Friday, March 25, 2011

Hippity Hoppity......It's a Springtime Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! If you came here from
MINDY'S BLOG, you're in the right place!!! This weekend, all of our
designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products
that you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! If you would like to start
from the beginning head on over to the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog.
Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't
forget to make sure to follow each of our personal blogs and leave comments
at each stop along the way, to enter to win a box full of amazing CHA Swag!!!!
And trust me, Kim's prizes are sooooo worth it!!!

Above is my project for the hop.....this sweet spring time basket! Where to
start?? So much sweet, springy goodness (ok, now it sounds like it's a!! My project started with some wooden eggs I had laying
around in my crafting stash. They were painted with acrylic paints and once
dry, coated with Tim Holtz (TH) Distress Crackle Paint. Ok, personal
moment here--can I just say....LOVE!!! First time I played with the colors!!
I used Dusty Concord, Broken China and Peeled Paint, and once they dried
into their crackly gorgeousness, I rubbed them over with the coordinating
TH Distress Inks (except the Peeled Paint....went for the Forest Moss on
that one!) and then after taking the extra off with a paper towel, I rubbed
them with the TH Distress Stickles in Rock Candy.....they turned out like
gorgeous sugared vintage eggs, here's a close up.....

And I just knew eggs need a basket, soooooo, I got out the rockin' Echo Park
(EP) Springtime 12x12 paper kit to alter up a plain little basket I picked
up in the $1 bins at Target (if you haven't......make sure to check them out.....
awesome altering goodies there!!). Now I tried something's probably
hard to tell, but I used the inside of a cardboard box (I peeled the layers apart!)
to cover the basket to's a fun different sort of look! I cut the little
banners out of one of the border strips in the EP set, and used the sticker letters
and the tiny butterfly from this set too! I layered up the EP pretty paper with
some olive green and bright pink American Crafts (AC) cardstock, and finished
off with some ribbon and the gorgeous Color me Crazy Petaloo flowers.
They were sprayed with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and the flower centers
are more EP paper and AC Pearl brads. A little pink seam binding ribbon,
bakers twine put on the finishing touches. Ooo, and I used a die with my cuttle
bug to make the grass border around the top edge....also bet you cricut gals
could do that easy peasy too!!

And here is a pic of my basket "in action".....these bunnies were actually my
inspiration for this project!! Super cute and ready for spring......

And now for the good stuff......if you leave a comment and become (or are!) a
follower of my will have a chance to win, not once, but TWICE!!
Kim, the store owner at Cutter's Creek, has a rockin' prize pack of goodies to
give away, and so do I (PS my giveaway is US shipping only!!)!!

Check out the spring time goodness here.....pretty pastel ribbons, tags, bling,
and more! K & Co, Kaiserkraft, Making Memories, and's that for
yummy blog candy??? Here's a peek.....

So leave a comment, become a follower, and most of all, enjoy the hop!! All the
gals on the Cutter's Creek Design Team have awesome projects to share!! Your
next stop on the hop is fabby talented can find her HERE! And
just in case you lose your way....our line up today is...

Cutters Creek Design Team Blog
Mandie's Blog -
Kim's Blog -
Mindy's Blog -
Laura's Blog - --YOU'RE HERE!!
Melissa's Blog -
Lori's Blog -
Vicki's Blog -

So thanks for "hoppin' down the bunny trail" with me to see
you again soon!!


  1. Totally love, love this basket. Got to get to Target tomorrow. Thanks for the great instructions as well. You are really a talent artist. Also thanks for the opportunity to win the great prize.

  2. Your basket is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful prize and I am a follower :)

  3. Laura I love your project. So Springy and just what everyone needs now. You are awesome :)

  4. What a great project! I am going to have to head over to Target this afternoon. I adore the eggs, so beautiful. Your spring display is very pretty also. Thanks for the inspiration.


  6. Love how you did the eggs! Your project is very nice.

  7. Ok where's Target? Where's the Echo Paper? Gotta get crafting to scraplift this beauty!!!

  8. SO adorable!! LOVE it!! Thanks for inspiring me...

  9. What an awesome idea! I have some granite eggs, but, I bet I could use the basket idea to display them. You did a wonderful job! I really like the basket!

  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this basket, I also love the idea of it as Home Decor! Thanks for the idea and the inspiration.
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

  11. I love this! This basket is amazing!

  12. OMGosh... love this basket.. it looks great among all the other easter items... Great Job... will be watching your blog...

  13. Love the basket, also love your egg tree.

  14. Love the Easter Basket Laura, that is just so cute all displayed on your table....

  15. It is just so much eye candy! What a wonderful way to decorate waiting for the Easter bunny!

  16. a small thing but i love the ribbon against the corrugated cardboard handle ,i must remember that!
    Im in canada so not eligible for your candy :(

  17. Wow your basket is so cute. Very cleaver the way you distressed the eggs.

  18. This is a super creation...I love it!

  19. Great job on the basket. Love it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

    vwilson577 at

  20. lovely basket. Love the banner and how you distressed your eggs. Those banners seem to be all the rage this year. Can you come decorate my house? LOL

  21. How cute is this basket??? I love it! TFS.

  22. LOVE your basket!! The details you added are amazing!! Great job!!


  23. You did an amazing job on the eggs, these are my favorite!! The basket is awesome but I still love the eggs. This is a terrific spring decor item that would look great in any room.

  24. This has actually motivated me to try something crafty for an Easter table centerpiece. Thanks for sharing your work!

  25. thanks for sharing....great basket !!

  26. Laura, love this basket. Very springy and full of cheer.

  27. Gorgeous basket!! I'm now a follower. :)

  28. Gorgeous basket. Thank you for sharing your project with us.

  29. What a pretty basket! I love all the details. Gotta love that dollar bin at Target! I am your newest follower! Thank you for sharing!

  30. Im new to the blog hop stuff but I love to see how creative everyone is and your right on top of that list.

  31. Laura, I tell you this all the time, but you are so talented!! This basket is beautiful!! I really like what you did with the eggs!


  32. What a wonderful job you did on the basket and eggs! Love the decorations.

  33. Love the eggs and the basket just showcases them. TFS New follower here.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  34. I love your basket and the eggs! I just became a follower. Your blog candy looks great, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Great basket!!! That would be cute filled with candy on my desk at work, have to go to target and see if they have the baskets.

  36. Beautiful basket. Great job.

    Smiles Sher

  37. Love the basket but by golly I think my favorite is the eggs. Those are just stunning, look very high dollar. Great job, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

  38. I absolutely love your basket. I love how you did the banner trim going across the top and bottom. Thank you so much for sharing.

  39. I love the basket and the eggs!

  40. Great job. The basket is absolutely beautiful.

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  41. Laura, awesome job, love the eggs and the paper choice is one of my favorites, love Echo Park. The basket is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Love the eggs and basket!! So beautiful!!

    Deanna A.
    jdamund at centurytel dot com

  43. What a beautiful basket of eggs. I am certainly going to take this idea and put my own twist to it. Thank you so much.

  44. this basket is sooooo cute and esp with the other bunnies and the egg tree!

  45. Beautiful basket. Looks so pretty on display with all your bunny rabbits. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  46. Wonderful Idea for a basket!

  47. What a clever project! This is EGGcellent ;) Thanks for sharing!

  48. LOL I love the bunnies all set up with your baskets! So cute!!! TFS your project!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  49. This is wonderful!! I LOVE the eggs! Great description of the techniques too. And the basket rocks!
    thanks so much! I'm a follower
    Sue B

  50. Your basket is just great! Love it. Thanks for sharing.


  51. You knocked this out of the park!!! LOVE it!