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April 14, 2017

2 Easy Peasy Easter Baskets

Sandy Trefger Easter Basket Simplyg45 place in time

Hello G45ers!

With Easter coming up quickly, we thought we would share two #SimplyG45 Easter Baskets ideas.  These are perfect for crafters on the go, or if you are looking to do some kid-friendly projects to do together as a family this weekend.  First up, we have a shabby chic basket by Sandy Trefger, followed by Nico Scrap's one paper basket.  Let's hop into these eggcellent projects. 


Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


"Anticipation of the beautiful flowers of springtime and their many colors plus the wonderful designs of Graphic 45 papers inspired me to create this little Easter Basket.  You can either choose to alter a basket you have on hand or create a new one like I did out of cardstock paper and the patterned papers from any of the lovely Graphic 45 collections.  Because of their spring colors and images for April, I chose to use Place in Time & Children’s hour for my basket.  Add in fussy cut images, lots of spring flowers from your stash, ceramic eggs and of course chocolate bunnies!  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy Trefger


Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2



To create a paper Easter basket, first, decide on the size of your basket, then cut a piece of cardstock for the size of the bottom plus 1.5”–2” for each side.  Score all four sides of the cardstock for the height of the sides of your basket, and then make 4 cuts to create flaps.  Assemble with glue attaching the flaps to the inside.  Add a cardstock handle and decorate.  Colored tissue paper shredded or cut into strips makes wonderful basket filler.

Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Children’s Hour

Other Supplies:

Light Pink Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
Scallop Edge Punch
White Lace
Light Blue Braid Trim or Ribbon
Wood Legs
Chrome or Light Blue Paint
Petaloo & Prima Flowers, Assorted


#SimplyG45 Easter Basket Graphic 45 Nico Scrap 4


We feature at least one #SimplyG45 tutorial in our newsletter each month.  These projects can be done within 60 minutes, on a budget and are simply amazing! Get ready for Easter with a fun DIY Easter basket. All you need is one 12x12 sheet, paper scraps, and embellishments. Follow along with Nico Scrap's video tutorial to see how. Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.  


 Graphic45 DT - Easter Basket by NicoScrap


  (0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+


To keep the fun going, we would like to announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Cindy Velasquez‎: "My tip would be to take your time and keep all your scraps as they will come in handy for small decor on your finished project."

Congratulations, Cindy! Please email [email protected] to claim your Vintage Hollywood grand prize pack. Thanks to everyone who took part this week in commenting on the blog, sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and of course to our design team members.  We are honored to be surrounded by love, passion, and beautiful art.  Make sure to schedule the time to be creative this weekend and let your imagination soar.  As always we would love to know what is on your craft table so please share with us below.


Happy Papercrafting!



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Beautiful baskets!!

Love the pastel basket. It speaks Easter to me. The other basket is a definate gift basket for somekne special. Exciting ideas here!

Congratulations Cindy! You will love your product prize from G45!! And I love how different Nico's basket is from mine. So beautiful!

What a lovely bunny basket. xxx

What a nice surprise...a tip from a site subscriber! Congratulations!

Very fun Easter baskets - as always, thanks for the inspiration, G45! Judy D.

Two such different and yet equally beautiful baskets! Wonderful!

Congratulations, Cindy. Enjoy your prize. On my craft table today are embossing folders, G45 cardstock and plain cardstock for making gift baskets to take to Easter dinner Sunday. With some ribbon, a few flowers and lots of chocolate candy, they will be a hit, just like Sandy's are. Sure hope so anyway.

Beautifully great designs.

gorgous idea and very easy to make!!

Thank you for this cool tutorial


Thank you so much for posting the easy Easter Basket tutorial. I made two baskets from the Once Upon a Springtime for my nieces and they are adorable! I made them in no time on Saturday morning. Thanks so much for your inspirations. I am getting braver and braver!

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