Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is “It’s All About the Kids.” We hope that you will be inspired by the creations the Pals are sharing with you! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My fun candy filled Easter Basket reminds me of the times when I made baskets for my kids (limited on the chocolate, of course).

I was inspired by a photo I saw on Etsy. I foollowed the Seller to You Tube (Septeria18) and saw how quick and easy these little baskets were to make. They were made with patterned paper. I thought it was adorable, so I deciced to create my cardstock and patterned paper version to share with you all.

You can create this little basket along with me. Click the button below for the Video Tutorial.

You can click the blue buttom below to download a PDF Tutorial.

  • I cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of Lemon Lolly cardstock.
  • I scored it at 2″ and 4″ vertically, then rotated the piece once and scored it horizontally at 2″ and 4″.
  • The score lines look like a tic-tac-toe board. (Nine 2″ squares).
  • I adhered 1 7/8″ patterned paper squares to both sides of each of the cardstock squares, except for the middle square. You will need a total of 16 1 7/8″ squares.
  • If you choose to use patterned paper instead of cardstock, all you have to do is score and assemble. I used cardstock to make the basket stronger.
  • Place the scored piece in front of you and cut the first vertical score line at the bottom up to the first horizontal score line.
  • Cut the second vertical score line up to the first horizontal score line.
  • Rotate the piece twice and cut in the same sequence as above.
  • The center square is the bottom of the basket.
  • Burnish all of the score lines with your bone folder.
  • Attach all of the patterned paper squares with glue. See photo below.
  • I rounded the corners of the top and bottom edges of both the cardstock and the patterned paper.
  • Fold both sides up toward the center.
  • Place glue on the bottom left corner of the right square, and the bottom right corner of the left square.
  • Grab both the right and left bottom squares and overlap them pushing the center flap in toward the center. Hold in place to adhere the glue. See below.
  • Follow the same procedure on the opposite side.
  • Cut a Lemon Lolly cardstock strip 1/2″ x 6″.
  • Cut a DSP strip 3/8″ x 6″. Glue this strip to the top of the cardstock strip.
  • Attach the strip to the inside of the center of the basket on both sides as shown below.
  • Decorate the front as you wish. I used die cut eggs from the Excellent Eggs Dies.
  • The stamped and fussy cut Lost Lagoon sentiment and flower are from the Bright Skies Stamp Set.
  • Fill with candy.

So, cut a cardstock square, create a 2″ scored tic-tac-toe board, add fun patterned paper, adhere the sides, attach a handle, and fill with your favorite candy. The kids will love it.

It’s all about the kids!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be “See How My Garden Grows.”

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

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  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through March 31st.