Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Making a simple Easter Basket with Papermilldirect card

Good morning, I've been trying to shake off a heavy cold for the last few days, immune system is a bit low, my B12 injection is due really soon and I always seem to catch a cold or some bug in the couple of weeks leading up to it.  Anyway, enough of that and let's get back to the crafting!!  

This week the +papermilldirect  Design Team are working on their Easter projects and I decided to make a little Easter Basket which when filled with chocolate eggs, would be ideal to give as a gift or use as a table decoration.

I used my Cricut Explore to create a simple design, bringing together a few elements in the Design Space software.  (I have the DS link to share with you at the bottom of this post if you would like to create this project, the link will open up with all the elements correctly sized, you can of course edit and use other colours if your prefer).

The basket part was cut in just 2 segments plus 1 handle using papermilldirect plain white card, the score tool in the Explore makes folding the segments easy and you only need to glue two flaps to create the basket.  The handle is shaped so that it pushes through and has little 'lugs' so that it doesn't pull out. I cut 4 grass sections using the Apple Green Card and attahced one to each side of the basket.  A little bunny with a lilac bow was attached using 3D foam pads (I have included 2 bunnies on the DS link in case you want to pop one on the back too, but it's easy to 'copy & paste' if you want more).

The layered sentiment of 'Happy Easter' has been created using 3 colours of card, and then attached to a strip of heavyweight acetate, I used acetate to enable the greeting to be placed where desired when filling the basket with chocolate eggs.  You could easily add a personalised greeting in addition or instead.  Pale green tissue paper was gently crumpled and placed in the basket before I added some brightly foiled chocolate eggs.  You could of course add different treats if you prefer.

Materials Used:  

Mocha Brown Plain Card 240gsm - Papermilldirect
Apple Green Plain Card 240gsm - Papermilldirect
New Lilac Smooth Card 140gsm - Papermilldirect
Acetate, Tissue Paper, Chocolate Eggs
Adhesives - Clear Cosmic Shimmer Glue, 3D foam

Tools Used:
Cricut Explore using the Design Space software
Easter Basket: Design Space link as follows: https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/25671504

Papermill Design Team:
if you have a moment, please do pop over and check out the other papermill teamies blogs and see what they got up to this week: 

Craig  Papermilldirect Inspire Blog