Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hopping Into Spring

Yes, I know... Easter has passed but I have been known to be a little late so what do I do? I change the title. It is now a May Basket!!! This is a little project I had completed for the second part of the DT call for THCRD. The design team has been selected so I can now post my project. It really was completed before Easter! LOL!

Little Bunny:
Stamp: Peachy Keen “Easter Basket Bunny"
Copic Markers: E30, E31, E33, E00
R20, R000, R0000
Y00, Y02, Y08, Y18
BG 10, BG32, BG34, BG45, BV00, BV13, BV17
Colorless Blender

May Basket (Get it? May Basket!)Hee Hee!
GKD Pure Luxury Vibrant Violet Cardstock
3 D basket cut at 7 inches using Cricut Expression
“Easter 2010” Cartridge
Grass cut at 2.5 inches with Cricut Expression using “Easter 2010” Cartridge.
I curled the tips of the grass in order to make it have more dimension and look more realistic.
Using a score tool on the creases of the basket will allow the corners to be sharp andThe provide a finished appearance.

I used Pop Dots on the back of the bunny to adhere it to the basket.

The handle was applied and a Prisma Flower applied.

And now - We are just waiting for the Easter Bunny to fill the basket with all kinds of sweet goodies!

Tip: The Cricut cartridge leaves little score marks for folding the basket but you will get a more professional look if you also use your bone folder. And, did you know that when using a bone folder, you will get a better finished product that does not have unwanted lines if you use a sheet of paper between the cardstock and your bone folder.

I used a cute bunny image from Peachy Keen Stamps. Isn't he just the cutest?

I cut the little basket out of the wonderful Cricut Cartridge called "Tags Bags and Boxes". I can say without a doubt that this is my most used cartridge. I use it all year long for just about every special occasion.

I used pop dots to position the little bunny so he would be positioned properly. The basket is at an angle so I put most of the pop dots on the bottom to pop it out a little. Note the degree of saturation of the Copic marker on the bak of the paper. This is the degree of saturation you want to achieve when using your Copic markers.

Of course I had to cut a little grass with the Cricut.

This is the side view of the basket.

I really enjoyed this project. I hope you enjoyed it and thank you so much for stopping by. Come back soon.....

Hugs and Smiles


  1. Marie, all your cards are so beautifully colored and designed so pretty. Love this one.

  2. He He you did give me a giggle lol! Lovely post and beautiful basket, cute bunny, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

  3. What an adorable bunny. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Oh Marie, This little may basket is adorable!! I just love that bunny!! You are such an awesome colorer!!!
    I love the colors!! He just pops right up at you!!
    Thank you for the nice words!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

  5. Great job!! Your coloring is wonderful!! I thought that was a real stuffed bear!!!

  6. So Gorgeous Marie ~ Beautiful coloring and I love the project you made with the image! You know I've purchased several Easter images and haven't yet gotten around to using them, I should make a May project with them, LOL.

  7. So cute!!! Just wanna squeeze it! lol...
    Have a great week Marie :)


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