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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crafty Designers' Day at Craft Junkie Too - EASTER Projects!

Well hello all and Happy Spring!!  Can't believe it's here already!  Everything is blooming here in NC and the weather is crazy warm!  We'll soon be getting up for sunrise service, eating lunch, and hunting eggs on Easter day!  It's always a great day for me and my family!  And most importantly, it's a great day for what Easter presents......that our Savior Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and arose from the grave.....and for all of those who believe in Him, will have His glorious promises of eternal life!  Amen!
So of course, Easter is the inspiration for our next challenge/theme for Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too! We were asked to create an Easter project.....but not a card.....any 3D items.....baskets, home decor, eggs, banners, etc.

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Well last year I really out did myself in creating these cute-cute baskets for Easter!  They were my first ever 3D project/favors and I loved them and so did everyone else! Heehee! 

 Well, I wanted to do something different this year, but sort of the same for Carley's daycare class again.  So I decided to do another basket just bigger, but decorate what was INSIDE it this time! Ha! :)  So I made these cute Dum-Dum sucker flowers!  I just threw a few flowers and a leaf together and voila!

I used the Sweet Treats cartidge to cut the yellow, pink, and purple flower layers.  I used the Winter Wonderland cartridge to create the leaf layer.  I then used my Inkadinkado "Good News" stamps which were perfect for the occasion!  :)  I then punched a hole in the center of all of them for the Dum-Dum to fit through.

I thought they made perfect little bouquets!  :)

And well I know I said I was gonna decorate the INSIDE of the baskets, well you know me......I'm not gonna leave them plain!!!!  :)  I used the Sweet Treats cartridge again to create this basket.....I used the Fit to Page option which cut it at 11".  It was a nice size for what I needed.

So I printed the verse, Luke 24:7 onto yellow cardstock 6 times, then cut them out and rounded the corners.  I used dimensionals to attach them to one of the sides.

I used a cute jellybean ribbon to create a handle for each basket and simply stapled each end to the sides.  On the one above, you'll notice it's a little different, but I figure I can do that for my Carley.  (I actually ran out of the cute ribbon I was using for her classmates' baskets since I was doubling them for sturdiness.)  I cut two different cute tags(cards) from the Doodlecharms with a bunny image and the other, a basket image  I used these to cover up the stapling and to just jazz up the sides of course.  And as usual, I put "From: Mommy" on Carley's basket and "From : Carley" on the others on the little eggs I cut also from the Doodlecharms cartridge.

On the opposite side with a bunny 'card' covering up the staples, I added each child's first initial and just used the bunny cutout from the card as decoration!  :)  I cut these from the Sesame Street Font cartridge.

For example, this one's for Thatcher and the one below is for Eden!

Below is the basket filled with grass & goodies and the Dum-Dum flower bouquets I made!

Here are all 6 of them!  Aren't they so colorful and cute!  :)  I cannot wait to give them out! 
Carley's class is so much fun....they are all around the age of 2 and they are just a trip!  They get so excited over the least little things and it's so much fun!  They'll be having a party on April 5th and I can't wait to take these baskets of 'eggs' and 'flowers' that day!  I've printed them some coloring pages as well as they all seem to LOVE to color too!  Should be a fun day for all!

I hope you and your families all have a blessed Easter!

Luke 24:7



1 comment:

  1. Hi Shelley,

    I love these little baskets! Thanks goodness you only have to make 6 of them. What adorable flowers you've made, but all the little details on the baskets really make your project special! What a great Mommy you are! <3

    Hugs, Cheryl


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