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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Anything But a Card Blog Hop

Welcome! Today us ladies from SNS are hosting an "Anything But a Card" Blog Hop.  Hopefully you've just arrived here from Barbara's Blog and have been enjoying all the interesting projects the girls have come up with.    (If you just happened upon this post, why not go to the SNS Home Blog to check out the details for joining us on this hop.  There's some great prizes to be won too!)

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when this hop was planned.  I've been wanting to do one of these for a long time and this was the perfect time to make it happen!  And I happened to have one of the great new sets that was recently released that would work perfectly for this too; so I was really excited to try this out!

My non-card project features the new Sweet Strawberries Set 484And I decided to make this adorable basket to hold a delicious treat!  I had the strawberries on hand the whole time I worked on this; even when I was doing the coloring to get it just right.  And boy did they smell yummy!!  Are you hungry for a little sweet taste of summer yet?!

My neck of the woods just last week.... I'm so ready for summer!




We're still quite cold here in my part of the US (even had snow flurries the last couple days!); so I'm definitely ready for any warm thoughts!!  So this summery project is just what I needed!










The basket is made using a Spellbinder Grand Label die cut that is cut in half and has a strip inserted between the two halves to form the sides and bottom of the basket.  Add a decorative strip for the handle and Viola - adorable little basket to fill with any treat!  Full instructions for how to make the basket can be found in the SNS Art Gallery here

 
The image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder (one of my favorites) to match the brown basket.  


There's so many different things you could make one of these baskets for - change the paper color, the Spellbinder die, and/or the image and you could create lots of different types of treats.  Whether it's a just little treat for a special person or perhaps something more formal like a shower favor; the ideas are endless!



We're getting close to the end of the hop, but there's a couple more stops and some great projects left for you to check out! So leave a comment (I love to hear what you think!) and then hop on over to Marie's Blog to see what fun idea she has for you!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!  And do stop back again!  
Until next time,
***Julie***

50 comments:

Katy said...

This is a super cute basket! Perfect for these strawberries! You did a beautiful job coloring the stamp too! :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Awesome basket, love the coloring job on your strawberries! Look good enough to eat, lol!

Shanna Shands said...

This is my favorite project so far. I love the strawberry basket!

April said...

Julie, this is such a cute basket! I love strawberries and hopefully we will get our first ones at the end of this month. We have a farm about 8 minutes from us where we can go pick! Can't wait! Great job!

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, your basket is adorable. And the strawberry set is perfect isn't it!!! So "sweet" !!

Brenda said...

What an awesome basket!!! Just love strawberries and what a perfect way to display them...

Donna Ellis said...

mmmmm YUMMY, Julie! A wonderful little berry basket - so brilliantly colored, too. Love your idea - these little baskets dress up any little sweet thing to special-up the day. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cammy404 said...

Julie, wow!! I am just floored by this. So gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect and it just blends so beautifully. The basket looked so yummy! I love how you paired the dark brown/ chocolate color with the strawberries. It looks so yummy!! I am getting the case of the munches for some strawberries right now...

Eret said...

I'm drooling right now! Are these strawberries real? If so, how could you resist not to eat them? :) Love your basket. Your coloring is gorgeous and embossed handle of the box looks like a chocolate bar. So delicious looking project. Fantastic!
Eret xx

Jill Jacobsen said...

cute! cute! cute! now you just need a jar a chocolate to dip them in! Great job Julie:)

Karin said...

Wow, your coloring on those berries is amazing! They look so real and absolutely delish :) Love the embossed basket too! Cute!

Cindy Keogh said...

Your basket looks like chocolate! Good enough to eat - so pretty!

dmbennett said...

Super cute basket. Love this stamp set.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this Julie, by using the dark brown as the base - it makes me think that the strawberries are chocolate covered - which they could be! Awesome job!

Pat Garvin said...

oh my goodness those berries look so good. Can't wait for strawberry season.

Anne Temple said...

This basket is adorable and those strawberries do look yummy. Love how you embossed the basket to give it more texture.

Ava Gavloski said...

this looks like a chocolate treat, thanks for sharing

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is one yummy treat basket! Love the idea of using a SB die like that. And that is some very fine coloring!

elf1023 said...

This is a great project. Love the basket style, and the super coloring job. Makes me want to go get some berries.

Karalee said...

Julie, I love what you did. Wouldn't a few of these on a table at a summer family get together be a hit!

crafty grandma said...

My mouth is watering just at the thought of those juicy, succulent strawberries...that basket is the cutest...I bet the farmer would flip if she saw me bringing it to collect my strawberries! It is too cute for words. You are all so inspirational!! (I too long for summer, does it show)

NWFlamingo said...

I love baskets, especially when filled with strawberries. Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your cute berry basket. What a great way to give someone a fresh taste of berries as a gift. And, the basket design works for many more options than berries too. Thanks for your lovely idea.

Kathryn said...

Love the basket and especially the embossed paper pattern. Great job!

Mindy K said...

This is just too darn cute! I've had strawberries on the brain (almost finished a Costco-sized box by myself in just three days!). This makes me happy just looking at it. Fun idea for little gifties too. =)

Pamela Selinski said...

What a super cute basket. Love this idea and a great idea for a thank you gift.

sharon g said...

I LOVE strawberry images almost as much as the real thing. NICE

Natasha G.P. said...

I would like to make a basket like that for the blackberries I give away. It's adorable.

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome project. the colors and the details are amazing. makes me want Strawberry . love the blending of the colors. thanks for sharing.

Gita said...

What a pretty basket. Those strawberries look like Giant strawberries. LOL. I won't complain about my weather here in Atlanta...the snow there looks pretty but I'm sure you are about done with it. Bring on spring!!

Jean Bullock said...

Berry wonderful idea! Loved it. (Who loves strawberries? Me, me and me! Great coloring on the berries image.

namabear said...

Julie I just luv your basket and the strawberries look yummy. Now I have to go make a basket looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Julie, how gorgeous is that whole basket full of strawberries? Great coloring, looks so real and really like that stamp set.

Joanie B

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, this gift basket is SO beautiful! I love the way you colored those berries...I can almost taste them!

Candy Meyers said...

What a cute idea. Can't wait for fruit season to make some of these and take to neighbors.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Yummy project.

Scrappy99 said...

What a cute idea and love the coloring. Now I'm craving strawberries!!!

Penny Ockey said...

Your colors are great, leaves and berries! Cute box. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You did an awesome job coloring your berries & leaves! Basket is a cute idea. Am going to check out directions for it so I can perhaps figure out why my Easter basket wouldn't stand up very good. Thanks for your idea.
Linda Gibb

Joni said...

Beautiful basket! We need a lesson.

Kim S said...

Cute idea. I just bought strawberries last weekend!
TFS
Kim S

Janet said...

What a perfect stamp for a gift of strawberries. Can't tell the coloring of the stamp from the real berries.

Dianne Potter said...

Your basket is yummy! I especially like that the basket looks like chocolate. Thank you for sharing.

E. Marie said...

We were definitely on the same wave length, except I think your strawberries might be a bit more tasty. Love your little basket and how you embossed to give it texture. Lovely coloring on your image!! Hope all that snow goes away soon - Brrrr!

Anonymous said...

Black white and red is such a great color combination.

Alane Jackson said...

Oh my gosh, when I first looked at the basket I thought it was made of chocolate! The texturing on the basket is awesome, and I really like the strawberries you stamped, you got the color perfect!

Alane Jackson said...

Oh my gosh, when I first looked at the basket I thought it was made of chocolate! The texturing on the basket is awesome, and I really like the strawberries you stamped, you got the color perfect!

carrie said...

What a neat project! Love the strawberry stamp decoration to go along with strawberries. Your coloring of the strawberries and leaves with copics is wonderful; they look so realistic.

Linda said...

Fabulous Julie! Love your basket!

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