First of all - this little basket is so easy to make and is perfect for an Easter egg hunt. And because it's a die, you can make several in minutes!
You simply die-cut four envelopes per basket, cut one of the side flaps off each of them and stick them together with Sticky Strip. I decorated the sides of mine with panels of striped designer paper which I'd stamped with an image from the Just Believe stamp set. To make a handle, I ran my Snail adhesive down another strip of card stock, stuck 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to it and attached it to the basket with brads.
The minute I saw the Four Frames stamp set in the mini catalogue, I knew it would be so useful. And when I saw that there was a punch to cut the frames out in a second, both items positively jumped into my shopping basket! This little tag was made with textured So Saffron card stock... oh - hang on! you can't see it in this picture... how about this one:
Ah! That's better! I punched the little flowers out of Pacific Point card stock with the Boho Blossoms punch, and decorated them with another favourite - the self-adhesive pearls. I use loads of these little flowers!
I couldn't leave you without a close-up of the gorgeous seam binding ribbon in Pear Pizzazz. It makes a perfect bow every time - I love it!
SUPPLIES FOR THE EASTER BASKET
Stamps: Just Believe, Four Frames, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Pacific Point, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pacific Point
Other: Scallop envelope die, Patterns designer paper stack in Brights, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, Decorative label punch, gold brads
And now for something different. Sometimes a chocolate egg isn't the right thing to give at Easter. Very small children, for example, may appreciate a gift voucher so they can choose something longer lasting - and their parents certainly would!
The scallop envelope die makes a sweet and tiny little envelope perfect for a card front or for hidden journalling on a scrapbook page, but did you know you can make it larger to hold a gift voucher?
I came across the idea here, on the blog of a very talented American demonstrator called Patty Bennett.
Now, your tots may not appreciate a voucher like this, but I know lots of teenaged crafters and their mums who would adore one! My Stampin' Up vouchers come in any denomination you like and are presented in a hand-crafted holder, which can be personalised if you like. It's easy to redeem them by emailing or phoning me and I'm always happy to spend time helping my customers find exactly what they're looking for. Start dropping hints now ladies!
SUPPLIES FOR THE GIFT VOUCHER
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Marina Mist, Always Artichoke markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Scallop envelope die, Nursery Suite designer paper, Marina Mist button, Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, linen thread, extra large oval punch
Thank you so much for joining me today - I hope you've enjoyed these last-minute Easter projects. I'll be showing you loads more ways to use the scallop envelope die in the coming weeks - you really do need one you know!
There'll be no Masculine Monday next week as I shall be celebrating with my lovely family, but I'll be back on Tuesday. Hope to see you then but in the meantime, have a wonderful Easter weekend.