Hello friends! I hope you're all having a fantastic day! Today a few of us Papertrey Ink gals are sharing some new and creative ways to use the Bunny Blessings stamp set! Ashley has put together a video that is sure to put a "Spring" in your step! Ha Ha! You'll want to head over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check that out as well as see what the other designers have come up with; I promise you won't be disappointed!
I don't know about you, but I just love stretching my supplies to use them in new and different ways. I have a tendency to fall hard for certain stamps and dies and reach for them often, yet I don't want my projects to look the same year after year! Today I have taken, what would normally only be used for a card, and turned it into a 3 dimensional treat basket. I used the same idea on THIS project and I love how it turned out. I gave those away on Valentine's Day to my 5 year old's preschool teachers. I hope they like them! Anyway, I guess what I am trying to say is that you can turn pretty much any large die into a 3D project!
To begin, I die cut 4 of the Coverplate: Basket Die out of Aqua Mist cardstock. I used my guillotine style trimmer to chop off the extra border pieces. I used 2 for each side and glued them together using liquid glue. Once that was done, I got to work on the box portion for the middle. The two basket pieces work as a sandwich for the box. This particular box is constructed in the same way as the box in THIS post, but with different measurements. The sides and bottom are 2 inches and the front and back measure 3 inches. Make sure you leave a little tab to secure it together. It is about 2 inches tall. I used 1/8 inch ScorTape to run little pieces along the backside of the basket dies here and there so that it would secure nicely to the box. Make sure you don't put any adhesive on the portions that won't be hidden by the box. You can see in this photo the way the basket curves out from the box, you want to make sure you don't put adhesive there. Hopefully that makes sense!
Once the basket portion was complete, I tied it up with some Sweet Blush 5/8 inch Saddle Stitch Ribbon. This is completely optional and it looks just fine without it, but I love adding ribbon to my projects if I can, since I don't put much on cards anymore! The bunny is stamped in Weathervane ink and then die cut using the coordinating Bunny Blessings Die. I did add a small black dot to the bunny's eye using a fine point black marker. I added a white pom pom to the tail using hot glue. I stamped the eggs using my mini MISTI so that I could make a lot at one time. They are added to the bottom of the basket using some foam squares.
The sentiments are added to the top of the basket with some felt flowers that I created using the flowers in the Bunny Blessings die set. I used hot glue to adhere them together and added some small buttons I've had in my stash for years. I did tuck some Easter grass into the basket, but it ended up looking a little distracting in the photo, so I left it out for aesthetics. In real life, it looks great! These are the perfect size to add some treats, lip gloss, earrings, or any fun Easter treat! I cleared out all of my Valentine's Day projects and delivered EVERYTHING, so now I am ready to start the process again with Easter! LOL! I hope you've enjoyed today's post! If you have any questions, shoot me and email or leave a comment below and I will answer as quickly as I can! Thanks for fluttering by!