Easter baskets…

I’ve had a lovely holiday spending a glorious few days visiting my daughter down south.  We were very lucky with the weather and have enjoyed lots of lovely day trips and barbeques in the garden every evening – bliss!  Long may the lovely weather continue.

I thought I’d share photos of the Easter baskets I made.  The small baskets are the make and takes we did at Michelle’s training earlier this month.  I used butterflies made with the Stampin Up embosslit to decorate this one for my daughter and filled it with mini eggs:

I made punch art bunnies to decorate these baskets for my neighbour’s children.  I added name tags using the word window punch and a small heart made with the heart to heart punch to finish off.  I wrote their names with a stampin write marker pen in certainly celery:

I also made a larger basket for my daughter’s fiancé … so I could put more chocolate inside of course!  :

 

I followed instructions on Sandy’s blog  to make the woven basket.  I used one sheet of textured 12″ x 12″ cardstock and it took a little time to make but I loved it when it was done, and it’s surprisingly sturdy too.  I also made the paper straw for the inside by putting the packing paper from my latest delivery from Stampin Up through my shredder – love it!

*edited: Sandy’s blog seems to be no longer available, but her youtube video is still viewable here

Stampin Up supplies used:

Cardstock: certainly celery, whisper white, very vanilla; Inks: certainly celery, pretty in pink; Punches: 1″,  ¾” and ¼” circles, word window, heart to heart, butterfly embosslit, scallop circle die; Accessories: sponge daubers, gold brads, certainly celery stampin write marker pen, certainly celery grosgrain ribbon, baja breeze seam binding, small cellophane bags, subtles dsp in baja breeze, certainly celery, pretty in pink, rose red and so saffron.

Thanks for dropping by today

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6 Comments to “Easter baskets…”

  1. Love your little baskets Gill, hope you are well. x

  2. Are there any instructions how to make the basket? Sandy’s Blog is not longer available.

  3. Yes that helped a lot. Thank You very much.

  4. Do you have directions for the small Easter basket you make? I would love to have the directions. bldespathy@hotmail.com TFS

    • Hi Brenda Thank you for visiting my blog, and I’m glad you like the Easter basket project..

      I don’t have instructions, I’m sorry, the project was one we did at Michelle’s craft day. It used 2 scallop envelope die cuts, scored and folded, with a long strip of card stock for the handle. Hope this helps a little.

      Gill x

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