Thursday, 22 March 2018

AWH Team - March Blog Hop - Happy Easter!

Hello friends and welcome.
Tonight the Art With Heart Team are sharing their creative Easter projects with you all.
Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration ends soon and you have just over a week to earn FREE products with a $90+ purchase. It's also a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
Now lets start hopping!

I have had this idea in my head for a while now, and thought that this was the perfect time to see how it would look in real life.

Here is my little explosion Easter egg box. It's simple to make and turned out really cute I think!

The base of the box is Very Vanilla and the reinforced lid is made using one of the patterns from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. Around the base of the box, I stamped the dotty image from 'Petal Palette' stamp set in Blushing Bride to coordinate with the DSP. The dots make me think of bunny paw prints! The greeting is from 'Sweet Little Something' and is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum for some depth of colour. The stamp is a one line stamp, but I just inked each word separately and stamped one under the other. It is cut with a Stitched Shape circle, I then layered it onto a punched circle and Scalloped Layering Circle Framelit.

Remove the lid and inside is one of our Tiny Treat Boxes filled with mini Easter eggs and some of the Ready Shreddie from the Occasions Catalogue! I added some more of the DSP to each panel.

I thought the recipient might like to reuse the treat box, so I didn't glue it down. Instead it just sits inside and when you lift it out, it reveals this cute little bunny from the 'A Good Day' stamp set. I stamped it in Memento ink and coloured with our Stampin' Blends.

To go with the box, I made this matching 3" x 3" gift card.

It combines punch art and die-cutting to create the sweet bunny. 
I have used Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals for her ears, a stitched circle for her face, the 1/2" circle punch for the cheeks and the Cookie Cutter Builder punch for her eyes, nose and mouth. I added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the nose and she's wearing a pretty pink bow made from the mini Tinsel Trim. I brushed on some Wink of Stella to the VV part of her ears for some extra sparkle!
The card front has been embossed with the Polka Dot Basics TIEF.

The gift set.

The DSP has Soft Sky in it so I had to make one in blue as well!

For a boy bunny, he had to have a gold bow-tie!

The boxes and the cards.

Thank you for joining us on our hop tonight, just use the "next blog" button to continue hopping around. If you're already hopping, you may have come to me from Sharon Davern's blog, but hops are full circles so you can start hopping here and at the end of each blog post there is a link to the next one.
So now it's time to hop over and see what the lovely and talented Tina Gillespie has created.

Have a "Hoppy" Easter everyone! 🐰

If you find a broken link, here is a list of tonight's participants.

Caroline Manwaring are here 💞

Until next time...
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘


  1. Love the punch art bunny and how cute is the surprise bunny in the middle of the box! Thanks for joining the Easter blog hop.

  2. Oh I love your surprise boxes and your cards, they are just so lovely, you are very clever and creative!

  3. Such beautiful cards and very clever and classy boxes Caroline. They are simply stunning!

  4. Fantastic idea with the boxes Caroline. I especially love your choice of paper and how the cards and boxes compliment each other.

  5. These are so adorable! But, you didn't include how-to make a Reinforced Lid, I honestly don't know how?

    1. Thank you Gloria. Perhaps I can explain in another post sometime. Thanks for your comment. :)

  6. Oooo love your card and box. Very stuniing.

  7. Beautiful projects, Caroline. The explosion box is such a fabulous idea and the bunny at the bottom is so cute.

  8. oh!! such a gorgeous gift set Caroline, the card is so adorable and love your explosion box, you put a lot of work into your projects.xx

  9. Oh Em Gee! These are soooo cute! I love how you've done the two versions, both equally as adorable as the other. The cheeky side of me would have skipped the treat boxes so that the eggs went everywhere when the boxes were opened LOL

  10. Thanks so much Tina. Haha, yes that would be cheeky! :)

  11. This is great and can be used for anytime of the year which just a small change. Great work.


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