This fun set is the perfect gift for anyone on your Easter Bunny list!
You will need the following supplies to make this sweet set:
- Fresh Paper Pack by Karen Lewis
- Easter Egg Basket Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Scor-pal or ruler and scoring tool
- Flower and leaf dies or punches
- Tag dies or punches
- Decorative edge punch
- Embellishments: buttons, pearls, ribbon, gem flourish
- Light brown ink
- Scor-tape or other adhesive and pop-dots
- Plain cardstock for card base and mat
- Sentiment stamp(s) and ink of choice
Are you ready to have some fun?…let’s get started.
First, you will need to print out your papers. Choose one of the papers you would like to use for the egg basket base and print the template on the back side. (I printed it on the front for the purposes of this tutorial to give you an idea of what it would look like on the finished side).
Cut out your template, then score the dotted lines and fold the solid lines as described in the directions. I love the look of distressed or inked edges…and it can hide a multitude of sins ,too, while giving it a shabby, vintage look! I inked my edges before assembly…it’s so much easier that way!
Assemble egg basket as per the directions. Cut a strip of paper 1 1/2″ wide and punch both sides with your edge punch.
Add ribbon and attach to your basket.
Cut out flowers and leaves with dies or punches. Ink edges of flowers and leaves.
Decorate front of basket with flowers and leaves.
Now comes the fun part…decorate with buttons, pearls, tag and ribbon…whatever you like! Then, fill with something sweet. I tucked some seam binding in my basket since I don’t have any eggs ready as of yet!
Now it’s time to gather your supplies for your card. Trace the egg shape onto a piece of your printed paper and leave a small tab at the bottom to be folded up underneath. Cut out the egg shape and score along the bottom of the egg.
Gently curve the egg shape and apply Scor-tape or adhesive on the bottom half only of the side of the egg and along the tab at the bottom of the egg shape.
Cut your mat and base paper for the front of your card and ink all the edges. Attach the egg shape to the front of the card, leaving it “open” at the top and curving it slightly.
Decorate front of card as you did the basket with any embellishments to you like. I tucked a bit more seam binding into the top of my egg and a sweet little treat is hiding underneath. You could use Easter basket grass or shredded paper too!
There you go! A sweet little Easter Egg Basket ready for the perfectly dyed or chocolate egg and a matching card!
It was so much fun to make these…they come together so fast and it was super easy! I plan on making a little Easter Egg Basket as a placecard for each person at my family’s Easter gathering! It would also make a great teacher gift or a sweet treat for a co-worker!
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