I've been working every morning for about three days on finishing this basket. I used a Wheat Thins box that I thought had just the right shape for a basket. (The crackers are really good, too.) I love using recycled items for my paper crafting, but the shape has to be just right, though.
I really love the fleur de lis die cut shape from Nestabilities. I used two together, but slightly askew. The "Happy Easter" stamp is from Print Works. I found it at JoAnn's.
|The other side|
The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, that I double layered. I was really excited to find this lace with the loops already added at Tate's Store in Bath,Maine. They have recently expanded their crafting section. Loads of different lace priced by the bolt. Really inexpensive compared to other stores. I am definitely going back there for more. I used white ribbon around the bunny oval using the technique found on Splitcoast Stampers. The little bow was also purchased at Tate's.
I continued to use the swirly die cut on both side of the basket; adding the Prima flowers and Tim Holtz's bird die cut. I ran the lace with ribbon along the handle after I covered it with the same paper that I put on the basket. Brads hold the handle on with tape inside for extra strength. It seems to be quite strong as it will hold Easter candy;including a chocolate bunny. I haven't purchased this yet as Easter is a ways away and chocolate does not have a long "life" in my house as it calls to me especially in the afternoon.
I had a great time making this basket for my son. I hope he likes it even though it's not very masculine. I think the chocolate will win him over, though. Can't wait 'til Easter Sunday....