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Easter Blessings from Crafter's Companion

We're getting Easter ready with fun Easter crafting projects! We're loving this stunning basket filled with pretty paper flowers. Want to see how we made it? Keep reading! 

Crafter’s Companion Products used

Other supplies used

  • Ribbon
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Flower Stamens
  • Seed beads
  • Artquest Prills
  • Yellow Cardstock for Basket
  • 2 or 3 colour variations of green cardstock for leaves
  • 110 Lbs smooth white cardstock for flowers
  • Memento ink to colour flowers
  • Wet and dry adhesive
  • Glue gun
  • Flower Shaping Mat and Stylus

Instructions

Making the Basket

  1. Cut four pieces of yellow cardstock at 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches  for basket sides
  2. Cut two pieces of yellow cardstock at 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches for the bottom of the basket
  3. Cut 2 strips of yellow cardstock 1 x 12 inches for basket handle

4. Score the two short sides of the 5 ½ x3 ½ at ¼ inch each (sides of the basket)

5. Score the one longer side at ½ inch as shown

6. Tape the die on top of the opposite edge of the bottom score line and between the two side score lines as shown. Die cut and emboss using your Gemini.

7. Trim off the excess paper

8. Snip the two bottom corners for each side to the scoreline

9. Using a wet or dry adhesive glue all four sides together

10. Snip each corner of the 5 ¼ x5 ¼ piece of cardstock to fit the bottom inside of the basket

11. Then glue the other bottom piece to the outside bottom of the basket.

12. Glue the two strips 1 x 12 inches together then attach the handle to the basket.

13. Decorate the handle with assorted leaves, ribbon and a flower.

14. Decorate the sides of the basket with leaves, bling or Nuvo drops for flower centres.

Making the Flowers

1. Die cut and emboss two strips of the smaller quilling die for each flower

2. Using a foam dauber gently colour the flower strip petals with a lighter shade of ink then colour at the bottom of the flower strip and petal in a darker shade to create a shadow.

3. Glue the two strips together staggering the petals using a wet adhesive. Allow to dry

4. Gently shape the petals with your fingers

5. Run your flower shaping tool over the strip on a soft moulding mat to soften the fibres of the paper and to encourage the flower to roll

6. Roll your flower up; arrange your petals until you happy with how they lay.

7. Using a glue gun, glue a circle of cardstock to the bottom of the flowers.

8. Fill the centre of the flowers with hot glue then sprinkle prills, seed beads, bling or arrange stamens.

9. Fill basket with basket filler, arrange flowers.

10. Brush wet adhesive on eggs then sprinkle with glitter.

11. Add a sentiment

Have a go and share your makes with us on Facebook! We'd love to see!

Happy Easter,

Love CCUK!

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