Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Just Magnolia - Easter Baskets


Just Magnolia this week is looking for an Easter basket filled with Easter candies. They have a tutorial on their blog, but you don't have to follow it. I chose to use my Stamping Up die cut and cut it out 4 times. You then put the papers into a square and weave the bottoms together, and voila, a basket base. All you need to do is measure the size of handle you would like and cut it out. I used 2 Martha Stewart boarder punches for this basket. I used the arched one for the handle, and I also used Martha's bunny boarder punch from last Easter. I cut that out of matching pink cardstock and mounted it around the base of the basket. I used Imaginisce paper line called For Peeps Sake. This also was available last year, but had so many different matching pieces. (Guess who bought 2 of each??) I used my Tilda with Tulips and my Tilda with Lilacs, both of my favorite flowers. How soon it will be and they will be in full bloom in my gardens. I can't wait. I colored my Tilda's with my Copics. You'll notice the little visitor to my copic picture. It was so cute I decided to leave it on. I added 4 Papertrey ribbon bows, one to each corner of the basket. I filled it with eggs. Now don't worry dear friends, tomorrow is weigh in day at Jenny Craig, I didn't cheat. The eggs got bagged up and put in my kids lunches for school. Hope everyone's week started off well.
Hugs xx


Liza said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn, I love your images and great colouring. Well done you for not eating the eggs, if they had been on my desk they would have been long gone!!!

Liza x

Sanny´s-Bastel- Creationen said...

ein wunderschönes körbchen...so viele liebe details...einfach klasse

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Carolyn,
This basket is awesome. I love the colours and the Tildas you have used they really are gorgeous. The embellishments are so pretty. I wish I had your willpower The eggs I have used to fill my basket (to be posted on Thursday) are crying out to me as I type.
Fiona x

Dianne said...

Carolyn, this is so cute!!! Beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is amazing Carolyn!
kim x

Mina said...

wow I love your basket Carolyn, I love those bright colours together...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Jane said...

This is stunning Carolyn!! love your gorgeous colour scheme and your colouring and details are beautiful, thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia this week! hugs, Jane xxx

Kris said...

Carolyn this is too cute. Do you get any sleep? LOL

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful basket - so colourful
Lisa ;)

Sherry said...

It looks beautiful your basket! Am I getting one for Easter? Hope So!!

chelemom said...

Such sweet Easter baskets!