Today I am sharing with you my Easter Gifts that I have made for my family. We love a bit of chocolate but this year I wanted to something different to buying an Easter Egg and the Basket Bunch suite is perfect for doing exactly that!
For this project I used the Basket Bunch Bundle from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. When I first saw this set in the catalogue I wasn't overly excited but after we used this set at a recent demonstrator day I just had to have it!
The mini egg cartons were a lovely touch too for this set. They come in Very Vanilla and it really is so easy to add colour to them!
For the top of the boxes I cut out the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelit set. Using craft card I die cut the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and the basket is from the Basket Bunch set.
I stamped a selection of flowers, bunnies and leaves using Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock, coloured using Watercolour Pencils with an Aqua Painter and die cut out. They are added to the basket using Dimensional Foam Pads.
The sentiment is stamped onto Vellum Cardstock, and cut out using the Classic Label Punch. I have added these to the basket using Mini Glue Dots. To finish I added a self-adhesive Enamel Shape embellishment in a co-ordinating colour.
The egg cartons are secured using Burlap Ribbon which coordinates lovely with the craft card colour.
The products that I used are found below. Sadly some of these products have been listed as being retired this week and have sold out already :-( Please click the shop now button at the bottom of this post to check what is still available.
Thank you for reading, I hope you all enjoy a lovely restful Easter weekend!
This months' project class was based around the Succulents Bundle that is one of the new products available in the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue.
This set jumped out of the catalogue at me as it screams Spring and who doesn't love spring?!!
For this class I wanted to make something more than a card as the large flower dies make the most beautiful 3D flowers....and this is what they made!
I picked the flower pots up from Wilkinsons and used some Sisal that I purchased from Hobbycraft and ordinary dressmaker pins with a pearl top.
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Hope you had a good week! Not a great deal to report from me which makes a nice change!
It's THEME week over at the Global Design Project
These days it takes me a bit of time to create a 3D project and as you know I don't have great deal of time at the moment so I resorted to my old friend Pinterest for some much needed inspiration!
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I have met many new friends, all of which inspire me in different ways but one of my favourites for creating gorgeous boxes is Heidi from Flutter By Heidi.
I wasn't very surprised when it was one of Heidi's creations that jumped out from Pinterest that made me think "Oh that's nice!" Maybe it was because my favourite Ferrero Richer chocolates were in the picture too ha!
So this is my take on Heidi's lovely Elegant Envelope Punch Board Top Opening Box!
The box is ultimately made up from a sheet of A4 cardstock, and some DSP plus some ribbon!
I sat and made this box at my weekly craft group on Tuesday and it really was straight forward, fun and quite quick to make.
These are the products that I used to make my box:
I used Night of Navy cardstock for the box.
The DSP comes from the set called Affectionately Yours
"Sending Love" comes from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink.
I have stamped some flowers & leaves around the sentiment whch come from the stamp set called "Love & Affection".
The trim I have used is Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.
Thanks for the inspiration Heidi!
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How nice is it to finally feel some warm sunshine this week??? Okay so it's a tad too warm for my pregnant body and hormones but it's so nice to not have rain!
It's that time of year again in our world, end of the school year which means...thank you gifts are needed for Florences amazing Nursery teachers! They do a fabulous job and she is always so excited to talk about what she's been up so and is really fond of her teachers. It's always nice to say thank you and there's no better reason than to say thank you to people for taking such good care of my precious little girl!
Thanks to Pinterest, I found a lovely little picture of some apples using the Curvy Keepsake Die and fell in love...as did Flossie!
The Curvy Keepsake Die has been around for a short while now and I must admit I don't use it enough!
Whenever I make anything for Nursery, I always like to make sure that Florence can help in some way and in recent months she has started to show a keen interest in my crafting (which I love!). She loves to stamp and stick and has mastered turning the handle of the Big Shot too!
I enjoyed making these little gifts, and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. Florence especially loved counting and putting the chocolates in the boxes, and sampling a few after (me too!) - she's now a fan of Mars apparently!
I'm looking forward to seeing her hand out her little thank you gifts this week, complete with matching card of course!
Here's a list of all the products that I used to make these gifts...
- Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die
- Festive Flower Builder Punch
- Reason for the Season Stamp Set
- Crazy for You Stamp Set
- Linen Thread
- Cardstock (Real Red, Garden Green, Early Espresso & Whisper White)
I hope you all have a great week and manage to stay cool in the heatwave! I've got my final 2 days at work this week before the summer holidays, hooray!
Thanks for reading.
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