Saturday, March 9, 2013

24 Carrot EGG-stravaganza Blog Hop!

Welcome to MyPaperCrafting.com's 24 Carrot EGG-Stravaganza!  If you've come from visiting my wonderful friend Charlotte at A Little Bit of Detail then you're in the right spot.  If you've joined us in mid-hop, then head on over to MyPaperCrafting.com and start at the beginning, because I'm the caboose on this party train!

Easter is just around the corner and I know that the kiddos in my life are gearing up for chocolate bunnies and egg hunts.  I made these cute little candy baskets for my youngest nieces and nephews.  You will notice that they are "no-frills" -- just the basics for the 5 and under crowd -- I didn't want any trim, eyelets, brads or bling for little hands to pull off and eat!  I have used bunches of Melin's wonderful digis from PaperCraftingWorld.com -- they are just too cute and perfect for this project!



This little box is super easy to make (here's the tutorial).  I just added some ribbon for a handle, a die cut circle and a cute little digi for decoration.  The candies are adorned with die-cuts and digis, too.


The die-cut circles were all cut using the Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge.  The "scalloped" edge circle used on the boy's boxes is from the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge and is cut at 1 3/4".  The "scalloped" edge circle used on the girl's boxes is from Cricut's Cake Basics cartridge and is also cut at 1 3/4".



Each basket holds three pieces of chocolate candy (I used Dove Promises).  Here's the list of digis I used, with links to the files on PaperCraftingWorld.com:
It just wouldn't be a blog hop without some "candy!"  I have two give-aways today . . . to be eligible to win you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  One lucky winner will receive this adorable cutting file from PaperCraftingWorld.com:



And the other winner will receive this new (in the package) 7" Cuttlebug Embossing Border set.  There are five borders and the set is called "Measure by Measure."



Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  And remember, if you missed the first part of the line-up head on over to MyPaperCrafting.com and start at the beginning -- you don't want to miss a single project!

~ Jen

40 comments:

Larelyn said...

Wow, Jen,
What great little baskets and I love the candy sandwiches. Each little image is just so cute. You outdid yourself on this one.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Melin said...

HOLY MOLY!!! These boxes are just too stinkin' CUTE!!! Oh my goodness they are just adorable! Thank you so much my friend!!!!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Jen these are just too cute! I love all the digi's you used on your boxes and candies!! Too cute and such a fabulous idea! I think I will "steal" this idea and make them for my grandchildren. lol

Sheena said...

These are adorable! Such a neat idea. I might have to try and make one them little treat holders :)

Hugs, Sheena

Michelle said...

Wow this is a gorgeous way of making eaterbaskets. I love them all.
xxx Michelle
(michelle.dees@t-online.de)

Chriss Real said...

What a great idea! These would be perfect for my little Daisy Girl Scouts! Just adorable!

Hugs,

Chriss

Lynden Blossom said...

What a Lovely array of Sweets for Your Sweeties! Clever idea! ;-}
Lynden
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Jen you have made so many cute baskets..superb and so generous of you to offer 2 prizes. Love your projects so just became a follower
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
Cards Crafts School Projects

Anonymous said...

Lynn C. (wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com)

Love the boxes and good idea about making them basic for the under 5 crowd. I'm going to use that idea on the boxes I make. Melin does indeed have the neatest files and they cut so well.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, these are such adorable Easter baskets! You really went all out in making them! Wonderful job on them all! :)

Lisa said...

What cute little baskets and using the images like you did is wonderfully done.

Suze said...

What a fantastic idea. Love that you have sandwiched the chocolate in scalloped circles - might keep the little hands a bit busier too!

jenell white said...

these are just darling.this would be great for all ages.love it.

Anna said...

Love your Easter baskets. Just amazing. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Sue Crease said...

Oh My Goodness I have never seen anything like this, they are just wonderful. I bet your kids can't wait for Easter. TFS

Sue

Celeste Daly said...

No frills, but absolutely adorable!
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Easter~

silvia said...

LOVE your Easter baskets!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Jen, these little baskets are amazing and I love how you have also embellished the sweets, what a super idea. I want to follow your blog via email but cannot find out where to enter my email adress. I would be grateful if you could let me know, thanks. michelle_elliman@hotmail.com

Michelle E x

DandyDo said...

Such cute gift boxes!

Tina M said...

Jen these little treat holders are fantastic! thank you so much for the tutorial and all the deets!
Happy Easter , oh and I'm also a new follower :)

Kitt said...

what a cute idea for treat boxes. I might just have to try to make these for a couple of friends. Thanks for the inspiration.

Moments by Marla said...

Your little nieces and nephews are just going to love these treat bags. They are so adorable!!!

Moments by Marla said...

I keep forgetting my e-mail address - marla@lagoski.com

sillygirl said...

As usual these are great..your nieces and nephews will love these. Lucky lucky kids to have you as an Aunt!
claudiagassett@me.com

Nancy said...

Adorable, now following
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pam said...

thanks for sharing
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Patty said...

Adorable Easter baskets!! I'm still trying to come up with what I'm going to do for my seven grandchildren!! I better get on the ball!!

Rae Ann said...

I've been a follower for a while. These baskets are so cute and just right for the little people.
Rae Ann O.
raeannoh@aol.com
http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

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cricutmouse@gmail.com

cute little baskets. New follower today

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh I love your idea so creative will have to do something on the lines of this for my grand kids this year. thanks for sharing I was looking for something different. Am a follower and would love for you to follow me as well we are practically neighbors I live in the treasure coast. www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com. email fldigichick@yahoo.com
Linda K.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Never would have thought of that! Great ideas!!!

Kathleen ONeal said...

what a cute way to give a few treats. Thanks for sharing

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

These baskets are really neat and the images you used on each are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Lisa D.
decossesdynamitedoodles (at) gmail (dot) com

Doxie C said...

Wow! Your baskets are so sweet and love how you hid the candy! Your work is beautiful!
I am a new follower~Would love to win your giveaway.
~Donna
lov2teach @ comcast.net

Sandra MacInnes said...

Truly fab

loving the blog hop and a new follower too!

www.sandracraftycardz.blogspot.co.uk

PJ said...

So simple, yet so necessary for my family, how did you know?? I HAD to start following your blog!

Vicki said...

Adorable baskets and candies. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Paulette A. said...

Good job! Very cute!

Lynn B. said...

Oh man, they are going to love these! What a cute idea and great use of the digis.

Lynn

Tammy J said...

u know I really love these hops and u get 2 c so much but every 1 says follow my blog but NO 1 ever tells u how. TFS
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