First of all, Happy Easter Everyone!
For our family, Easter is also the time of three family birthday parties as well as a big Easter Egg hunt. Last night was my SIL’s b’day party. Honestly, I was planning on making her a shirt, but my supplies still haven’t arrived. I had also planned on prettily wrapping my little sock cupcake joke (more about that below), but didn’t have what I needed for that either. It was quite frustrating. I’m usually very well prepared. Luckily, DH had saved the container of this huge el cheapo tub of ice cream for me thinking I could make something with it. What a good DH! That’s when my last minute plan took over. Convert the ice cream tub into a gift holder/reusable Easter bucket for the Easter egg hunt! 😀
I started with this strong makeover contender.
Using my Easter Seasonal Cricut Cartridge, I got to work doing some quick conversion. Well, some of it was quick and some of it wasn’t as quick. I used my Gypsy to design one of the rings on the lid, (the pink one) so if you’re looking for it on your cartridge…you ain’t gonna find it. 😛 However, with some quick Gypsy or Design Studio work you can make one too. It’s just one of the doily-like circles from the Easter cart inside another one.
I know…that thing under the “y” bothers me too. It’s a butterfly design on the paper.
I LOVE the blue glitter cardstock I used under the Happy Easter. It gave the letters stability and looked pretty. The world needs more glitter cardstock. That’s just one of my deeply held personal beliefs.
So, what we have here is a failure to communicate (sorry, I love Cool Hand Luke…well, really Paul Newman.) ANYWAY…what we have here are the contents of the bucket. One pair of super soft spa socks rolled into a cupcake, inserted into a cupcake holder (or tiny useless crown, you be the judge), some wine charms, funny cocktail napkins and notebook that says, “You had me at Merlot.” Ha ha ha ha ha…oh my gosh, you had me at merlot. I’m cracking up! I especially think this is funny since #1. I love merlot. # 2. I hate the movie Jerry Maguire. (Which is funny since DH, DD and I were asked to walk though the scene they were filming in the airport because they needed families in the shot.) We just happened to be there when Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger and the kid were filming that part. That’s when I found out that TC was super, super short, but that’s not why I hate that movie. Oh wait…you get that reference, right? That whole, “You had me at Hello,” from Jerry Maguire? Whew. You probably thought I’d gone all random. Moving on…
Awww Man! I deviated from the Easter cart here. I used Sweet Treats for the cupcake tag.
See the top? I punched a hole through the cardstock and the bag with my Crop A Dile Big Bite. I really love that tool. It didn’t even pull or tear the bag. It just went beautifully through, like BudAH (that’s how we say butter in the South). The pink doily is a leftover I had from the Easter bucket/basket. I stapled the bag shut with my Tiny Attacher, then folded the doily in half over that and taped it down using my ATG 714 gun. The bag is a large Cello bag from Stampin’ Up. The world would stop spinning if they quit making those. I’m sure of it.
The grass and the eggs all come from the Easter Cartridge. 😀 Yes, I could have done a better job with the grass, but I’d like you to remember…I was in a huge hurry! I did have time to run each egg through my Cuttlebug. I mean I was in a hurry, but the house wasn’t on fire or anything for Pete’s sake! Like I’m going to leave the eggs all sad and plain. No way!
Now about the “socks like a cupcake”… My SIL was born on April 1st so “socks that look like a cupcake” were to double as an April Fools Day item. Like, ” Ha, ha, ha! It looks like a cupcake, but really it’s socks.” Yeah, probably not the most hilarious joke, but I have to say she loved those socks and oddly, they matched the skirt she was wearing! 😀
Ok, I’m off to create more things, this time they are for DS#1’s b’day party today. Is a nap on the schedule somewhere here? Let me see…