Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2, 4, 6 Basket

Hi everyone.  Today I wanted to share another fun Easter project.  I really love this basket.  It is just so cute! And it is also easy to make, which makes it even better.

To start you need a piece of cardstock cut at 6 by 6 inches.   Next score at 2 and 4 inches, then turn and score at 2  and 4 again.  You will have a tic tac toe board in score lines.  You can make this basket bigger by starting with an 8 or even 10 or 12 inch square.  You just need to divide your square into 9 equal parts as shown.

 The next step is to cut the corner squares into 3 equal parts as shown, cutting from to the center score line.  For the center squares ib the top and bottom, find the center and make a mark.  Then cut from that center line to the score lines.  You will end up with a triangle shape as shown.

 Cut off the tips of the inner two strips as shown.

You then need to fold the basket up as shown, layering the strips on top of each other until they look like this. You can then ad some glue or staple them into place.  Cut the little tip off the triangle that is above the basket sides.

A one inch circle folded in half will cover the tip and help keep all the layers in place.

Use a hole punch and brads to attach handles as shown.  These handles are half inch by 6 inches.

I hope you like this little basket as much as I do.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Basket Bunch Easter Projects

I went crazy today using the Basket Bunch stamp set and dies!  I really like this bundle and I think it will get a lot of use for years to come! And not just for Easter projects.  The stamps are sweet for spring, I love the daffodils and flowers. They would be great on a spring birthday or get well, or a thank you. 

I started by first just stamping and coloring a TON of the images onto a lot of scraps that I had laying around.  I stamped several of each image and used some Whisper White cardstock scraps, as well as some colorful cardstock in Easter-ish colors.

The first thing I made was the tried and true Scallop Tag Topper Punch treat holder.  I have used this treat holder style many times and it is always a good go to treat holder.  Recently I used this same idea on some Valentine's Day treats.  Perhaps you saw that post from February?  Here is a link to an older post where I made this holder years ago. 

I made a video so that you can see how to put this treat holder together.

 The next project that I made was this little basket that holds just a tiny little chocolate bunny.  So cute.  My daughter walked into my craft room as I was making it and she loved it, and wanted to take it right away. 

I made a video how to for this one as well.

  I hope that you like these projects!  I have so many more projects to share and I will be posting projects using the Basket Bunch Bundle throughout the week.  This is a great bundle and if you purchase now you will have it in time for Easter AND you can take advantage of Sale-A-Bration by spending $50 to get a FREE project from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Contact me with any questions you may have! I am happy to help.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Final Countdown

Hi everyone!  We are into the final countdown to the end of Sale-a-Bration.  Some of the Sale-a-Bration items are already gone!!  The Card Tin and the Glimmer paper have sold out!  Stampin' Up! decided to add a few items from the Occasions Catalog to make up for the shortfall.  Here are some new items that you can choose from as your FREE gift with $50 purchase.
There are a lot of goodies here!  I really like the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and the Designer Series Papers!  I may just end up with another pack of Tasty Treats before this week is over!  Below is the official promotional photo so you can see some of the items.  Don't you just love those papers?  I do!! Contact me with any questions!! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easter Egg Card

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to share an updated version of an old card.  I have made this card several times over the years with various stamp sets, which have been since discontinued, so I thought I would revisit it with some new stamps.
It's a fun little card with a pocket incase you want to add some cash or gift card.

I used the Little Cuties stamp set which has that cute chick, but also those sweet bunny ears!! Aren't they cute?  I made a version with or without the ears, but I have to say I like the ears on better!
The papers used here are Succulent Garden and Mint Macaron.

I also made a version with this funny bird from the Sale-a-Bration set "Hey Chick!" 
The "You're Eggstrodinary" stamp is from Greatest Greetings.

The Hey chick stamp set is only available for a limited time as part of Sale-a-Bratoin. You can get it FREE with a $50 purchase.  Sale-a-Bration is almost over. It ends on March 31st.  If you are interested in this set, you should act quickly. 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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