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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A sale on shipping!

I love spring - its my favorite season. And I can feel it starting to turn here. Oh, we'll still get some cold blustery days - but its coming for sure now!

And what better way to celebrate than to have a Spring Shipping Sale?

For a limited time, any order over $20 at Paper Garden Projects gets free shipping anywhere in the continental US. I'm not sure how long my spring fever will last, but for now I can't help celebrating!

Speaking of celebrating, here is a simple little treat basket for Easter. I chose to use the Easter Cross Cling set because I wanted to include a little real Easter with the treats.

The cross is colored with Copic Markers. The image and scalloped oval matte are both cut and embossed with nestibilities dies. I created the white band around the oval by leaving the die in place and applying Distress ink in China Blue with a duster brush, then removing the die. I also inked the scalloped oval to bring out the embossing.

And I used...... you guessed it......... my beloved Threading Water border punch. I punched the top edge and both sides of the handle.

I bagged my candy, stapled the bag shut and glued on a folded circle to hide the staples.

Here is a close-up of the handle - you gotta love those scallops!

Here is a template for the basket. The paper is 6.5" high by 12" wide. You just score and cut per the diagram (every 2 3/4") and fold everything in. Apply glue to the bottom piece and the side tab.

Before I folded mine, I scallop punched the top edge.

My handle is 3/4" wide after punching (1 1/4" wide before punching).

Happy Spring everyone!


Unknown said...

I see your posts on the CAC sight and I absolutely LOVE your projects. You are so talented. I just love this basket and will be making some for a bridal shower my sister-in-law and I are doing. Thank you so much for the directions. Can you please share a tad of your talent with me.

Inky Huggz,

Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN

Danni said...

This is so cute! Love all your work!

Teresa said...

ACK!!!!! Saw this punch the other day and came back tonight to buy it- and it's sold out!!!!

When are you getting more?????

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!!! So love it. TFS!!!