My Little Easter Basket

February 26, 2010 | 4 comments

Jodene Tripp has been inspiring us all over on Stampin’ Up in Oz with her wonderful creations using Lauren Meader’s Timeless Templates. I already had a few of Lauren’s templates but upon visiting her site I purchased a few more. In amongst those I purchased was one call ‘Pack A Picnic’ which I knew straight away I wanted to use for an Easter Basket. The template comes with 2 sizes and I’ve opted to use the small one this time but I’m sure I’ll be making some of the larger size too. The template does also come with a lid but I didn’t think my project needed that.

So this is ‘My Little Easter Basket’.

I decided I wanted to use the Tea Party DSP for this one as even though Easter is in Autumn here in Australia I’m sure we still think of the Easter Bunny and flowers rather than leaves falling off the trees. I chose the Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Pretty In Pink printed paper from the pack and teamed it with a layer of Pretty In Pink Cardstock. The handles are So Saffron with a strip of Pretty In Pink and they have been attached to the basket using clear rhinestone brads. I actually wanted to use the green in the Ice Rhinestone pack but can you believe I only had 2 left (I needed 4) and I didn’t have a spare pack in my drawer. This never happens to me. Well it didn’t until now so I’d better make sure to add a pack to my next order. The Easter image is from Eggcoutrements stamp set available in the Summer Mini which I have stamped in Pretty in Pink onto Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the Designer Label punch.

While I was doing my groceries last week I came across packs of coloured shredded paper in the Easter section and thought they’d be ideal for some Easter creations. This was before Jodene was inspiring us and before I’d even looked at creating this basket. Guess I just new I’d be putting it to use real soon plus I’m sure if I went back now it would all be gone especially seeing it was only $1.99 a bag. I actually purchased 4 packs, 1 each of pink, yellow, blue & purple. There is heaps in each bag too.

Rather than fill the whole basket up with eggs I’ve added some of the lovely pink shredded paper and then a few eggs on top. The eggs I’ve used are a mixed pack of Ballantyne and include solid eggs, strawberry filled, peppermint filled and caramel. When I opened the bag can you imagine the yummy smell that came out. I’ve been good though. I haven’t eaten even one by the time I typed this post. I won’t guarantee it will stay that way though…..hahaha

Till next time…..

Happy Stamping


  1. Chary

    Hi Nikki,

    This is so basket is lovely you are so tallented keep up the good work


  2. Karen Thomas

    Awwwwwwwwwwww this is gorgeous Nikki!! I have that basket from Lauren too……I havent put it together though! lol


  3. Karen G

    Too cute!!! This basket is just perfect for those yummy eggs.

    Karen G.

  4. Jodene

    This is just beautiful Nikki! I love that patterned paper, it is just perfect for this project. After seeing yours and Karen’s baskets I went and ordered this template for myself! Can’t wait to put it together.


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