Friday, 19 March 2010

Flower Baskets for Easter

Hello Folks,

I know I have not posted for a while but have been extremely busy, bit like a headless chicken really, not sure which way is up. I am making lots of Christmas cards and I thought for a change a would make a couple of Easter Gifts to put some little eggs into for the girls.

I have used white card stock for the main boxes, green card stock, lilac card stock, cuttlebug with embossing folder of flowers, templates, gem stones and lilac copic pen for colouring flowers.

Using the template provided cut the box from one sheet of A4(white card stock), score the fold lines using a fine embossing tool, fold with the pencilled lines inside and glue the side flap in place. Close the lid to form the box shap. Turn upside down and glue the base onto the flaps - its a good idea to open the box and, using the end of a ruler, apply a small amount of pressure to the base flaps whilst the glue is wet.

From another sheet of card (lilac card stock) cut four of the smaller side panels, one 45mm square, two large and one small flower and a 15mm wide x 230 mm long strip (for the handle).
From another sheet of card (green card stock) cut four large panel mounts, one 50mm square mount, a few leaves and a 3mm wide x 230mm long strip (for handle).

Side and top panels: stamp onto each lilac panel or cuttlebug emboss and colour, attach to corresponding green mounts, then glue one panel to each of the box sides and lid.
Attach green strip to centre of lilac strip for handle. Cut a slit in the two box side flaps (close to the fold), feed the handle through and fix to the inside box sides. make sure the handle is high enough for the box lid to open under it.

Ink the petal edges of the flowers, score and curl to dimension them and add a gem to the centre. Arrange and glue the flowers and leaves to the box lid.
I do hope this is something you like and might have a try at and until next time, do take care and happy crafting.


  1. Hi Shree
    Hope you are well,these are gorgeous,thankyou for the temp,might have a go over weekend,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  2. Hi Shree,oh I love these,great of you to share too hun,hope your keeping well.xx

  3. Hi Shree, thank you for sharing - gorgeous