Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 2 - It's Easter Blog Hop

Hello again, my little Chickadees ...

WELCOME TO DAY #2  of the IT'S EASTER Blog Hop, where a group of talented crafters will give you terrific ideas on how to celebrate Easter.

Each of these very talented blog hoppers has put a lot of time into their projects for you. Please do visit each stop along the way and share love.  
If you've reached me, you've likely come here via Tristan's fun blog. And you're heading over to see Monica's gorgeous flowers and other crafts at Scraps2Treasure

If you're joining us mid-hop, please do start at the very beginning -- Shawnee will be delighted to welcome you at Blessed on the Bright Side.  Since this blog hop runs through the weekend (April 7-10), you have plenty of time to visit each stop and comment on each, please

My grandbaby,
Charlotte Grace,
is now 4 mos old!
 For my blog hop visitors, I've planned four posts during this four-day hop, so please stop back to see what else is in store. (I'll leave up Day 1 if you'd like to scroll to get complete details on that day's projects, too!) 

Each post will contain a different gift item you can put in a loved one's Easter basket.  Not all of our friends/family can have candy, and some simply can't get enough.  Some are traditionalists and want Easter eggs, and others don't care what is in the basket, as long as the Easter Bunny visits. 

Here's my project for DAY #2 -  This is a simple pillow box cut using the image on Cricut's Easter 2010 cartridge.  Yes, the bunny is already on it, and I just ♥ it!

To make this box, I cut the Cricut image from lavendar paper. Before sealing the one side with sturdy Sookwang double-stick tape, I covered the opening for the bunny, from the inside, with a small piece of transparent acetate, so the candies won't fall out.  The top and bottom fold in.  I secured the bottom fold with double-stick Sookwang.  I cut the grass, also from the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge, and decorated the pillow box with ribbon and Jolee seasonal stickers.

BLOG CANDY: One lucky follower will win the brand-new Paper Crimping Tool I mentioned in yesterday's post.  You can use a crimper to seal edges (like with the "sour cream container" shown yesterday) or to create textured interest. I picked this tool out specially for this hop, since it's not a tool that everybody has in their arsenal!

 1. Be or become a follower of this blog. This is mandatory, and I do check!

2. Post a comment here, and please include a way for me to contact you when you win!  You can post one comment per day.

3. For one extra chance to win, post a comment on each of the 15 blog stops linked below once during the hop, and tell me you did or will, in your comment here.

Now in case you get lost along the way, here is a roadmap of all of the talented ladies on this It's Easter Blog Hop:

1. Shawnee (our fantastic hostess) - Http://

2. Rachelle -

3. Lisa -

4. Suzanne -

5. Patricia -

6. Shelly & Kitty

7. Rhonda -

8. Mandie -

9. Mickie -

10. Deborah -

11. Kristy

12. Tristan -

13. Ellen - *YOU ARE HERE*

14. Monica -
(This is your next stop.)

15. Robin -


kristyscraps said...

Great candy holder! I am a teacher and those would make a great gift for my TAs! :) Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Theresa said...

CUTE!! This would be perfect for kids classmates or little cousins. Love the idea

And I am posting my way through everyday on everybody, GREAT hop!

Shawnee said...

Ellen, I love your creative ideas and how you always create the best projects. Thank you for joining me as part of this hop.


comopark1886 said...

I love the bunny cut out on the box! You are indeed creative Ellen!

Brenda said...

Super cute pillow box! I have yet to cut these myself but you have inspired me to do so!! These are so great for kids of all ages even the big ones! LOL

Judy Evors said...

cute idea TFS

Robin said...

Great job on your project. I love that the Bunny is already on it. Soo cute. TFS. Glad I could be on this hop with you.

(:(: SMILES :):)


Jessica Buffa said...
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Jessica Buffa said...

PURPLE!!!! Love the little see through window on the front! Great Job chickadee (:O)

Amanda said...

LOVE this! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I am posting on all stops in the hop! You ladies are amazing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

These is just as cute as yesterdays.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

great project.

Trisha said...

As always, your projects are fabulous. I peeked at your Bird House and am so in love with it. Guess I will need to get that pattern from SVG. Love them. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute, love how you can see the candy! Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

CyndiU said...

I really love this candy holder. Will have to take a look at my cartridge. Got it just before we started packing for our move back to NM. Now I have to see what it has. TFS. Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Kitty said...

I have Easter 2010, and I really like it, too. That cut is just awesome, and I love the grass and eggs you added at the bottom.

Kaitlin said...

Great project!!:)


Aim said...

I have this cart and never even noticed the pillow box with the cut out bunny!! TOO CUTE!! And that's TWO new things I've learned from you!! :)

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Texas JennyWren said...

I am loving all these cute candy holders for Easter. Cute! I am a follower and leaving comments on all blogs.

Lisa R. said...

Great project. I love boxes! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

Love your pillow box and the cut bunny is adorable!

Angela said...

Great pillow box for candy. The bunny cutout is perfect! TFS!


lauermaa at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Ellen you are so sweet to create items we can use for our childres,s (for me Grand children's) Easter baskets. You have a Great Easter and thanks for sharing. I am following!
RSweetLuxeree at yahoo dot com

kathlee said...

Now this I did a few weeks ago. Were you peeking? LOL........beautiful job!


Love these candy holders! BEAUTIFUL!

marg0006 said...

Cute project. My email is and my blog is loving scrapper 101.

Unknown said...

What a cute little container, great to hand out a little Easter sweetness!!