20 Apr 2011

Easter Basket

....... well Box really.....for those little Easter treats!

 I have had this little project on the go for a 3 days!!  Not that it is a difficult project I have made many of these little boxes for all times of the year but there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day let alone time for crafting!!!  So when I saw that the Stampman Challenge #20 this time is for embossing I was thrilled that I could join in.

I love to make these little boxes and they are very simple to make and can be changed to fit any occasion.
I cut the shapes for the top and bottom from Tim Holtz Alterations die and ran them through a Sizzix embossing folder, which I thought gave the texture of a basket. I used Tea Dye Distress Ink to lightly cover the raised areas of the embossing, Easter Eggs words and picture  are from TH Idea-o-logy Salvage Stickers Seasonal pack , I mounted the picture onto card and inked edges with same DI.  Flowers were punched, embossed and inked again with Tea Dye DI. 
Top and bottom shapes are adhered to a small box which I made in kraft coloured card, and tied a knot in Chocolate ribbon.
Also Over at Our Creative Corner the challenge this week is A 3D Easter project which hopefully my project will fit.

Filled with  chocolates waiting to be eaten..... mmmm will they make Easter.........mmmmmm they have lasted 2 days so far!!!!

Here is a side view

This box is not my design just my adaption of something  I think I first saw on SCS a long time ago.!

Products used
Tim Holtz Alterations Die Ornamental, Ideaology Stickers, Distress Inks.
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Stampin' Up! Card: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Ribbon: Chocolate Grosgrain 1" Punch: 5 Petal Flower

I will also be joining the following challenges
Easy Craft Challenges - Easter
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing
Make it Monday

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  1. Your box is gorgeous Maggie! What a lovely gift idea! xx

  2. Fabulous box...mmm...know what you are saying..chocolate.....love the image on the front and all the details...great project.

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  3. A gorgeous box Maggie and what a wonderful idea. Jennie x

  4. Lovely box Maggie with beautiful embellies and also loving the contents........yummy, Annette x

  5. what a wonderful project! your box is beautiful! xo

  6. Ohmigosh, this is stunning! I love it!

    Thx for sharing your inspiration with us at Make It Monday! Hope to see you again!

    Mary J x

  7. What a wonderful idea for the box! I've seen these boxes everywhere too, but I love how you abdapted the box for Easter! How creative! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I hooe that we see more of your work, again.


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