Oh my... cannot believe the difference in how I feel today. This past week I have been physically exhausted every day. I'm talking four hour naps every day since Saturday. I didn't take one last night because I HAD to create my card, but I still felt like it. Today, I feel like a new woman. So, whatever it was, I hope it passed! I NEED my mojo! Fortunately, with my newfound energy, I had lots of ideas today that I jotted down. Today's project is one of those ideas I had :] I was thinking about my new Occasional Label cut file, Occasional Labels and Sentimental Occasions stamp sets and how I could put them to use in a way OTHER than on a card or a template. So...I made a mini "template"...a tiny little Easter basket ;]Luckily, I create cut files in my spare time...so I could easily turn my "basket" sides and bottom panel into an svg file for my Cricut. I cut all of my "basket" pieces from some of my new Fresh Cut Expressions - Collection 1 paper. If you follow my blog, you know I almost ALWAYS scale my paper to 5x7 when I print. I love the smaller design and the fact that I can print two sheets per 8.5 x 11" piece of cs. I did the same for my basket today :]
I stamped the "Easter" sentiment from Sentimental Occasions, which I created to be a sentiment building set. There are so many possible sentiment combinations, I can't imagine not having one that I need ever again! I added "Happy" from the same set, just on a separate SU Label punched from my mustard Love Defined paper. I also added one of the pretty silhouette flowers that I colored with markers. This flower is the same one I broke apart and created the paper from :]
My handle was literally created from a piece of scrap paper laying next to my paper cutter :] LOL It was 1/2" wide and 7" long and it was a strip of the same paper my basket was cut from. I adhered my decorative sewing trim with Scor-Tape, and also adhered the ends of my handle to the basket with the tape. I hot glued the primas on top. I didn't want any holes or hardware showing through the basket, so this worked well for me. I also added a quad-looped bow on the edge of my sentiment with some more hot glued primas. I'm in love with narrow ribbon again, I must say! Thankfully, my daughter invested in a TON of it while we lived in Hawaii because she used to create ribbon leis with it. That craft came and went a LONG time ago, so I dusted off the storage bins under her bed and found a new use for the ribbon :]
I tucked three truffles inside and my little basket was finished! These would be PERFECT little gifts for co-workers, teachers, mailmen, neighbors, church friends...and any other acquaintance you want to do a little something for. This was SO easy to put together. I finished this project in 1/3 the time it took me to finish my card yesterday!! LOL I wish I were joking.
Okay, friends. That's all I have for you today, but I must point you in the direction of our other fabulous designers. Today is release day, so everyone has a dose of inspiration for you :]
♥ Amy Sheffer ~ April Guest Designer ♥Thanks for stopping by today :] Hope you're enjoying our new stuff!! Have a great weekend.