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Just made a batch of treats for the workers at the Tim Horton’s that I frequent.  I need to pick up a basket to present them in but I’m well ahead of schedule to get these to them before Good Friday.

I bought some marshmallow Easter treats at Dollarama (5 in a package) and fancied them up by making little holders.  Rather than decorate directly on the holder, I made separate panels which act as  an extra “leg” to keep the treats standing upright. (I made the panel a half inch longer than the holder so it sticks out on the front).

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I used the same papers I’d selected for the batch of notepads I made last week – it looks like a little Easter Boutique in my craft room at the moment!

I stamped the image on a 3X4″ panel and added a 1 1/2″ strip of cardstock at the bottom using the word thanks from one paper smooches set and the word chickie from the sentiment “hey chickie” that went with the bird image I used.

After adhering the sentiment patterned paper I used a border die to create an interesting strip from coordinating paper and cut out thin (1/4″) strips from another coordinating paper to hide the join.

I kept the colouring simple (only 2 shades of yellow and I didn’t shade the beak or feet) so I could power through the mass production and embellished with some sequins that a co-worker was kind enough to procure from me so I could try out that trend without heavy investment in supplies.

Here’s a side view so you can see what I mean about the “leg”:

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…and here’s what’s inside (they come in assorted colours and styles):

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I whipped up 20 of these in less than 2 hours and that included the planning stages so it’s not too bad for time if you’re looking to mass produce a little something for Easter.