Wednesday, 4 April 2012

JAI #111 - Just Add Easter

I made these little Easter baskets for the challenge this week at Just Add Ink .  I am going to give them to my team members at work for Easter, hopefully they will enjoy them.

I cased the basket from Sharon Field, who is one very talented crafter.  Sharon had made the basket into a Valentine Basket, so I used the base basket design and then decorated it to fit the Easter theme.  As I do not have any, I mean any, Easter image stamps apart from a little Easter sentiment stamp (must rectify this), I was a bit stumped as to how to decorate the baskets.  I decided to make some little easter eggs using a small oval punch, and punching out ovals from the white card that had been put through the Bigshot and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I then punched out several co-ordinating small ovals, cut them in half and layered them on the white ovals, with a finishing touch of inking the edges.

I also wanted to use the Scallop Dots Ribbon on the baskets and as I only had 2 colours in this ribbon I was a bit limited to the colour schemes that I could make.  I also tried punching the handle edges with the Scalloped Edged Border punch, but I think I like the plain handle best.


  1. I think you have decorated these little baskets so well and I am sure they will be well appreciated by your team members. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. These baskets are just lovely Carolyn. Great lateral thinking in creating your own Easter eggs to decorate the baskets. they will be much appreciated I'm sure. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  3. I love how you created the sweet little eggs, Carolyn. Your baskets are really lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. These baskets turned out so well Carolyn! I love the scalloped ribbon and your little eggs. Thanks for joining us this week at JAI :)



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