Trellis Easter Basket Card

April 4, 2015

Hi Friends!

It’s Debra today. Happy Easter! I’ve been thinking of the days when my children were young enjoying  filling beautiful Easter baskets with decorated eggs and treasures.  I wanted to create a basket card and fill it with glittered eggs just as my children did. I used the Bamboo Trellis die to create my basket. Let me show you how.

ECD bp 4 egg 1a P1070947


1. Fold an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. Emboss with the Fleur de Lis embossing folder. Die cut the embossed piece with the Accordion Oval Card die. Clip out the center oval creating a frame. See photo below.

ECD bp 4 frame 1a P1070931

2. Die cut the Bamboo Trellis from cream cardstock and clip off the bottom part. Nest the two largest decorator ovals from the Accordion Oval Card die together, closer at the bottom, and die cut from cream cardstock. Clip from the oval and cut in half to form the handles for the basket. Ink all pieces with brown ink. See photo below.

ECD bp 4 basket 1a P1070930

3. Using scraps of green cardstock, die cut 2 grass edges from Outdoor Edges and 2 grass strips  from Country Scapes- Country Flora 1 to use as grass for the basket. Cut a small green piece to cover the center of the trellis. Adhere the handle strips on the back side of the embossed piece, showing through the front. Adhere trellis to the bottom 3rd of the oval opening. Trim off excess. See photo below.

ECD bp 4 basket 2a P1070933

4. Cover a piece of white cardstock with Transparent Double-Sided Tape. Add eggs and butterflies from the Small Eggs Peel-Off to the adhesive, sticky side down, and glitter with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger. See a video that Els created HERE to see how this technique is done.

ECD bp 4 peel-offs 1a P1070924

5. Color Peel-Offs with Copic markers as shown in the video and trim closely with Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Scissors.

ECD bp 4 copics 1a P1070956

6. Die cut a bow from the wreath bow die from a pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet and another from cream cardstock. Save the cream negatives to place inside the bow on the card front.

ECD bp 4 bow 1a P1070935

7. Assemble the card. Adhere a piece of light blue pattern paper to the top half of the card front. Add the embossed basket panel to the card front on foam adhesive. Adhere front 3 eggs to basket on foam adhesive and back 2 eggs directly on the card base. Add grass between eggs to fill in space. Add bow to top of basket. Trim outside of oval with Transparent Glitter Border. Add butterfly to top left to complete.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope making the Trellis Easter Basket Card with me today will inspire you to look for different ways to use your dies to create beautiful projects for those special people in your life.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
898 Small Eggs Peel-Off Black
727 Bamboo Trellis
E109 Fleur de Lis Embossing Folder
772 Accordion Oval Card
914 Outdoor Edges
991 Country Scapes – Country Flora 1
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
7010 Glitter Borders Assorted Transparent/Gold
731 Wreath Bow
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive
409 Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet

Cardstock – white, green, cream
Copic markers
Light blue pattern paper
Brown ink pad
Foam adhesive

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  • Reply Mary Prasad April 9, 2015 at 3:39 am

    The eggs are gorgeous! Love the card!

  • Reply Debra Hensley April 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for all the kind comments!

  • Reply Frances April 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Happy Easter … loving your Easter card, fun way to create an Easter basket for all those Easter Eggs

  • Reply robsgirl1961 April 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Pretty pretty pretty!!!! I love the eggs!!

  • Reply barb macaskill April 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    So pretty!!

  • Reply virginia April 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    can you stamp on white glitter then color with copics?

    • Reply Joset van de Burgt April 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Hello Virginia, you can stamp on the white glitter however when you use your Copic markers on the glitter afterwards, there is a change the colors will bleed. I would only use a little bit of Copic and make sure not to come to close to the edges of the areas you want to color.

  • Reply clickityklak April 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card and so cleverly done ! How did I ever miss those beautiful eggs yesterday when I put my peel off order in. WOE IS ME !

  • Reply Candy Spiegel April 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    This is so pretty … and very clever!

  • Reply Angela Styles April 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for all the ideas on how to use these dies in a different way! A lovely design!

  • Reply Marjorie April 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

    What a beautiful card. I like the way you incorporated so many elements – the basket is very creative. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 4, 2015 at 8:49 am

    What a great way to make a basket & fill it with glittered eggs.

  • Reply Marge Burns April 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

    A very lovely card

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    What a clever and creative way to make the basket! Love how you filled it with glittery eggs.

  • Reply Selma Stevenson April 4, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Debra this is gorgeous. I love how you created your Easter basket.

  • Reply Nancy V April 4, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Your card is beautiful Debra, I wish my son was young again just for holidays such as this, it was so much fun to see the smile on the young children’s faces when they would find a hidden Easter egg. Thank you, the colors are so Springy.

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