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Easter Bunnies and Shadowboxes!

Filed under Art Projects, Easter Egg Shadowbox Kit, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Sale
Update! A newer post about Kristin’s artwork is here.

OK… first things first. I still hate Daylight Savings Time. Yep, same story as last year. Moving on…

I LOVE the artwork (and artist!) and new products today! Yay… the new Tim Holtz goodies have arrived!

And KRISTIN! Beside the adorable shadowbox at left, see that how-to preview from her blog post below? Great ideas! (Chop up that basket if it doesn’t fit! Glue eggs & chicks & any other small thingy you want to stay put on little stands to help anchor them!)

From Kristin’s post:
I love the tiny basket, but it was a bit too wide to tuck back into the corner of the box, so I took some heavy duty scissors and cut the back part out. It was also a little bit too tall, so I cut the bottom part off as well (after this photo was taken). Once the basket was cut to size, I glued it to the back and bottom of the box with some white glue. When it’s filled with a little Easter grass and some eggs, you can’t tell it’s been cut.

I’m also fond of the carrots adhered to the bottom of the finished shadowbox, kind of like a flourish. You can see everything Kristin used in this supply list.

That’s the smallest of the Mini Shadowboxes and the Easter box covers, and the same set is in the kit. Soooo many things can be done in such a small space.

 Highlights from the New Goodies! – ALL on Sale!  

12mm Bird Eggs
12mm Bird Eggs
Tim Holtz Reproduction Metal Trinket Tins
Tim Holtz Reproduction Metal Trinket Tins
12mm Wooden Drawer Pull or Box Feets
12mm Wooden Drawer Pull or Box Feet
Yellow Baby Duckss
Yellow Baby Ducks

Ending TOMORROW: Spring Oval Bookmark Set FREE Gift Kit and
Easter Collage Sheets Sale

Everything in the Easter Collage Sheets section is on sale at 50% off — the sale ends MONDAY night, March 12th (2018). (That includes tons of cute chicks and rabbits… and also ladies in Easter bonnets!)

And a Spring Oval Bookmark Set FREE Gift Kit!! All orders now through Monday night (March 12, 2018) will receive this special gift:
– one of the Bronze Bookmark with Oval Setting, plus:
– a matching 25x18mm Glass Cabochons
AND one of the new Spring Pendants Mini Collage Sheets! So many options in this sheet: from flowers to fairies to birds & bees… they’d be right at home in a mini bouquet or on a hat.

You could make one as a bookmark…. but they could be used as a “photo stick pin” in a collage or a bouquet… and Laura Carson used one of these bookmarks with some additional filigree (a couple Christmases ago) as a festive hostess gift… lots of ideas!


Hooray for the Easter BUNNIES Giveaway

I’m just going to proceed with pointing out more details from Kristin’s cute shadowbox! (And yes, everything I’m mentioning here is in today’s Giveaway.)

Beside one of the Easter Egg Shadowbox Kits (that’s TEN items all by itself, including the shadowbox and lid used in Kristin’s artwork, plus the green polka dotted paper inside the box, and the eggs!), this Giveaway also includes:

Yellow Baby Ducks
– Carrots & Sepia Animals Toile Scrapbook Paper
Miniature Wicker Basket
Bunnies Collage Sheet (the mom bunny plus the BUNNIES banner — plus it’s part of the 50% off sale!)
12mm Wooden Drawer Pull or Box Feet (so cute as feet, painted yellow and orange)
– The Miniature Carrots and the Mini Pin Stands that I pointed out above

To enter the Easter BUNNIES Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, March 12, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make? A similar “Bunnies” box? And are you brave enough to start cutting up baskets?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Give Me Some Color Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Ann F! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 11th, 2018

57 responses to “Easter Bunnies and Shadowboxes!”

  1. Lauren Rein says:

    Love this box and all the little details! Smart idea to cut the basket to fit! I also love the idea of the stands to hold the basket contents. I have a little scene in a cookie cutter planned, and this has given me lots of inspiration!

  2. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats Ann! I love it. I like mini’s, so this is right up my alley. I don’t think I would be brave enough to cut the basket, I would be afraid it would fall apart. Then on the other hand if you cut it in half you’d have two, one for another project. I guess it would depend on my needs at the time. Lots of new goodies to check out.

  3. Winnie says:

    Soo cute! I would try to cut the basket. I probably would mess it up and end up ordering more. Lol!

  4. Adorable. Woud love to try the basket

  5. Cynthia P says:

    The bunny collage is so adorable. The shadow boxes are a great way to display my childhood Easter chenilles!

  6. Jen R says:

    I would make a similar box or an altered tin or both!

  7. Barb A says:

    The bunny shadow box is adorable. And the giveaway absolutely incredible. I would definitely do something similar and would have no problem cutting down the basket, I do things like that all the time to make things fit not my miniature scenes.

  8. Wilhelmina Margalis says:

    I have a splendid real bunny named Flora. I would make an Easter Flora box searching out or making a black bunny as that’s the color of Flora. It would be a wonderful decoration for all the family who loves Flora!

  9. Diane says:

    Oh I love anything with bunnies. Love the basket idea.Thank you!!!

  10. Sylvia L says:

    Everything about the box is adorable, from the wallpaper to the feet. The pins/stands are a great idea. I wouldn’t be afraid to alter the baskets-taking risks is part of crafting!

  11. Jean Marmo says:

    Love everything about this! IT would be fun to make something like it!

  12. Nancy O says:

    Would love to try my hand at recreating Kristen’s shadowbox.

  13. Ann F. says:

    What a thrill to win! Thank you so much! I love making altered boxes. I would not have a problem cutting the basket to fit.

  14. Jennifer Krantz says:

    A spring shadow box to remind me that spring really is on its way…how easy it would be to add the Tim Holtz frames to picture it:)

  15. Nadine says:

    I would make more Easter things. The ducks are adorable!

  16. Carla says:

    I really like the bunny box! I’m up for trying new things so cutting a basket would be something I’d try!

  17. Lynne says:

    This is adorable. I would definitely do a bunny going on an egg hunt scene inside. I’ve wanted to do something similar for a while, but hadn’t found a container I liked. The cut-out lids are perfect.

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that bunnies box! I am brave enough to trim a basket!

  19. Barb macaskill says:

    I am giddy with delight thinking about what I can make using these awesome goodies.
    I would definitely be making a little boxout of them with lots of fairies and gnomes addedi for extra adorability!
    After being super sick with the flu and other side effects from it, I am feeling like I might be able to get into my craft oasis for a few minutes a day so I can get back to doing what I LOVE, which is CRAFTING!
    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway! It is just what my doctor ordered! LOL

  20. Kat says:

    I love the bunny shadow box !! I love to cut stuff up !!!

  21. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the shadow box. I’d use it to make a diorama.

  22. Christi C says:

    I love all your cute mini’s – and shadow boxes are my favorite! Do you think one of your designers could fussy cut a few (like, all) of the collage sheets??

  23. carolyn g sullivan says:

    such cute stuff! looking at these bunnies makes me happy. see collage in my future!

  24. Barbara Carter says:

    I love the bunny shadow box. This would look great with my other bunny scenes. I just love doing miniature boxes.

  25. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make tiny little fairy/easter baskets! So adorable! Thank You again!

  26. Amy says:

    yes, bunny shadow box. no, no cutting up baskets.

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    What fun! I would make a bunny scene as it is so cute! Not sure about cutting such a tiny basket. You only get one chance! LOL

  28. Andrea Pretlow says:

    I would make a bunny scene similar to the one pictured!

  29. Love the bunny box! Would probably make something similar. Not sure I’d want to cut up the little basket–would be so cute to decorate that on its own.

  30. Jessica Shiffer says:

    The bunny shadow box is adorable! Would love to make my own version. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

  31. Laura callies says:

    I would make a similiar easter scene and love the basket technique. I love the framing detail around the egg. I would also add lots of flocking and fuzzy elements to the project!

  32. Sandy says:

    Have cut things before to fit so it wouldn’t be a problem. Love the carrot detail.

  33. Laural says:

    I would definitely do a basket. I adore this rendition of Easter Kristen made.

  34. I would definitely would do a bunny scene., as I love bunnies! I would make any adjustments to make the adorable basket fit, or just decorate it as is!
    Ideas are endless!

  35. Monica Gabehart says:

    Would love to make a cute bunny box!

  36. Jo says:

    i love these little bunnies – the shadowboxes are adorable! I would love to create something like these for Easter!

  37. Kee Ostler says:

    Darling! I have some vintage tiny wooden bunnies that need a shadowbox home. I would absolutely cut up a basket. 🙂

  38. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love this Easter box and I would try to make one like it. I love all the assorted items in this kit.

  39. I love Easter. So many cute things. So many cute ideas.

  40. Anne W says:

    Darling. I would make a bunny scene.

  41. Gretchen says:

    I really like th book mark or hat band pin.
    And some of the min, Easter items would work inside a
    Real sugar enchanted egg.

  42. Janet Turner says:

    I love the bunny box and the idea of cutting the baskets in half. I have to try it.

  43. Lynn Fox says:

    I’ve got to make this for my granddaughter, she loves bunnies!!!!

  44. Traci says:

    Cute little bunny box.

  45. Gail S. says:

    Would love to make that adorable bunny box. And I would cut the basket up if that is the only way to get it to fit!

  46. Pauline Hallloran says:

    I would love to re-create the same bunny box, it’s too adorable not to! Good luck to all.

  47. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to make the bunny box.

  48. Michelle G says:

    Hello I would make a bunny box for my grandchildren. I would cut up the basket if it wouldnt fit, then hopefully I would have the other half for another project…maybe a witches basket of potions.

  49. I would love to make a bunny box.

  50. Nancy E says:

    I just love the bunny scenes. Would love to try my hand at it.

  51. Crystal Brown says:

    I would put mini pictures of my Grandchildren in the shadow box with bunnies and chickens and cute Easter basket. ❤❤❤

  52. Jackie P Neal says:

    oh my gosh!
    I was just over to Kristen’s blog and I so would cut those baskets! heehee I want to make one of these as well! Love this little shrine!
    Jackie “)

  53. Maggie says:

    Oh my, I love this little shadowbox and I think I’d have to come close to copying it!

  54. Debi H. says:

    Easter decorations are my favorite to make! 🐰🌷🥕 This Iittle shadow box is adorable!

  55. Catherine Carpenter says:

    I would love to make an Easter shadowbox for my daughter – they are so adorable!

  56. Carol Slowik says:

    I just love this bunny shadowbox! Yes I will try to duplicate it! So sweet!!