Friday, 20 March 2009

...Basket in a flash

I am finding that the My Minds Eye papers are a good enough weight to make 'things' with and since I love to make 'things' as well as cards, this is good. The whole basket, including pre die cut flowers and tag were made with papers from the Bloom paper kit.

I made up this wee basket as a quickie, I had already made a mini Easter basket which I loved but sometimes I just don't have time to do the whole stamping, lining thing. I wanted a template for a quick and easy basket that also looks pretty. The My Minds Eye double sided papers are ace for this 'cos I don't need to cut an extra liner!! I just fold over the flap and the pattern on the reverse peeps out!! (yep, she's pretty new to double sided

Of course the double thickness card of the other basket does lend a certain sturdiness but since this one is still quite small I think it's perfectly acceptable. And, I stuffed it full of solid choc eggs and, it didn't flinch!!

This would be the basket I would make to give away in quantities, especially to children, who, astoundingly, sometimes don't have the patience to appreciate every little stamped and folded corner detail...

I was pleased with how easy and quick it was to make but If you know you're gonna want something with more detail, check out my mini Easter basket OR keep your eyes open over the next couple of days for my next basket confection, made from the Grow line of papers that Beverly also sent me!!! If you fancy a packet of the papers I've been using all week, drop Beverly a line, she is operating via mail order on her blog till the online shop is up and running!! Or if you're handy to Dover Tennessee, go see her in her brand new shop!!

There will be news about the template later...


  1. Claire! This is AWESOME!!!! What a great idea.

  2. That is so cute!!! Claire, you are a very talented lady!! I love seeing your creations! :)

  3. Darling basket! I'll be watching for the tutorial! I appreciate you sharing your time and talents!

  4. This basket is just wonderful! I have to admit that I like this one even better than your other mini basket (probably because it looks like it would go together a little easier!) Just beautiful! I would love to see a template!

  5. WOW, Claire, you read my mind! When I saw this paper in the set I immediately thought of Easter! TOO CUTE of a basket, girl! Lovin' you work!

  6. How fun Claire! I love this square basket (I've made several of your other one!) the papers are just glorious for a spring treat!

  7. Do you have a template for this basket? It is perfect for what I am looking for.

  8. Hello!
    This is the coolest blog ever! I'm so glad I ran across you at Splitcoast. All the time I've been there, I don't know HOW I missed you! I look forward to visiting on a regular basis from now on.
    Lynne (SU name:look-inkgood)

  9. Super cute! Saw the template on SCS and just had to stop over to see the finished product! So glad I did! :D

  10. So cute! Thanks for sharing your template on SCS! I love the flowers on your other baskets too! Very pretty! :)

    Happy Easter!


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