Easy Paper Easter Baskets

Easy Paper Easter Baskets
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Last year I made these adorable Easter baskets with paper from an old giant stack of DCWV all-occasion paper and I think I also used some non-DCWV sheets of paper from my stash.  Making them was very easy because I used my Close to My Heart “Art Philosophy” Cricut cartridge to cut a scalloped square (page 33 of the booklet) at 6″ and then cut a strip of 1/2″ paper for the handle.

blog-Easter Basket Duo

All Easter Baskets 2012

I followed the steps in my friend Mandy’s tutorial video and cut four slits in the square at 2″ from the top and bottom (just watch her video for the tutorial because I think it’s more helpful than me trying to describe each step!) and then assembled them. I used a strong adhesive: my ATG 714 tape runner, but some of the baskets came apart.  Maybe I was using old tape, so if you’re making these I’d suggest using Wonder Tape / Red Line tape or maybe even glue.  Press the paper together tightly as it dries so that the pieces really seal together well.

Here are the little baskets on their way to be delivered:

blog-Easter Baskets with Candy

blog-Filled Easter Baskets

There’s still time to make some Easter cards and crafts, so grab some paper and get creative! Thanks for reading my blog.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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