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

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)


This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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!

Canvas Corp: Spring "Snow" Globe

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a musical snow globe that I have altered for the Canvas Corp blog. I found the globe sitting in my husband’s study window, all the water evaporated and the base and the “winter scene” bleached from the sun.¬†I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside. For the complete blog post you can find more photos and the how to’s¬†HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Spring Bunny Banner

Hi everyone!¬†Spring is right around the corner and I am so ready for warmer weather, leaves and grass to turn green and the flowers to bloom and today over on Canvas Corp’s blog this little Easter banner is featured. If you would like more info and photos about this project please click HERE.

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

Sizzix’s New Product Share and Art with Heart Mini Easter Album

Hi everyone! Easter is right around the corner and I am sharing this little shaker mini album I created for this month’s challenge over on Eileen Hull’s blog using Paper Leather, Ink Sheets, Luggage Tag and the Rosebuds embossing folder from the Rosebuds and Seed Packet Set.¬†

You can find past inspiration teams projects HERE and HERE using the Paper Leather and Ink Sheets. Also check out these videos HERE and HERE which gives tips and ideas on how to use to use both of these products.
If you have checked out the links I provided you can see there are so many different things you can create with these!!!

For my project I cut out five of the luggage tags from Matboard and then cut each one apart at the fold.
I inked all edges of the diecuts with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain. From the packaging that the Luggage Tag came in I cut two pieces of plastic a little bit bigger than the”windows” of the diecut. I adhered to one side of two of the windows and put aside to let the glue dry very well since I don’t want sequins and beads to get stuck to the edges.
I cut two of the “window” tags from the pink paper leather, a gold ink sheet and then embossed each one with the Rosebud embossing folder.¬†
I also embossed both of the window inserts the same way and I used a hole punch and punched a hole in the top of each one.

I adhered four of the window tags together along one of the tags that I had glued the plastic to create a window. Once dry I added a variety of sequins, seed beads and a couple Spring like buttons and adhered the other tag with the plastic to create a shaker tag. 

I adhered the paper leather to each side of the shaker tag.

I added flowers, button and pearl sprays to the front of the shaker tag.

I covered two of the tags with some gorgeous Karen Foster Easter cardstock and the inserts from the window tags I embellished with a bunny diecut that I had received in a swap. All I had to do was add a mini white pom pom for a tail to finish it off.

I tied all of the tags together with seam binding. I kept embellishments to a minimum since I plan on adding photos either from my Instax printer or from my phone. The two little dangly tags are from swaps too and I thought where a perfect addition. I love how the ink sheets made the paper leather have a “old and gilded” look which¬†compliments the other elements in this mini.
Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the other inspiration team members are up to and if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Sizzix: Paper Leather, Ink Sheets, Matboard, Eileen Hull: Luggage Tag and Rosebuds and Seed Packet Set, Packaging from the diecut
Sequins, Buttons, Paper Flowers, Dew Drops, Cardstock, Seam Binding, Beacon Adhesive, Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, Dew Drops

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

Altered Pages: Easter Blessings

Hi everyone! Since Easter is right around the corner I wanted to share a card I created using the past Mailbox Muse Magical Gypsy Bazaar Kit and Kunze German Scraps. I have never had the opportunity to use the German foil before but let me say this I love it!
For more info and photos on this project please check out Altered Pages blog.

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

Happy Easter!!!

Hi everyone!!! I’m here to share a egg carton that I altered¬†into what I call an adult version of an Easter basket. I gessoed and painted it a soft pink. I cut and adhered a piece of Bunny Stripe cardstock from the Robin’s Nest to the top of the carton. I fussy cut the bunny image which is from Altered Pages and glued in the corner and then¬†proceeded to add all sorts of flowers, dew drops, bling, mini eggs, lace and tulle to the top.

I filled the inside with all sorts of goodies‚Ķcrafty goodness and chocolate‚Ķyou can’t go wrong with either. ūüôā

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Easter Sunday is full of love and time spent with your loved ones!!!

Garden Bunny Basket

Hi everyone! First off I would like to welcome you to the Robin’s Nest Garden Blog Hop! Second off please make sure to stop by each of the blogs and leave a comment, follow each blog and follow our FB page. ¬†We are giving away a prize on each blog. ¬†It is a $15 butterfly kit full of Robin’s Nest butterfly products, perfect for the garden.¬†ūüôā
Now I would like to share a quick project that is originally something that you would use to start plants in your garden with. When I went to Lowes I found two sizes of peat pots but I went with the larger size I figured it was the prefect size to alter and create an adorable basket.

I had very little Caribbean Blue acrylic paint leftover from another project so I mixed that paint with white and painted the peat pot. I let dry and then I used Antique Mod Podge to seal it.
I punched holes on either side of the pot and I run an iridescent pipe cleaner through each hole to make the handle. I adhered half of a doily and ric rac around the top of the pot. I created a banner and a rosette and glued on top of the doily. Next I fussy cut from the Vintage Easter Greetings  sheet a bunny. I punched a circle from the Moss Green Glitter Cardstock and adhered on top of the banner and rosette.

I cut four flowers from the Pink Glitter Cardstock using the Flower #3 die and I used green scraps of cardstock to cut the leaves out. I used a stylus to give the flower petals and leaves shape. Then I adhered together and added buttons, sequins and a Pearl Dew Drop (Crimson Mini Dew Drops). I glued it to the side of the handle.

That’s a pretty easy project, huh??? Now all I have to do is add some more goodies. ūüôā

Supplies Used:
Caribbean Blue and White acrylic paint

5″ Peat Pot
Iridescent pipe cleaner
Antique Mod Podge
Bottle Cap Hole Punch
Ric Rac
Paper Doily
Sizzix: Rosette, Flower #3 and Stampin’ Up Little Leaves
Circle Punch

If you have any questions about this project let me know.
Remember to stop by each blog and leave a comment, follow each design team member’s blog and like/follow the Robin’s Nest Facebook page for your chance at winning a $15 prize package.
Thanks for stopping by, hope  your day is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Easter Bluebird Cup

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a super fun project I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Spring Collection which is 20% off this month and we are also cross promoting with Altered Pages too.

I love creating these little tea cups and saucers. They are quick to create and makes a fun gift to give to someone that collects tea sets or it could make the perfect place setting at a party. ¬†All you will need to do is print off the¬†Paper Tea Cup and Saucer¬†onto Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock¬†and then cut out¬†and ink the edges of the saucer before adhere together.I spritzed a¬†doily¬†from Gina’s Designs with Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist once dry I glued it to¬†the saucer and then adhered the cup on top of the that.

I next fussy cut from the Sweet Easter Cards printout the little bluebird. In the bottom of the cup I wadded up a piece of tissue paper and glued inside. Next I adhered the bluebird to the tissue paper.

Next I added Easter grass around the bird to cover the tissue paper.

Now all you have to do is add paper flowers, mini eggs, lace, ric¬†rac and anything else that is Easter related. See super easy and cute to boot!!! ūüôā

Robin’s Nest:¬†Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops and Purple Flower Glitter Cardstock
Paper Tea Cup and Saucer
Altered Pages: Sweet Easter Cards
Gina’s Designs:¬†Cardstock Doily Set 1
Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
Sizzix: Rosette Diecut
Ric Rac
Paper Flowers
Flower Punch
Easter Grass

If you have any questions please let me know and¬†remember to stop by the¬†Robin’s Nest¬†and check out the¬†Spring Collection¬†and while you are at it stop at by¬†Altered Pages¬†too.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

P.S. Remember to check out the Robin’s Nest¬†blog hop this Monday, March 31st for awesome ideas from all of our designers and some really cool blog candy!!! ¬†

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!!!