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Mon 04

A Tisket, A Tasket . . .

Welcome to the second of three card posts today celebrating the Memory Box/Creative Imaginations blog hop.  To read more about the hop and learn how you can win prizes, check out the post here.

I know it's only the beginning of April (and the beginning of our blog collaboration with Twinkling H2Os!), but it's not to early to start thinking about creating Easter baskets.  I wanted to make something a little different this year for my mother's Easter basket, something that conjures up memories of childhood, hers and mine.  When I was a child, Mom taught me how to make paper cones like the ones she made as a child for May baskets.  I often made paper cones and filled them with wildflowers or other treats for Mom at Easter or for her birthday in early May.  I decided that I would try using Memory Box stamps and Twinkling H2Os to create a paper cone filled with flowers to tuck into Mom's Easter basket.



  • E1760  Gorgeous Bloom
  • B1761  Gorgeous Mini Bloom
  • G1719  Fine Fern Print
  • D1363  Spring Branch
  • C1721  Grass Print
  • D1415  Cedar Sprig
  • E1711  Circle Word Background
  • C1714  Cocoa Bean Butterfly

Waterproof Inks:

  • Ancient Page Sage
  • Archival Olive
  • Archival Olympia Green
  • Archival Library Green

Twinkling H2Os:

  • Mallard
  • Lemongrass
  • Yellow Rose
  • Ginger Peach
  • Solar Gold
  • Sunflower


  • 7/8" Lemongrass Offray (JoAnn's)


I began by inking up all of the stamps with various waterproof inks in shades of green, and I stamped them on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.  I misted the Twinkling H2Os before beginning and used very wet brushes while painting.  I used the Twinkling H2Os in Lemongrass and Mallard to paint over the fern, cedar, grass, and spring branch images.  I added just a little bit of Sunflower to each of the grass prints.  I used all of the colors to paint the mini and larger roses, using several colors on each flower for more depth and interest.  I used Lemongrass and Solar Gold on the butterflies and Lemongrass over the Circle Word Background.  

Once dry I trimmed out all of the images.  I used pop dots to layer the blooms, trimming a few of the large blooms down to create a middle layer for most of the flowers.  I used smaller pop dots to layer four of the butterflies together and popped it on top of the Circle Word Background.  I made several clusters of greens, gluing them to the larger ferns.

I adhered together two pieces of 6X6 Memory Box paper from my stash and rolled it up to make a cone. I used doublesided tape to hold the edge closed.  I used glue dots to place the Circle Word Background near the top of the cone and added a lemongrass ribbon tied around the cone and over the circle, also held in place with a glue dot.

I arranged the flower bouquet on a scrap piece of Memory Box paper and used glue dots and pop dots to secure the greens and blooms together.  I used a glue dot to secure the bottom flower in the bouquet to the inside of the cone's front.  I stuffed tissue paper behind the flowers to fill the cone and keep the bouquet near the front of the cone. 


I think Mom will enjoy this very pretty everlasting bouquet!

Happy Stamping (and painting with Twinkling H2Os)!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the Twinkling H2O petite paint kits.


This is such a sweet little project - I never know what to get my 86 year old mom for Mother's Day and I think you've just helped me decide! Thank you.

My mom taught us something similar as kids, folding down the cone sides so you'd have a quick and easy water cup whenever you needed it. But I like this interpretation much more. Very pretty!

Wow, lots of work, but a beautiful result! The colors from the H2O's are so vibrant.

OMG! What a beautiful and thoughtful idea. Thanks for the detailed instructions! <3

I just love the glowing colors - I want to make the paper cones for the grandkids and fill them with Easter treats!

This card brought back all my own memories of May-baskets. Super idea! And, I've finally ordered my Twinkling H2Os! Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

Beautiful Project, fabulous giveaway! wow! thanks for the chance!

gorgeous project! I love the idea of May baskets, but have never made any. Great inspiration!

What a delight. Can I leave my full time job to go home and create some projects? Thanks for the inspiration!

What an adorable project! thanks for sharing your creativity!

What a beautiful gift for your mom. She's sure to love it.

What a treat it would be to get this fun and lovely arrangement! So thoughtful and right from the heart. Thanks for sharing your fantastic idea.

Love the fabulous colors!

what a beautiful project!! your mom is so lucky!

Wonderful project Anne! Your mom is sure to love this :)

I love twinkling h20's . This project will rekindle my creativity which was lost for a while. Thanks for this remarkable idea. Love it.

WOW!! What a gorgeous project!!! I love it!!! Great job!

WOW! I love this basket! As a child I always made May baskets and when my children were young, they too made special baskets for loved ones. Thanks for the walk down Memory (Box) lane:)

How lovely! I'm sure mom will love this bouquet and cherish it always.

Very wonderful ideas! Thanks!

Anne, what delight this is!! I love the H20's but can never come up with such beautiful ideas. Memory box is my all time favorite stamp and so are the H20's. Love working with both.
Thanks for sharing, Love all the work everyone shares.

Love the sentimental touch. Beautiful AND meaningful. A perfect gift for Mother's Day!

I'd love to receive this bouquet!

Clever idea! This would be a fun project to do.

Beautiful work. Only hope I can come up with the same quality of work you have produced.

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