Hello there my CK Blog friends, Mou Saha here today. I’m a contributing writer for Creating Keepsakes and today’s guest blogger. Spring is in full bloom where I am and preparations are on for spring fling, a school spring concert, and an easter egg hunt. In fact, last year, my kids participated in quite a few egg hunts with their little friends and that is what my layout is about.
Supplies: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: Anna Griffin; Pen: Faber-Castell DMC; Adhesive: Scotch 3M; Other: embroidery floss, ribbon
To balance the several small photos on the right half of my layout, I created a large Easter basket accent for the left page. Let me walk you through the steps of how I created the basket accent.
First, sketch a basket shape onto cardstock with a pencil.
Cut the basket out.
Cut several half-inch-wide strips from two different colors of patterned paper.
Apply glue along the top edge of the basket and attach the pink strips vertically. Then, weave the green strips horizontally alternating through the pink strips.
When you finish weaving, turn the design over and trim off excess following the lines of the basket. Make sure to glue the ends to avoid the strips from unraveling. Using decorative scissors trim the top of the basket.
Cut the handle out and trace it on green paper. Cut out handle from green paper and wrap pink paper strips around it as shown. Secure ends with glue and attach it back to the basket.
Take a strip of dark green paper and fringe it with scissors. Attach it near the basket opening from the back and mould the fringed paper with your fingers to look like Easter grass.
Attach another strip of coordinating patterned paper at the bottom of the basket and a add ribbon bow to finish.
Add paper eggs to your finished basket and set some eggs beside it to complete the accent.
Hope you enjoy making your own basket accent for you next egg hunt page. Happy Easter!
Mou Saha, contributing writer
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