After watching Richard’s Easter Basket Make Live Share project video, I was inspired. We all have busy lives and sometimes simplicity is what we need. I have been wanting to participate by Making, Living and Sharing a project. The instructions in the YouTube video really showed exactly how easy the basket is to make and I took the opportunity to duplicate it.
I got started by trimming my 12 by 12 paper down to 6 by 6 squares. I then made score lines at 2 inch marks, made my cuts and got ready to stamp. I used the graduated background stamp for a subtle stamped look. Since I did not have any Easter stamps yet, I used my Spring Blooms die cuts to make some Spring flowers to decorate my box.
I wanted to make these baskets for my twin nephews Jeremiah and Jacob, they are 2 and half years old. They absolutely love chocolate and candy treats and they love when I make them hand made gifts. It makes me happy to see the smiles on their face and get a heartfelt thank you for my hand made gifts.
After I made the beautiful baskets, I had to drop them off at my sisters as I left on my way to Arizona for the Yummy & Delicious event. I will also be posting photos on my blog from that event.
I asked my sister to take some pictures of my nephews with their lovely baskets I made. My sister loves taking photos of my nephews in her studio but they apparently were a little impatient and really wanted to open their candy. Jeremiah was not happy having to wait before he could grab his basket. Here’s an adorable picture of his mini-meltdown. The boys just loved their baskets and searching inside them for their treats. Looks like Jacob got to the candy and has a mouthful!
DI-0009 Spring Blooms
SS-0117 Graduated Dots
AC-0039 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer
AC-0040 Crease Tool
AC-0063 Details Pro Shears
IP-0027 Watermelon Fusion
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Here are some pictures of my paper trimmer and scored basket along with my stamp set and true fusion ink pad.