...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: http://eterno-lyyours.blogspot.com/2009/01/quick-post.html.
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.