I blame the fact that Easter was “early” this year to explain why I was still making and posting Easter presents on the Tuesday AFTER the long weekend. But at the end of the day, it’s all about yummy treats and cute crafts, no matter when they arrive, right?
Here’s a quick wrap up of my Easter projects this year. Hopefully they can give you inspiration for next Easter or perhaps even some non-bunny related projects!
1. Easter cards.
These cards are really very simple, featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Eggstra Special stamp set.
The card on the right is a simple shaker card, with a bunny fixed to a square of cream paper that I created a blue heart on using a Shimelle stencil and modelling paste tinted with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in peacock.
For the two cards on the left I used the same stamp set along with papers from Dear Lizzy Happy Place to create the frames. The see-through window is created by simply hand cutting a piece of the specialty acetate from the same line into an oval shape and cutting a slightly smaller hole in the from of the card.
For this card, the bunny, eggs and tulips were coloured using a children’s watercolour set and then attached on top of a square of Dear Lizzy Serendipity paper (Sweet Swirl). I hand cut a border frame from Heidi Swapp glitter paper and attached it with foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed in black to create a nice contrast.
2. Easter tags.
Super cheap Reject Shop tags (think dollar store for non Aussies) form the base for these cute tags. I’ve added paper from the Project Life Strawberry collection with the Easter egg basket image from Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special stamp set. The stamped images are popped up on foam dots and I attached the gold embossed vellum with tiny dots of glossy accents for added interest. A touch of clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents on the bows finishes them off.
3. Pocket Letter
Pocket letters are a great way of getting involved in crafting when you are low on time and /or mojo. The simplicity of grid formula, and the small size, means you can keep things easy and simple but still achieve a cute result.
This letter was created with the “leftovers” from my card making adventures (above) and more papers from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity line. The vellum is from Doodle Bug Designs and is a neat trick for simplifying your crafting but still creating visual impact!
4. Easter cookies
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
These chocolate shortbread cookies are easy to make and delicious. They are also melt proof, flat, light and durable – making them the perfect treat to send to family scattered around Australia. Topped with royal icing coloured with Wilton gels and sugar decorations from Aldi.
5. Easter cake
Ok, so this one was a super last-minute addition for the last minute gathering we had on Easter Sunday. In order to have dessert on the table in time I fully embraced all the shortcuts I could think of including:
- using packet chocolate cake – still super yummy!
- cooking the layers in 10 cm round spring form cans – so the baking time was reduced from 50 mins to about 25 mins.
- using packet butter cream icing – a regrettable decision, nothing beats real butter cream icing.
Easter Chocolate Cake
Full credit to The Cake Blog for the idea of combining Lindt mini bunny and Cadbury mini eggs as the cake topper, although I used a mini bunny to keep in line with the proportions of my mini cakes.
Ideally next year won’t be quite so rushed!