Monday, March 9, 2009

My basket runneth over.....

I just LOVE Easter....all the pretty little dresses and the cute little sweaters and ties for the kiddos!!! But most importantly, the great promise that it signifies!!! Knowing that I can come to God with my basket full of sins and He will forgive me and I will live for eternity next to all the people that I have loved and lost and those that I will greet anew. My basket runneth over....and I can still be forgiven!
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This mini Easter Basket doesn't contain sins (how un-fun would that be)...it contains a cute little birdie and her eggs. It's made using Angie Kennedy Juda's template and inspiration from MJ Albright. It measures about 3x3 and I chose not to put on handles but it would be cute either way (might try another one with handles later).
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The paper shreds in the basket are 1/8" x 12" cut pieces of B&T from the Emporium Paper Packet and then I accordion folded them to resemble the shreds you can buy by the bag in the gift wrapping section of most stores.
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I stamped the eggs, cut out and then stamped on the back....there are two two-sided eggs adhered together by a 3-D Foam Square to give it a little bit of a dimensional look. The little birdie is stamped using Buttercup ink and then her little wing is actually 3 wings stamped, ink distressed, and adhered together (I thought a 3-D Foam Square would be too much).
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The basket weave is a combination of 3/4" x 3" pieces, 3/4" x 2-3/4" pieces and cocoa cardstock that measures 1/4" x 2-3/4". I weaved them together and then adhered the weaved pattern to the basket base. I used glue dots to adhere corners.

Products used are all CTMH:

Paper packet: Emporium and Emporium Creative Basics
Stamp Sets: Easter Eggs (February SOTM) and Bird Basics
Ink: Cocoa, Buttercup and Twilight
Hemp
Tombow adhesive & 3-D Foam Squares

3 comments:

Bren Yule said...

I am lovin' this cute idea! thanks for sharing!!!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know how I missed seeing this??? I've been stalking your blog for some new artwork and viola...found some that I missed. This is gorgeous Katy!

Valerie said...

OH this is adorable! My friend and I were trying to make one and had a couple of questions...Did you weave one side at a time? and if so how did you weave it did you add glue a little at a time also to each piece? Please HELP! haha!

valerie1011@q.com

Thank you!
Valerie