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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, An M&M Filled Basket

Does it get any better than that? Yummy! This is the time of year when my pants feel REALLY tight. How do you pass up all that yummolicious Easter candy? I can't. It's as simple as that. The other thing I am in love with is this little chick from A Good Egg. I hope you aren't getting sick of it because I will have at least one more card using this lovable little creature. My project today if for the Verve Project Parade. You have until Saturday to participate for a chance to win some Verve stamps. Go check it out.

Now a little bit about my "basket". It is actually a template called Qbee's flower pot box template. This woman has some fabulous templates over on Splitcoast. Click on the link and it will take you to the place where you can print out the template right on your cardstock. Well, you can if you don't have MY printer...that refuses to print on SU cardstock...the one that makes me trace each template from a copy paper printed one...sorry, I digress. I made my own handle from a scrap piece of Pink Piroette. I scallop edge punched it on both sides, layered with a strip of So Saffron and then affixed some daisy lace on top of that. I LOVE the look. I used glue dots to secure the lace. This is for my friend's little girl who turns the big 4 today. It's not very birthdayish, but I don't think she will mind:)

Here are a few tips on creating this box:

1. I make my flaps for securing the box a little bit longer than the template shows. I simply cut out about an eighth of an inch past the lines. I just feel that it makes the box a bit sturdier for filling it with goodies:)

2. ALWAYS use sticky strip to adhere the flaps. This is almost a must for keeping the box together.

3. You MUST do any altering to the side flaps at the top BEFORE ASSEMBLING. How do I know this? "Experience:)" That is why my flaps are only scalloped in the center.

Basic Recipe:

Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and So Saffron Textured, Whisper White
Other: Pure Color Crayons, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending stumps, Uniball gel pen, Oval Nesties, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ribbon, Lace, Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by today!


Line said...

What a cute little basket!
Love the image and those eggs do look delicious;)

Crafting Joanne said...

This is such a cute little basket, perfect for yummy Easter treats.

Joanne x

Terri E. said...

This little basket is precious!!! Great job with the verve parade.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janelle said...

Now this is a very Verv-licious project. It is SO cute and yummy to boot. Even the Title is just fun! Great job.

Sprytebyrd said...

Adorable! Mmmm.. m&m's.. yum!

Claire Brennan said...

This is soooo dinky - fab basket and love that chick!!

NinaB said...

I love your title and I love your basket. So cute!

Hege said...

Lovely basket!
I would love to receive one from the easter bunny this year!

Anonymous said...

Very cute basket! Thanks for the tutorial... and just in time for Easter.