Thursday, March 23, 2017

My first project using products from Whiskers Graphics.  How cute, a little Easter Egg Basket you can make for your table decorations. How cute would these be sitting at each plate for Easter dinner and all the different colors you could create.



I started with one of my Nestability dies to cut the egg shape. I cut 2 shapes from cardboard, I used my cardboard from cereal boxes and then I cut 1 shape from felt.





















Now that you have everything cut out you are going to glue them together. I glued the 2 pieces of cardboard together (if you cardboard is heavier than a cereal box you won't need to cut 2) and then glue the felt on top. Let this thoroughly dry.


The next step is to evenly put holes through the felt and cardboard. I found the easiest way to do this was to use a very small punch. I made my holes every ½ inch.



Now take plain everyday toothpicks and put them in the holes. Once you have them all in the holes standing up straight, add glue to each toothpick. Adding the glue will make sure they stay in place.


Once the glue has dried you will start weaving using some of the beautiful Diving Knots that you can get from the Whiskers Graphics Store (https://www.whiskergraphics.com/shop-by-product/divine-twine-bakers-twine_). This twine was so soft and easy to use. You weave just like a basket weave, over one toothpick around the other toothpick and just keep going until you have the basket as big as you want. If your toothpicks went through to the bottom of your egg, no problem just cut them off with your shears.


Once you have your basket as high as you want, just cut off the excess toothpicks. I added a little glue to hold the twine in place.


Now you could leave your egg basket plain and fill it with candy or you can decorate the outside and please remember if you are going to put any kind of food in the basket stay away from glitter.

I used a punch to punch out a border to cover the top of the basket. I put the border on both the inside and outside of the basket.


I wanted to cover the edges so you can either trim it up with shears or add something pretty. I decided to braid some of the beautiful twine and glue it along the edges.


To finish off my egg basket I added some dew drops (The Robin's Nest store) around the center and flowers to the front.



I hope you give this fun and easy Easter Egg Basket a try.






Monday, March 20, 2017

A fun tag that becomes a surprise gift card holder

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog. Today I made a tag that becomes a surprise gift card holder. My tutorial is over at the blog, please take the time to check out this quick and easy project.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simplistic style of card for this month's challenge over at ScraPerfect

Time for a new card challenge over at ScraPerfect. I hope you will give this simplistic card a try and join in on the challenge.
Don't forget you can get the tutorial over at the ScraPerfect Blog. Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Violets for You and Violets for Me

ScraPerfect is doing a cross promotion with Lawn Fawn and I received a stamp, coordinating die and awesome pad of 6 x 6 paper. This paper just screams spring. I adhered everything down using The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.
This card was so quick and easy to make. You just pick the stamp you want to use, I used the new Bannertastic stamp and after stamping it use the correct die to cut it out, I used the Bannertastic Lawn Cuts. The paper pad is called Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper. I used deco shears to cut out the shapes and layer them.
Added this layer border to the card and all the rest of the card was embellished with stickers and a little lace.
Please check out the wonderful stamps, die and paper at Lawn Fawn. #LawnFawn

Monday, March 6, 2017

A special birthday card

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog and this time I made a very special birthday card for a very special person.






Please check out Chattering Robin's Blog to see the tutorial on how to create this card.  Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon. 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Genuine beach fun with three special grandkids

Since it is the first of the month, that means there is a new layout challenge over at ScraPerfect Blog.

This is my layout but you are going to need to check out what the challenge is over on the blog.  The winner this month will receive a package of some different ribbons to add to your stash.