Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Handmade Easter, ANYTHING BUT A CARD! Let's Get Hopping Round 7

Hey Y'all!

It's time for another round with my friends from the Let's Get Hopping crew!  For this hop, our challenge was an Easter theme, ANYTHING BUT A CARD!  Well, how about an Easter Basket!

Now, other than being a basket, I know it doesn't say anything about Easter.  Confession time....the stamp set I had planned on using did not arrive in time for this hop, so I had to improvise.  I had planned to use the Wood Crate Die, so why not use the stamps that coordinate?  And now I can give it for any occasion!
This basket features the Wood Words Bundle.  The Wood Crate Framelit is designed to make a Wood Crate by cutting the die 2 times, and the finished box size is 3-1/4 x 1-5/8 x 1-5/8".  But I decided to alter the design and get a bigger container, because we all know an Easter basket has to hold lots and lots of treats, right?   This square basket measures 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 1-5/8".  To make the square basket, cut 4 of the Wood Crate framelits, cut off the short end piece, then adhere the tabs together to make a square.  I reinforced the bottom with a piece of 3-1/4 x 3-1/4" cardstock.  The scallops on the handle came from the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, just punch 2 pieces of 3/4 x 11" cardstock and glue to a piece of 3/4 x 11" Whisper White CS.  I attached another piece of Calypso Coral to the back of the strip to make it blend in.
What do you think of that beautiful texture on the crate?
That is done with a brand new Sale-A-Bration item, the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  It's part of a bundle that includes the Blossoming Basket Stamp Set you can get for free with a $100 purchase.  I just ran the pieces through the Big Shot in the embossing folder before I glued them together.

The flower image was stamped in Night of Navy, then colored with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin' Blends.  I also sponged the tag and doily with Calypso Coral.
This was such a fun project to make!  I can't wait to make several more of these to hold Easter goodies for my family and friends!  And the next one will definitely say "Happy Easter!" Click on the link for even more inspiration from the very talented Tracy Bish.
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Thanks for "hopping" by today!  

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  1. It wouldn't be Easter without an adorable gift basket. Gorgeous project Nina!

  2. Love that you have used the Wood Crate to make your basket, very clever!

  3. Cute little basket perfect for Easter!

  4. What a gorgeous little basket! Just perfect!

  5. This project is such a great display of Stampin' Up! products! Thanks for sharing this creative idea with the world! Happy Easter, & Happy Hopping!💖