On the weekend The Art with Heart team had a blog hop and on Judy May’s site she had a really sweet basket that I had to make. The basket I made is almost exactly the same as the one Judy made but since I dont have all the punches and buttons, I improvised a little on the flower and with the leaves ,I used kiwi kiss and one of the tree stamps from my trendy tree set. I have to say that my trendy tree set is one of my most versatile sets, I get to use it for trees, leaves and for making background :).
With the Basket, I used the free template from Gina K. Once I cut out the basket and handle I then cut 2 pieces of Kiwi Kiss cardstock for the front and back sides of the basket. With the 2 pieces of Kiwi Kiss I cut them 1 cm smaller than the dimensions of the side. But it is up to you how large or small you want to make them. You also don’t have to use then at all if you don’t want to. I just like how the Kiwi Kiss brings out the colours of the flowers from the Bella Rose DSP. With the Bella Rose DSP I cut 2 strips of 3cm by 8cm and adhered using snail tape. Just make sure that when you are placing it on the side that you leave enough room to use the eyelet border punch. I used the eyelet border punch to decorate the edges and the handle. On the handle I used a thicker strip of Bella Rose DSP than Judy, but how you want to decorate the handle is up to you. I attached the handle using brads. This is probably not a good idea, because when you put eggs in the basket, if one side weighs more than the other, the basket will tilt. So you may want to attach it via tape and a brad 🙂 For the flower I used Bella Rose DSP for the bottom scallop and I used a piece of red card stock for the top scallop, which I cut every second scallop. I then folded some a little up to add a bit of depth. Since I didn’t have the Boho Blossoms punch that Judy was using, I used the Spring Bouquet punch from last years catalogue. I punched the daisy flower out of whisper white paper and then attached the two scallops, the white daisy and a green button from my button jar, using some sewing thread. I repeated the process so that I had two flowers, one for each side of the basket and attached using foam pads. I hope you like the basket as much as I do.
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper:Whisper White, Red cardstock, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Spring Bouquet Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Button, brads, foam pads.