Sunday 10 March 2013

Scrapbook Boutique - March Blog Hop & Challenge

It's time for  another Scrapbook Boutique  Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge.  Welcome!

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Narelle's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Sunday 17th March. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Monday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

One lucky person will receive the following prize from Saturated sweet is she!


We hope you'll join us and play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration.  

You could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.

With Easter in mind I decided on a little treat basket just the right size for a hand full of small eggs or maybe one creamy Cadbury egg.....Delicious!

This is a quick and easy project to make using Heartfelt Creations Elegant Basket die.

Here's how:

Die cut two basket shapes from Green card. Emboss with Swiss dots EF.
Die cut the fancy swirl from a scrap of green card.
Die cut three small ovals for the Easter eggs and one larger oval from X-Press It blending card.
Die cut the grass from some green card. (I actually used Die-namics Icicle Border.....shhh)
Sponge the larger oval shape with distress ink. Adhere the cut grass over the bottom and trim.
Colour the smaller ovals with Distress Markers and apply to the sponged oval.
Stamp the sentiment in VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink.
Wrap some twine around the front basket shape and finish with a bow. Adhere the fancy swirl with the     completed oval over the top on adhesive foam squares.
 Make an open top box to sit between the two basket shapes:
     Trim green card to measure 4.25" x 5.35"
     With the 4.25" length along the top of a score board score at 1.25" and 3". the 5.25" 
     Turn and score at 2" and 3.25".
     Snip down to the 1.25" score line on both sides and add some tape to the flaps.
     Fold up the matching side and adhere to the taped flaps.
     Add tape to the remaining sides of the box and adhere to the back section.
Add strips of double sided tape to the front and back of the box and adhere between the basket shapes.

Thanks for calling past, enjoy the rest of the hop...............



Gillian said...

how lovely and a great idea

Patti J said...

How cute! And the candy sounds delish too :) Thanks for sharing :)

Linda Langes said...

This sweet treat should brighten someone's Easter morn Sue.

Elaine coustley said...

A great easter basket. beautiful colour green.Might try that one Thank you for the insprieation. x

Madison James said...

What a great idea, makes a perfect gift for someone special. I love the embossing.

Elaine coustley said...

Great easter basket. Love the bright green. I may just give your idea a go. Thanks for the inspiration.x

Madison James said...

What a great idea,makes a wonderful gift for someone special. Love the embossing.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely Easter Basket Sue. Thank you for sharing.

rawie said...

Oh this basket is so cute, love it

Morgyn said...

This is super cute, I love this die! Thanks for sharing

Angela said...

This is brilliant Sue!! A great easy to make design too!! Great idea for little token Easter presents xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sweet little basket, Sue!

Melissa said...

What a great idea. Love it

loulou said...

What a sweet project. I love the alternate use of the icicle die. cheers Linda

Cards by Sharyn said...

Great Easter basket. Very versatile. Could be used over and over.

Karen M said...

Your easter basket is so cute and such a lovely gift idea - hugs xx

lostinpaper said...

Oh, but you are so clever Sue. Anyone would cherish this easter treat!

Anonymous said...

What a great easter basket. Love how your eggs match the eggs on the cupcakes. TFS.