Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Brake for Easter Baskets

Hi, everyone. Tuesdays will be never be the same for my blog. That’s because I have joined I Brake for Stamps Design Team as of last week. So I will be posting a weekly project with awesome products from the store here as well as projects for our monthly challenge blog here. So with that, my first project is for our Challenge that officially begins tomorrow. Our theme this month is Easter.
I created a cute little mini Easter basket. These make great favors for friends or your children’s friends. My basket is a simple angled box frame. You can download my template here. I used strips of cardstock to make a weave pattern design for the box exterior. For the handle I used an EK Success punch and added some pink grosgrain ribbon. I would suggest using brads to attach your handle for a strong hold if you plan are filling it with Easter goodies. I adhered mine with ScorTape.
I used a Magnolia die cut for the tag and stamped my sweet “Bunny Tail End” image and colored him with Copics. Isn't he adorable? I distressed the edges around my tag with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Finally, I took the scraps of cardstock I used for my weave paper and ran it through my Fiskars Crimper then shredded it with my Martha Stewart Fringe scissors to make the basket grass.
These are the Copics I used to color my image.

I’m entering this project in Make It Monday – Anything Goes Linky Party.

OK…now I know you’ve been waiting for the most exciting part of this post and that is Candy time. What’s your favorite childhood Easter Holiday memory? Leave me a comment and I will put your name in a hat and let my hubby draw a winner next week. I’ll announce the winner before my next post on Tuesday. You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the I Brake for Stamps store.

And don’t forget…you can save 10% at I Brake for Stamps just by using my coupon code SAVE10CATHY.

Thanks for letting me share my project with you today and have a wonderful week.



Doreen said...

Gorgeous Basket.xxx

Lisa Minckler said...

What a cute cute basket! Had a good giggle at that bunny too. Your coloring is wonderful and that weaved basket is just gorgeous. :)
There are so many wonderful things about Easter, obviously, but my favorite childhood memory would be when I would go to church on Easter Sunday and the pastor would call all the kids come up and pick out a lilly to take home to our moms.

Have a great day!
Lisa xx

Jodi said...

This is just toooo adorable - I love that image! Makes me giggle. Your work always makes me smile Cathy! Hugs, Jodi

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, love your basket. Thanks for the template. I did not know thet I brake for stamps had a challenge blog, I'm going to have to join them. Thanks for letting me know. Your bunnie is so cute and he is colored so nice. I'm going to have to try and make that basket, thanks!!!

Luanne said...

very beautiful basket Cathy. Love the image so funny and great coloring.
I will have to pass on your giveaway, no budget yet to buy from outside. :)

I also have a giveaway on my blog.

Mandy said...

Stunning basket,I love the colours and the fun image is so sweet...Fabulous work..
Mandy x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous basket, love the paper stips all weaved,great idea.Love the bunny too, so cute.
My best memory was, as kids we had it all , so we filled boxes up with goodies and took it to the kids next door, who did not get anything, knocked on the door and ran...then just to hear them squeal that the Easter bunny had been was so cool...


Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Donna Heber said...

Hi Cathy,

Your Easter basket is fabulous! It must have taken you quite some time to create. I love the pretty scalloped handle. I'm so glad we met through MIM.

Cindy said...

What a darling basket!! You did a fantastic job!! I just love that Bunny Butt, too!!! Thank you for visiting my blog!!! Come back again!!

Rene said...

Gorgeous basket! So pretty! And your little bunny is too cute!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute card. Love that little bunny. Thanks for a chance to win too. My favorite memory was always getting a new Easter outfit for church that Sunday!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute card, just love the bunny. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

Unknown said...

Fabulous Easter box Cathy and I just love that cute little bunny! Very playful, awesome colouring, too! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely weekend, Ira x

Anonymous said...

Oh my this is so pretty.Love your weaving and the cute bunny.
Lisa x

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