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...
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!
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?!?
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)