A Tisket, a Tasket, a Little Yellow Basket

Welcome to April's Designer Crafts Connection! We're creating all things spring, and the first thing that comes to mind is Easter baskets! I made this sweet little basket using Eileen Hull's Vase Scoreboard from Sizzix, and it couldn't have been easier. Be sure to click on the Designer Crafts Connection button at left to hop to all the other blogs and see some amazing projects.

Here's what you'll need:
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix' Vase Die by Eileen Hull
Linen finish mat board (Crescent), 12" x 6" (You may need two pieces depending on the size of your cup)
Paper or plastic drink cup or tin can
Golden Iridescent Gold (Fine) acrylic paint
Bling, self adhesive,  from I Want 2 Scrap
Plaid 1" flat brush
Prima Flowers
Viva Décor Pearl Pens, Cream  and Yellow
Gold mesh ribbon (Offray)
Chipboard scrap, 3/4" X 11"
Green tissue paper, 12" x the height of your cup base +1"
Aleene's Tacky Glue, Tacky Dot Singles and Tacky Sheets
Gold Brads, 2
Small flower punch
Yellow paper scraps, 2, 11" long and 3/4" tall
Embellie Gellie and applicator (ScraPerfect)
EK Success Stylus, rounded-end skewer or dried up ball point pen
Foam rubber and fabric mouse pad
Westcott Brand Scissors and Cutting Mat


Trim cup to desired size.
1. Cut the paper or plastic cup to the desired height for your basket. Mine is 3" tall.

2. Die cut the mat board. Cut two if your cup is larger than 2 1/2" in diameter.

3. Brush gold acrylic paint on the linen finish side mat board. Allow to dry, then cut the vase into sections as needed to fit the outside surface. This will allow for the angled base. If you base is a straight side, such as a can, you can leave the vase sections together and just trim them to fit. Adhere vase to container using Aleene's Tacky sheets.

Add bling with Embellie Gellie.
4. If you had to adjust you sections, now is where we cover it up. Add Prima flowers all around the base using Aleene's Tacky Dot Singles. If you have a gap showing, place the flower a little higher to cover it. For the small flowers and bling, use Embellie Gellie to help you adhere them in the right spot. Punch white flowers with paper punch (see note below for adding dimension.). and adhere them to the center using Aleene's Tacky Dot Singles. Adhere self -adhesive bling to center of each flower.

1. Adhere yellow paper to both sides of chipboard strip. Attach gold mesh to handle using Aleene's Tacky Glue and allow to dry.

2. Trim handle to fit and punch holes with Cropadile in handle and basket.
Place flowers around base.

3. Add Viva Décor Cream Pearl pen to handle and Yellow and cream to basket sections. Allow to dry.

4. Attach handle with brads.

1. Fold the tissue paper sheets on the 12" side. Snip 1" into one side. Open papers and snip any additional places needed, Line the basket so that the fringed edge comes up 1" above the basket rim.

2. Fill with candy and give it to your favorite person.

Use stylus to create dimension.
Adding Dimension to Punched Paper Flowers
Place paper or lightweight cardstock flower on a mouse pad with fabric surface and rubber backing. Use the round end of a stylus, rounded wooden skewer or an old ballpoint pen that no longer works. Press down slightly in the center using a circular motion. The flower will gradually curve up. Do not use your free hand to hold the flower. It needs to move.

I can't decide who should get this little treat. Maybe I should give it to someone I love and hope they want to share!

Note: I received product from all of the manufacturers listed in this post. However, I would have used the products anyway. I only use products I would endorse whether I bought them or not.


great tutorial! I always look forward to seeing what you create! :)
Barbara Rankin said…
What a cute project. You are so creative, Candice. How you come up with these great projects simply inspires me. Great job, and love the tutorial.
Debra said…
This is just adorable!

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