Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flopsey Easter Basket

Hi there!  Today I thought I would share something that I made just for fun, and for the MFT WSC challenge!  I got it in right before the deadline.  Not like waiting til the last minute!  LOL!  Well, not that I waited, it's just that I finally had time to work on it!  Weird how I always get stuff done when my husband is not around.  But when he's home and taking care of all the kids, I can't get anything accomplished?!  Must be that multi tasking virtue that I have!  LOL!  Even when my kids were hanging all over me, I still managed to get things done.  Amazing.  In my book, anyway!  Hahaha!

Ok, anyway, the challenge was to use the Easter Basket template that Mel McCarthy (MFT DT member) created.  I wished that I had more time, because as I was laying in my bed this morning waking up, I thought of all the things that I could have added to it.  Oh well! 

When you purchase the template (which is very inexpensive!), you get a couple different options for printing which I thought was really cool!  I decided that I wanted a woven basket.  Once I cut out all the panels, I ran them through my cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots folder.  Then I cut each piece and sponged around the edges.  I wove the pieces together and adhered them to the liner.  I adhered the corners together on the inside, and then decorated!  The lace is from an MFT kit that I purchased previously.  The grass is from an EK Success punch.  I used Gardener Flopsey for the main image, and cut out the carrot that he's carrying and put dew drops in his basket instead for Easter Eggs!

Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Green Galore, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Choc. Chip, Copics
Stamps: Gardener Flopsey
Embellishments: lace, grass punch, oval and scallop oval nesties, Swiss Dots embossing folder, sponge

Have a STAMPTASTIC day!!!!


  1. ERIN!!!!!!! Your basket is FANTASTIC! I love how you used the lace and the glittered garnishes! Stunning!

  2. Eww, I really love this! Perfect in my book! Good luck on the challenge!

  3. This is very cute just in time for easter too!

  4. OMG, girlie! This is FANTASTIC!! I love that sweet basket - it looks as though it took you HOURS and HOURS to put together. Every detail is fabulous!! I've missed you sweet friend. Hugs!


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