Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

A basket of love and a little bit of culture!

Hello! Is everything snow covered where you live?! We woke up this morning to lots of snow! They were predicting 15", but we only wound up with about 9". It snowed off and on most of the day and was absolutely beautiful! Falling snow just makes the world feel so peaceful and serene to me! It is quiet and still and everything looks so clean! LOVE it!

Thought I would stop by and share a project we made at my Stamp Club with you! We used Stampin Ups! scallop envelope die to make this cute little basket! It takes four to make it! Simply glue all of the envelope tabs together and you have a cute basket! I reinforced the bottom with an extra stamped square that matches each of the stamped side panels. This one happens to be love themed, but you could change that for any occasion! The best thing about this basket is that it will hold a ton of chocolate which is appropriate for just about every occasion! I used the new heart embosslit die for the border of the heart and then the SU! punch for the center and then added a button and some ribbon! Easy peasy! Here it is:

Front:


Side:


Focal Point:


On a more educational note! This week in our home school group we had an International Day! Each family chose a country and did a project to represent that country. The only requirement was that each family bring a food from their chosen country...otherwise every thing else was no holds barred! We had some really amazing projects and some super yummy food! Thought I would share some of the projects with you!

Cypress:


France:


Haiti:


China/Germany:


Ireland:


Egypt:


Jamaica and the Netherlands:


Philippines:


Greece:

This was my youngest daughter's project! She made the Trojan Horse out of card board boxes, cooked the Baklava by herself and dressed her teddy bear in a toga with an olive branch head dress (the leaves were cut using my Cuttlebug and a Sizzex die!)

Italy:



This was my older son and daughter's project! They made mini pizzas and erupted Mt. Vesuvius (both of which were a big hit with the kids!!)

Aren't you just dripping with culture now?! :) If you made it all the way to the bottom thanks for hanging in there! Have a great night! I will be back soonest with more crafty goodness to share! :)

AnnMarie

5 comments:

April said...

What a great easy project...and I just love seeing your pictures...what a great day that must have been...lots of food, info and fun!

Moira said...

Cute Valentine's project.

The school projects are excellent too!

marsha said...

Great project - love it! Also thanks for sharing all the pics, looks like a great time!
Hugs, Marsha

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a wonderful project, and I loved seeing the pictures. I bet the food was all really good. Hugs!

Colleen said...

Cute basket and sounds like your kids had a great project too!