- Lettering pattern (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)
- Heritage Easter photo or black-and-white Easter photo
- Paper Adventures pink polka-dot, pink, checked, and pink pin-dot Parchlucent papers
- Acid-free card stock in brown, tan, cream, and sage green
- Cut-It-Up Round-It-Up template for grass and basket
- Acid-free dark green and light green calligraphy markers
- Acid-free fine-tip brown marking pen
- Oval cutter
- Ellison baby chick die-cut
- 8"-length of 1/8"-wide satin ribbon
- Acid-free glue
1. Using the Round-It-Up template, cut the basket out of brown card stock and the grass out of sage green card stock.
2. Using an X-acto knife and a cutting mat, center and cut nine 4"-long vertical slits in the basket at 3/4" intervals; do not cut completely to the top or bottom of the basket. Cut four 3/4"-wide strips from cream card stock and weave the strips through the slits in the basket. Add details to the basket using a fine-tip brown marking pen.
3. Fold the grass in half and write the words, "Easter Greetings" on the bottom half of the grass. Place the grass so that it hangs over the top edge of the basket.
4. Using an oval cutter, cut four matching ovals from the pink checked Parchlucent paper, and six matching ovals each from the pink polka-dot and pink pin-dot Parchlucent papers.
5. Pair matching ovals together. Freehand-cut the top oval of each pair just above the center to make the broken shell. For each pair, glue the broken shell around the outer edges (do not glue along the broken edge) to form pockets for photos, if desired.
6. Arrange the eggs and photo(s) inside the basket. Tie the ribbon around the die-cut chick's neck and glue it in the lower right-hand corner of the page.
Continued on page 4: Easter Greetings Egg