Friday, March 1, 2013

Hippity Hoppity

Hi there stampers!  Happy Friday and happy first day of March! I'm excited for all the stamping I'm going to be doing this weekend, starting tonight!  Yes, tonight is going to be super fun, as 12 stampers gather at my house to make some adorable bunny-themed Easter projects.

I've already shown you two of the three cards we'll be making and today I'm going to show you this cute little basket that would be perfect to give to your children, grandchildren, or even the kids next door.  The great thing about this fun container is that it won't take a ton of candy to fill it.  You could add a name to each basket and use them as place cards on your Easter table too.

One of the best things about this project is that it uses the Fancy Favor Box Die for the Big Shot (p. 194 of the annual catalog), so you can easily crank out a bunch of these with little effort. This box is the most versatile container in the Stampin'Up! catalog!  It can be adapted for any holiday or season. To make it look like an Easter basket,  I cut a strip of cardstock 11 inches long by 1 inch wide to form the handle.  The bunny's face was created with one of the Oval Framelit Dies, and the ears are made with the Extra-Large Oval Punch  and the Large Oval Punch.  I sponged ears and face of the Bunny with a light touch of Melon Mambo ink.  The nose is the Small Heart Punch turned upside down. The whiskers and eyes were drawn on with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker and the highlights were added with a White Gel Pen.   Some of the new Striped Organdy Ribbon ( page 30 of the spring catalog) in Melon Mambo adds a sweet touch.  If you are planning on making some of these, you'll want to use the super-sticky Sticky Strip (Item # 104294 on page 177).  This is the best adhesive around when it comes to holding boxes and handles together.  Anything else is just not strong enough.  You sure don't want those Cadbury Eggs falling through the bottom of your basket!

If you missed out on this Hippity Hoppity class, there's still time for me to do a special Private Class for you and your friends.  You'll make all of the cute projects for a class fee of $10 per person.  Or the class can be free when you make a $35 purchase.  I'll be happy to come to your house, or you can bring your friends to my house!  Send me a quick email at if you'd like to reserve a date.

I must run now... I've got lots to do before everyone arrives tonight!  Hope you'll all have a relaxing weekend and that you'll make some time to do something fun and creative (like stamping!).

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