Bunny Basket

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project this month for Eileen Hull! Since Easter is a less than a month away I wanted to show you how to create an Easter basket using the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits Dies and the Teacup and Spoon Diecut. Lets get started!

From the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits I cut two of the corner pockets with flaps and from the Teacup and Spoon Die I cut the “pocket” diecut out. I folded the “pocket” in half.

While still folded in half I cut a “v” out on either side of the flap.

While still folded I punched a hole at the top and added an eyelet on either side for the handle.

I adhered the corner pocket dies to each side of the flaps on the “pocket”.

I cut out two corner dies without flaps and glued to the inside of the pocket to cover the tabs and make it look neater.

I tied a 12 inch pipe cleaner to either side of the basket.

I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the bunny image and placed onto the front of the basket. Next I shaped flowers and sprig dies, placed a gem in the center of each flower and added to the bunny image.

I tied bits of lace to the handle and a shaped flower and a carrot sticker. Added Easter grass and bite size candies, a little bird and fake eggs to finish this adorable basket.

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to lately you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this projects please let me know.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Teacup and Spoon Diecut

Easter/Spring Cardstock and Stickers (I used retired line of Authentique)

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter


Pipe Cleaner

Gems, Trim and Eyelets



Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

How to Turn a Cottage Cheese Container into a Mini Easter Basket

Hi everyone! I want to share a mini Easter basket I created using an empty cottage cheese container.

I started with an empty container of cottage cheese…if you aren’t fond of eating cottage cheese a yogurt container will work too and if you don’t like yogurt maybe you can find someone to eat it for you. ūüėĀ I cleaned it inside and out and let dry.

The cottage cheese container I used I peeled the label off. So I traced with a pencil the outside of the label onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and cut out with scissors. 

I inked the glass tray with Hydrangea Blends Ink. I added water, painted the watercolor paper and let dry.

I inked the Simple Dots Rollagraph with Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink and roll onto the piece of watercolor paper. 

Once the watercolor paper is dry I adhered watercolor paper to container.

I punched holes on either side of the container with a hole punch and ran a pipe cleaner through each hole and twist to secure to the container.

I placed a piece of textured white cardstock on top of the Brenda Walton: Medallion Diecut (retired) and place between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I put the medallion together according to directions on packaging. I inked an Art Dauber with Old Rose Ink from the Sunset Petal Point Ink Pad and ink edges of the medallion diecut and adhered to container. I also adhered trim to the top and bottom of container.

I placed the flowers and leaf sprigs stamps from the Thankful Clear Stamp Set onto MISTI Stamping Tool. I inked the flowers with Pink and Peony Inks from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks and the leaf sprigs with Olive Ink from the Sunset Petal Points Inks. I stamped all onto a piece of Textured White Cardstock. I fussy cut the stamped flowers and leaf sprigs out and looped thread several times and made a mess bow. I adhered flowers, leaf sprigs and bow onto the medallion. The finishing touches I added gems, flatback pearl and sequin to the center of each flower.  

I added Easter grass and decorative eggs to this little Easter basket but it would be perfect for candy, stickers and tiny little goodies. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

ColorBox: Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull:Hydrangea Blends Ink
ColorBox: Simple Dots Rollagraph
ColorBox: Jumbo Handle Self Inking (No Cartridge Used)
ColorBox: Enchantment Petal Point Inks
ColorBox: Art Dauber
ColorBox: Thankful Clear Stamp Set
ColorBox: Sunset Petal Point Ink Pad
Gems and Flatback Pearl
Textured White Cardstock
Watercolor Paper 
Beacon Adhesive: Fabri-Fix Permanent Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Empty Cottage Cheese Container
Hole Punch
Trim and Thread
Pipe Cleaner
Glass Tray
Paint Brush
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Medallions Diecut
MISTI Stamping Tool

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Mixing Bowls and a Cookie Box

Hi everyone and Happy Spring! It is finally warming up and I am so glad. I love that flowers have started blooming and the trees are starting to turn green. I want to share four projects I created using¬†some of Eileen Hull’s newest diecuts.

With Easter being this Sunday I decided for my first project I would create a mini Easter basket from a sheet of Little Sizzles Mat Board, patterned cardstock and the Cookie Box diecut. I inked the inside, edges and creases of the basket with Broken China Distress Paint before putting it together. I adhered the patterned cardstock to the outside of the basket, added the mini pom pom trim and punched holes on either side and ran a pipe cleaner threw each side of the basket to create a handle.

I used the Brenda Walton’s Medallion diecut-658339 (which is retired) to added a fun twist to the front of the basket along with a¬†vintage little chick sticker and I printed the Happy Easter sentiment from the computer to finish it off. Since I am on a 21 day no sweets or junk food ban I filled my little basket with crafty goodness.

My second project I have had this idea in my head since I first seen the cookie Box die but wasn’t sure it would work. Not all the ideas that swim around in brain translate like I want at times¬†but I am happy to say I made it happen.¬†I turned the Cookie Box Diecut on its side to create some storage for some of my many rolls of washi tape I have. As you can see I glued two halves together by using my hot glue gun and I adhered six of the tabs to the ends/sides and cut the rest off to create the lid.

I painted the edges of the scalloped circles with Mowed Lawn Distressed Paint and covered with patterned cardstock.

I punched two small holes so I could add twine and knob as a closure for the chest.

I added paper flowers…store bought and handmade along with twine, thread, pearl sprays and the paper leaves are cut from the Holiday Greenery Diecut.

I adhered lace on the back of the chest to cover the edges of the cardstock I cut to define the base and the lid.

I glued four small spools to the bottom of the chest and adhered lace around the bottom to create a skirt.

Now it is ready to store some of my washi tape. ūüôā
My third and fourth projects I cut two bowls each from the¬†Mixing Bowl Diecut ¬†and¬†I also used the 3D Food Jar and Spoon Diecut¬†“pocket” to create an adorable arrangement. I printed these little girls and the other little girl with bowl for the other mixing bowl and then fussy cut out. I purchased these from Eclectic Anthology.

I used the Rose, 3D Diecut (558504) along with the Holiday Greenery Diecut, a few punched flowers, tulle, thread and moss to add finishing touches to the bowl. 

This little bowl I kept simply by adding a little moss, paper flowers and leaves and I finished off the outside with lace and flatback pearls.

I have you have enjoyed all of my projects I shared with you today and if you have any questions about any of them please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Easter Bunny Altered Egg Carton Swap

Hi everyone! I’m here to share another egg carton that I altered for Esveyde in a swap that was over at My Scrap Room site. The requirements the carton had to be decorated in a Easter theme, three cups filled with Easter candy and three with craft goodies for a total of six cups. Since I couldn’t find a half carton either at Walmart or Target I cut a dozen egg carton in half which I had found at Target. It had an indention in the center of the lid which made it a lot easier to cut in to.¬†
First I gessoed and painted the egg carton. Then I fussy cut a bunny from the Vintage Easter Images¬†from Altered Pages. I used a combination of dew drops and cardstock from the Robin’s Nest¬†to decorate the top of the carton¬†along with paper flowers, store bought and handmade, and lace and trim to¬†complete this¬†adorable container.

A close up of the inside lid and this image is from the Vintage Easter Images too.

I included an assortment of candy and crafty embellishments ¬†so my sweet partner could eat chocolate while she works on a project. ūüôā

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!