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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baskets, baskets, baskets...I love, love, love them!

    Hello and happy Thursday! :)  It is an absolutely gorgeous day out today.......*sigh!*going to make staying inside to clean house a real chore.  On to more pleasant news though...I have another little basket to share with you!  I stumbled upon this little cutie while blurfing (blog surfing!) recently and couldn't wait to try it!  I actually saw it on Carrie's Scrapyard, but she linked it back to the original creator which you can check out here.  The really great thing about this basket is that you can make it in several sizes.  I started out with the smallest, but will be working my way up the the larger ones!  This one is the perfect size for a little chocolate treat.  I know because there was one in there.  *wipes mouth!*  It was delicious! :)

I just think this the greatest little basket!  I made mine from Certainly Celery and added some Spring-y looking flowers to dress it up!  I sponged all of the edges with CC ink to give it a more textured look.  It is amazing the difference that makes!

I stuffed it with small strips of trimmed and crinkled Very Vanilla paper.

Handles are attached with brads and move up and down to make stuffing the basket with chocolate easier (and easier to get it out!).

Close up of the flower.  I used the Original Blossom Party Big Shot die to make this.  Topped it off with some twine and a button center.  These buttons look like candy to me! LOL

 Stamps: None...can you believe that?!
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue and So Saffron
Punches and dies: Blossom Party BS die and Corner Rounder
Extras: Button, brads, twine and pop dots 

Ok, I am off to tackle that cleaning!  Hope your day is wonderful!  Personally, I suggest doing something crafty and then going outside to play just as soon as you can! :)  Have a good one!
I will be back soonest with more to share!


Carolina Little said...

AnnMarie, I have to check the tutorial for this. They are gorgeous!!! and so cute for Easter... the colours are perfect!!!

Chaitali Narla said...

Wow thats a quick and easy basket! I'll need to try that out today! Questions for you about it on the forum thread :)

Pam said...

What a great project! I might have to try making some of these :)

*I can't believe you didn't share the chocolate!*

Margaret said...

Wowzers! This is just so cute. You did an awesome job. Love the big flower you created. Yummy! Chocolate!

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great project! I cannot believe that you made the basket via paper. The sponged edges look great. Your flowers, well, they are just fab!

Melina said...

So very pretty Annmarie! I love the basket in certainly celery! Very spring"y" project :)

Margaret said...

Cute! I saw this on Carrie's blog too! I haven't taken the time to try it though... Love the layered flower!

Shelly said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors.

Nancy said...

CUTE! Love those flowers. What are the different sizes you can make?

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, AnnMarie - this is absolutely adorable! What a stunning basket, perfect in color and season! So sweet!!