Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Need A Quick and Easy Little Easter Basket?

I had a lot of fun making some of these cute little Easter Baskets for a Craft Fair this past week.  They are very easy to make.  I've posted a quick" how to" in this post, just incase you want to make one.
Here's how I made it:
Start with a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock, score at 2" and 4" down and across.  This gives you (9) 2" squares.  Cut down at the 2" and 4" to the cross score.  Also cut up at the 2" and 4" to the cross score.
Trim each outside corner at an angle as shown in picture.  Cut (6) 1 3/4" squares of DSP and add the first 4 as shown.  Trimming corners of corner pieces 1st.  Cut a 1" by 8 1/2" piece of cardstock and punch the edges with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  Add a 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of DSP to it.
Next fold up your sides over lapping them as shown.  Staple the handle to the back of the two side pieces being careful not to staple the middle piece up.
Then glue the middle piece in place to hide the staple.  Sticky Strip can also be used instead of the staples I just preferred to use my stapler.  
As you can see it then hides the staples and holds together very well.  Add your other 2 side pieces at this time.  
Stamp a greeting and add to the front.  I added the Happy Easter saying from the retired stamp set Wacky Wishes which I punched out with the Scallop Oval punch and sponged the edges in Pistachio Pudding.  Add some Easter grass and candy...
Slip it into one of Stampin' Ups big cello bags add some raffia and you are done!  What a fun little treat for someone sweet.  Thanks for looking and have a great day everyone.
List of supplies:
Scallop Trim Border Punch  #118402 - $15.95
Scallop Oval Punch #119856 - $16.95
Pistachio Pudding Ink #131177 - $5.95
Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294 - $6.95
Jet Black StazOn Ink #101406 - $7.95


Yapha said...

What a great baskets!! Thanks for the instructions, too!

Adriana Benitez said...

Super Cute, what a great little treat basket for any time of year! Thanks so much for the instructions!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Super Cute!!!!!!!! I want one!!! Wish I was a kid again :) Beautiful job!