Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Bunny Marci Easter Basket

Don’tcha just LOVE digis??  Of course I love my rubber stamps as well, in fact, when I first learned how to “mask” using stamps I thought it was soo cool!  Still is, but now that I’m getting more experienced with digis, I am finding how FUN it is to mix and match digis.  Easy to do using a program like Paint.Net or Photoshop because you can erase what you don’t want and layer the things you DO!  So I started with the bunny head from the Critter Tops set (Doodle Pantry) and cropped the ears off him and then layered them onto this Sitting Marci (La-La Land Crafts), see below:

This cute basket is so easy to make too!  I’ve created a li’l tutorial for you, but I give credit to the original idea from the very talented Dawn Burnsworth  =)  I started with a 9x9” square of designer paper, although you can make it with a 6x6” as well.  You can use cardstock or cardstock-weight designer paper (best).  You split the square into 3rds, so for a 9x9” you would score every 3” on both sides, edge to edge.  For a 6x6” you would score every 2”.  Then you cut just 2 opposite sides from the edge (on the score line) up to the middle score line.  Here are some pictures:
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Next, take the middle flaps that are sticking up in my first photo, and measure halfway across and mark a dot with a pencil.  Then you cut from that point to the fold at a diagonal, as in my 2nd photo.  Do that on opposite tab as well.  Next, divide the adjoining flaps into 3rds and cut up to the fold line. 
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Next, you bring in the flaps, overlapping one over the other, and you will have a bit sticking out on the other side of your triangle, so hold the flaps in place and cut off the parts sticking out.  Then go back and tape those flaps in place.  The 2nd set of flaps you don’t have to do that with because they are behind your front flaps and won’t show.

Repeat on other side.  Add handles and decorate!!  Oh, and can’t forget to fill it with all kinds of treats for the kiddos, or whomever your recipient will be =)  ENJOY!

NEW RUBBER IN THE HOUSE!! 
The three newest digis are now available in rubber stamps!!  You can now purchase the adorable Dress Up Marci, Fireman Luka, and Jesalyn on the blog and when you add them to your cart, you can also add items from the webshop and only pay one shipping!  =) 

CHALLENGES I’M ENTERING THIS INTO:










Digital Tuesday ChallengeEaster Parade
Everybody Art ChallengeEaster
Bugaboo Stamp – anything goes
EllephantasticNot a rectangle or square
Little Claires – Spring Celebrations
Aly’s Sunday SketchBunnies
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – for a child
I Did It Challengeanything goes
One Stitch at a Time3D
Critter Sketch Challenge blogfancy folds

33 comments:

Bridget said...

I love your Easter Basket Kris! That digi is adorable! Thanks for the tutorial.

Lorie said...

Oh, Kris! Just how does your brain come up with these cute ideas? I ADORE this!

Monique said...

This is so adorable..Love the colors you have used and finished with the gingham button... and your image is a cute as a button:).. Love this!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness this is such a darling basket girl!! I love your colors and how you've sat the image on top!! :) Thanks for the "how to"!! Smiles, Vicki

Helen said...

Oh, Kristine! This is so cute!!! I love the bunny ears on Sitting Marci! Aren't digi's so much fun?! Beautiful work, my dear! :)

Lori said...

So darn cute, Kristine!!! You always show us something new and creative, thanks.

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-ers girl this is FABULOUS!!~

Danni said...

Oh my word!! This is beyond fabulous!! You're a rock star!

Brenda said...

Super cute project! Thanks for joining the challenge over at Anita Be Stampin!

Crystal said...

AWWW Kristine this is the SWEETEST basket ever!! What an awesome design and oh my I SOOO LOVE this cutie!!!!!

1LuvnMama said...

OMG! I don't know which is more yummy . . . the jelly beans or Sitting Marci. Ingenious with the bunny ears Kris! Always amazing me with all your creations and you did it again . . . changed your blogwear! I don't know when you find time in a day to do everything!

Irina said...

I don't know how you think of all these awesome things to do with digis!! The bunny ears are just so perfect for our Sitting Marci!! Brilliant!!

Becky said...

This is darling.

Jill said...

Wow wow wow! That is stunning! Absolutely love it! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month with your gorgeous creation! Jill

Carol S. said...

This little basket is amazing and very cute. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our Spring challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

sparklingblackrose said...

Stunning, and a great tutorial! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon! Elaine OSAAT DT xxx

Thistleblue said...

fantastic project Kris, love your basket and the fab bright colours. Thanks for taking part in the Ellephantastic challenge this month.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
xx

Miesje said...

WOW Kris! Love that and thanks for the tutorial! I will be making at least one of these!

jonim52 said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin

Motherhen3 said...

Stunning. Thank you for all the lovely instructions on how to make the basket too. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge, XXGaynor LCDT

Tracy S said...

Super cute project.. Love that basket.. so fun! Thank you so much for joining us over at Anita Be Stampin this week.

Josephine said...

Beautiful! I love the bright, cheerful colours.

Thanks for joining our 3D Challenge at One Stitch at a Time.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful Easter basket and love the sweet image.
luv
Debby

Grace said...

Adorable Kris!!! LOVE this basket shape and your image is colored to perfection as always!!! Love it!!!

sgc said...

Adorable! Love your creation. Thanks for playing along in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Jennifer Shults said...

Very very cute! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

Crystal said...

Wonderful Easter basket! Love the DP you used & that image is super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning I love the colours you have used, thanks for sharing the tips on how to make it. Thanks for playing on OSAAT and Ellephantastic this week Hazelxoxo

Rush'd Lady said...

Cute basket! :)

Dora said...

O wow how cute, love the gorgeous bright colours on your easter basket. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Jana Weaver said...

You are amazing!! I wish I had your digital talent, I'm lucky to get things printed nowadays!! I love how this turned out, and her little ears are just darling!!!

Anita said...

Such an awesome project! I love the bright, fun patterned paper you chose. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Ellephantastic said...

wow what a fabulous shaped project. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Hugs Helen x x