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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Baskets

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!


jrugg said...

WOW-love the basket and egg!

Nadia ( said...

Your baskets and packaging is so beautiful! Just lovely gifts. As always, you picked the perfect papers and patterns!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Oh so these were boxes INSIDE of a basket! Girl you are working overtime. Beautiful project as always!

MyCraftWorld said...

Hi Melody!

I just found your lovely comment on my blog! Thank you so much! You are very sweet! I now follow you too and cant wait to have a look through all your lovely projects too!
Happy crafting! :)

Anonymous said...

I just love your baskets!

Scrappers Delights said...

Oh this is so cute perfect gift ideas!
I have the cameo and have all sorts of issues with the cutting main problem is it seems to grab the paper fibers and not clean up very well, is this the same issue you was having hun?

good to know that you can use the cricut mat (I do not have one but might be ordering one now lol)

Big hugs Janice XXX

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks ladies!

@ Janice: I have had the same blade since December. You might want to call Silhouette customer service - they're supposed to be really good at replacing defective mats and blades. Good luck! I will PM you too.

girlia said...

Awesome job on the basket and the eggs..