Crackers for Basket Bunch

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson |Crackers for Basket Bunch

Easter is just around the corner and I have a few sweet little projects to share with you over the next few days that you can use to dress up your Easter goodies. All my projects use the Basket Bunch Bundle which is a great set for Easter but can be used for lots of other occasions as well. I was so happy to see this set in the Occasions Catalogue and think the bunny, basket and flowers are really versatile images that can be used year round.

Today’s project is a little cracker that my youngest son and I made as an end of term treat for his class, unfortunately the last two days of term were cancelled here due to severe weather and he didn’t get to take them 😦 however, my sons have heroically taken on the task of eating them so they aren’t wasted, such brave boys 😉

I used this tutorial by Jessica Williams of The Paper Caper to make them and chose this one because it uses a piece of 6″ x 6″ DSP and I really wanted to use my favourite Cupcakes and Carousels DSP to give them a vintage feel.

Little Paper Party, Basket Bunch Bundle, Cupcakes and Carousels DSP, Easter cracker3.jpg

The Envelope Punch Board is a must when making these but they come together very quickly and using a 6″ x 6″ paper stack meant I didn’t have any cutting to do, just scoring, punching and some adhesive, then the fun is in the decoration.

Little Paper Party, Basket Bunch Bundle, Cupcakes and Carousels DSP, Easter cracker2

I used Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral and Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine to close them up. Even though Cucumber Crush isn’t in this paper stack I think it works quite well for this project and gave me another bright cheerful colour to work with.

The sentiment is from Circle of Spring – I love this set – however there are plenty to choose from in the Basket Bunch set, I just wanted a simple Happy Easter. The sentiments were die cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered on a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The bunny was stamped on Very Vanilla in Basic Grey and very simply coloured using the Watercolour Pencils and a blender pen. The eggs were stamped in Bermuda Bay or Calypso Coral and coloured the same way and then everything was die cut with the Basket Builder Framelits.

Little Paper Party, Basket Bunch Bundle, Cupcakes and Carousels DSP, Easter cracker

These little crackers will hold quite a few little eggs (about five of the standard Cadbury solid eggs, a few less of the bigger ones) and would look lovely at the Easter table or to have on hand as a small treat for visiting little ones. They’re also quick enough to make en masse, which could be handy for Sunday Schools or bigger family gatherings.

I hope you liked my first little Easter project and I’ll see you soon with another one.


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Basic Directions:
DSP: 6″ x 6″
Score @ 1-1/8″, 2-1/4″, 3-3/8″, 4-1/2″ & 5-5/8″
Rotate 90°, score @ 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 4″ 4-1/2″ & 5″
Punch @ 1-1/2″ score line using the envelope punch board, folding DSP along horizontal score lines as you punch
Rotate 180° and repeat

Crackers for Basket Bunch \ Supplies

Basket Bunch // 143186
Basket Builder Framelits // 143228
-Basket Bunch Bundle (save 10%) // 144731
Circle of Spring // 138964

Basic Grey ink pad // 140932
Bermuda Bay ink pad // 131171
Blender Pens // 102845
Calypso Coral ink pad // 126983
Cucumber Crush ink pad // 138324 (Retiring 2015-17 In Colour)
Watercolour Pencils // 141709

Bermuda Bay cardstock // 131286
Calypso Coral cardstock // 124392
Cucumber Crush cardstock // 138342 (Retiring 2015-17 In Colour)
Cupcakes and Carousels DSP // 142744
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Layering Ovals Framelits // 141706
Stitched Shapes Framelits // 145372

Thick Baker’s Twine –
Calypso Coral // 138412
Cucumber Crush // 141662 (Retiring 2015-17 In Colour)
Very Vanilla // 138411






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