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!
Sweet Strawberries Set 484. And 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,