The Easter Basket Tutorial

If you arrived at my blog because of Today’s Mama, then WELCOME!!  Here is the Easter Basket Tutorial you were looking for!  While you are at my blog, go enter my current giveaway, and check out my free cash envelope template and tutorial!  Look around and make yourself at home!

One of the things I like to do is make sure I have tutorials for each of my templates.  For my older templates, the tutorials can be found in the product downloads themselves, however I have made it my goal to post all of the tutorials for each of my templates on my blog from here on out.  If there is a specific template that you would like to see, first search for it over in the search box, and then if you can’t find it, just ask!  I’d be happy to add it to my tutorial archives!!

My new Easter Basket Template Set is SUPER easy to put together!  I know it seems pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll go ahead and post it anyway, just to cover my bases!

Before I get started, let me direct you to some pretty good tutorials (if I do say so myself!) found at The Hybrid Chick:

Where to Start – offers suggestions for basic materials to get you started with hybrid.

Using Templates – guides you through the process of using my templates from downloading to adding digital paper, and preparing to print.

Borderless Printing – shows you how to find your borderless printing option on your printer . . . or at least gets you headed in the right direction.

Now, print your project! Of course, you can use digital paper or simply print the lines only version on some of the patterned paper or cardstock in your stash.

I used the larger template for this sample, and digital papers from Happy Little Easter Scrapbook Pack by Quirky Twerp (The Digichick).  She also sells her papers separately!  I printed on polar matte double-sided photo paper by Red River Paper Company.

Here is my project all printed out.  You can see that I added some pink digital paper to the background just to have on hand in case I wanted to use it on a matching card or to make an embellishment with it.

I also flipped the paper over and printed on the other side.  Of course, if you use two-sided paper from your traditional stash, and just print the pdf lines onto one side, you could save yourself a ton of ink and get the same look.  However, I wanted to use this pretty digital paper, so I’m gonna be wasteful today!

Next, I scored on the lines.  In my sample, I recolored the lines so that they are very, very faint.  Please do this!  Of course, if you are printing on traditional paper, you DO have the option of inking over the lines with a sponge or sanding them like I did on my wave box sample that I showed you on Tuesday.  I really like the sanding!

I like to score the lines before I cut my template out, just because it is easier to hold the paper.  Don’t forget that if you don’t have a bone folder, you can always use a dull kitchen knife and a straight edge!  I used to use a fork, actually!  LOL!

After scoring, cut the template out.  I usually use my craft knife for this, but scissors work well, too.

Now, fold on all of those scored lines and apply a dry adhesive like a permanent tape runner.  One of the things I have been doing lately is using both a dry adhesive (to make sure it sticks right away) and a wet adhesive (like Beacon’s Zip Dry – to make sure it stays together long-term).

Adhere the tabs to the inside of the basket to form a bowl shape like this:

Now, add your handle.  Since I don’t want my basket to fall apart, I attached the handle with some eyelets using my Crop-O-Dile tool.  You could also use some brads or even some thread and a button!

And, finally, decorate your basket and fill it up with goodies!  What an adorable little project!

I actually have a couple of other Easter themed templates in my shop!!  Go check them out:

The Carrot Box

The Easter Egg Basket

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