Thinking Outside of the Box – Easter Basket Blog Hop & Tutorial

Welcome to this months Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop and tutorial!  Each month the Thinking Outside of the Box Design Team will be bringing you fabulous projects that are all to do with boxes, bags and packaging!  PLUS each post will have a tutorial for the project so that you can join in the fun too and make your own version!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be on this fabulous team with demonstrators from EVERY country that Stampin’ Up! does business in!  Here we all are:

This months project is Baskets with a Handle – of course at this time of year Easter baskets springs to mind straight away, which I followed although with a bit of a non-traditional twist!

Easter usually brings pastel Spring colours to mind but of course in New Zealand, Easter is actually in Autumn so I wanted to buck the trend a little and go for something a little bolder extravagant!  I didn’t have any Easter images in my collection, but had been carrying the idea of a Berry & Eggplant peacock around in my head for a week or two so decided to use that on my project here!

I love how the multiple colours on the peacock really bring it to life – along with the addition of some bling!  I demonstrate how to achieve this multi-colour look in the tutorial video below.

Easter Basket Tutorial
The basket itself is really easy to create and can be made larger or smaller just by adjusting your starting piece of cardstock and scorelines.
For this particular box I started with cardstock measuring 6 1/2″ by 6 3/4″
Score short side at 2 1/4″ and 4 1/4″
Score long side at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/4″, 6″ until they intersect with first horizontal score, then turn paper and repeat on the other side.
Cut along score lines
Handle: 2cm x 21cm.  Adhere to inside of basket using Glue Dots


Stamps: Beautiful Peacock
Ink: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White
Other: Simply Scored, Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Tutti Frutti Adhesive Back Sequins

Well that’s it from me, but be sure to head around the globe and check out what the rest of the design team have in store for you – remember we each have a free tutorial in our posts!


Tanja Kolar – Germany
Zoë Tant – UK
Yoshiko Endo – Japan
Annette Elias – Netherlands
Sharlene Meyer – New Zealand
Dena Rekow – USA
Beate Wacker – Austria
Aude Barbara – France

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