Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Hi there! I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a wonderful time with their loved ones. Ours was good. We had an impromptu gathering at our house for the first time on Easter (I normally don't like hosting family gatherings at my house because I hate cleaning up before, during and after LOL!). Today I'm sharing a couple of Easter baskets I put together for my kids' teachers.
The baskets were cut using the Silhouette Cameo, and are both cut designs by Samantha Walker, purchased through the Silhouette Store for 99 cents each. Each basket was cut using an old double sided 12 x 12 K & Company cardstock I have had for a long time. Below is a picture of the baskets before I decorated the outside with some K & Company butterfly die cuts and some Prima flowers and brads.
And this is how one of the baskets looked after I cut. I love how the Cameo cut the little details! (I'm using a 12 x 12 Cricut mat on the Cameo as I find it more forgiving than the Cameo mat).
Inside the baskets, I put three paper eggs and stuffed them with some chocolate eggs. The paper eggs were also designs purchased from the Silhouette store for 99 cents each (I used 2 different designs), again by Samantha Walker.
I wanted to thread some twine to close the top of the paper eggs so I added circles to the paper egg design, as you can see below.
And here are closeups of the paper eggs. I strung some beads to the ends of the twine. I believe I was able to stuff each paper egg with 7 chocolate eggs. Yum!
BTW I may or may not be back for a few days. I have been stuck in my craftroom for the better part of the last five days learning the ways of digital scrapbooking. I am trying to get a handle of the thousands of digital pictures I have taken over the past 4 years. I have downloaded the trial versions of the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and the Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4.0. I have finally decided on the CM software as it is more intuitive IMHO. I also know I will continue to love the texture paper scrapbooking provides, and therefore will most likely do digital and die-cut hybrid pages. I just sent in my first digital 12 x 12 scrapbook pages to print at my local Costco and will show you guys how they turn out - I'm so excited!
Until next time.....thanks once again for stoping by!