Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easter Centerpiece by Steph Ackerman

Good morning Steph Ackerman here with an Easter centerpiece.  
This would be lovely on the center of the Easter table.

Scoring Tool: Scor-pal
Adhesive: Scor-tape
Cardstock:  Coredinations
Stamp: Justrite Stampers
Dies: Spellbinders
Punch, Stickers:  EKSuccess
Ink: Clearsnap

Starting with a sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock, score at 3 1/2" and 8 1/2".  Rotating the cardstock, score again at 3 1/2" and 8 1/2".  Cut to the score lines on all four corners, creating the flaps for the basket.

Using Scor-tape, apply the tape the smaller ends and fold the larger up to create the basket base.

Using a Spellbinders Scalloped die, die cut coordinating cardstock to add around the basket.  

Stamp an image on coordinating cardstock, then die cut with the same Spellbinders die.  Score 1/2" from the top edge and fold over.  Add Scor-tape and align the stamped piece so that the scallops are slightly offset.  Fold the scored edge into the basket to create a finished edge. 

To create the handle, cut a strip of coordinating cardstock 1 1/2" x 12".  Score at 1/4" and 1/2" from both long edges for a little dimension.  Ink edges and staple to the sides of the basket. 

Cut 1" strips of coordinating cardstock and create rosettes by scoring every 1/4".

For the sides of the basket, I created double rosettes, creating  the top rosette using cardstock cut to 1" x 12" and the bottom rosette using cardstock cut to 1 1/2" x 12".  The small rosette was scored every 1/4" and the large rosette was scored every 1/2".  The rosettes were adhered together and then adhered to the sides of the basket.

Create six small rosettes in multiple colors and add coordinating 1 1/2" punched circles on top.  Add letter stickers to the top of each rosette.  Add color to the letter stickers with Gold Smooch Ink.

Cut 3 strips of cardstock each 1" x 9" and score every 1/4".  Adhere together and use these as egg holders. 

Place the eggs in their holders inside the basket.


Sandra H said...

This is so lovely xx

Ravengirl said...

Very festive! I think the Easter basket is a great idea! Love the egg holders and the fun rosette backed letters!

Ellen said...

Sweet basket! tfs!