Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter basket using the scalloped envelope die

Good morning! I wanted to celebrate Good Friday by showing you a couple of projects using the scalloped envelope die.

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!

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!

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.


  1. What a darling basket, Vicky! I'll have to give it a try. Have a wonderful Easter with your family.

  2. I just discovered your web site and am happy that I did so. Thank you for all your samples.
    Happy Easter.

    Chris in Colorado

  3. I'm happy that I discovered your web site too! Love your basket and the gorgeous bow-wow you even made me like something green!

  4. I love your beautiful Easter basket, Vicky! I need to make one and I wish I had that die. Cute (SU) voucher, too. ;) Have a lovely Easter with your family!

  5. Another beautiful project, the Easter box is gorgeous, and I love the sweet little envelope.

  6. Beautiful basket and gift card, I hope that your mouth feels better soon, have a lovely time with your family:0) xxx

  7. Lovely idea, I haven't got the die but has sparked an idea how I can adapt another die.
    Pretty project as always Vicky.
    Thanks :)
    Jenny x

  8. That basket is simply beautiful - have a lovely Easter - Jacqueline xx.

  9. I just love boxes made from that die. They seem well suited for Easter! I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family!

  10. These little envelopes and box are great Easter presents!
    To answer your question....I simply used a thin smear of glue from a glue pen to the back of the image before adding it to the acetate. The glue dried clear so it's neat on the back , Ruth :)

  11. Two great ideas for the scalloped envelope die, Vicky. Of course, I don't own it... and now I have to have it. :) ("Knowing" you keeps costing me money... that's the sign of a good friendship, right?) Have a wonderful and blessed weekend with your family!

  12. Wow, Vicki you are a clever lady. That Easter basket is gorgeous. Love the versatility of SU products.

  13. Great easter projects, Vicky! Have a lovely weekend! Janna

  14. Vicky.. I just heart your creations... I have tonnes of stamps and dies.. and I have to learn to play like you.. put them all into good use :D
    Thanks for the inspiration :)


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