Easter “Picnic Basket” Box

First things first, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For those who will be going out to celebrate tonight, please do so responsibly and don’t drink then drive. Thanks!

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Before I get started with my project post for today, I just wanted to share the news my Just a Note card was selected as a “featured” card following last week’s Mainly Manly Makes card challenge over at the Little Red Wagon blog. I just wanted to say thanks to the DT for selecting my card!

Now, on to today’s project. I saw a YouTube video a couple of days ago where Caroline from Crafty Caroline Creates made an adorable double flap “picnic basket” box. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try making one and thought it would be perfect for an Easter project. Since it was a picnic basket box design, it was also the perfect project for this week’s challenge over at StampNation (more on that later in this post). Here’s the version I created.

Mel's Card Corner | Easter Picnic Basket Box

It wasn’t easy photographing my final project because this box is actually a very nice size considering it’s made with regular 8.5 x 11″ cardstock. The finished box size is 4 x 7″ and is two inches in depth. One of the things I thought was so unique about this box is how both ends open up like a picnic basket, hence the name.

Mel's Card Corner | Easter Picnic Basket Box

I created the base of the box using a piece of white Pure Luxury heavy base weight cardstock from Gina K. For the lid, I used the piece of Mermaid cardstock in the rainbow pack from Lawn Fawn. I used a leftover strip of the Mermaid cardstock and stamped the words Happy Easter from the Happy Everything stamp set from Lawn Fawn in Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin’ Up!®. I rounded the corners with the 1/4″ side of my Corner Chomper then adhered it to the basket handle using some Tear & Tape to ensure it wouldn’t come off of the curved surface of the handle. I then attached the handle to the base using some very small silver brads. I’ve had them in my stash for AGES, so I have no idea who makes/made them.

Mel's Card Corner | Easter Picnic Basket Box

To decorate the lid, I used pieces of the Ivy diagonal plaid from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack. I stamped the bunny and Easter basket from the Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the images using Copic markers then cut them out and adhered them to the lid using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a touch of cool gray Copic markers at the bottom of each images to “ground” them a bit and that finished the box.

I’m entering this box in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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8 comments

  1. Sharon Jones says:

    Oh, my, Mel!! This little picnic box is just the cutest thing I’ve seen! I must look up that tutorial on YouTube!
    Congrats on your win with that gorgeous card, Sistah!

  2. Kathy Czygan says:

    Congrats on your featured card at the little red wagon blog! It’s gorgeous! I’m going to check out the tutorial for this basket. Thanks for sharing this. It is larger than it looks and would be perfect to put some goodies in for the grandchildren for Easter. Your art is beautiful!

  3. JBrady says:

    This is SO clever! Thank you for sharing the youtube link as well. I’ve now watched and learned, and will be trying this tonight, in prep for Easter! 😀

    I LOVE how you added the sentiment to the handle, and added the two Easter images to either side. GREAT JOB!!

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