I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you can color eggs this Easter. Even if you don’t have kids around. Ha ha, check out this project I have for you today – allowing you to make an Easter basket and color eggs too!
I’m starting with a shaped card set from The Stamps of Life – it comes with a basket shaped die cut that makes a folded card. However, I’m turning this basket into a weaved project, using thin CutCardStock paper strips. The base is cut with the Basis White 80lb paper. I’m also cutting the top piece with the weave in the same paper.
Next, I’ve cut several strips of Basis Pink at a 1/8″ width. These pieces I started slowly weaving up and over each of the basket weave holes in the top image. For the corners of the basket, I gave the illusion of the weave by gluing small pieces underneath and trimming. Each piece is glued in place at the top and bottom of the basket image, and then trim off the remaining leftover edges.
The extra basket pieces are cut in Basis White also, and dusted with pink ink on the edges. These are glued to the top basket image.
From here, I’m taking a shredding scissors to a couple small pieces of paper to create Easter grass. The colors I’ve chosen are PopTone Spearmint, PopTone Banana Split, and more of the Basis Pink. Prior to gluing on the top basket image, I tuck these in between this and the backdrop piece of the basket, cut in the PopTone Spearmint paper too.
Now for the eggs! There are so many cute ways to do this, and so many papers I could have picked, but I really wanted the eggs to look “dyed.” So – I’m taking a sheet of Basis White paper, and running several pastel inks across it. Once that’s dried a bit, I take a small egg die cut shape and run it through my manual machine. So pretty!
The eggs are glued under the top basket image too, and they look like they are peeking out of a real basket! A sentiment is added to the basket trim in PopTone Banana Split along with a yellow gingham bow. And my Easter basket is ready for “hunting!”
I hope this project gets you “egg-cited” for Easter! Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful Spring season everyone!