Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Basket Full of Happiness and other Easter Treats

I have a few Easter crafts to share with you today. We have faith that spring is coming right?!? I say this as 2 snow storms are predicted to hit us over the next two days!

I made this sweet little Easter Basket for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast. I was inspired by these Easter treats here in the RoomService Home web site Stef showed us.I found the template for this adorable basket in the forums on Split Coast Stampers. It was designed by Claire (Waltzingmouse) Thank you Claire!! It is small - measuring only about 3" x 1" as you can see in comparison to the small Nestle Crunch eggs in and beside it (of course the ones beside it are no longer in existance - Ooops! or should I say Yum!)

The basket pattern is two pieces - the basket itself and then a liner that fits in it. When you print the template - there are two patterns on the sheets so you can make two baskets each time you print it out which is super! I cut the handle piece a little shorter than the 11 inches called for in Claire's pattern as I didn't want it to be quite so tall. There is a narrow scalloped rectangle Nestability attached to the bottom of the basket to finish it off and echo the scalloped edge on the side of the basket - you can just barely see it in the pics if you look closely for it.

I used a sweet new stamp set by H and M Stamps called Eggstra Special that is being released today! This set is designed by the ever talented Debbie Corbari from the H&M Design Team - this is her first design being brought to life on a stamp set - congratulations Debbie!!!

Stamps: H&M Stamps - Eggstra Special
Paper: vintage cream PTI, Mellow Moss: SU, DP - cratepaper Seaweed collection
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Mellow Moss: SU
Accessories: tacky tape, pink basket shred, corner rounder, oval punch, oval nestabilities, waxed floss, narrow rectangle nestabilities, vintage cream satin ribbon: PTI, cool grey copic, pink Prismacolor marker

My next Easter item to show you is a cute little wooden pin that comes on a pretty little card. Two gifts in one!!
I bought the wooden bunny already painted at AC Moore. I made the 'card' for the pin with Bazzill card stock - stamped the egg and sentiment and doodled around the edges. I attached a stick pin and backing to the back of the bunny and attached it to the 'card' though a punched hole. I place the card into a clear envelope when I sell them at our church Easter sale.

Stamps: Egg - Egg cited: CTMH, Happy Easter Bunny: Penny Black
Paper: Bazzill card stock
Ink: Desert Sand: CTMH, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: painted wooden bunny, stick pin with back, black micro pen

And my third craft for today uses the fun round top box I also used on this St. Patrick's day box. I totally cased this Easter design from Cheryl Rowley. I used different stamps for my main image but I loved her super idea of the lacey punched edge along the rim of the box - some people are SO CLEVER!! (you know - like when you see something and say "why didn't I think of that??)
This cute Poochie basket stamp is from The Cat's Pajamas and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The dots are from Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey Ink. The lacey edge is a Martha Stewart punch. The yellow strip is about 7" long after I punched it, I trimimed the depth to 3/4".

I usually make 6 of every craft I make to sell at our church holiday sales. So here is the herd! I put 12 pastel jelly beans in a plastic bag and nestle it into the paper shred inside each basket.
Stamps: Polka dot basics: PTI, Poochie Basket: The Cats Pajamas, Easter Greetings: My Favorite Things - Hoppy Easter.
Paper: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou: SU, Lemon Tart: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black, Versafine embossing ink
Accessories: Brach Speckled Jelly Beans, sealable bags - Michaels, sponge, 1" sheer ribbon, ivory basket shred, Martha Stewart Lacey punch, oval nestabilities, Prismacolor markers.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Remember to stop by H&M Stamps to see Heather's 3 new stamp sets!


Donna said...

oh Julia - ALL of your Easter ideas are so CUTE! thanks for sharing the template for that adorable first basket.

~amy~ said...'ve been super creatively busy!!! Fun Easter projects!!!

MakiJo said...

You've been busy with creating!! They are all wonderful and lots of fun for Easter projects!
I'm off to play!! TFS~

Debbie said...

Wow Julia!! You are a busy gal I tell ya! So incredibly talented to boot! Love all your projects! LOVE THEM! I especially love that basket full of eggs you've got! (ok, I may be biased....but no matter what the image, that basket is CA-UTE!) LOL!

I think we're just missing the storms (fingers crossed)...I'll be thinkin' of you though! STAY WARM!

Anne said...

GRATE projects girlfriend! Love all the new stamps you used!! Heading over to H&M now. Stay warm over there, maybe you'll get "lucky" and have a snow day tomorrow!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Julia, these projects are all SO CUTE!!! Love the baskets! The new set from Debbie is so darling! Bet those chocolates were yummmmmy too! :)

Lauri said...

Thanks for sharing all of these, especially the little basket!

Carolina said...

What adorable Easter treats!!! all of them are so cute and festive!

Cheryl said...

Hi Julia! thanks so much for the credit!
I love your little basket (and all your blog projects for that matter!)
Six of each project! You are an amazing woman!
Thanks again, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Julia!! Check you out with all your sweet Easter basket goodies here!! They are adorable!!! TFS!

Melissa Sauls said...

These are just TOOO cute!! I love them all!

dpkennedy said...

All of your projects is so cute! I love the adorable easter basket and the lace edging is fantastic on the St. Patricks box! The stick pin is such a cute and fun idea too! You make the greatest bazzar gifts!

LeAnne said...

I just printed out Claire's basket and can't wait to try it! These are such nice projects!

Anki said...

Wow - you've been a busy lady! Love your boxes. They are so sweet and I def. need to try sometime. Kram - Anki