Sunday, March 15, 2009

Easter Basket for Teachers

I am still so in love with this little box. I first created it for Valentines and now it's BAAAAAAAACK......... Wonder how many other occasions I can think of to create one of these for??? One of the key elements is to use a strong CS so that it doesn't appear flimsy and cheap. I used PTI's Lemon Tart. Actually all of the products that I used are from Paper Trey Ink.

I started out by stamping the bunnies onto the CS. I then used the largest scalloped square Nestability and cut out 4 with the bunnies. I cut out a fifth square for the bottom but opted to use plain yellow (no bunnies). After running the squares through the Cuttlebug, I scored them at 1/2" on 3 of the sides. I fold the sides out and the bottom in. I cut off the last scallop at the bottom on each side so that they can fold in opposite directions. I glue all of the sides together creating a hollow box, I then fold the bottoms towards the inside, apply glue and place the hollow box on top of the plain square. The box is complete.

The handle is just a scrap piece of CS that I used the scallop edge punch along both sides. I punch holes at both ends, as well as punch holes on opposite sides of the box. Align the holes on the sides with the holes in the handles and set a brad through to secure. I first tied the ribbons and then adhered them with Score-Tape...........

The front of the box has a couple scalloped squares in 2 different sizes. I used the blue Marvy Uchida scalloped circle for the tag. The circle tag is double mounted. If you look closely, you will see just a hint of Dark Chocolate peeking out through the scallops. Before punching my tags, I always stamp my image first. Even though the stamps are clear, I can never achieve perfect alignment. I stamped the image in Raspberry Fizz and then traced the stems with a Copics Marker. The bunny was stamped 3 times onto the tag and then I again stamped it twice onto Dark Chocolate CS. I cut that bunny out and brought him to life by adding my own lines here and there. I frayed the edges with my fingernail and bent his ears just a bit. He was adhered with a foam square, as was the entire circle tag.

If you would like photos of this tutorial check out the Valentine Box post HERE...............

I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend, I know I certainly did...... I'll be back tomorrow with a fun sketch challenge from Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs.
Paper Trey Ink
Stamps: Tags for Spring
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz
CS: Lemon Tart, White, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf,
DP and Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon in Raspberry Fizz
Spellbinders: Nestabilities
Marvy Uchida: scallop circle punch blue
Making Memories: Yellow Brads
Copic Marker


Pat (mspfd) said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I think you need to share this post with D&K -- it would show them exactly how a challenge, using a template, should be done! Love your tutorial! Another thing that would be helpful for D&K to see.

kneedragger996 said...

I love your Easter basket. It looks wonderful. You must take great pride in your work. They all look like you put a lot of love and care into each card.

Jane Ettia Jones said...

wow this basket is just gorgeous