Easter Baskets for my Twin nephews


After watching Richard’s Easter Basket Make Live Share project video, I was inspired.  We all have busy lives and sometimes simplicity is what we need.  I have been wanting to participate by Making, Living and Sharing a project.  The instructions in the YouTube video really showed exactly how easy the basket is to make and I took the opportunity to duplicate it.  

I got started by trimming my 12 by 12 paper down to 6 by 6 squares.  I then made score lines at 2 inch marks, made my cuts and got ready to stamp.  I used the graduated background stamp for a subtle stamped look.  Since I did not have any Easter stamps yet, I used my Spring Blooms die cuts to make some Spring flowers to decorate my box.

961747_10206484212494076_667003748_nI wanted to make these baskets for my twin nephews Jeremiah and Jacob, they are 2 and half years old.  They absolutely love chocolate and candy treats and they love when I make them hand made gifts.  It makes me happy to see the smiles on their face and get a heartfelt thank you for my hand made gifts.  

After I made the beautiful baskets, I had to drop them off at my sisters as I left on my way to Arizona for the Yummy & Delicious event. I will also be posting photos on my blog from that event.

11088240_10206484205173893_2128719522_nI asked my sister to take some pictures of my nephews with their lovely baskets I made.  My sister loves taking photos of my nephews in her studio but they apparently were a little impatient and really wanted to open their candy.  Jeremiah was not happy having to wait before he could grab his basket.  Here’s an adorable picture of his mini-meltdown.  The boys just loved their baskets and searching inside them for their treats.  Looks like Jacob got to the candy and has a mouthful!   


Supplies used:

DI-0009 Spring Blooms

SS-0117 Graduated Dots

AC-0039 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer

AC-0040 Crease Tool

AC-0063 Details Pro Shears

IP-0027 Watermelon Fusion


Stamped and cut to size

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You can also visit more of my projects on Instagram @alex_stamps or on my Crafty blog at  http://www.craftyalex.wordpress.com 

Here are some pictures of my paper trimmer and scored basket along with my stamp set and true fusion ink pad.


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Fun Stampers Journey

Have your heard of Fun Stampers Journey?  It is a new stamping company that I am a part of and I would love to have you on my team. We sell beautiful stamps and many have coordinating dies made by Spellbinders.

Below you can see a picture of our beautiful starter kit filled with all the goodies you need to start your business including a Journey Grand machine for die cutting.  To join please go to the Fun Stampers Journey page and pick me Coach #39 as your Coach.  For your reference, here is the link: http://www.funstampersjourney.com/alex

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Fun Stampers Journey Starter Kit

ATC swap using Butterfly stamps and dies

I was part of a rainbow swap in which 6 of us were each assigned a color. My color was green and boy was it a challenge. I don’t usually create using green as my main color. I tend to lean towards pinks or blues so this was quiet the challenge for me.

I had just recently purchased a set of butterfly stamps with matching dies from Fun Stampers Journey. I fell in love with the detail of the butterflies and knew I wanted to use them ASAP!!!  So I decided I would create green butterflies and use them for my ATC set.

Enjoy the Journey stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey
Enjoy the Journey stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey

I grabbed some Whip Cream card stock and started to stamp my images in Black Licorice and Limeade Splash.  I then secured the die cuts to the paper using washi tape for quick and easy removal.

Fun Stampers Journey stamped and die cut butterflies
Fun Stampers Journey stamped and die cut butterflies

Here are all of my beautiful butterflies cut out so crisp and perfectly.  I don’t mind fussy cutting but when a die set is available I make use of it!

So I used a background paper from a paper pack I had and decided to stamp and cut out butterflies for my swap.

After applying Journey Glaze onto my butterflies I applied them to my ATC backgrounds with pop dots and here is the final result.  Hope you like them as much as I did.

If you would like to see the full stamp set, please visit my replicated site at www.funstampersjourney.com/alex

The stamp set I used is called Enjoy the Journey, Item#SS-0035.  The coordinating die cut set is called Butterflies and it is item #DI-0023.

Enjoy the Journey, Butterfly Prints, Fun Stampers Journey

Butterfly Birthday Card

I wanted to share a couple of photos of a birthday card I made using Authentique paper and a beautiful butterfly stamp by Fun Stampers Journey.

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I used whip cream and candy apple card stock as layers for the card along with a sheet of Authentique paper.  I stamped the butterly image twice.  I used the first image as the first layer and the second layer I curled and popped up for dimension.

I colored the butterfly using candy apple and tangerine fusion.  I topped the butterfly with a layer of Journey Glaze.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the candy apple cut out.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me! 🙂

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Fun Stampers Journey stamp set and Authentique paper.