Thursday, March 22, 2012

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  It's Thursday so we're on the downhill side of the week.  I am looking forward to the weekend, I needs lots of crafting time to finish up a book I am making for a friend of mine.  I can't wait to share it with you all, too.  It's looking really pretty.

But for now, let's talk about this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week we're making Easter Projects.  I made a classic paper basket that I think we all learned out how to make years and years ago.

So, in case you need a refresher.  You start with square of paper that would equally be divisable by 3.  I started with a 4 1/2 inch square piece of paper and scored at 1 1/2 and at 3.  Turn it and score again.  Cut down on one side to center square and then again on the opposite.  Bring up your sides to secure.

I used Spring Has Sprung digi paper.  I printed one side and then put it back into my printer to print out the other side.  I love digi paper because I create my own custom 2 sided paper using this method.  Then cut out my square.  Then with a long leftover piece, I cut the handle.  I used the Lacey Border dies to create my handle, wove some ribbon thru it and the adhered with glue dots.

I colored Lara the Ladybug in her Spring-y colors and set her in front.  And then finished the back with a simple bow.  Really easy to do.  These type of baskets can easily be mass produced quickly if you have a bunch of kids to give them to.  I hope you join us for the challenge this week.  I can't wait to see what Easter projects you create.

Image: Lara Ladybug topper
Paper: Spring Has Sprung digi paper
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, White Cardstock (Office Max)
Copics: BG15, BV04, E000, E00, E02, E29, RV02, RV10, YG06, YR16
Tools: Lacey Eyelet die (SNSS), Cuttlebug

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Wendy Hall said...

Super cute Melissa:)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Larelyn said...

This is just adorable, Melissa. I love the way you've colored Lara in her pretty spring colors.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, great idea! I've never made one like this, think I'll have to have a play!

Hugs Shell xx

Kim said...

cute little basket, I love the way you put the ribbon in the handle.

Theresa said...

Totally super adorable. Love the coloring on that ladybug. So darling.

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