Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Woven Easter Basket Card

I haven't played with my Verve stamps for a while, so I decided to break them out and participate in this month's Project Parade, which is to create an egg-stra special spring project. Unfortunately I don't have any of their Easter stamps, so I used my Cricut for the egg-stra part, and the Petals & Stems set for the spring part. Here's what I came up with:

The basket and eggs are from the Doodlecharms Cartridge. I used Design Studio to make the basket into a card and size it exactly how I wanted, and then I also cut a regular basket so that I would have an extra layer to sandwich the eggs, hide the back of the weaving, and also for the detail cut lines on the basket. I cut 3 extra lines on the regular basket in between the cuts that were already there. I used my trimmer to cut a bunch of 1/2" and 1/4" strips, and then wove them into the basket.

For the eggs, I cut 3 regular eggs, and then 3 flipped eggs so that I could make them double-sided. I didn't want stark white backs when the card is opened. For some extra dimension, I shaped them a little and put a big foam circle in the center of each to puff them up. Here's the open view:

The sentiment was done with (appropriately) Doodlebug rub-ons. The card is approximately 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" so it fits nicely into an A2 envelope.

Last note: I used a tip from Jody Morrow to briefly hit the ribbon with my heat gun to get that wavy look. It also relaxed the tails a bit so they weren't just sticking out straight to the sides. Thanks for the tip Jody!

Other materials used: patterned paper - DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl; ribbon - May Arts; buttons and floss from my stash.


  1. Super cute!! Great for the Project Parade!!

  2. WOW, this is just so pretty!! A very neat creation. Love everything about it.

  3. That is so beautiful! Love everything about your precious Eater basket card! So creative, Maureen!

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the it! The basket is such a cute idea!!!

  5. Hi Maureen, fantastic card, great idea. Joey.x

  6. What a great card! Love the basket, and the flowers look so great dressing it up. Thanks for playing! :)

  7. How cute is that! My girls would love it. I'll have to make some for Easter. Thanks for sharing.


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