First Fridays Blog Hop – Easter

Welcome to the first ever, First Fridays Blog Hop! Several stampers have come together to host a fun blog hop on the first Friday of each month! We hope our projects will inspire you to create!
 Our first, First Fridays Blog Hop theme is Easter.  At the end of my post, you find a list of all the stampers in the hop and I hope you’ll visit each one! My project for the hop is a matchbook!  You can add a yummy treat inside, a gift card or both!
 You’ll start with a piece of cardstock that measure 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score it @ 1-1/2″, 6-1/2″ and 7″.    Fold on all the score lines and you’ll have your matchbook! You’ll want to add a staple to the bottom flap and place it towards the bottom so your top flap can tuck in.  (PLEASE NOTE:  Before stapling, add your cellophane bag and then staple.  My picture below does not show the bag).  I used our Gusseted Cellophane Bags that measure 3″ x 6″.  
I added two pieces of Whisper White to the front and those measure 3″ x 4″   and   1-1/4″ x 4″.  I used the Basket Bunch Bundle which includes the Basket Bunch stamp set & Basket Builder Framelits Dies to decorate the matchbook (the stamp set and framelits can be purchased separately but as a bundle, you save 10%).  All of the pieces that were used to decorate the front (grass, bunny, eggs), as well as the sentiment, are included in this bundle.
 The grass was cut out with Garden Green card stock.  I cut two of them and placed them side by side.  The basket covers up where they come together so it really does look like its one continuous piece.  
 The basket was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink onto Chocolate Chip card stock and cut out with the framelits  (the handle and basket are separate dies).  I popped it up with our Foam Adhesive strips (I’ll have a list of all the supplies I used at the bottom of the post).  The eggs in the basket and underneath the ribbon were colored with Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red).  I colored the bunny with Tempting Turquoise and Pink Pirouette and popped her up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. 
I wrapped a piece of Organza Ribbon around the bottom flap and tied it in a bow.  You can find a list of all the supplies I used at the very bottom of the post.
I hope you’ll hop around to all of the stampers.  You can click below to head over to Heather North’s blog and see her cute project!  You can also scroll down and see a list of everyone in the hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Dawn Griffith       
Dee Slater             
Susie Barber        
Carla Perea          
Tracy Bradley   YOU ARE HERE
Heather North    UP NEXT!

Stamping SuppliesBelow you’ll find all the products I used to make my matchbook.  Clicking any of the supplies will take you to my Stampin’ Up! online store.