Archive for February 15th, 2008

YEAH! The weekend is just about here. I am very excited about that.

So for the weekend-I KNOW Valentine’s day *just* ended, but in this industry, you have to be ready to move on to the next thing, and fast. Trust me, I have been in Easter mode for a month now, due to stamp releases! LOL! I felt like the stores had to catch up with us, for once.

Publications are currently taking Halloween ideas! EEEKKK! Needless to say “I” will not be submitting for that ūüėÄ

OK so moving on-lets think Easter! I am going to share my basket’s and Blogger’s Challenge

easter-nestablility-basket-for-friend.jpg¬†Purple Posie’s-in the PTI gallery

Women of Life, and Just Hatched were used on all of these samples. Flowers are popped out using the Cuttlebug Flowers #1 die. Not an exact match, but I still love the look

mytime-nesting-basket-pti.jpg Spring Garden-using patterned paper by Scenic Route.

I made these QUICK and cute Easter Baskets JUST from my large rectangle nestability dies!

You can stamp your basket’s, or use patterned paper. If mass producing-obviously EMBOSSING the edges takes MORE time-so you don’t have to do that.

 You could alter this design by using squares as well.

The tutorial/idea would be the same, just your measurement’s may change ūüėÄ

For the purpose of this tutorial I a making my basket in a pattern, and a solid, so you get the visual idea. It also did come very cool.

DIRECTIONS: Click thumbnails to enlarge

Step 1

 Die cut your desired cardstock/paper. You will need 4. Two for the front/back, then two for the sides.


Step 2

I used my Scor-Pal, and scored in between the last scallop-edge to edge. See photo.


On the front/back piece ONLY score bottom. On side pieces score both side AND bottom.

step-3-snip-corners-of-sides.jpg-On the side pieces  snip the corner (triangle off)

Step 3

Bend all scored edges FORWARD. Apply adhesive to all bent edges.


Step 4

When putting together-line up the tops scallop to scallop.

step-5-line-up-scallops-on-edges.jpg     photo-of-bottom.jpg  Photo of basket sides together, bottom of basket. step-7-bottom.jpg Bottom attached.

Using the LARGEST scallop rectangle, it  turns out to be 3 1/2 inches squared, for your bottom piece. It becomes a square due to the way the sides were scored.

Step 5

Add a handle! Just cut about 1 1/4 inches wide by 11 inches long-end will fit perfect. Just put ends on the inside! They will also keep the sides from buckling in D

Here is our finished basket!

mytime-finished-just-hatched-basket.jpg Flowering Treats Basket

Now here is a close-up of my CLEAR-glitter egg! I found it an our local $1 spot! 12 for a $1.


I added a band to it, and used the bird from Just Hatched. Its the perfect thing for hiding the closure, and easily slides on and off. That means REUSABLE!

Please ask any ?’s you may have here, and I will edit to answer.

If you give them a try-well send us a link here so we can all view YOUR version.

I am making these for ALL my kids classmates-which turns out to be 36 baskets! I am also giving myself plenty of time, since Easter is ABOUT 4 weeks away. That is only 9 baskets a week. I could do 3 every other day. Very workable.

NOW onto mu blogger’s¬†challenge! WHEW! Are you still with me???

We had to use a layout on page 42 in the SU! Catalog for our card.

Well, while using this paper I decided a card to match my basket would be PERFECT!


So, I used the bunny image from the New! Eggstra Special Easter, and stamped him-upside -down. I also used Essential Sentiments for the sentiment, and the Behind the Scenes bkgds as well.

I used my Sizzix flower pot die, and created a flower pot for his butt to pop out of. I got this concept after seeing some Whipper Snapper images at a store. I wanted the stamp-but figured I was better off making my own, with my already owned, cute set.

The bunny is flocked. So looks all soft and fuzzy in person.

I used some Doodlebug Paper frills for the pot flowers.

Added some Prima’s and DONE!

Well that is all for today! WOW! What a LONG post. I hope you enjoyed it though.

I would like for you to try out the baskets as PART of my Saturday Sketch.

Speaking of which I better get working on that ūüėÄ

Till tomorrow!

Candy Carrot Garden

Feb 15, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, Uncategorized

SO what did you think of the reveal? I can’t believe its over. I doesn’t feel real.

Pretty fabulous stuff huh? I couldn’t get into the forums at all. Insert sad face. I would have loved to chat it up with all of you. Oh well. That what happens when you get a bunch of PTI starvedwomen on one site right-LOL!

If you wonder which stuff is mine-it was posted under gallery administrator. Just a last minute glitch. Im sure it will be fixed soon. Im sure you figured it out anyway, but just thought I’d let you know all the same.

Wait till you have the new things in hand. The ribbon is to DIE for! Seriously. The colors are gorgeous. I can’t wait to play mor with the new colors.

I noticed my friend Tracey Cuccia, and Elisabeth Neumann got an honorable mention! YEAH! Cyber hi-5 girl!

Congrats to the winners and other honorable mentions. I never know HOW Nichole can pick from all the amazing samples she must get. AMAZING.

So speaking of samples here is my Just Hatched project.

Feel free to ask any ?’s. I will edit to answer any here.


This is my Candy Carrot Box.It is suppose to look like the perfect Candy Garden!Just pluck a candy carrot from the “ground” and you have the perfect treat.

When filling these “carrots”, the possibilities for a themed garden is endless.

This box is a great size. You will notice that I stamped a border, using an image from the Polka Dot Basics set. The box has a matte finish and takes the ink beautifully.

I used various versamagic inks on the project. Kept it clean and SIMPLE!

I stamped my sentiment in versamark onto celery cardstock AND vellum cardstock. I them embossed with white EP.


I used a hobby blade to cut out the center pieces, so that the vellum would be seen through the green overlay. A cute way to use the sentiment.

Because my carrots stick out over the top, I put my lid underneath, then decorated with wide grosgrain ribbon

I covered my insert with a celery cardstock, to look like “grass”. Just¬†measure the insert, then trace the holes on back of piece, use the 1 3/8¬†circle punch-DONE!¬†¬†I moved the egg hole insert, up, and adhered with redline tape.

For the carrots-


I cut down disposable frosting bags, to about 6 inches. I used the polka dot images to stamp the tops of my bag’s with white stazon. I used my Poppin Acetate technique found —>HERE. It really helps take those PLAIN bags, and give them some POP!

 I quickly brushed on Pebbles Inc. shimmery pastels, while StazOn was still wet. This made the bag tops co-ordinate with the colors of my candy, and border.

When I filled the bags (I used tropical Skittles) I then punched a scallop circle from a Apricot piece of cardstock-so from the top, the appeared to look like carrots. Tied with celery ribbon and done.

Candy Carrot Garden-Supplies from

Supplies-Just Hatched egg box

Stamps-Just Hatched, Polka Dot Basics

Ink- White StazOn, Versamagic

versamagic ink in Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy, Thatched Straw, Pink Grapefruit and Persimmon

Cardstock-Celery, Cardstock Vellum

Ribbon-wide/narrow celery grosgrain

Disposable frosting bags

White Detail embossing powder

Hobby blade, heat tool, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch

Pebbles Inc Shimmery Pastels

Well I hope you liked my version of the Just Hatched boxes. They really do have UNLIMITED possibilities.

Im off to prepare another tutorial for you all, and hopefully work on my blogger’s challenge!

Be back soon.

My Etsy

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