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Mar 21, 2008

Easter Basket

Good afternoon!! I finally got a chance to finish up this little project I had in mind. At Christmas I received the yummiest chocolate truffles from Maria and they came with a bonus - the box they were in was perfect for altering!! Becky and Jan made beautiful projects with their boxes quite a while ago. I thought it almost looked egg-shaped so an Easter project would be perfect!

I thought since it was to be an Easter basket I'd try to weave my paper like a basket for the bottom (not original I know, but work with me! lol!) I used my Imaginisce For Peep's Sake paper (here I used Drapin' Daisies, Color Me Happy and Tiptoe Through Tulips) and some pretty green ribbon. In order to weave the paper I cut it into strips, glued the bottom edges onto a piece of white cardstock, did the weaving and then cut all the layers to the shape I needed (using the white cardstock made it easier to keep the spacing right). Oh I forgot to say that I painted the edges of the box white in case they would show through a bit.

I made a quick little gift card to use with the basket using my 3 Step Hey Chick set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I just LOVE this cute set - that little chickie is so adorable! Funny thing too - when I first got the set and was testing it out I was a little puzzled because I could not make my egg look like Maria's sample on the packaging so I emailed her to see what I was doing wrong. Turns out she had stamped the egg and then drawn in some of the shading (she did a great little tutorial on how to do this!!). I really never gave it a second thought but yesterday I received a letter from Kitchen Sink Stamps. After our conversation the 3rd egg stamp had so bothered Maria that she just had to change it! Enclosed was a single 3rd step egg stamp with the shading line - and not just to me but to everyone who had purchased this set so far (anyone who buys it going forward will get this new 3rd step egg stamp)!! How is that for fantastic, amazing customer service and just plain pride in your product?! Thank you for caring so much Maria - I LOVE the new stamp!! :)

Here is a close up of the eggs I made for the inside. For the small blue one, I case'd this idea by Melissa Phillips. Basically it's just strips of paper Modge Podged onto a small plastic egg. To cover up the ends, I punched out a circle of the dp and Modge Podged it onto the bottom. On the top I used a Prima layered with a new Bella teeny pink rose with a tiny Swarovski crystal in the center. The yellow egg is something I'm sure we have seen a lot so I don't know where the idea originated. I used my SU! flower punch to punch out a ton of little yellow flowers and then pinned them to a styrofoam egg with tiny brass straight pins.

Have a Happy Easter! Even though I love the eggs, bunnies and jellybeans, I am personally especially thankful for this time when I celebrate the incredible sacrifice made by my Savior. "Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift." II Corinthians 9:15

15 comments:

  1. girl...you amaze me! WOW...I love that egg...and the basket...and the card...

    have a happy easter.

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  2. Julie it's absolutely darling!!

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  3. this is fabulous, Julie. Love the eggs & the presentation.

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  4. OMgosh...what a fantastic set, Julie!! Everything looks fabulous!!

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  5. Julie, this box is just darling, and I love the flower egg and the chickie card too!

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  6. Dee aka stampincuzIluv2March 22, 2008 at 9:08 AM

    Lovely Julie!! I love the way you covered the box with the weaved paper:)
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Dee

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  7. Happy Easter to you and your family too Julie!

    Your projects are FANTASTIC girl! WOW! Love how you did the bottom of your box...those papers are so yummy!

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  8. Wow Julie, this is an amazing project!! It is totally adorable, love everything about this!! Yummy papers, just fantastic!! Have a wonderful Easter! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  9. Love all of your projects!!!! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  10. Beautiful Julie...."Because HE lives I can face tomorrow!!!" That's one of my all time favorite Hymns...I so glad we both serve a Risen Savior!

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  11. WOW!!
    this is AMAZING!!!
    I love every piece!! My favorite part is that box!!!
    WOW!!!!

    Have a Joyous Easter for HE IS RISEN!

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  12. Great Project Julie! just wanted to stop by and with you a very Happy Easter!

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  13. wow..great project girl! Fantastic box and i love how you covered the eggs!

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  14. Your blog is kicking my behind tonight and won't let me post a comment!! This is like my 10th try, so I am going to comment on all the stuff I saw!! Super cute box and I LOVE the eggs!!! Your birthday cards from your kids are priceless and your RAKS-wonderful!!! Lastly, your family is wonderful, Happy Easter!!

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  15. This is just too wonderful Julie! What a great box. I love the different papers, and mixes, for the top and bottom. And the ribbon. And such a CUTE card. I could really go on and on.

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