Monday, March 26, 2018

Easy Peasy Easter

Happy Monday my friends! What a weekend I had. So busy and full of hard, back breaking work. My husband, daughter and I worked in the backyard all weekend. We sank an under ground conduit to get power to the new flower bed we’ve been landscaping, built a 100 brick retaining wall for the front of the bed and started building the retaining wall for the back of the bed. Like I said hard, back breaking work, but so worth it. I can’t wait to see all of our hard work.

groupSo it is with sore back, tight hamstrings and aching gluts that I happily return to my world of glitter, ribbon and inky messes.


Ok, so this picture, as I’m looking at it now, isn’t the best. I put these baskets on the dresser in our spare bedroom so my cat Oliver couldn’t get to them. I realized I didn’t take a group pic until after I put them in the spare room. So you get a t-shirt that belongs to my son’s girlfriend and the tv as the backdrop. LOL Photography certainly isn’t my strong suit.

My kids are in their 20’s now so I have decided that I really don’t need to do the traditional Easter basket any longer. Besides, they just don’t eat as much sweets as they used to. So this was the perfect solution. I found these baskets to use at Michael’s. They are the perfect size. With that being said I do have the berry basket SU die, which you could totally use, but these are a bit bigger and were a huge time saver for me.

earsI used my layering oval thinlit dies for the ears. I used whatever small print, leftover DSP (designer series paper) I had on hand for the inside of the ears and Whisper White for the outside. To glue them up I used my Tombo Multipurpose glue and adhered just the bottoms of the ears to the berry basket. I sandwiched the basket in between the back ear piece and front ear piece.

faceI cut my noses from the heart die included in the thinlit dies that coordinated with the Sealed With Love stamp set. I used the coordinating cardstock color to match whatever color I used for the insides of the ears. Before adhering the nose to the basket with my Tombo though I cut up some of my (retired) white jute ribbon for the whiskers.  I punched the eyes from Basic Black cardstock using  my 1/2 inch circle punch. And finally I wove a coordinating ribbon, to match the ears and nose, in and out of the berry basket slots, then tied up a bow.

groupThe colors I used for these cuties were Night of Navy, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Berry Burst, Rose Red, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay. Once they were done I put some Easter grass in them and then filled them with the kid’s favs. Hope you enjoyed, I think the kids will.

Happy Crafting!!