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Easter Basket Fun

Feb_2_blog10 Easter will be here before we know it. In February these cute little Easter basket "boxes" were a big hit at my home workshops. They each will hold three Peppermint Patties covered in a cute way using the SU scallop punch.

The baskets start with a 5 inch square of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you score 1&1/2 inches from each edge.

Basketflaps Pick two opposite sides and cut in on the two score lines, making sure to stop when you get to the middle score line. Fold in the two side flaps first then the center one and a little adhesive holds the flaps in place -- and then I punch a 1/8 inch circle hole for a ribbon handle through all the flaps and that holds it together as well.

Dsc_2643 My covers for the candy are made using the SU Heartfelt Thanks stamp set with Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink ink. Stamp the flowers on white card stock THEN punch around them with a 1&3/8 inch circle punch. Layer onto the Scallop Punch piece. I attach the scallop images to the candy with mini glue dots -- but if the candy is smooth, SNAIL would work. The label for the basket is made by stamping first and then punching out your greeting with the Designer Label Punch from SU. I like to layer a circle punched with the 1&3/8 inch circle punch behind the middle of that.

Feb_2_blog12 And here's a cute variation for St. Patrick's Day using the set Pinch Proof and Garden Green ink to dress up a Giradelli mint square. They fit in the same little basket by the way -- they're very cute with the basket made up in Celery Prints Designer Series Paper.