Who Thought Up Easter Baskets?

Have you ever wondered who thought up Easter Baskets?  I did while making this little handmade basket, so I googled the question.

It turns out that Easter Baskets have been used since the Middle Ages to celebrate the end of Lent.  After the month of fasting from meat and eggs (the beginnings of Easter Eggs, by the way), parishioners would bring baskets of food to be blessed by the Priest at Easter Mass.  Great feasts would follow.  Now we fill our baskets with candy and dyed eggs, but they still celebrate Easter and all that the holiday means to Christians around the world.  (www.buzzfeed.com)

Handmade Easter Basket from StampingMadly.com

So much for our history lesson.  I had so much fun making this Easter Basket.  I started by cutting four pieces of card stock from the Scallop Envelope Die and putting them together to form the "basket."  The Designer Series Paper is from the Twitterpated set, which is still available until the Occasions Mini Catalog retires at the end of the month.  So are the little Twitterpated Buttons I used in the center of each side. 

I love how easy it is to make a sweet litttle box or basket with the Scallop Envelope Die.  They're fun to decorate and can serve as a treat holder for any occasion.  They can be made into a great gift box, too, and I've even made a lid for some.  I think the scalloped edge makes them way too cute! 

When you're ready to try making fun little baskets and boxes, be sure to have the Scallop Envelope Die in your stamp room!  Just click on the image to order from my Online Stampin' Up! Store.

Click Here to order the Scallop Envelope Die from Stampin' Up!
Now you can create your very own handmade Easter Baskets, AND impress your friends by explaining who thought them up!

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