Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter Egg Berry Basket

Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa 573st
Another Easter project kept simple due to the mass production going on this year…. nearly 50 of these were made here last week… that is a lot of Easter Egg & Treats going on!!
This ended up as a great sturdy little basket… not because of using the stapler to assemble but because there is both paper and card on all the sides – and the “spare” 2 x straight sided card strips cut out with the die were also glued together – and used as the handle.
Little thing – huge difference! Actually ended up strong enough for Cream Eggs etc or even Mini Eggs…
Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa 571
We also added a quick insert to the inside to hold up the Easter Egg… didn’t want them flopping over….
Just a 9cm card square (3 1/2”) – scored at 1 cm (3/8”) all round. And punched with the 1 3/4” Circle Punch ( tip – you have to fold over one scored side to get the punch to centre on the internal square!)
Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa 576
And just finished off with a Bow Builder Punch bow…simples… they all looked fab!!
Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa 572
But we did have a laugh…. at some point we realised that if you turned the egg over so that the thinner end is at the bottom… then you looked like you had bought a medium sized egg rather than a small egg!!! Frugal chocolate giving!!!
I hasten to add that the egg in the photo is the “right way up”
SU! Products Used
Dies -  Berry Basket
Punches etc – Handheld Stapler, Bow Builder; 1 3/4” Circle Punch;
Card & Papers – Painted Blooms, Rose Red

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