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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Easter Cupcake Baskets


Hi everyone, I'm so sorry I have fallen behind with visiting your lovely blogs recently but I am struggling with the glare off my IPad at present so it means I am only on for a limited time. Today for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing with you some Easter Inspiration using their fab new Cupcake die.


These cute little baskets which measure approx 3" diameter by 4" height are easy to make and once I worked out all the measurements it didn't take long to make the second one. So let me show you how to make them.


I started by cutting my Cupcake Wrapper from cardstock and added a double layer of grass to the base. To get the grass strip to curve around your cupcake die, layer on sections measuring about 2 inches in length, offsetting the grass on each layer.


For my base I used the 2 largest dies in the Circle Classic set. You will see in this photo I cut my die out and then drew around the outer part of my smaller die and fussy cut in some notches.


My Cupcake Wrapper I added a little bit of glue to the die cut join for added strength for the weight of my chocolate eggs and formed the shape of my cupcake. I then bent all my notches up on my circle and added a little glue to each one, pushing my circle down into my cupcake to form the base of my basket, pressing all the notches onto my cupcake wrapper. 


This makes it all lovely and neat and the grass disguises the notches on the inside.


Next I added on my handle with some brads, you will notice I have the pretty side of my Brad to the inside of my basket as I hid the closure with a flower on the outside.


Now the fun bit of adding all my Easter Chicks, sweet Bunny and flowers.




I disguised my join on the cupcake wrapper be carefully placing a Chick or Bunny over the join.


I finished off my baskets with a pretty bow and some Chocolate Mini Eggs which had been gathered inside a Cello bag that we normally place our cards into. I tied with some Easter ribbon and a die cut Sweetheart Candy. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today and you still have plenty of time to join in the Cheery Lynn Designs Fortnightly Challenge - Doilies.


Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x 

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12 comments:

  1. Oh Julie! These look so pretty and I can see you enjoyed making them! Fabulous make yet again! Hugs, Chrisx

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  2. Gorgeous baskets makes me long for Spring now!
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  3. These are so pretty and I love the cupcake wrapper idea! Soft colours, so perfect! What a great Easter project. hugs :)

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  4. The baskets are so pretty and sweet, Julie! What a fun gift idea!

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  5. Your Easter baskets are beautiful Julie and the rabbit is the perfect decor piece x sending you and Chris my best wishes
    Annie x

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  6. Wat a nice gift box! so lovely and sweet!
    thank you so much for Share with us!
    xx Gerie

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  7. The baskets are so pretty Julie and you have decorated them beautifully. Adding a bottom to the cupcake wrapper is such a clever idea. Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. These little baskets are so beautiful Julie and what lovely Easter gifts full of gorgeous chocolate eggs yum yum! Love the little chicks hatching from their eggshells and the fluffy bunny tails. Mo x

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  9. These are so sweet Julie (please excuse the pun) and perfect as easter treats, I know my granddaughters would love them, especially with the little bunny and candy on.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  10. What a beautiful and creative way to use the dies. So pretty and really get me in the mood for spring. Tracy x

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  11. Oh I used to do so many crafts like this for my kids and for parties!!! I utterly adore these precious gift baskets! Darling!!!

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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