Friday, April 3, 2009

Five Minute Friday Easter Basket


HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m thrilled it is Friday…and I’m pretty happy it is April too. I’m very glad to have March behind me. This past month has been one of the most difficult ones in many, many years.

So, I am embracing Spring (although not the allergies that go along with it!) and moving forward.

Here my quick card for today. When I saw this Shawl paper at CHA I fell in love. And I thought it would make a perfect little lattice basket. So I cut a piece of SU Almost Amethyst (4-1/4” x 2-1/4”) and then diagonally cut from the corners to 1” on the bottom to get the basket shape. Then I layered my Shawl on top and trimmed the edges. Cute right??

The handle is easy peasy too. All I did was take my two largest oval Nesties and run them through together (still nested) and you get this oval ring. Tada – instant handle.

The eggs are fabric covered eggs from The Card Company. I adore their embellishments and they make card making so quick and easy. I’m sure at least 50% of my Five Minute Friday posts probably use at least something from them!

I put a few self adhesive pearls in the circles on the Shawl paper just to bling it up a bit. I could have used Liquid Pearls but drying time would have definitely pushed this card over 5 minutes!

Lastly I made a little tag from Tags Trio and stamped in Palette Toile Pink the Easter from the Chick Ears set (that I overused last week)! I tied it off with some pink/light pink reversible ribbon and put a matching bow on top. I love this line of ribbon. It is so satiny and easy to work with and doesn’t fray when you trim it!

I also want to wish my #1 commenter on my blog, Ann, a very happy birthday. Seriously...she comments on nearly every post. She's amazing! Please stop by her blog and wish her a happy day!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!


whoistracy said...

So cute Kate! I hear you on the allergies- mine have already started up. Have a super weekend.

Ann said...

Oh, how cute is this?! Thanks for the birthday shout-out. ;)

Judy Rozema said...

So sweet!

Deb said...

Adorable, Kate! I love that lacy paper, just perfect for this! The colors you chose are so soft and elegant.

Bridget said...

That card is SO cute! :)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is absolutely darling! What a sweet basket full of eggs - totally cute!! So glad you could play -- thanks much!!!