Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Easter basket

This basket is remarkably simple to make. I found some really great instructions by a UK Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator called Monica Gale – you can see the tutorial by clicking here.

You need:
  • Four strips of Designer Series Paper cut to 3cm x 22cm. 
  • The cardstock that goes around the top of the basket measures 4.5cm x 26cm.
  • The handle is 3.5cm wide and the length of a sheet of A4, although I don’t think mine was. 
  • Ribbon and scraps to decorate
  • Two brads to hold on the handle (optional)
  • You can’t see it but along the handle there’s a strip (about 1cm) of Designer Series Paper – I used the a piece of striped paper for this.

Apart from the colours and the stamps, the only thing I did differently to Monica was to use Sticky Strip to attach the Designer Series Paper to the top of the basket, because I thought it would be stronger and better suited to carrying a load of chocolate.

I stuffed some pale blue tissue paper in the bottom of the basket so that the little eggs (Home Bargains, of course!) wouldn't fall out. And yes I had to sort out the eggs so that they were all blue – but don’t worry, you’ll see what I did with the others soon enough!

Stamps: Forest Friends
Cardstock: Bashful Blue textured, Whisper White textured, Bashful Blue smooth, Whisper White smooth
Paper: Patterns Designer Series Paper - Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Crafters’ Toolkit, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, blue gingham ribbon, Rich Regals brads

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  1. It turned out so cute Helen, and I love those colour coordinating eggs. M xx

  2. Cool basket, great colors.

  3. What a very cute basket!! How clever!!

  4. Outstanding! LOVE it! Am totally going to copy this! CC

  5. Beautiful basket. Thanks for the link for the video tutorial.


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