The Carrot Patch!

Happy Good Friday and happy long week-end! Oh how I love long week-ends, especially the ones that my Husband doesn't have to work, and this just happens to be one! Yeah!

I have an exciting week-end planned with family and of course the Easter Bunny! I can't wait for my boys to do their easter egg hunt! It's going to be so cute!

I bought... I mean...the "Easter Bunny" bought these chocolate carrots for the boys for easter morning - they are now, a must have in my house. Last Easter, my son went around collecting all the chocolate easter eggs, but left all the carrots, not realizing they were chocolate! It was too funny, he just didn't want vegetables!

So this year I thought I would decorate his "vegetables" and make a little treat holder for them. What better way then to "plant" them!

I created my little garden out of Early Espresso cardstock and sponged it with Early Espresso Ink. The dimensions of the inside box are: H: 1-3/4" W: 2-1/2" and D: 2-1/2".

To make sure the carrots stood up straight,  I created my box with 3 layers. A top layer, with 1/2" holes, a middle layer with 3/8" holes and a bottom layer for stability.

To decorate my box, I wrapped "grass" around the top part of my box. I used Gumball Green cardstock (going to miss this cardstock when it retires), approx. 1-3/4" X 11". I would like to say I created the grass with the new Fringe Scissors, but I didn't. I don't own them yet :(
- so I simply used my paper trimmer. I sponged the bottom of my cardstock with Early Espresso ink to have it blend into the "dirt".

To create the fence, I stamped the amazing stamp: Hardwood, onto Whisper White cardstock with Sahara Sand ink. I then cut the image into 3/8" X 2-3/4" strips. I absolutely love how the fence turned out. It reminds me of an old fashion, white picket fence.

For my garden sign, I stamped "Happy Easter" from the stampset: Delightful Dozen in Pool Party ink onto Soft Sky cardstock. I then cut it out with a Thinlit from the Circle Card Thinlits. I mounted it onto a wooden skewer and tied a little knot of Linen Thread.

And last, but certainly not least... I had to add a cute little cottontail bunny! How cute is he!?! We caught him sneaking into the carrot patch!

My bunny is made out of Crumb Cake cardstock, brushed with Soft Suede ink. His body is the 3/4" circle punch. His feet were created with the owl punch (large circle, heart and tiny circle) and the pads of his feet are Pink Pirouette cardstock. To make his tail I used 3 Whisper White punch outs of the 4 petal flower punch from the punch pack.

Well, thanks for stopping by, Have a great Easter, a great long weekend and Happy Creating!


  1. Martha!!! This is awesome!!!

  2.'ve missed your calling!! everything's so darn cute, a lot of work, but so much love; it's nice, if you're able to do this, to do it in the moment; Happy Easter!