Thursday, March 10, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Spring Has Sprung!

Hello and welcome to the March One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Spring Has Sprung and man has it ever here in Tennessee!  With temps in the 70's lately, it's really beginning to feel a LOT like Spring!  If you've already been hopping along you should have landed here from the awesome blog of Anna Smith!   Anna is amazing and has such fun and unique projects!!

My husband and I have five granddaughters and will soon have our 6th!   This time of year, I'm always working on Easter Cards for the girls so I took this opportunity to do not only a card  but also a little basket for one of them... don't ask which one this is for because I don't know yet.  lol  I've found that they pay close attention to what the others get so I try to make their gifts similar.  

For my card I started with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Pink Pirouette that was scored at 5 1/2".  The front layer is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock that had been stamped at the bottom with the wood grain stamp from Timeless Textures stamp set in Tip Top Taupe.  Over the top of that layer I added a 4" x 4 1/4" piece of Botanical Gardens DSP.  At the top of the woodgrain portion, I added a cut piece of a Tea Lace Doily.  My little pink "basket" is a piece of Pink Pirouette that has been cut with a piece of the Curvy Keepsake Die.   After cutting the portion out, I cut out a circle with one of my circle framelit dies.   I then ran it through the Big Shot with a Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder.   I stamped the rabbit face and ears from the Friends & Flowers stamp set onto Whisper White Cardstock with Blushing Bride Ink.  The ears were punched out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  The bunny face was cut out with one of the circle thinlit dies.   I used a larger white circle for the bunny's body and then stuck some Easter Basket grass in the basket and adhered to the inside with glue dots.  The basket was attached to the front of the card with Foam Tape.  The Happy Easter sentiment was stamped in Mint Macaron on /Whisper White Cardstock with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I used the Banner Punch to punch the ends of the tag and 1/8" circle punch to punch a tiny hole in the other end.  Linen thread was threaded through the tiny hole to  attach the sentiment to the handle of the little basket.  I then ran a piece of 1/4" whisper white cotton ribbon across the top of the "table" portion and knotted it on the left side of my card.  Wow.. that was a change!  I almost always knot to the right side of my card! lol   

My basket was cut with the Bigz Berry Basket Die.  Instead of cutting two pieces of it out, I cut out a third piece to make the basket a rectangle instead of a square.  I wanted it to hold a tad bit more candy.  I added a little bunny head just as I had stamped and punched out for my card.  I used a glue dot to attached to the top edge of the basket.  I used cream flower trim that I purchased from Hobby Lobby to run around the edge of the basket as well as across the handle of the basket.  All five of our granddaughters are very "girly" so I know they'll love the flower trim :)

I hope you enjoyed my card and basket and will continue on for some more inspiration.  Next up is my sweet friend AJ!  She is absolutely Fabulous and you will adore what she has for you!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!  Enjoy!

Here is the list of all of our hoppers this month!

  1. Pam 
  2. Alisa Tilsner 
  3. Melissa Davies 
  4. Anna Smith 
  5. Tina Riddle - That's me!
  6.  AJ Bodine
  7. Megan Thompson 
  8. Justin Krieger 
  9. Dena Rekow 
  10. Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
  11.  Lori Mueller 
  12. Sara Levin 
  13. Kelly Acheson 
  14. Elizabeth Jeanne 
  15. Jeanna Bohanon  
  16. Marisa Gunn 
  17. Renee Ondrajka 
  18. Martie 
 Here's a list of the Stampin' Up! Products that I used today:

Friends & Flowers Stamp Set
Festive Flower Builder Punch
Timeless Textures Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Banner Punch
Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Dies
Bigz Berry Basket Die
Circle Thinlit Dies
Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Mint Macaroon Ink
Blushing Bride Ink
Tip Top Taupe Ink
1/4" Whisper White Cotton Ribbon


  1. Tina, what a cute basket and card for one of your grand daughters! How exciting that you have a 6th on the way soon, congratulations!

  2. Love how the bunny is playing peek-a-boo on both the card and basket. And extending the basket size was brilliant...all those flowers make it perfect for a little girl all dolled up for Easter...good luck choosing what grand daughter gets it!!!

    1. Thanks Martie! I'll probably end up buying more flower trim and making more just like it. lol :)

  3. Hello. Great combo. I also love the bunny peeking out. :-)

  4. awe..i just love your easter basket and surprise bunny card. so adorable. someone is going to be very excited come easter morning!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth! :) Now to decide which one gets this one! lol

  5. WHat a sweet little ensemble. Thanks for sharing the instructions for enlarging the basket!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lisa! Glad you liked them! :)

  7. Adorable! All your elements are perfect! Thanks for sharing your talent!!! Beautiful!

  8. Such adorable projects. I love how you used the curvy keepsake box with the bunny.

  9. Awww, what cute bunny projects! I love how you used the roses to edge your project, and how you made the bunny a little basket to pop out of on the card.

  10. Seriously ~ Cuteness Overload!! Congrats on the upcoming birth of your grandbaby. blessings ~ Pam

  11. ADORABLE! The bunny on the card with the grass is so cute!

  12. I remember these little sugar eggs my mom used to make with little Easter scenes inside. Your projects took me right back to a happy childhood memory - thank you!

  13. I like the 'bonus' sized basket! Cute!