Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's Easter Blog Hop - April 7-10

Hello, my little Chickadees ...

The IT'S EASTER Blog Hop is designed to give you crafty ideas for celebrating this joyous rite of spring. 

Joining me in this fun celebration are some very talented blog hoppers. They've each put a lot of time into their projects for you, and I do hope you'll visit each and every stop along the way and share some 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.

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 #1 -
Make a "sour cream container" to decorate and fill with a Peep ... or other candy or gift.

This container can be filled with candy or toys.

BLOG CANDY: "Sour cream containers" are easy to make -- just roll, tape shut bottom, and fill (candies, toys, favors, movie tickets, a gift card and much more!)... then seal the top edge and crimp shut the top and bottom edges for a finished look. These are perfect for party favors!

How do you crimp the edges shut? With a paper crimping tool, of course! Here's what a "crimp" in paper looks like. You can also use crimp paper as an embellishment itself!

Don't have a paper crimping tool, you say?  
Look no further!

I'm giving away to one lucky follower a brand-new paper crimping tool I bought for this occasion. TO WIN IT:

 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!

3. For an extra chance to win, post a comment on each of the 15 blog stops linked below, 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 -


Theresa said...

Too funny, as I was reading your post I asked my daughter what a paper crimper was and then you went on to tell us!!! I have never made a sour cream container before but it looks so cute! I am a happy follower

Theresa said...

I am leaving comments as I cruise along, some are not posted yet but I will be back to comment and see what they were up to :)

Ellen Jarvis said...

LOL, just in case Shawnee's checking to be sure we've commented on ALLLLL of the posts, this one will comment on my own.

HEY CardMonkey, how do you use that crimper thing with monkey fingers??!

Go, fight, win! GO PHILLIES!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

kathlee said...

I have never made a sour cream container but think I may give it a try and put in the grandkids homemade baskets I have for them! TFS


kathlee said...

I have been leaving comments on each blog that is up and running this morning. Looks like I beat a few out of bed! I'll be back!

Early Riser AKA Kathie

Misty said...

I love sour cream containers, never made one yet though, I don't have a crimper! I have one more hop, a couple <- back there, are not up yet.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Rhonda Emery said...

very cute tfs

Brenda said...

I love sour cream containers and this one is no exception! I love how easy and fast you can produce these little babys!

Suzanne said...

So cute. Love the idea to use the crimper. Definitely trying that one.

Unknown said...

I love making sour cream containers. I made giant ones for a new years eve party filled with party favors, confettie, etc. Got to my last one and my crimper broke, just plum fell apart. LOL. Haven't replaced it yet. Wink, wink. Seriously your containers are cute. Love the ribbon/trim

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Unknown said...

Oh yeah, of course I am already a follower and I am going to hop through everyones blog. I love easter ideas

Unknown said...

I've wondered about these containers but alas, I don't own a crimper. They sound super easy and great for school treats or any organization! Thanks for the giveaway :) I have commented on all blogs in the hop!!

Judy Evors said...

cute!!! TFS

comopark1886 said...

OMG! Charlotte is so cute! Great project too. I have never used a paper crimper.

Unknown said...

Very Cute!
Looks like a fun project.

Jessica Buffa said...

Hi Ellen, Happy to be hopping with you again....LOL! Your posts are delightful! I am already a follower and love your upcycled "sour cream container". It is amazing the different things you can use around the house for crafting.
Happy Hopping
strgazrblueyes22477 [at] yahoo


I'm a new follower and happy to have found you! I'm really enjoying seeing the great ideas as I hop along on this Easter hop...I'm not sure if it'd be possible for me not to leave some love for the ladies on my way...everyone's work is so fantastic! Hope to win that crimping tool...would love to try out your sour cream container! :) See ya tomorrow!!

Jessica Buffa said...

Hi again Ellen,
I just finished the hop.
At every blog I did stop.
All the creations were just too cute.
I even got to peek at an incredible tut!
I left a comment for each blogger to see.
And now my crafts are yelling at me.
Even though I love blog hopping so much,
I must get back to crafting and such.

Anonymous said...

oh I need to make these! perfect for an Easter basket!!! I will do this today!! been racking my brain for ideas for the kids. TY! I would love to win the crimper! I dont have one!

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

Hi I am Tristan and I like yours sour cream container it is nice.
I am leaving my comments to everyone

see ya

Lisa R. said...

Those sour cream containers are too cute! Thanks for sharing. I'm posting comments all along the way. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

scrapstampcrazy said...

Love sour cream containers. Such an easy treat holder to make that gets a big wow. Love your bright sunshiney colors.

CyndiU said...

Great creation, thanks for sharing. I'm just about finished with the first round of this hop. I've become a follower to all that I don't already follow and have left a little love at each stop. Looking forward to tomorrow to see what you've all created. Now on to the next stop. Hugs, CyndiU

Cathie in UT said...

Darling little baby bunny your grd makes! LOL
I have wanted to make those containers but no crimper has kept from from doing one so Hope I win!
Love the ball fringe trim too!

Kitty said...

Sour cream container- how fun! I never knew about the crimper tool- thanks for sharing.

Texas JennyWren said...

Oh wow, I NEEDDD a crimper!! how fun to try to win it. And I LOVE your little treat container. Pretty and looks easy. TFS. I am now a follower and I am visiting ALL the stops on the hop, BTW.

Trisha said...

Love these little treat containers. I really need a crimper--please, please, please. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

bernietom47 said...

How Cute!!! Love that paper, perfect for Easter!
I am a happy follower. I am almost to the end of the hop for today, commenting on each and plan to be back each day to see what everyone has to share. Picking up some great ideas along the way.
Blessings Bernie

Amanda said...

Super cute! I have been wanting a paper crimper, but have not gotten around to getting one! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I commented on every blog! I truly enjoyed every stop on the hop! Thanks to all of you for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Wow! I love it! Glad to be part of such a great hop with you and all the other talented ladies. Already a follower!


Unknown said...

The sour cream containers are a great idea. And thanks for the chance to win I would love to win one.

Unknown said...

The sour cream containers are a great idea. And thanks for the chance to win I would love to win one.

Crabby Cakes Studio said...

Super Cute! TFS Crabby Cakes Studio is now a follower! Can't wait to see tomorrow's project!

Crabby Cakes Studio

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

very cute TFS

kristyscraps said...

Thanks for sharing your project!

Shawnee said...

Awesome idea! TFS!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

i love making these little containers! Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Kaitlin said...

Very cute!:)


Aim said...

What a CUTE little container!! I have never seen one of these before (and somehow, I missed you on the hop last night!!)... I'm so glad I found you today!! I'm a new follower sent by Rhonda (Scrap Happens)!!

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

Aim said...

I have officially commented on every blog now... Thanks for the extra chance!! I can't wait to try some of these sour cream cup containers!! :)

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

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Cute project!
I haven't tried the sc containers yet, but I'd like to!
Also, I do not have a crimper and would LOVE to win this blog candy!
I have left comments on all the stops of this hop.
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I just hopped on the Easter Hop[ yesterday and have been here all night trying to catch up. Happy Easter! I am following you and everyone else in the hop, and leaving comments to all
RSweetLuxeree at yahoo .com

marg0006 said...

Just joining in. /delay is due to computer issues.

Unknown said...

I love these little containers, seen them alot at Christmas, if I win a crimper I will be making them, thanks!!