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Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Blog Hop... InStyle

Welcome along the Easter InStyle Blog Hop today!
If you came from Lana's blog then you have made the right hop. If you have just popped in and want to start at the beginning, go to InStyle Stamps blog for all the prize information and guidelines. You can also find the Design Team blog hop list in case you get lost somewhere along the way.

Easter is just around the corner and some egg hunts have already begun. So let's get our baskets ready to fill with eggs shall we? Yep, you guessed it, my project is using Easter Basket image from InStyle Stamps. 

This easter basket is filled to the top with eggs and it was pretty easy to put together. They are not just precariously stacked in that basket though, I had a little help from some clear acetate and nestibilities. I printed out the box template, cut it out and scored it, then ran it through my Cuttlebug with my Sissix Dots Embossing Folder. I used a circle die from my Nestibilities set and positioned it on the top part of the front panel. I did this again on the front flap of the box. (Oh yes! This box has a front flap so you can add a personal note to the inside.)

The inside of the front panel window is covered with a square clear acetate diecut (which you could also cut by hand), and adhered with tacky tape as well as the side panel where all the ends meet. I colored the Easter Basket image with Prismacolor markers and then trimmed it out with scissors then popped it up with dimensionals onto the front flap. I finished off the basket with a small tag that has a printed sentiment using a Kevin and Amanda Scrapbook font and cut out with a Quickutz tags thin die.

That's it! Thanks for hopping on through to me! Your next stop is to our talented Kerry's blog.

Have fun! Remember that you can always get 5% off your entire purchase by using the link in my sidebar, but if you liked any of the images today you'll need to be patient until the exciting new remodeling is done at the store. You should be able to get them after the 1st of April.

Stamps: InStyle Stamps Easter Basket
Paper: LSS Kraft, LSS Olive Green, Stampin Up Yellow, Mohawk Smooth White CS
Ink: LaserJet and InkJet, Prismacolor Markers*, Faber Castell PITT Black ink pen (touch up on the images cut edges)
Accessories: Nestibilities Circle and Square Dies, Sissix Dots Embossing Folder from Happy Birthday set, SU! Dimensionals, Black Button and Carpet thread, Quickutz Tags die

*Prismacolor Details: Ribbon - Cream, Canary Yellow, Goldenrod; Basket - Mocha Light, Mocha Dark, Light Umber, Violet Mist, Imperial Violet, Canary Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Spring Green, Apple Green, Blush, Magenta, True Blue, Deco Blue, Orange, Terra Cotta.


  1. Stunning project as always!! love it Janelle.

  2. These are soooo cute!!! What a great idea!!!

  3. OMG...how cute are these!? Wonderful gift idea!

  4. Janelle! I don't know how you do it -- you are so fab!!! I love these!

  5. You did it again with your creative cleverness Janelle! xoxo

  6. How amazing!! I love these, the idea to have the basket like that is fantastic :)

  7. I love your treat boxes, especially that you can see the candy through the opening in the basket.

  8. The candy boxes are adorable. Perfect for Easter.

  9. well, thats just stinkin beyond cute!

  10. Janelle -
    This project is WAYYYYYYY cute! I love how you've coloured the baskets, and used them as a frame for that little window!

  11. Very cute. I love little candy holders.

  12. Aren't these cute! Love the image also.

  13. This is so much fun! And very cute!! I like it - A LOT!!! ;D

  14. I R E A L L Y like this!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Love how the colors and the candy colors coordinate so well. Good job.

  16. Yummmmmy and so pretty!! A PERFECT treat! :)

  17. I like the way you framed the candy with the Easter basket.


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