Friday, March 6, 2009

it's all about Easter baksets

Good Friday morning everyone! For the first time in a couple of weeks the week went quickly. Yay! How has your week been? I hope it has been great!

Today is the 6th of the month so what does that mean? Yep, it is limeLIGHT Papercrafts project day. Each month I get the chance to make a fun project with limeLIGHT products and show it to you. This month is Easter Baskets! While I had a great time making this basket I did struggle a little to get to that point. But...that is behind me now and I get to show you my cutie! So...on with the show...

I made this basket with Chocolate Box Chocolate Chip Mint card stock from Core'dinations. Along with that I used the super cute Edible Easter Border stamp from Stampendous for the ends which I layered on the green side of the Chocolate box card stock. I then just added some grosgrain ribbon, brads, a "smiles" stamp on the handle and some doodling around the edges and voila! A cute Easter Basket! Do you see the cute little bunny inside the basket? Well, it is one of those that you pull back and then let go...when you let go the bunny's little bottom goes back and forth...too cute!

Oh, and listen to this little bit of happiness directly from Mandy...

With each and every order (regardless of amount) through Easter Sunday, Limelight will be sending out a plastic Easter egg filled with goodies! They could be filled with ribbon, stickers, Cat’s Eye ink pads, small stamps, buttons, Dew Drops, Shimmerz, and more! A few will have some “big prizes” written on slips of paper! There will be no rhyme or reason to which egg goes in an order. We’ll keep it as random as humanly possible!

Doesn't that sound fantastic? If you are like me you love a deal on shipping too. Mandy's shipping is just $5 on each order AND she ships faster than just about any company that I have ever dealt with. As a matter of fact I can place an order on Monday and I typically have it Tuesday or Wednesday. Crazy great, huh?!

Sooooo...what are you waiting for? Go check out limeLIGHT! And, have a super Friday!

**Edited to add...I've been asked if I have a template for this basket and I do not. I saw one like this on another blog (don't recall whose blog though) and just made mine a bit bigger. It is an 8x8 piece of card stock scored at 2" and 6" and then 2" and 6" the other way. Then on two of the opposite facing sides cut up the the box bottom on the score line. After which you can fold your basket in anyway you wish. I hope this makes sense!**

***Ack! How fun...my Easter Basket got a mention on Card of the Week.com! Thanks Susanna!***

19 comments that make my day!:

Stacy said...

Hi Lorie,
I was wondering if you used a pattern for this adorable basket or did you just freehand the cuts needed. Very cute project!
Stacy

Amy said...

That is just too cute for words!! Love the peeps!!

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE, love the colors!!

Lisa H. said...

just adorable. I just got that stamp yesterday! love the colors and the yummy goodies you put in that basket.tfs!

Becky Carafa said...

How fun is this! I love how you put everything together! and peeps just always make me smile!

Ceal said...

Lori these are SO Adorable!!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

So, how many peeps were injured in the making of this basket? ;o)

I love it! It's adorable!

Emily said...

This is adorable Lorie!! Love the basket! Now you got me craving peeps! =)

Missy said...

Very cute basket. And what better way to have chocolate but with mint. Great job!!!
Thanks for the heads up with LimeLIGHT. My mom and I mentioned ordereing because of the great ric rac from yesterday.

Diane said...

What a cute little basket,peeps....
Yummy!!!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable! I love your peeps!

Creative Mish said...

What an adorable little basket. I better start thinking Easter!

Ravengirl said...

What an adorable basket! Love it!

chelemom said...

What an adorable basket!!! Love it!

Katie Renz said...

Great job with Mandy's challenge. You done her proud :) Awesome basket.

Kerry D-C said...

Awesome basket, Lorie!!!

Dani said...

SO CUTE! I love it! Fabulous job!

Beedubya said...

Mmmmmm....peeeeeeps! I love those things. GREAT basket, Lori! So cute! TFS.

Brandi

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh, Lorie, this is ADORABLE!