Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A proper baskety Easter basket

Hmm, there's no such word as baskety is there? But you know what I mean don't you? When you want an Easter basket that's made out of card stock but looks like it really is a basket! Well that's what I've made for today - come and see:


Now the shape of this basket is not my idea; I saw it on the internet somewhere but since I can't find any trace of its existence, I had to work out how to make it myself! I'll put a tutorial on my blog tomorrow so that you can make them too if you like - they're ever so quick and easy (like everything I do!) The basketiness is my idea though - I ran the card stock through the Big Shot in my Square Lattice embossing folder before putting it together. You can embellish it with punched flowers and anything else you like but mine is for a male person, so it's remaining staunchly manly!


Naturally it needed a coordinating card so out came Stampin' Up's lovely Take Care stamp set. The details of how to make this are similar to yesterday's post but I used coloured card stock and the sentiment from Everybunny to give it a different feel.


The nest looks quite dimensional as you can see from this arty shot. I stamped it in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake card stock, cut it out and smudged ink into the centre with a sponge dauber to make it look recessed and the eggs are mounted on dimensionals to add to the illusion. I cut the whole branch out this time with my sharp paper snips so that it could overlap my card base.


And here they are together, card and basket, making rather a lovely couple!

Here's what you'll need to make the card and basket
Stamps: Take care, Everybunny (sentiment), Pretty Petites (Sale-a-bration set, retired)
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Real Red, plus markers
Card stock: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake
Other: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Simply Scored, 1 3/8" circle punch, metallic brads, Lucky Limeade bakers twine, stamp-a-majig
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The children break up for the Easter holidays this week and I can see that my oldest son particularly needs to rest his poor brain: He was playing on his xbox at the weekend when suddenly he cried: "Oh no! Oh no - that's terrible!" I looked up. "What's the matter?" I asked. "Oh no!" he said again. "My xbox live account is about to run out in approximately... er... soon!" My son - the mathematical genius!

I shall be back tomorrow with my baskety basket tutorial and I'll hope to see you then.

13 comments:

  1. Vicky, thank you for the inspiration. I have been trawling the internet to find the right kind of basket to make and here it is!! Can't wait for the tutorial as I love it!!

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  2. Love your basket Vicky and your perfect matching card...the texture on your basket It great ...will go and look at your tutorial

    Anne

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  3. Gorgeous Vicky! I love how you have used the square lattice embossing folder to make it a proper baskety basket!!! Looking forward to the tutorial! Nx

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  4. gorgeous card and a beautiful basket - I'll be back tomorrow for tutorial/template Vicky - thank you for sharing Karen x

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  5. Yes I agree, isn't it an adorable Easter basket. I believe I saw the tutorial for it on Frenchie's blog

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  6. Brilliant! Looking forward to the tutorial, and I love that stamp set too. I know how your son feels -We've only been back at school for 4 weeks and it's time for a holiday again, yippee!

    Louise xx

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  7. Two beautiful Easter projects Vicky, I love the chocolate eggs LoL.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. Vicky these are fabulous, love that basket

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  9. Love that basket. Isn't baskety a word? It should be - and it is now! xxx

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  10. Love the card and the basket! You did a fabulous job figuring that out.

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  11. The little basket is adorable and so is the contents.. yum :0)
    Another fab card using that branch and nest.... love the speckled eggs.
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x