. Then using a glue dot I added a bow at the top of my holder:

Cute chickie -- Thanks to Deb Valder for sharing her ideas and making a YouTube video for this cute treat holder.  TFL and YOLO

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