Tuesday, July 7

A Tisket, A Tasket

Using Lauren Meader's, Pack a Picnic template, I whipped up a cute thank-you treat for some dear friends. It took a while to score, trim, and assemble this little basket, but I love the finished result. (I also have a new appreciation for how easy my Big Shot makes things.)
  • I created my basket using Kraft cardstock paired with a Ruby Red lid. I punched the basket edge with the Scallop Edge Punch. TIP: When putting together 3-D items it is extra important to use a strong adhesive. I chose Sticky Strip.
  • My main panel was made using Very Vanilla cardstock and the Season of Friendship stamp set. (An addition I was thrilled made it to the pages of the NEW Idea Book and Catalog.) My trunk was inked in Chocolate Chip and my Old Olive leaves were placed with the help of my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • For some extra sass, I stamped Ruby Red flowers and popped them using my 1/2" Circle Punch. (I wasn't in the mood to hand trim.) Next, I adhered the small flowers to a few Antique Brass Build-A-Brads. TIP: A standard rule of design is to add accents or embellishments in ODD numbers.
  • A dainty fleurette with ribbon leaves perfectly accents my custom tag. I stamped, 'for you', from Great Friend onto Old Olive and snipped the end into a 'v' using Paper Snips.
  • The lid of my basket has Alpine Ribbon trim (retired) and a sassy double layer bow using Chocolate Chip Double-Stitch Ribbon.
  • I layered punches to create a super sassy 'tag' for the top. I punched the 'thank you' sentiment from Oval All using the Small Oval Punch and layered it onto an Old Olive Scallop Oval. I followed that with a Chocolate Chip Wide Oval and a Kraft scallop. (Marvy pink) To tie everything together I added ribbon 'leaves' and another Build-A-Brad flower.
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Stamps: Season of Friendship (111776), Oval All (113790), Great Friend (113792)
Paper: Kraft (102125), Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Old Olive (102277), Ruby Red (102259)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-Jig (101049), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Small Oval Punch (107304), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Wide Oval Punch (112082)
Must Haves: Sticky Strip(104294), Paper Snips (103579)
Sassy Somethings: Fleurette - currently available in Whisper White (115604), Build-A-Brads in Antique Brass (109108), Playground Buttons (116313). Chocolate Chip Double Stitch Grosgrain (111849), Alpine Striped Ribbon (retired)


Margaret Moody said...

This is beautiful, Denise! I sure your friend loved it! Love the ribbon, too! Very nice!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

AMAZING!! Love the colors you chose and all the details. The ribbon ROCKS!!

Melissa said...

You are the queen of adorable!

Gina Shaw said...

Great-looking basket! What a wonderful gift!

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is so cool. What a great gift.

linda callahan said...

This is so pretty - the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

Patti said...

My favorite part is the Thank You element with it's many, well-placed layers!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

O ... M ... G

I am in love with this basket!!! Denise, you really rocked her template out!

~kelly marie~ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the tree and the colors!

Kim said...

You did an awesome job with this template! Love the colors and the ribbon is just perfect (wishing I had some of that left now!)

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Denise! Excellent job!

Steph Zerbe said...

Oh this is magnificent!
I hope you put this on the PTI gallery. I think Lauren would be proud to see how you decorated her template.
Awesome job! Really, I love what you did with the ribbon especially!
Best one I have seen using this template!! Seriously! I would totally buy this!