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Easter Basket

Have fun egg hunting this Easter with Design Team member Pat Robinson's cute Easter basket, using the new Fairyopolis collection.

You will need:

Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro
3 sheets of A4 Snow White Centura pearl card
Fairyopolis Spring/Summer CD Rom -basket weave paper
Fairyopolis rubber stamps – Primrose, butterflies and Wild Thyme
Shrink plastic
Stazon Ink
Whisper pens or Derwent water colour pencils
Collall Glue Gel
Collall Photo glue or Stick & Stay
Coloured tissue, shredded
Mini chocolate eggs

1. To begin score 2 sheets of A4 cardstock on the box maker of the Ultimate Pro. For the base use the 4th line from the edge and for the lid score along the 4th and 2nd lines.

2. Place the lid, with the short side to the handle edge, onto the card-scoring side of the board and make a small mark top and bottom at the A5 line to find the centre.

3. Line up the A5 centre marking to the 5” square-fold line on the Ultimate and score along the A5 half-fold & A4 half-fold lines. Cut in along these lines up to the inner horizontal score lines then fold the rest of the line to form the hinge.

4. Cut along the outer score line on all 4 sides in order to create shallow sides to the lid.

5. Make up the box base and lid as normal, cutting away a triangle at each corner and then glue.

6. Print the basket paper from the CD-ROM and cut into pieces to fit onto the sides and top of the box base and lid. Fix into position using Collall Photo Glue or Stick & Stay.

7. Taking the 3rd piece of cardstock, cut it the same width as the centre section of the lid and whatever length you want the handle to be and then decorate with a border printed from the CD-ROM. Glue the handle to the centre side sections of the lid and then glue to the centre side sections of the box base.

8. Stamp and colour the Primrose fairy and butterflies, cut out and stick to the lid using Collal glue gel.

9. Stamp Primrose & Wild Thyme onto shrink plastic using Stazon then punch a hole at the top of each, colour and heat to shrink. Thread onto some cord or ribbon and attach to the handle.

10. Fill the basket with coloured shredded tissue and the yummy chocolate eggs, making sure not too many end up in your mouth!

Of course you can decorate the basket using papers from any of the Crafters Companion CD-ROMs and rubber stamps - whatever takes your fancy!

10 thoughts on “Easter Basket”

  • OMG!!! That is awsome!! so pretty,makes me want to go in and try to make it.Thank you for all the hard work!!

  • How lovely, this must of taken some thought it really is so lovely, this is something that i would be proud of and knowing it's designed by yourself should make you feel so very proud, keep up the good work, i'm surprised there isn't more comments it is just so lovely.

  • Pat it's AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing honey!! I just have to go away and put this little beauty together! :0) xx

  • Wow Pat this is amazing, what a lovely idea for Easter, will certainly be using this one.Pam xx

  • That's fantastic Pat!!! What an amazing project. I will definitely be giving this a go. =0)Thanks for sharing. X

  • I will be having a go at this .. It's amazing Pat. WELL DONE YOU!

  • Thats fantastic Pat| It's amazing project. Will have to try

  • I made one of these and it doesnt take long Pat the instructons where so easy to follow I gave it to my friend and filled it with various differnet choc to accomodate the various ages in her house lolfrom ferrero rocher(for the adults) to choc bunnies xxx

  • I have also msde 2 from A5 card today its that easy to adapt it xxxx

  • debbie

    i would love this one as i can think of so many ways it could be used for feminin and masculin spring christmas cards hope i win the competition as there are so many more folders i'd love to have

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