Monday, April 6, 2009

A Peeps Nest and How to Begin Forever

Here's a fun little spring treat I made to sell at our church - wouldn't these look super sitting at everyone's place on your dinner table for Easter???!! I found the instructions for making these on Ana Wohlfahrt's blog

Basically - you cut out 2 different size scallopped circles Nestabilities and then cut out the center out with a small circle. (I laid the smaller circle Nestability inside the larger scalloped circle on my cuttlebug and cut out both at the same time). You cut through one side of the scalloped circle - re-attach the ends overlapping about 3 scallops so it curves up. Cut little snips around the inside edge and bend up a little. Put glue around the inside edge and lay the small cut circle on top. Attach the smaller 'nest' over the larger 'nest' with foam dimensionals in the center so it pops up a bit. Add some shredded basket paper and your little peep and there you go! I used designer papers rather than stamped card stock on mine.

You can certainly use any size circles you want - just for reference - I used the 4 1/4" scallopped circle (measuring to outside edge) with the 2 1/4" plain circle and the 3 1/2" scallopped circle with the 1 5/8" plain circle.

In order to keep them clean and fresh for the sale - I placed my little nested peeps inside flat bottom bags from - folded over the tops - punched two slots in the bag and wove my ribbon through. I also stamped 'wishing you a happy Easter' on a tag trio and attached it along the bottom of the bag - but forgot to photo them after I added that!

Papers: Amuse, Crate Paper Seaweed Collection.

Accessories: couble rectangle punch: SU, scalloped circles and plain circles nestabilities, shredded basket paper, various color ribbons: PTI, Scotch quick dry adhesive, flat bottom clear bags:, Peeps Marshmallow chicks, foam dimensionals
Julie (Justwritedesigns) was the featured stamper on Split Coast this week- and I found this lovely card of hers to case. I changed the stamps, colors and punches used but kept her nice design. This pretty arbor stamp is from a set called Outdoor Fairy Tale Wedding by H&M Stamp Company
I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder for the front panel that I also cut with my new Labels Four Nestability. The edge is punched with the fleur de lis punch by EK Success. I colored the arbor with Koh-I-Noor colour pencils and gamsol. I added a little knotted ribbon at the top. I used my hot gun on the ends to curl them a bit.

Thanks for coming by!

Stamps: Outdoor Fairy Tale Wedding: H&M Stamp Co
Paper: river rock: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, water color paper: Carson (from art supply store)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: grey copic, Koh-I-Noor colour pencils & gamsol, sheer ribbon: Michaels, hot gun, oval punch: SU, Fleur de lis punch: EK Success, Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, labels four: Nestabilities, foam dimensionals


Lauri said...

Wow! these are so so cute!!!!! I love them!!

Carolina said...

Julia - the peeps holders are just too stinikin' cute!!! Love the the holders and love the sweet ribbon you used with them.

The wedding card is just adorable - love all the layers, the textures and colored so softly!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful work, stunning.

Sharli said...


LOVE the peeps holders!!! These are just precious!


Christina said...

The peeps holders are Awesome...They would look great on an easter table

Lisa Foster said...

Those peeps nests are the cutest little things ever!!! I lvoe you card too...WOW!!! Julia, you are so talented! Love ALL of your creations!

Makiko Jones said...

Julia, The peeps nests are fantastic!! And the card is so gorgeous!! Love the image is placed inside the window. How creative!!

jdmommy said...

Julia, these peeps are so adorable in their little nest! I could NEVER do these....they are maybe my favorite candy in the WHOLE WORLD, so NONE of them would get in the package!! Thanks for sharing this sweet project, GF!

Barb Schram said...

OH my, I will have to give this a try, Julia! LOVE how you packaged these special treats! Your card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Those peeps are too cute!! What a clever idea!! And your card is so very stunning!! :) TFS!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia...what darling little peep holders...sooo fun for Easter!!! The wedding card is beautiful...such a gorgeous image and I love the bugged background layers...sooo elegant!!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh the Peep packages are so cute! I love those Peeps...especially stale! Yum! Your forever card is gorgeous! I love the swiss dot embossing and gorgeous lace edge panels!!

Anne said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Peep holders!! No way, these are just as cute as can be!! I'm enchanted by the nests, I love their shape and I'm thinking those could come in handy for all kinds of things!! Hmmmm.... now I'm never going to sleep!! TFS GF!! You are the best of the best!!