Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hoppy Easter - Easter Candy Sticks w/Jessica - Giveaway is CLOSED

Good Morning Trendy Twiners!!!!
Jessica here from Chick-n-Scrap!
Can you believe it is already April??? The month's are just flying by and with
Easter  right around the corner  I have a sweet treat to share that is perfect for filling the kids Easter baskets using one of the featured colors for the month~
 Bubblegum Taffy 

Candy sticks are one of my favorite treats to make and the possibility to decorate the cute tags for them are endless. 
I based my project on the new Trendy Twine challenge that just went up yesterday.

The Challenge......
Easter or floral theme 
stitching (real with twine - including machine stitch - or faux with pen, ink, etc.)
and of course...
Trendy Twine

**If you do not have Trendy Twine, use hemp, jute, 

embroidery thread, or yarn only; NO ribbon

(no other brands of bakers twine)**

I ended up making 6 of these candy sticks. My kids will probably snag these up to hand out to their teachers...well at least the little one will :)

I was super excited to find the spring time M&M's that are a PERFECT match to the Bubblegum Taffy Trendy Twine. After pulling out all the blue and pink ones (and eating a few yellow ones in between) I filled my Skinny Candy Bags and placed them aside while I made my tags.
 The tags were all made using scrap papers from my stash. I found perfect pink and blue polka dot papers and add a small strip of the opposite papers to each one. Then using my sewing machine, I added a white stitched border to each tag.
Once those were all stitched, I put the rest of the tag together, stamping my cute bunny and adding stickles to their ears, nose and tails.

Once they were all dry I attached the tags to my candy sticks.
~I am going to let you in on a secret...I found the BEST way to attach the tags to the candy sticks. (maybe you already know this but I always struggle with how to attach my tags)
 Ok, so I took my tag and the candy stick and lined them up at the top where I wanted my tag to sit. Then using my crop~a~dile I punched a hole through the tag AND the plastic candy stick.I threaded the twine through the hole in the tag....then the holes in the bag and tied my bows. Not only does it hold the tag in place...it is really sturdy too.. you would have to yank really hard to get that tag to come off!
~ Want to know another secret, I add more adhesive to the flap that closes the candy stick so there is no way that bag is coming undone unless it is meant to~meaning someone is trying to open it for those treats :)

Supplies used:
Paper~ Kraft, Scrap blue polka dot, pink polka dot, white
Stamps~ Cornish Heritage Farms~Sweet Spring
Dies/Cuts~ Tag~Silhouette Store
sewing machine, stickles, pop dots

And here are the 2 spotlighted colors this month!
Make sure to pick them up..they are on sale all month long!!



GIVEAWAY Time!!!

How would you like to win this Bubblegum Taffy Mini Set of Trendy Twine???
All you have to do is
~leave me a comment here
~be a follower of the Trendy Twine Blog~HERE
~and be a follower of the Trendy Twine Facebook page~ HERE
(make sure you say hello on the fb page!)

You have 3 chances to win! Make sure you leave a comment for every thing you did.
I will leave this giveaway open until Monday. 
Deadline to enter is 11:59 pm central time, Monday, April 7th.
Good Luck!!


Thanks so much for stopping by.
 I hope you have enjoyed my projects and have a GREAT Wednesday!
Don't forget to play along in the new challenge!! I can not wait to see what you make!

55 comments:

  1. Your bunnies are definitely cuter than the sneak peek!

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  2. I am a follower of Trendy Twine on FB.

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  3. These are so sweet, Jessica! I love the color of the Trendy Twine! ~Saundra

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  4. oh my Jessica is amazing and I LOVE this twine.. so totally fun..

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  5. I wish I was one of your kids teachers. I would love to get this treat tube. I love the colors, and I love M & M's White Chocolate.

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  6. These are absolutely adorable!! I love the sweet bunnies!! The colors of the twine are so fabulous!! Love these!!

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  7. Super cute! Love the fun colors too! And I sure want to win that twine :)

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  8. This is a super cute project. I really like your stitching around the tags. I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas a few years ago just so I could learn to stitch my paper projects, but I've never tried it. Your bunny image is super cute and the colors are perfect with those M&M's.

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  9. Oh, yes, I am already a follower of the blog and I left a Hello on the FB page which I "Liked" long ago!!!

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  10. Love your bunny treats, I also love making candy sticks! Great job!

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  11. Follow you on Bloglovin and Networked Blogs :)

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  12. super duper cute Jessica!! I need to get me some bags for m-m's, I am always in awe of your cute projects using them!

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  13. I am a follower of trendy twine blog :-)

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  14. They are ADORABLE!! Yummy too!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  15. Love this!! Thanks for the awesome tips and inspiration! :)

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  16. These are just the cutest little gifts. I love the colors in Bubblegum Taffy and Twisted Gumball.

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  17. These are so cool! Fabulous colours and love that your candy matches the twine.

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  18. Already a follower on FB, but stopped by to say hi!

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  19. I am now a follower of the blog!

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  20. The tags and candy sticks are gorgeous. Love the colour of the twine.

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  21. I'm a follower of the blog.

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  22. These are absolutely adorable! Love the twine colors! Cute bunny and papers, and fun that your candies match the twine so well!

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  23. Adorable tags for those treats Jessica:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  24. Very cute treat tags and the twine is perfect.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  25. I am a blog follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  26. These are adorable Easter treats!

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  27. I follow the blog on Bloglovin.

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  28. I'm a follower on fb and I made a comment on the fb post about this blogpost. I'd love to win some fun twine!

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  29. Adorable Jessica, simply adorable! And thanks for the tip - it's a good one :)
    Shelly

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  30. Such cute and yummy treat holders.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  31. Am already a follower.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  32. Oooooooo em gee Jess--these are so super sweet, I'm gettin' a toothache! Candy packaged in clear cylinders have always been my most favorite--they are so visually appealing and look like so much FUN--not to mention, holy yummers! Your Hoppy Easter tags are super duper fabulous, especially with the delightful twisted bubblegum twine and..wha....bubblegum taffy?!!! ...I NEED to find some of that kind of taffy irl!!! You are so dang inspiring girlie! Thanks so much for your amazingness and for this awesome treat for us all!

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  33. The tags are darling. I love the Easter twine. I just ordered some.

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  34. I get your posts thru e-mail. Have for awhile.

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  35. So adorable!

    Julie
    Simply Silhouette
    aka: Cricut Chick
    www.simplysilhouette.com

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  36. What a great project jessica! Always beautiful!

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  37. Jessica, I just love this cute cute project, and I know your boys teachers will love these. You always have the perfect papers to coordinate with your twine.

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  38. I have been a follower of Trendy Twine!

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  39. I also follow/Like on Facebook already!

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  40. Love these adorable tags on the cute cute cute candy sticks so lovely :) and thanks for the chance to win such a yummy giveaway :)

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  41. I am already a fan on Facebook

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  42. These are so adorable, love how they came out!!

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