Friday, April 15, 2011

It's a Basket Case Blog Hop (with a giveaway!)

If you are looking for the Fantabulous Cricut Spring Fling Crawl (Blog Hop), please go HERE.

Welcome to the Basket Case Blog Hop, hosted by my dear friend Rhonda of Scrap Happens.  Rhonda is one of the kindest, most generous people I know.  She makes amazing mini albums - and regularly gives them away!  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!
 I decided that I would create a few different treat holders. 
I got the idea for these adorable little carrots from Scrappin and Happy.  I stumbled across her video tutorial and fell in love with the little boxes.  They're so easy to make!  They are cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, with transparency behind the "window" and tissue grass used for the leaves.  I embossed two of the boxes with my Cuttlebug, but the embossing was splitting the paper as I assembled the boxes so I just left the next two.  I filled them with candy coated chocolates (called Smarties in Canada and the UK).
These little pillow boxes were cut from Easter 2010 and I added a bit of transparency behind the bunny.  I added a bit of trim, created by welding a zig-zag image from Easter 2010.  The little egg is from the same cartridge, inked and then speckled with a white Gelly Roll pen.  These boxes were SO quick and easy to make and I almost feel guilty posting them!  The pillow boxes are filled with Easter Kisses.  Fortunately, I purchased far too many Kisses as I was enjoying them more than I should have as I worked!
I LOVE the way these little boxes turned out.  I used a window box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, cutting the top layer slightly larger than the bottom.  Again, I used transparency behind the opening.  I made a slider band to secure the box and then added the darling little rabbit from Paper Doll Dress Up.  (I had actually forgotten about this rabbit and then saw Shelly's adorable creation at Shelly's Card Blog, so I must give her credit as I've modelled my band after seeing her fabulous little pouches!  In fact, these boxes were an afterthought to my blog hop creations because I wanted to make something with the little PDDU rabbit!!)  I used George and Basic Shapes for the pink nose and ears.  I filled these boxes with the most disgusting marshmallow bunnies!!  They looked good in the shop but they taste horrible - and close up, they look quite frightening too!!  Hopefully, the box makes up for them!!
And now for my giveaway!  Once again, Kimberly from My Craft Spot has generously donated a prize.  This time, it's some of her fabulous baker's twine.  One lucky winner will receive 10 yards each of five different colours!!  That's 50 yards (over 45 meters) total!!  You can find Kimberly's hand-dyed Crinkle Ribbon, baker's twine and clear stamps at My Craft Spot - all with FREE shipping to anywhere in Canada and the US.  (At the bottom of this post, you can see some of Kimberly's wonderful creations, made with her Crinkle Ribbon and baker's twine.)  

For your chance to win this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post.  You do not need to be a follower of my blog.  However, if you are a follower, please leave a second comment telling me as such for an extra entry!   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!

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







Projects created by Kimberly of My Craft Spot:
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66 comments:

Jean said...

Love all of your boxes!

Arlene said...

I am a new follower! I love your boxes...very cute.

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

Kel said...

Great boxes... yummy treats!

Dana said...

Great projects...love them. TFS.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Celeste said...

oh wow these are sooooooo adorable.

Darlene said...

very cute! I just love treat boxes!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

littlen said...

these are such cute boxes. tfs.

littlen said...

i'm a follower

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh the carrots boxes are so adorable....and I have this cart.....thank you for sharing.....love it...

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh and I've been a follower....wouldn't want to miss of any of your creations....

Monique Barr said...

All 2 cute. Love them all and yes I am a follower

Rhonda Emery said...

I love these yummy treat boxes, making me hungry. they are all so adorable what a great and creative job. as always very very pretty. hugs

Norma said...

adorable card! I love Kimberly's crinkle ribbon from my craft spot! Have purchased it and it's gorgeous. Love blog hops too!

Norma said...

I am also now a follower! Found you through a search for shaped birthday cake cards.

Besthobbyeva said...

Awesome job, Kate! I love them!! So creative and fun and such fun colors!!

I wanted to tell you I went on over to My Craft spot and bought some crinkly ribbon! I just had to have it. I told you sent me!!

Have a great day!

Laurie

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, this is just as sweet as it gets, Kate! How darling!! Each box is just so creative and wonderful crafted - perfect paper and lil easter cut outs - darling!! Blessings to you, my friend! x0x0

Amy said...

Wowzers... Really love all of your projects!! I laughed out loud (for real) when you said those bunnies were disgusting and scary looking -- We are not big candy eaters -- And I threw out a bunch of candy leftover from who knows when this week -- It all tasted disgusting (don't ask me why I tried some of it first!!) AND some of it was REALLY scary looking!! So your post was very appropriate for the moment!! :)

Happy to be hoppin' with ya today!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Amy said...

I'm a new follower -- And SUPER happy about it!! I'll definitely be back!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Sherrie K. said...

Yikes, you have been busy! Beautiful projects, just love all the cute ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

I am already a follower of yours. Thanks for a chance at such a great giveaway...
Sherrie K
http;//sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Adorable!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the carrots!!!

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Flamenco92627 said...

Oh my gosh what fabulous boxes you made! They are all so cute and yummy looking! Great job.

Judy Evors said...

Love your treat boxes sooo cute (bunny -the color)TFS

Marjorie said...

Very cute boxes. NO calories!!! Right? LOL

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Marjorie said...

I am a follower of your blog. I look forward to the email updates that I receive.

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Carol said...

All of your boxes are fabulous, Great inspiration. Funhopping with you today! I am already a follower! TFS

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness.....you have created the most adorable boxes I've seen. I love the ones look like carrots...the bunny in the box is toooooooo cute of an idea. I need to buy transparencies now. Thanks for sharing also thank you for the sweet message! Already a follower...
smiles...Tammy
tamminniesdesigns.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Kate, these are so stinkin cute!!! Love the bucket! TFS!

Liz said...

Love all these boxes, what great ideas, I'm going to bookmark you LOL so I can come back and get some inspriation!!!

Lizabratt(at)comcast.net
www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Jennifer~My Creative Crafting said...

I love your boxes! Perfect occasion to break out box cuts! You know you did a good job when your projects look like something you would buy in the store :)

~Jennifer

mycreativecrafting.blogspot.com

Jennifer~My Creative Crafting said...

I am already a follower :) I enjoy seeing all of your projects!

~Jennifer

mycreativecrafting.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Kate you did an amazing job! These are all such cute projects!
Tara

Tara said...

I am a forever follower :) PS i am going to check out this store right now!
Tara

Treva said...

Really cute pillow boxes.

Lara said...

I'm a follower lclass003 at gmail dot com

Lara said...

Oh how I love what you did! So pretty! So much to look at! Beautiful work1 lclass003 at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

All awesome boxes!! Thanks for inspiring me to make some :)

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

Tanya said...

I'm a follower!!!

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

Janet said...

Love all your boxes they really make nice presentation for the candy. TFS
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Janet said...

I am a follower thanks for the op to win some awesome twine.

missrantsypants said...

Amazing giveaway, her bakers twine is gorgeous.

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I am a blog follower!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Not here to win, just had to comment on your cute treat boxes!! Love the 'carrot boxes' - how FUN!! And the bunny with the Easter eggs and grass is sooo cute!! Love all of the fun details you added to each of these. Wow!

Kimberly
My Craft Spot

pruttybird said...

Those are the cutest treat boxes. TFS!!

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pruttybird said...

I'm a new follower :)

Angela said...

I love all the treat boxes that you made and need to make myself sit down and just do it!! TFS!! Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Yummy these are all so adorable!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Already a follower! :)

Amy said...

All of your containers are so adorable!!! I absolutely love them :)

Amy said...

I am a blog follower :)

McVic said...

your projects are adorable! THank you for hopping with us!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

McVic said...

Im a new follower!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Country Bumpkins Scrapper said...

Awesome job. They look fantastic.

Dana said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I made a version of the carrot boxes.
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Luv Scrapping Together said...

How cute are these, Kate! I love them. You really were working hard, my friend. Love the carrot boxes and I didn't realize there was a bunny on PPDU. He is a cutie! Awesome!!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I'm a follower :)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love all your boxes!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

I defintely have to come back and re-read your blog. Those are awesome lil pkg's. i forget about the great cuts in TBBM!!
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Cyndi S said...

I really like all three of your boxes. They are all cute. Fabulous fan card.
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Babe O'Mara said...

Your boxes are absolutely darling. I love all of them. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Babe O'Mara said...

I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Anniebee said...

Yum! Look at all the candy treats and all those lovely containers! You really have been crafting up a storm! They are all wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Deb Palmer said...

I am a follower as well!

Deb Palmer said...

Thanks for a chance to win Bakers Twine. Living in a rural area we have yet to see it in real life.

Carol said...

Your little boxes are adorable! I really like the use of the Easter grass for the carrot tops. I have the TBBM cart, but have never used it very much. You have inspirted me to do so. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! You've been busy girl. I love these little treat boxes. I'll keep these in mind for the future...too late for this Easter, I'm just too pooped. I really laughed out loud when I read how disgusting those marshmallow bunnies were!! (Now I can see what your son was talking about with the carrot shaped boxes!! hee hee!! those were my favorite too!! )