Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket...

...look how I made my Easter basket. I made it using my Cricut and my Cuttlebug to be more specific!

First, I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut out a 4-inch basket. Next, I took my Distressed Stripes embossing folder and swiped white ink across the inside front panel. I placed the basket in the folder so that the stripes ran horizontally and ran the folder through my Cuttlebug. Voila! The basket was embossed and inked. I love this technique.

Next, I used my Cricut to cut out the Easter eggs. This was my first time using this cartridge so after a few tries, I found out that the egg size is proportionate to the basket size. So, to cut these 1.5 inch eggs, I left my setting on the 4 inches I had used for the basket. Makes sense. I'm just a little sorry that I can't cut out 4-inch eggs for cards.

I don't have a grass stamp, so I used the tulip leaves from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Garden set. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the grass in the basket. I popped the basket using foam squares to give the card some dimension. Finally, I added the butterfly using the two layers I described in this post:

That's it for today. I hope you have a Happy Easter!

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card stock (whisper white and kraft), patterned paper (Fall Flowers and misc. scraps); Stampin' Up! ink (Whisper White and Always Artichoke); Stampin' Up! Spring Garden stamps; Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder; Martha Stewart (butterfly) and Stampin' Up! (ticket corner) punches; Michael's pearls.


Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card! I love the patterned paper eggs in the basket!

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is *SO* cute!! I love it! May have to lift this next year! lol!!

On my card I posted today.. I used the scallop square to cut the card base! ;) I fit it to a pc of 12x12 CS then cut it in 1/2 for 2 card bases! I love me some scallops! Yum!!