Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ready for Spring!

Today I would like to share a couple things that I made for an Easter workshop. The first thing is an Easter Basket. I used the Big Shot & the Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope die. I cut 2 at a time and needed 4 for each one. I put them face down (the dull side down). I cut 2" x 3" pieces of designer paper and centered it in the middle, so once the scallop part was folded down, it would cover a part of it. I cut both side tabs off of two of them and laid them side by side (one with the edges, one without, with & without edges). I put sticky strip on the opposite side (not the dull side with the designer paper, but the other side). I pulled off the sticky strip and stuck the tab with the sticky strip to the inside of the the ones without tabs. To make the handle, I used a 1 1/4" x 11 piece of Card Stock and used the Scallop Border punch on both sides. Then I put a 3/4" x 11" layer of the Shades of Spring DSP on the handle. I used the XL Two-Step Bird Punch to add a bird to each side. (I used a paper piercing tool to add the eye.) I punched it again on the DSP to add the 3-D wing. I used the Trio Flower Punch and the 1/4" circle punch to add the flower center. I finished it off with a bow on the handle.


Supplies Used:
  • Card Stock/Paper: Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Shades of Spring DSP 
  • Other: Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Punches (XL Two-step Bird, Trio Flower, 1/4" circle & Scallop border), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool.
I also made this Easter basket card. I've seen more than one of these, but when I went back to see if I could find them, I was only able to find this one here:  http://www.stampingmoon.com. Here is my version of this card. I couldn't get the bottom of mine to look as nice as Diana's, so I just made a straight cut along the bottom and left it that way.

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Chocolate Bunny & Eggcoutrements
  • Card Stock/Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White & Sweet Pea DSP 
  •  Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & So Saffron
  • Other: Big Shot, Frame, Oval Scallop Bigz Die, Punches (Designer Label, Scallop border & Large Oval), Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon & Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you have enjoyed my Easter projects:)



  1. Very cute basket and the card too.

  2. These are beautiful! I really love that basket, and the punch is so effective on the handle.

  3. Wow Julie, these are both great. I love all the details and the colors that you choose. Love them all. Look forward to seeing more posts.

  4. Hi Julie! How are you? Love your Easter projects - just adorable! Have a great weekend :)

  5. Both of these projects are very cute. Your stampers will love them.

    Thanks for sharing,


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