Easter crafts that involve cute bunny bums are always a hit in my book. I’ve shared this Easter Candy Bar Slider on my old blog, but it was such a hit then, that I wanted to share it again. It’s no secret that I love all things Heidi Swapp, and most of this project is Heidi Swapp products. The bright fun colors are kind of a departure from pastel Easter colors, but I love it.
I used Color Shine to create some background papers and a bit of HS Vintage Chic. The bunny is cut from several layers of dictionary paper crinkled, inked and stacked together. As I mentioned in my Easter Banner post, dictionary paper is so thin it is hard to cut cleanly on an electronic die-cutting machine, but the crinkle and ink method hides any imperfections. The bunny tail is made from a white flower.
These candy bar sliders are a fun gift. When you pull up on the ribbon, the candy bar slides up and out.
Want to make your own candy bar slider? Here is a quick Candy Bar Slider card tutorial:
Candy Bar Slider
1. Start with a piece of patterned paper that is 8” x 8¼” in size. (Use the thicker stuff that is almost cardstock but not quite as thick.) Along the 8¼” side, score at 3½”, 3-7/8”, 7-3/8”, 7¾”.
2.Fold your score lines to make a sleeve shape for the candy bar. Apply adhesive to the last ½” strip to keep the sleeve closed. I use the red tacky adhesive tape, because it holds the best.
3.Punch a hole at the top edge on both the back and front to feed the ribbon pull through. The ribbon goes inside with each “tail”coming from the inside out of the holes at the top. Push the candy bar down into the sleeve with the ribbon under it and finish it by tying a bow.
4.As you pull the ribbon’s bow up now, the candy bar will slide out. Cut a coordinating wrap 8¼” x 2”. Score it at the same points as the main sleeve. Crease your score lines, wrap it around the sleeve and adhere it. Now decorate and embellish any way you choose.
Here’s one more I made several years ago with some WRMK products.
Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Collection
Heidi Swapp Colorshine, Flowers & Banner Delights
Hug Snug Seam Tape