Friday, 10 February 2012

Easter Basket Tutorial and a sneak peek and telephones!!

Good morning crafters, we have a treat in store for you today but before we get on to the crafty bit please note that we are having problems with our telephones - BT are on to it should all should be fixed in the next 24 hours.  If you need to contact LOTV urgently please email us via the contact us section on the website

Bev has made this little Easter Basket along with step by step pictures and instructions so you can have a go at home.
I’m sure that this is something the kids would love to help make.
20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 1

1. Die cut Two large rectangles from white card, die cut 2 smaller mats from contrasting card and 2 smaller again mats from patterned paper, and adhere the layers together with glue (Collall)

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 2

2. Punch a handle 11.5" long by the width of your punch (no wider than the gusset in next step)

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 3

3. Make the gusset. Cut a piece of card 10.75" long x 3" wide. Score at 0.5" and 2.5", rotate and score at 2.75" and 8". Trim on folds as shown in photo, crease and fold all score lines. Apply STRONG tape (like red line tape or score tape)

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 4

4. Assemble as shown.

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 5

5. Attach the back of the basket as shown, then repeat with the front, making sure both front and back line up evenly.

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 6

6. Punch or pierce a tiny hole on both sides of the gusset.

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 7

7. Attach handle with wet glue and secure with a brad. Punch a 1" circle from white card and adhere over the legs of the brads on the inside of the basket.

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 8

Decorate your basket as desired.

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 9

20 Feb - Bev - Little Acorn 10

Supplies used;
Dies - spellbinders, paper Kaisercraft, embellishments Wild Orchid Crafts.  Coloured with Copics and pencils - Bunny C3, 1, 0, 00 and black pencil.  Greens YG63, 61, G20.  Border punch Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch

Isn’t that just gorgeous, we do hope you’ll have a go yourselves and we’d love to see pictures of your finished baskets

And a sneak peek - please do check out our Sneak Peeks page where the DT are adding new cards/projects each day

Take a look at more of Bev’s work on her blog and do come back here tomorrow when we’ll have a stunning tent card by Moni to show you


  1. What a lovely basket. So sweet. Nice stamp.

    Hugs Astrid.

  2. Hi This looks like so much fun I will definately be having a go Thanks for the tutorial ;0)

  3. Wauwwwww wat ziet dit er leuk uit. Super.!!! Fijn weekend, Marga.

  4. Wow this is amazing:) Sandra H

  5. wwow truly stunning hugs sassyx

  6. Great tutorial , and both beautiful projects.
    Hugs Cheryl

  7. Fabulous creations Bev and a lovely easy to follow tutorial in pictures.
    Wonderful inspiration as always.
    All the best Linda

  8. Gorgeous easter basket, will have to give that a go!
    Helen x

  9. This is such a sweet little basket for Easter ... My 8yr old saw it and 'demanded' that we make some so a day of crafting has to be booked in somewhere lol ... The card is beautiful ... as they always are and this stamp is a definite from this collection (along with most of the others lol!) Julie :D

  10. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial Bev, this looks like something I could even try !!! What a fun gift basket & who doesn't like a little gift now & then. Love those sweet little LOTV images & how you color them ... You have such a delicate touch with everything you create ..
    Hugs, Janie

  11. I really am going to give this a try..I think my granddaughter would just love this..Thanks for sharing hun,

  12. viewing your work is always a treat for the eyes.

  13. wow!!! lovely easter basket
    I´ll feature on my blog with a link back here
    hope you don´t mind
    hugs from Brazil

  14. Wonderful Easter Baskets. I can use them as my easter favors. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great tutorial. So glad to have found your blog through the blog hop! Thanks for the idea!

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