Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Basket

Today I decided to try something a little different for two of my challenges. Instead of a card I made a cute little Easter basket. Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #63 is an Easter theme this week.  Stampin Celebration Challenge # 48 is also an Easter theme, but I did this challenge for the colors too.  I was hoping to get it posted earlier, but a basket without candy just didn't quite look right!  Well, my hubby has the day off, and as I am writing this he is out picking up the candy for me while braving the snow.  Ok, so it's not a lot, but still, snow on April 18!  I know Michigan can have some weird weather, but this is just crazy!

And here is a lovely picture of the snow outside today...  That's actually our neighbor's barn, but it showed the snow the best.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!  
And remember the real reason for Easter...
The death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, 
Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist & Bashful Blue
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, 
Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist & Bashful Blue
Big Shot Bigz Die:  Fancy Favor
Big Shot Embossing Folders:  Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice, 
Elegant Bouquet & Perfect Polka Dots
Punches:  1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval & 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval

If you click on the picture it should make it bigger so you can see more detail.

Here is a template of the basket I made along with everything used to make it. Just in case you can't read it, you measure 1 1/4" down for the basket.  To make the handle I cut another piece of  paper about 3/4" x 12" and put it on the edge of the Fancy Favor Die where the scallops are, then flipped it over ~ making sure the scallops match ~ and ran it through again.  To make the grass I cut the card stock 2" x 7" so it fits around the front and sides of the basket.  I folded it off center so the back would be longer than the front, ran it through the crimper, sliced it with the scissors, then separated it a little bit so I could chop it at odd angles to make it a little jagged.  I used Sticky Strip on the front and sides (at the very bottom) to attach the grass.  To make the eggs I used the punches listed above and ran them through the embossing folders listed.  For a little extra detail I sponged around all the eggs and the top of the basket and the handle.  To attach the handle just punch a small hole on each side and use a brad of some sort.  I put buttons over my brads because they didn't match, but you can use whatever you have available.  Just slide the eggs in wherever you think they look good and then attach (I used glue dots).


  1. Congratulations!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! Please email me to receive the html code for the HSS artist pick badge.
    Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. How pretty! I love how you used the Fancy Favor die for both the basket and the handle--brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  3. This is so very sweet. I just love the angled basket and you eggs and grass are fantastic. So glad you played with us at Stampin' Celebration.

  4. Wow - this is so cute!! I love how you altered the fancy favor box and those little embossed Easter eggs are too cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!!


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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