April 12, 2011

Easter Baskets

Hi Everyone!  I have another Easter project for you today.  I always like to make the girls in the office a little something for each major holiday and this year I decided to make them each little Easter baskets filled with treats.

The free basket template I got over at Waltzingmouse, it was very easy to assemble.  Again I chose to use pastel colors in Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Melon Berry and Aqua Mist.

For the front of the basket I die cut  flowers from Pretty Pastels paper with the Bloom Builders #2 medium flower, Limitless Layers die to cut cardstock to match the basket.  Stamps used are Limitless Labels egg, Tag It #1 frame and Egg Hunt sentiment.  After stamping all my images I used a 1 3/4" punch to cut them all out.  I cut a white doily in half and attached it to the back of the flower.  (click on the photo for get a better view) 

Once everything was assembled I added some white grass and chocolate Easter eggs (yum).  Of coarse I had to sample the chocolate to make sure it was good, wink!  I can't wait to give these to the girls next week. 

Thanks for stopping by!

April 11, 2011

Happy Easter

Hi Folks, I know it's been awhile since my last post.  Now that the weather is getting nicer, I'm trying to get outside to do a bit of yard work after this long cold winter.

I was able to get a few things made in my happy room and I'd like to share one of them today.  Here is my Easter cards for the family this year.

Pastel colors remind me of Easter, so what better paper to use than Pretty Pastels by PTI.  I used all of the different colors of paper in the pack to create the background of this card as well as the eggs die cut with the egg die also from PTI.  To create the basket I used Fine Linen cardstock and my Coluzzle oval template.  I cut the oval in half and cut a bit of the bottom off to form the base of the basket.  I used the same oval template to create the handles as well.  I then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the picnic plaid impression plate. I added some foam pop up squares to the middle of the basket to make it look like the basket is full then added scor tape to the sides .

Before I attached it to the card base I added the eggs, I added some foam pop squares to the two eggs in the front to add a little dimension.  To decorate the front of the basket I cut a piece of spring moss cardstock and added a decorative border with a Martha Stewart border punch.   I added some trim from my stash, a tag stamped from a Mega Mixed Messages sentiment tied with a bit of rustic cream twine and a flower from Prima that I added a  pearl to the center.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, I'll have another Easter project for you tomorrow so be sure to stop back then.