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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Wow...what an unexpected surprise!  I woke up this morning to discover I was selected to receive a Stylish Blogger Award.  Thank you so much, Anniebee!  I'll get that posted soon...but first, I wanted to tell everyone about this basket that I saw in the SCS gallery.  It inspired me so I just HAD to make one too...only different!  Ha!  Needless to say, I have lots of pictures to share so kick back and enjoy!

The stamp set I used throughout this project is from Our Craft Lounge.  As soon as the basket was assembled, I knew the Hoppin' into Spring set would be perfect!

It totally reminds me of the children's story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter.  It's the story of a mischievous, young rabbit that gets chased around the garden by Mr. McGregor before escaping and returning home to his mom.  I loved that story as a kid!

Like in the story, this little bunny couldn't resist these tasty carrots as an afternoon snack.  I wonder if Mr. McGregor heard the commotion in his garden and will go investigate...

Copic coloring:

Bunny:  E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R20  Shirt:  B26, B24, B23, B21  Basket:  E39, E37, E35, G19, YG25  Eggs:  RV14, B34, Y19, V17, 0  Carrots:  YR68, YR04, YR000, G19, YG25  Outline:  110, Copic Multiliner .03

Yes, Mr. McGregor is on his way...quick, Peter, hide!  Oh no, not there.  He's sure to see you if you hide behind that flower pot.  There has to be a better place than that...keep looking, Peter!

Copic coloring:

Flower pot:  E09, E08, E07  Shovel:  C4, C3, C2, C1, B95, E39, E37, E35  Dirt:  E35, E34, E33  Seed packet:  YG25, YG000, YR04, YR000  Carrot:  YR68, YR04, YR000, G19, YG25  Radishes:  R29, R27, R24, R22, G19, YG25  Outline:  110

What a great hiding place, Peter!  Mr. McGregor will never look for you there.  Once he's gone, hurry home to your mom, you naughty little bunny!

Ok, ok...enough silliness!  Seriously though, don't you love how this basket tells a story?  It was so much fun to create!  And how awesome would it be to give as a gift with a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit?!?

Copic coloring:

Bunny:  E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R20  Shirt:  B26, B24, B23, B21  Watering can:  C4, C3, C2, C1, B95  Carrots:  YR68, YR04, YR000, G19, YG25

Now onto how I made it.  The trellis is made with an EK Success punch and makes a perfect handle!  A Doohickey die was used to cut the swirls "vines" and they were woven into the trellis then adhered with a little bit of glue.  The flowers (I chose Bazzill card stock that would coordinate with the eggs in the bunny's basket) are made with Punch Bunch punches.  This was my first time working with these punches but I loved them!  They are difficult to punch on their own, but I bought this awesome tool called a Magnum Power Punch.  It's like slicing through butter, it's so easy!  After the flowers and centers were punched, I used the Punch Bunch tool kit to shape them.  It was a little time consuming...but only because I had a kazillion (that might be a slight exaggeration...ha!) little pieces that makes up all of the flowers.

Michelle, from Memories of Time, asked me to try a new product she picked up at CHA.  It's called Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  It comes out easy and dries fast.  It dries tacky so even though it dries clear, you will still want to be careful not to get it anywhere you don't want it!  It was perfect for these little flowers though!

The picket fence was made by cutting 20 strips of white card stock 1/2" wide x 2 14" high.  The corners of the pickets were "dog eared" then ran through a Big Shot in a wood-grained embossing folder before being lightly sponged with London Fog ink.  They were adhered to two 1/4" strips of white card stock.

To make the box, cut an 8" square piece of green card stock and score at 2" on all sides.  Cut, notch then crease the score lines and attach Scor-Tape as shown in the picture then assemble.  Two strips of grass were cut then the ladybugs (look close...there is a lady bug on the grass on each side of the box) were colored with red and black Glaze pens.  Once they were dry, they were adhered to the inside lip of the box.

Just to be clear since I jumped all over the place (sorry about that!)...I assembled the box, added the grass, trellis, flowers and popped up the stamped images in that order.  Oh, and did I mention that this project will be my next class at Memories of Time?  Yep, it will be on March 26th and we are going to have some fun!  Woot woot!!

This project includes the following Challenges:

Aly's Sunday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge ~ Use Those Flowers
Cooking It Up With Katie ~ Show Me Some Yellow Springy Flowers!
Lexi's Creations ~ Easter
Lollipop Crafts ~ Critters
Order of the Opus Gluei ~ Show Us Some New Tricks (new punches/flower shaping)
Scrapbook Sisters ~ Spring
The Pink Elephant Challenge ~ Spring Time
Wild Orchid Challenges ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  OCL's Hoppin' into Spring
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Green Classic, Grape Delight Smoothies, Ocean Blue Orange Peel, Slicker Orange Peel, Watermelon Smoothies
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Big Shot; Sizzix Grass Decorative Strip die; Tim Holtz Alterations wood-grain embossing folder; Magnolia Doohickey Leaf and Swirl die; EK Success punch; 1/4" Scor-Tape; Sakura red and black Glaze pens; Punch Bunch 3D Punch Craft Tool Kit, Magnum Power Punch; ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever; Foam Squares; Pink Sorbet from The Twinery
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  4" square x 6 1/2ish" high (including handle)


Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Such an adorable card. Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge. xxx

Katie said...

Adorable project!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Tammy said...

Fantastic creation! I love all of your details!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, that is some box, thanks for all the pictures and details. Great work! Thanks for joining the "Easter' challenge at Lexi's Creations this week.

Anne said...

This is wonderful, Tammie! All the details are incredible. Congratualtions on your award... you deserve it! ;o)


Gale said...

This is gorgeouse Tammie. I really love coming and checking out what you are up to. However, loooooong time between posts girlfriend!

Gale said...

LOL, just checked GingerLoft challenges out and realized your entry was on my number list to check out and comment on! Couldn't have been better! Still love love it Tammie!
Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges. :) Gale ROFLMAO

E.T said...

Brilliant! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft!

Rosemary said...

This basket is INCREDIBLE, and I really enjoyed the blog post sharing it with us! Very witty and sweet, just like naughty little Peter. Loved that story myself and I have a feeling that if we followed this a little further we'd be seeing a sweet blue coat tacked up while Peter runs home!

Wonderful luscious colors and the coloring you did is perfect. I think the trellis is a perfect touch for the handle and does allow for lots of vibrant flowers and vines!

Thank you SOOOO much for sharing this with us at Opus Gluei, I was thinking how cute these would be for my Mom and sister on Easter.

Kendra said...

This is so beautiful!!! The colors are very bright and vivid. You must have put so much time into this! I would love to give something like this at Easter, what a good idea! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!

Evan's Eclipse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the detail and the story too!

Jana said...

WOW. This is such a sweet basket. I love that story around the outside. So very clever. Thanks so much for sharing your new trick with us at OPUS GLUEI this week.

Mimi said...

Adorable project! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts and hope to see you again next week! Good Luck! ;)

Lexi said...

What a fabulous creation! So much detail...i love it :D Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Tami said...

Great work so colorful and unique. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft;)

Tami said...

Congrats you won a top 3 spot at Gingerloft and have an offer of being on our guest DT for the next challenge. E-mail me at for details

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