Saturday, March 20, 2010

A tisket, a tasket...


a little Easter basket! That's what I made for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner, which was to make something related to (surprise!) Easter. I'm doing a bit of double duty here, because we will also be making this basket at my club next week. I've been seeing these baskets all over the place, and I thought they were so cute that we just had to try it. They are made with the scallop envelope die, and I took some elements from a few different tutorials (here, here, and here).

I based my design around the patterned paper from the Sweet Pea pack. I didn't even realize until I sat down at the computer that I used the same color combination as last week's OCC challenge. I guess I liked it! The base of the basket is so saffron. The designer paper doesn't quite cover the whole basket when wrapped around, so I added a panel of chocolate chip cardstock embossed with the polka dot folder.

Here's a close-up of the basket. The image from Eggcoutrements was stamped in pretty in pink and layered on an old olive wide oval, then I added a chocolate chip taffeta ribbon bow after I glued down the flap. In the center is a pink sherbet button that I threaded with the saffron ribbon from the Elementary Ribbon Originals. The handle is a strip of old olive cardstock punched with the scallop trim border punch, and a strip of chocolate chip ribbon on top. I adhered the handle with filigree brads. Tip of the day: The brad will just barely go through all these layers - make sure you really press on it so you have enough length of the prongs to fold over and keep the handle secure. To make the filler I ran some old olive DP (retired) through the crimper and sliced it into tiny strips with my tabletop cutter.

As always be sure you stop by the OCC blog to see what the rest of the team made for this challenge, and then I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

Joycelyn Turner said...

LOVE this basket...now i"m going to have to add this die to my list as well!!! AWESOME, Lori!!

paperpotter said...

You are just in time! My eight grandchildren will love getting their own basket of love from Nana and Pop!

Puddle Jumpers Studio said...

adorable! I could see a pansy in this for Mother's day and fern for a friend. AWESOME!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW Lori - this is a totally cute Easter basket!!! Thank you for sharing the links to the tutorials!!! I'll try to make one to :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your project this week is just darling, Lori. Great colors and I love the way you used the brads and buttons to embellish it. So nice of you to share the tutorial links too. Wonderful job on this week's challenge!

Debbie said...

Such a sweet Easter basket Lori....I am going to have to check this die out!
Debbie x

Wendy J. said...

Lori, what a lovely easter basket! It's perfect! Well done!