Thursday, 7 April 2016

Easter gift baskets

Hello lovely people,

Are you ready for a countdown update?!

13 sleeps until the final exams for my prescribing course

19 sleeps until holibobs

Oh, and of course... 26 sleeps until my birthday!

We now have our new car (a beautiful red Mazda MX5) and I totally adore it!  I'll try to remember to take some pics to share although some of you will already have seen it on facebook :-)

But I'm really here to tell you that we have a new challenge at As You Like It and our theme this time is...

...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is Lawn Fawn with a stamp set and 6x6" paper pad of the winner's choice

 My favourite non-card projects are gift bags or boxes, or in this case...baskets!
I made these a few weeks ago to give to my parents and my brother and his girlfriend for Easter.

Folded gift baskets

I found a template for the basket on Pinterest but didn't print it out as it was pretty easy to see how to make each basket up, and I amended it a little to have one handle instead of two.
Then they just needed decorating with my fave flowers and swirly die cuts.

Folded gift baskets

This is the other side...the 'back' if you will as the front has the tag on it, and the arrangement of flowers and die cuts is slightly different.

Folded gift baskets

This is what they looked like once filled with a mixture of chocolate eggs.  The bright colours of the eggs clash with the pastel papers for me but I can't imagine the recipients were bothered by that!

Folded gift baskets

Basket recipe;
DP: Vintage Spring basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Heart flower swirl - Magnolia Doohickeys

I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


  1. These are so pretty, lovely soft colours and great design

  2. Lovely baskets - such pretty colours and a great design too.
    Kath x

  3. Wow Kat, these are absolutely FAB.U.LOUS hunny! You do everything with such style, and these are just perfect. You clever little bean, I am impressed. Thanks for the birthday warning, I might actually be on time for it this year! Huggles xx

  4. Beautiful baskets and love the design and colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. These are really lovely Kat and much appreciated I'm sure xx

  6. These are a work of art and I am sure the eggs didn't last long enough to clash with those beautiful soft tones!

  7. These are beautiful Kat, love the subtle colours of your papers and a gorgeous floral decoration.

  8. These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the designs and pretty flower arrangements!
    Lucy x

  9. Oh WOW......... WOW........ WOW!!!! I remember you showing me a pic of these being made... (or am I making that up? LOL!) - but I'm really in AWE of the finished articles.... and of course, I'll need the pattern!

    Careful with your countdowns.... you'll be wishing your life away! But no wonder you're excited going to the US for that long........ you'll LOVE it!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  10. WOW, I love these baskets. Very pretty colours and flowers. The contents are good too. Elaine

  11. GORGEOUS. I will definitely have to try these, but I'm not sure the chocolate eggs will make it to the baskets.

  12. Gorgeous baskets Kat, love the design and pretty papers.
    Lorraine x

  13. Hi Kat
    Fabulous baskets... My daughter had a silver Maxda nit new but it was gorgeous... I have just bought my granddaughter a Kia Picanto as a surprise for her birthday on the 1st April....she loved it...
    Good luck with your exam
    Hugs Sylvie x

  14. Your baskets are just gorgeous Kat...beautiful.Lots of exciting sleeps to be had..I only have 7 more sleeps till my birthday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. These are just beautiful Kat x

  16. Hi sweetie I love these, the colours are so nice too, hugs Pops x x x

  17. These are gorgeous what a lovely idea - and those papers are so pretty

    Anne x

  18. Hi Kat, these baskets look amazing - such pretty colours. You must have the patience of 37 Saints to put them together so beautifully - what a perfect choklittty present. Hope all is going well with the last bit of your course and you are enjoying your fabbie car.

  19. Lovely baskets and a great design.
    Deborah A

  20. Such lovely baskets. Perfect for a Spring surprise! Good luck on your upcoming exams.

  21. Where HAVE I been?! I've missed so many gorgeous creations lately. I'm having a big catch up today. These wee Easter baskets are gorgeous Kat. I love the papers, and the fab basket design. Way more intricate than my simple wee Easter baskets I made the kiddies last year. They're gorgeous. I bet your brother and his girlfriend were chuffed to bits with their gorgeous Easter baskets! The new car sounds fab, I look forward to seeing a pic when you put one up! Big hugs, Wends x

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