Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's a Basket Case Blog Hop - Day 2

If you are looking for the Fantabulous Cricut Spring Fling (Blog Hop), you will find it HERE.

If you are looking for the "It's a Basket Case" Blog Hop (Day 1), you will find it HERE.

Welcome back to the "It's a Basket Case Blog Hop - Day 2! This hop is hosted by my dear friend Rhonda of Scrap Happens.  If you'd like to join in on this blog hop, you should start at Scrap Happens.  Perhaps you'll be the lucky winner of one of Rhonda's famous mini albums!

This hop is all about Easter baskets, bags and boxes - anything to hold those yummy Easter sweets!  If you've just arrived from Judy at Living Life and Loving It Every Day, you are in the right place!
For today's project, I created some little matchbox chocolate holders.  The boxes were created with Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  I used some wonderful pattern paper sent to me by my Fantabulous Cricut design team sister, Evanna of Evanna's Paper Palace.  (She sent me a huge stash of fantastic goodies!!  Thanks so much, Evanna!)  I'd also like to give a shout out to Pam of Simply Pam - for I could not figure out how to create the matchboxes, but here post HERE explained it all for me!!  (Google is my best friend!)  

I used Design Studio to create a little window in my boxes by using a circle from George and Basic Shapes.  I then covered the back of them with transparency.  The scalloped frames were created with Mini Monograms and George and Basic Shapes.  The little bunnies were cut from Doodlecharms and their ears were cut with George and Basic Shapes.  I also used little hearts from an EK Success Border punch.  The little border itself was cut using the same punch.  I finished off the box by adding little brads as handles on the matchbox drawers.
Inside the boxes are miniature chocolate bars, wrapped with paper from DCWV's Springtime stack.  My youngest will take these to school to give to his teachers.

My Craft Spot For today's giveaway, one lucky winner will be getting their choice of Crinkle Ribbon or baker's twine (value $9.99) from My Craft Spot - courtesy of me!  My Craft Spot also sells clear stamp sets - and remember, shipping to anywhere in Canada or the US is FREE!!  

For your chance to win, just add a comment to this post.  You do not need to be a follower to enter.  However, if you are a follower, please feel free to add a second comment!  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 19. 

Your next step is a visit to Audrey at Cute and Some.   Audrey is full of creativity and always has wonderful projects to share.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

**I am also going to enter these matchboxes at My Sheri Crafts, where this week's theme is bunnies, and at Crazy 4 Challenges, where the theme is to create an Easter gift.**

Here is the list of all participants in the It's a Basket Case Blog Hop:


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50 comments:

Georgiana said...

These are adorable. I am looking to make something for my class since it has been a while, so this is perfect. I agree...Google is the best! : )

Georgiana
coachfans at cox dot net

pruttybird said...

I absolutely love this idea. Those treat boxes are adorable. TFS!!!

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Jayne said...

Love your matchboxes,very pretty.

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate these are awesome. I love the paper you chose, it is gorgeous it really makes the box. Those bunnies are too cute! Great job!

Laurie

Tanya said...

Love these! Awesome job :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

I'm a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww so cute and SWEET Kate. Love those little bunny faces. Adorable. :)

Rhonda Emery said...

love your boxes. If you need help eating all that candy send it my way. ha. thank you kate for being a part of my first blog hop. You really out did yourself hope you had as much fun as I did. hugs to ya.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Very cute chocolate boxes!

Minta's Creations said...

These are super sweet..Love those adorable bunny faces.
I have enjoyed hopping with you!
Hugs,
Minta

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, these are adorable!!!

Nisson Family said...

Those are some adorable boxes! And the bunnies are adorable! I love it. :) And thanks for the shout out. :)

Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute!!! I love how you wrapped the chocolate bars in paper to put in the boxes!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

These boxes are wonderful, Kate! I love how you put them together!

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

By the way, I am a follower ;)

Celeste said...

Absolutley adorable

Judy Evors said...

cute treat box holders.... TFS

Tammy said...

Kate...you have inspired me to make some of your creations...I too love that cartridge.
These are great makes too!
smiles...always, Tammy
tamminniesdesigns.blogspot.com

Flamenco92627 said...

Those are so adorable! I love the papers and the scallop around the window.

Jacqueline said...

so adorable - TFS - already a follower
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Sherrie K. said...

Cute idea...they turned out awesome!! Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of yours...
Sherrie K
http;//sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the boxes!

Janet said...

Great treat boxes love the paper and all the embelishments.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Jean said...

Adorable!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

how cute simple and beautifully creative!
parkernana5@cox.net

Kimmy-B said...

I absolutely love the treat boxes....you rock!!! and so does your project!!

Kimmy-B said...

I am a new follower and will be checking in frequently for more inspiration

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful little gifts to give the teachers. Fun idea.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

shersl84bed said...

I'm a follower. Love your projects.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Cyndi S said...

Love your boxes. I have made something similar but have not thought of cutting a window out. Thanks for the great idea.
cstephenson at q dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

Your matchboxes are just adorable. I like the idea of a window in them, so cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Babe O'Mara said...

I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Anniebee said...

These are so cuuuuute!!! I imagine that the chocolate bars are the perfect size for an after lunch of after school snack for teacher. Really creative!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

I'm already a follower and I'm so happy about that!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Arlene said...

These are adorable! Love your projects, very creative.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Tracey said...

These boxes you have made are wonderful....I need to make some boxes for the weekend, thankyou so much for the inspiration. Love the extra chocolates in the background for the photo too!
Ok, now I'm off to start at the begining of the hop!

deb palmer said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely gift basket ideas!
dpfagnant at prodigy dot net

mockoo12 said...

Oh my! I absolutely love it. Great job. (showdeb@yahoo.com)

Amy said...

Another darling project!! I adore the papers that you used!! I haven't tried a matchbox yet -- but you've inspired me to make one (so thanks for Pam's link as I might really need that!)...

I've really enjoyed hopping with you and can't wait to see what you create next!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

littlen said...

these are adorable. perfect idea for giving a little something to special little neighbors. tfs.

katkub said...

i love how you created things for teachers. it is sometimes hard for teachers (especailly at the high school level) to know they are appreciated =)

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

These are GREAT! I love the little bunnies and the papers you used! Thanks for joining us this week!

~Tammy~ said...

Kate this are just adorable, and I wish I had got that cartridge! What a great idea and those bunny faces are just too cute! :-)

~Tammy~ said...

Of course I am a follower also known as an enabler by you! :-)

suevan911 said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri Crafts!

4kids4 said...

These matchboxes are adorable! Love the cut out and the 3 Doodlecharm bunnies...so cute! TFS!

~Sharon C.

4kids4 said...

I'm a follower too! :-)

~Sharon C.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So adorable! Great project!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Already a follower!

Tara said...

I just love the papers you used! What a great gift!