I was shopping in Target this week and came across an Easter Bunny basket that was the same shape as the Baskets & Blooms Big Shot Die – I was delighted and snapped a photograph of it and decided to make one today – it turned out very cute :-)
The store one was constructed of felt fabric – I decided to use cardstock but you can use felt in the Big Shot and the Baskets & Blooms Bigz Die will cut through it very easily – I filled it with peppermint patties covered with scalloped flowers – it makes a very cute container to carry Easter treats :-)
I cut my basket from Pretty in Pink cardstock using my Big Shot and the Baskets & Blooms Bigz Die – I put the basket together using Sticky Strip to secure the sides which gives a very strong bond and I used Tombow Multi Glue to adhere the bottom in place.
I took Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa cardstocks and used my Large & Small Oval Punches to make the ears and my 1″, 3/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches to make the cheeks, eyes and nose. I trimmed strips to make the whiskers – all are adhered in place using Tombow Multi Glue.
To fill the Basket, I shredded some pink tissue paper with my paper trimmer to put in the bottom of the basket and then I took my Scallop Circle Punch and 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and cut shapes out of pastel cardstocks and Designer Series Papers to make flowers to attach to Peppermint Patties. You could also use Hershey Kisses or Nuggets covered with pretty papers to fill it – and voila – a very cute Easter Basket filled with yummy treats – perfect for gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends and kids :-)
I have a special offer running until March 31st for the Big Shot – you can find details about it on my website by clicking HERE – in addition to the Sale-a-bration and Hostess Benefits you would receive when purchasing this amazing addition to your crafting supplies – it can cut through at least 50 different materials – I absolutely love mine and have created baskets for every occasion using my Baskets & Blooms Die and cardstocks/fabrics – if you have any questions about the Big Shot please Contact Me and I will be very happy to help :-)