Shades of Spring Kit is So Egg-citing!!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hello to all my crafty friends!!!  April is here and Spring is in full swing!!!  With Easter coming up, I thought I'd make a few things to "get in the mood" and the Shades of Spring Kit was absolutely PERFECT for my projects :-)

 First, I started by making an Easter basket!  I wanted it simple, but pretty!!!  I figured I'd gift it to my daughter's teacher when the holiday arrives :-)
Any who, here's a look at what I came up with:

Isn't it adorable?!?  
I used various BG "Fresh Cut" papers from the kit, alternating them for the front and sides.  I also matted some left over strips and added them around the middle of the basket, all the way around!

I wanted a trim around the top but already used that fabulous tulle trim from the kit, so I got out a few paper punches and went to work! 

I finished the front by punching out a few circles and matting them to a doily.  I took one of the AdornIt wooden birds included in the kit and colored it with Lindy's Starburst Pearls and various magicals until I achieved the color I was looking for!  I topped it off with liquid pearls around the circle!!!

For the "handle", I cut a strip from one of the papers and used one of my Martha Stewart punches to add some detail.  I topped it off with another coordinating paper from the kit for some contrast :-)

Now, what usually goes inside the Easter basket?!?  Eggs!!!!

Lots of them!!!  And that's exactly what is going in this one as well!!!!

With a little help from my Cricut Expression 2, I was able to cut out some eggs from the papers in the kit.  I added 2" strips to the bottom of each to add another egg to the back and create a dimensional piece that will hold, well, candy of course!!!!
Here's a look:

I started by taking the eggs and cutting about an inch off the base so I could make them stand freely!  Then, I inked all the edges for a little added color...  I also used my CE2 to create a die-cut bunny in the center of a couple of the eggs and added a small strip to another for minor detail!

I finished them with all sorts of candies (some were wrapped in tulle) that my daughter's teacher is sure to enjoy!!! 

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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7 Responses to “Shades of Spring Kit is So Egg-citing!!!!”

Reusing with Quilling said...

Fantastic basket and I loved the little eggs !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! These are amazing!!! PINNING!!!!!!!!

Sandee Setliff said...

Brandi, this is just too plain cute!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it to death! I have got to make those egg candy holders for some friends of mine, what a cute little gift!

Brandi Matos said...

Thanks ladies!!!! I'm thinking I'm going to make more of them!!!!

Sandy said...

That is just so adorable. Love those little egg holders its so darn cute...
Sandy :)

Lori Apgar said...

Adorable!!!! The basket is just darling. The eggs were a wonderful surprise too!!!

Jean said...

OMG!! HOW cute!!! LOVE this idea!