Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Box

Hello lovely friends!  It's a beautiful day here.  I hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are like it is here  :)

I made a fun project for a bunch of challenges today.  It makes my brain work to figure out how to take what I have and make something that will satisfy all the challenge blogs I like to follow.  I think this one turned out pretty good.  :)  First of all I used Callie & her bunny Bam Bam from the super talented Sassy Cheryl.  Her images are too cute....and she adds lots of bunnies!  I love that!  Anyway, here's Callie:
The exposure on this picture isn't very good, but you can still see what a cutie she is.  And she has her bunny which is making her very happy  :)  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.

This isn't a card though.  The sweet ladies over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ wanted to see something movable today and the lovely ladies at Cooking It Up With Katie want a different fold.  So..... here's what I did!
I made an awesome box!  Right after Christmas (and before my accident) I was looking at lots of blogs and bouncing all over the place.  Somehow I ended up here and found this great tutorial on how to make these boxes.  Her instructions and measurements are spot on!  Go check it out if you want to make one of these for yourself.  Callie looks better in this picture.  I took it outside..... I thought I would be so clever and take the pictures in my flower bed this morning since my daffodils are still blooming and looking gorgeous.  Only, dummy me didn't think about the fact that my box is waaaaaay shorter than my daffodils and when I zoom in to get a good shot of the box all you can see of the flowers is the stems.  Hello!  This one flower did feel sorry for me though and bowed his beautiful head to be in the picture.  Wasn't that nice of him? 

So, do you want to see the inside?  Hold onto your seat!
Isn't that great?  Oh, the treasures you could put inside this lovely creation!  This box is just going to be for me I think but I'm already wondering which of my lovey friends needs one of these and what I could put inside for them!  Chocolates are the first thing that come to my brain.  But, for those that know me that is not a surprise! 

Now, see that lovely little hat for the top of the box?  The sweet ladies at City Crafter want to see hats on our creations this week.  When I was at Sassy Cheryl's looking at all the cutie girls for an Easter themed creation none of those cuties were wearing a hat.  So I had to add one a different way. 
Since I didn't have a little one in my stash I decided to make one.  I crocheted this little masterpiece last night.  I used #5 pearl cotton from my stitching stash.  I think it turned out very sweet.  The pearl cotton has a great sheen.  Better than crochet cotton (which I no longer have since I gave it all away a few years ago).  I crocheted a little flower too since the ladies at The Shabby Tea Room want us to make our own flowers.  (They also had a LOVELY photo where I found my color inspiration)  I added my feathers which I do love and a small pearl spray.  Great Easter bonnet don't you think?
This shot is probably a little better than the one in the flower garden.

I am entering my creation in the following challenges:

Cooking It Up With Katie - Fold Me a Fun Flower (I think this is fun  :)  it has a flower and its a different fold!)
City Crafter - Hats
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration and Make Your Own Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Easter
Digi Tuesday - Easter
Top Tip Tuesday - Easter
Paper Shelter - Easter

Whew!  What a long post today!  Gosh I was chatty!  If you have made it this far I thank you  ;)

Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. This is soooo darling and creative!! Even though your garden shot did not capture the daffodils, the pictures do this justice as it looks too sweet for words! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! Have a joyous Easter!!

  2. What an amazing box! I never would have guessed what was inside. Love crocheted flowers!
    So glad you were able to join us again this week at TSTR! You know we are glad to have you play along:)

  3. What a lovely creation and a fabulous hat!! So clever of you to crochet this ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

  4. Holy Toledo This is just gorgeous so much work went into making this baby. It really is beautiful, and I love your little crocheted hat as well. BRAVO!!!


  5. Beautiful easter box and I love the colours you've chosen and the design with hat and feather on top and that beautifully coloured image makes it top notch. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  6. Oh I haven't made one of these boxes in forever! I forgot how cool they look! Love this one. The hat on top is just darling!

    Thanks for joining us in our Easter/Religious challenge this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisabee PSDT
    My Crafting Blog

  7. That is one awesome post and such a great box! I have never made one of those and you did it so well, using your paper and embellishments so the entire creation is coordinated and cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  8. This is so sweet. Love the handmade flowers! Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tea Room!

  9. WOW! What an amazing creation. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  10. oh wow love this box and how clever. Fab image beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative inspirations. xxx

  11. WOW! This is fabulous and you know what, I'm sure it is hard putting your brain to work on putting something together that will work for all the challenges. Amazing creation!
    Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

  12. This is a fabulous project! I love it!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  13. This is absolutely darling! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB !

  14. This is so super cute! Adorable creation and the little hat is so cute. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  15. Very pretty and cute box, Adorable image :-)Thanks for cooking it up with Katie

  16. Beautiful project, love your image and colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking it Up with Katie!