Happy Easter

Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

3 April, 2015 - , ,

Cathy - Happy Easter1 - Vintage Spring Basics

Hello Maja Design friends. It’s Cathy here on the blog. Today I am sharing an Easter project with you. As Easter is only a few days away, I was inspired to create a project that embraced the season. For both my card and basket I used papers from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection.


I bought a chipboard basket from my local craft store and pulled it apart (the handle). Using scrap paper, I traced a template before transferring it onto the 12” Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of March paper. I had some button brads in my stash that coordinated perfectly with the papers which I used to reconnect the handle back onto the basket. I used a Prima white edger to ink the raw edges. This was so quick to alter and the end result is so cute!

Cathy - Happy Easter 3- Vintage Spring Basics

To create my card I used papers from the Vintage Spring Basics paper pad. I always pull out the possible papers that I might use and play around with them for a while until I find a combination that I like.

Cathy - Happy Easter 4- Vintage Spring Basics

My sentiment is the reverse label from 2nd of March paper…don’t throw away your scraps…they come in so handy!

Cathy - Happy Easter 6- Vintage Spring Basics

As you can see, I used a few dies here. I used a Spellbinders D-lites Filigree Egg die and Elegant Ovals with the centre removed to frame the egg. I backed the egg using a paisley paper from the paper pad to add another layer that was subtle enough to provide a contrast to the yellow paper. I framed the egg with various flowers from stash that I have had for quite a while. I had some daffodils which work perfectly with my sentiment. I die cut some leaves using Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf die and shaped them using a stylus and moulding pad from my Susan’s Garden Tool Kit.

Maja Design Papers Used


May you enjoy spending time with your family this Easter and for those planning to take a trip, remember to stay safe.

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Cathy Mc Grath

Hi! I'm Cathy. I live in Sydney and am a Primary School teacher. I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. At present paper crafts are my creative outlet, which is my other passion. I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I do enjoy other crafts such as sewing, quilting, knitting and crotchet…not enough time! I am always inspired to learn and to try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts. I love Maja Design papers and enjoy creating with them.

1 Comment

  • Candy says:

    Cathy your card and basket are just beautiful!!
    What a lovely pair they make. The basket is so cute with that paper on it, and your card though shabby looks very elegant!
    Hugs, Candy