Tuesday, March 15, 2011

IHP March DT Challenge: What’s New?

This month the i {heart} papers Design Team was given a bit of free reign – we could make whatever we wanted, but it had to use some of the NEW stuff that Kate ordered from CHA.

Since Easter is right around the corner, I decided to use some of the spring-like and delicious paper from the Stella and Rose Hazel pad by My Mind’s Eye to make an Easter basket and some eggs. I just LOVE these colors and prints! (Yes, I know there are a few of you out there asking what a nice Jewish girl is doing making an Easter basket )

IHPmarch11-eggbasketI found some styrofoam eggs when I was cleaning up my craft closet (you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff I had hiding in there!), so I took a few and covered them with punched out flowers, using some glass head pins that I picked up in the sewing notions section at Wal-mart a long time ago.

The basket is made with an 8x8 square of kraft cardstock, scored 2-5/8” inches from each side. This post on Splitcoast Stampers has a link to the directions. The strip left from trimming an 8-1/2x11 sheet was enough to make the handle. I applied squares of various papers from the Hazel pad before I assembled the basket. Here’s a closer look at just the eggs:
IHPmarch11-eggs How have you been using the new goodies introduced at CHA? Would you like to join our challenge? Just post your project to the SCS or PCP gallery and use the keyword ihp0311 so we can find it.

Now go take a look at what Kate and the other very talented ladies who comprise the IHP Design Team made with their new stuff:


And be sure to stop by i {heart} papers to see the new and wonderful goodies that are coming in almost every day! Kate’s legendary outstanding customer service, and free shipping on orders of $50 US and up, just can’t be beat!



Deb said...

Carolyn, this is perfectly delightful! So fun, and absolutely adorable! LOVE it!

Kendra said...

Oh so CUTE! I love the covered eggs ~ so clever!

i {heart} papers said...

Very cute! I remember you buying those eggs!!

Loretta said...

I love your foam eggs, Carolyn! What an egg-cellent idea *groan*

Megan said...

This will be such a fun little easter centerpiece!

Gretchen said...

Cute, Cute eggs and basket!! And what is a nice Jewish girl doing making an Easter basket?! :) Love it!

whoistracy said...

Wow, those eggs are awesome!!! SO very creative Carolyn. Love 'em.

Lori said...

Love this, Carolyn--too fun! And I don't question a nice Jewish girl making an Easter basket for even a minute. Guess that's because I've made a few of my own--LOL!