Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse April Blog Waltz - Easter

Today I'm participating in the Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz taking place in the Playroom of the WMS forum. You can check out all the details here. This month's theme is Easter!

My Easter project is a little paper nest I made with a scalloped circle, filled with little strips of cardstock, yummy Cadbury Eggs topped with a little bird and a message for the receiver!  The sentiment is from Spring Baskets.

I found instructions and a video tutorial for this sweet little nest on qbees blog here.

Basically, you cut a large scalloped circle (mine is 4" diameter), emboss it with an embossing folder (I used my Tim Holtz Checkerboard folder), glue a 1 3/4" circle of cardstock in the center, cut to the circle every 5th scallop ( I cut some every 5th and some every 6th as my circle was a different size than qbees but it didn't seem to matter!), run some Tombow glue along the edge, overlap the cut edges matching the scallops at the top, and hold 5 seconds till it sticks!

To make the nesting material you just cut really thin strips 5" long cardstock, curl them on your finger and put them in the nest!

Wouldn't these look sweet on your table for Easter Dinner??!!  

I actually made mine to sell at an Easter Sale at my church so I bagged them up in flat bottom clear bags with a little basket shred under the nest.  I folded down the top, punched two holes and tied wrinkled seam tape through the holes.  Then I attached my little bird with his message above the ribbon using score tape to be sure it stayed on.  (it's so hard to get a good pic of a clear shiny bag!)


There's a contest going on in the April Blog Waltz Chat thread in the Playroom over at the WMS Forum - so be sure to check out how you can win!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets
Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Cool Carribean - SU, White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories:  jewel - Artesian Pool Bazzill Basics, cropadile, modern label punch + 1 3/4" circle punch - SU, clear flat bottom bags - clearbags.com, Sizzix Tim Holtz Checkerboard Embossing folder, nested birds + scalloped circles - Nestabilities, foam tape, yellow basket shred - Michaels, Scor tape, Cadbury Mini Eggs, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Tombow glue.

36 comments:

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgeous job with the basket, I love the texture! And the bird is a winner too, looks fabbo!

Heather said...

Wow, they are amazing. Love your creativity :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

LOVE your basket! What a super sweet and beautiful gift!
Happy Easter! /Karin

Antje said...

Love the baskets - thanks for the link,tfs. Very nice project!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous idea and I bet they were a great hit at the sale.
Happy Easter
Hugs
Carol x

Cyndie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Really unusual idea, thanks for sharing!

Trish said...

Just gorgeous!
Trish x

Dee in N.H. said...

That is awesome! How cute for the Easter table! I hope you made a lot for the sale because I bet they will be very popular!

Lee said...

Oh Julia, I knew you'd have a 3D project. Just love what you have done. I always get so much inspiration from you! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

Carly said...

Wow this is fabulous!

Simply Shaz said...

Oh these baskets are FAB! I love them, really cute :)
Shaz x

Kelly S. said...

SOOOO CUUUUTE, Julia! What sweet little gifts! Your creative ensembles always blow me away!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a gorgeous little Easter Basket Julia!! And your blue bird and little sentiment are just charming!! LOVE this!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joanne Gilch said...

Julia, these baskets are wonderful and am planning on CASE-ing them for the Eater gathering at my brother's home on Sunday. the family love when I make things and bring them to the parties. I'll not make thirty, but a few for the tables and then let them go to new homes...now to search for the best eggs!!!!

Bumblebee said...

What a lovely idea to make an easter basket!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What sweet projects Julia! Those baskets are darling and I love the sentiment labels!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Me again Julia :) Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial! I would love to give these a try!

Cassie_lu said...

this is just too cute and perfect for holing a little treat

Peggy said...

You are the Queen of projects my friend!! I love the basket and the bird! Absolutely beautiful!

Sharli said...

Ooo, I love this! What a great idea - and your project is so pretty!!! Excellent work!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is SO SWEET Julia! Love the birdie, basket and those Cadbury eggs (YUM!).

Claire Brennan said...

Julia these are so sweet!! cracking wee gift sets!!! hugs!!

IamDerby said...

This is genius! Love it

Wanda Cullen said...

How cool is this?! Love your sweet nest and bird!

snowbear said...

I LOVE the entire project!!! Awesome job!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These baskets are such fun, Julia - perfect to hold yummy candies!! Great job!

LaurieJ said...

Fantastic project, Julia! Love the little nest - very creative.

Helen L said...

Really cute birds and baskets!! The embossing folder is perfect for those baskets.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Julia,

This basket is very cute! Love the texture you gave it! Sooo pretty for easter!!

Hugs Wendy

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Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Such a great idea!

And I love the bird and the colours, looks stunning!

rudlis said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Just perfect.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Bonnie said...

These are so sweet Julia! Love that little basket - great tutorial too!

velta said...

Your Easter sale at church will be a top seller Julia...these are too preciouse! Again, thank you for sharing :)

Crystal said...

OMGGGGGGG how creative and FABULOUS Julia, WOW I TOTALLY LOVE your project!