Saturday, March 8, 2008

Berry Sweet Basket

I got to hole up in my craft room today and had fun making several things! I will put them up in separate posts.

This first one was inspired by one I saw here. Since I don't own any Nestabilities hearts, I had to improvise. I used my George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut a 4 inch heart (well, 2 hearts). I then ran the hearts through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded the dots to make them white. Going back to my Cricut, I cut a couple of flowers from the same cartridge...3 inches I believe. Then I cut some of the petals off. Adhering them to the top part of the basket makes them look sorta like strawberry tops, maybe? The post I linked above will also direct you to the pattern needed to create the little strawberries.
I chose to punch two flowers and put a brad through to make the tops of those little berries. The colors I used are Holiday Red and Topiary. The ribbon is from my stash, as are the brads, and I don't remember where I picked them up. I just played around with creating the basket...I eyed things rather than measure.
I thought this might be a cute idea for a little gift. You might be able to put a Hershey's kiss in the strawberry or add some of those strawberry looking candies in the basket.

Thanks for visiting and thank you Lauren of My Time, My Creations for a fun basket idea.


Rachel said...

This is adorable! You've been busy!

Kathi Carlson said...

Wow! What an awesome job of "making do!" I never would have thought to use the Swiss Dots embossing folder for this. Cute!

stampmonkey said...

I've seen these baskets lately, but using the heart and the Swiss Dots to make a strawberry is so unique! VERY cute!!! And I love how you folded little 'berries' for inside the basket. So creative and fun!

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

These projects are so cute!! I love the strawberry one!

scrappernic said...

Fun cards and projects! I love the strawberry basket!! I love how you used the dots too--I've got to get that folder soon!