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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cute baskets for Easter

I subscribe to many blogs to get my daily fix on inspiration in the morning, so when I saw this cute box on Cheryl's blog, Life is Sweet, I knew I just had to make one! Here is the post where I saw the box. Here is my version of Cheryl's box. I also used those cute Easter stamps by Dandelion Designs. I just love this image!! Other supplies I used: ribbon from Craft Supply, Eyelet border punch by SU, cardstock: bazzill, choc chip by SU. I couldn't decide on a sentiment for this box, but an idea of putting the recepient's name on it is growing on me :) Here is the link for Cheryl's tutorial on how the box is made using the Sizzix XL die - Box #2. Click HERE.To add my own twist to this box, I created an insert to hold some Cadbury chocolate eggs. We bought them at Target, who seems to have the lowest price so far (3 boxes of 4 eggs for $5.00) Thanks for brainstorming with me Saturday night, Joy! I guess I need to buy more eggs now! Here's a view from the top. As you can see, I did the insert for both sides and it fit 4 eggs. Other ideas you could do is to make the egg insert for one side and then maybe add some other special treats or cards on the other side instead of making 2 inserts.
Here's what the insert looks like.
So you wanna know how to make the insert?? I wasn't planning on doing a tutorial on it, but decided that it was the best way to show you so you can all make your own. Please forgive the photo I used. I tore apart one of the inserts I made so sorry for the ratty looking sample, ha! Here are the measurements for the insert - 3 5/8" X 6". Score 1 1/4" on all sides. Cut at the arrows. To cut the circles in the middle of the insert, measure approximately 1/2" (a little less) from each end and cut out the circle using your coluzzle. I used my second smallest circle (I think)...I wanted to use the circle nesties die, but it was either too small or too big.
Adhere closed and place in box! Have fun! Thank you for stopping by today! I think there is still time to create one of these boxes and link them to Cheryl's post for a chance to win a stamp set!!

21 comments:

Saskia said...

You made a lovely basket!! Cute image!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Penny said...

Teri...its so cute!!! love the idea!

eunice said...

Great twist on Cheryl's basket, Teri! You guys are great...thanks so much for sharing. Hopefully I can get my okole going on Easter soon.

StampinCathy said...

This is just to cute. What a great gift idea and putting the person's name on it will just add that special touch.

Linda said...

Too cute, Teri! You must've loved math class in school! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Swedie said...

Great Idea... that is so cute! I love how everyone takes a box apart and makes a pattern of it so they can make their own.

Swedie

charlotte said...

Cute idea - I've seen boxes where they even cut smaller circles for the smaller egg shaped candies too.

Enjoli said...

Hi Teri! Super cute basket! You are so creative to add the insert! =)

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Teri this is so cute! Joy told me how you gals made the inside holder, pain in the butt, yeah? See you tomorrow!

joni h said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing the instructions. Congrats on your blogaversary too!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your basket is just adorable Teri, Great design and what a fabulous gift, Love the cute image, Hugs, Nikki x

Jodi said...

This turned out great!! Love the color of course, and thanks for bringing it over to my house for me to see it!! I should have kept it for myself! LOL! Just kidding! I had fun!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Joy said...

thanks for all my baskets...now I just have to do something with it! I'm glad you made those inserts...I would never have thought of doing that...I will try to post my version of it tonight. thanks for the great night! we totally had too much fun! see ya tomorrow!

Cheryl said...

It came out cute Teri!!! I'll have to try the inserts for the eggs. I can't believe you didn't use your punch but I guess it wouldn't fit in that far on the paper right?

Cami said...

Teri, your basket is just too cute! Thank you for coming up with the inside template to hold the eggs, etc. It's very nice of you to share your talent! I will have fun making these baskets!

Rita said...

Wowza Teri, this is awesome...great idea!

jennyv said...

This is so cute. You did a great job!I have try it out but only the box part, I just need to decorate it. I'll finish it up this week and post it. Thanks for sharing.Enjoy your day!

Jenny

Elaine said...

yummy basket!!

Risa said...

Oh Teri, your egg carrier is too cute! If I ever get caught up around here, I'm going to give this a try and thanks for the tutorial!
hugs
Risa:)

Wanda. said...

Just TOO darn Cute!!!

Colleen said...

Very cute box. The Easter stamp from Dandelion Designs makes the box extra cute. The box is made using both of our favorite colors. :)