Mar 17 2009

Baskets and Blooms

I had purchased the Baskets & Bloom die a few months ago for a downline meeting, but then didn’t use it.  I like the little cup shape, but the bottom can be a little fussy to put together and it doesn’t hold as much as I was hoping.  So, when I saw a picture of a container made with the sides of the basket and an extra piece of cardstock, I was so excited!  I could make the basket any size I wanted…to hold cards, or in this case some chocolate DOVE Easter eggs!  Yummy!  I made these for the participants of my Stamp Camp last weekend. 

I used the two ends of the basket diecuts and the Delicate Dots designer paper…trimmed off the tab, and then scored 1/4 inch from each side to adhere to the 3 1/2 x 8 cardstock center (score the 8" side at 2 3/4 in from each side).  Then I decorated the Certainly Celery sides with a Eyelet Border punch trim of Delicate Dots DSP and added the 5 petal flower from Polka Dot Punches in Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery for the leaves.  I added a 1/2 circle punch with the same stamp in the center.  Each of the baskets were filled with Easter grass and some Dove chocolates!  They looked cute sitting on the tables, but I forgot to get a picture of the entire group of them!  Oh well…

Set:  Polka Dot Punches
C/S:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Inks:  Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Other:  Eyelet Border punch, 5 petal punch, 1/2 circle punch, Dimensionals, Basket & Blooms die


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8 People have left comments on this post

Mar 17, 2009 - 08:03:10

Now this is a good reason to own that die! Love it! Very cute.

Mar 17, 2009 - 10:03:34
Neppie said:

Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve had problems with the bottom too. I have just let my die sit there not using it. Now I will use it to make some of these cute little baskets. Thanks again,

Mar 17, 2009 - 01:03:16

Wow! I didn’t like this die after I purchased it and only used it twice! Your idea is totally INKspirational@!!!! I’m so excited to get that die and give this idea of yours a try!
Thanks so much for sharing your genius with us.

Mar 17, 2009 - 03:03:13
Joan Hajek said:

Cute Connie! I have the die and have made the baskets with the die but agree that they are small. This holds so much more! Will have to remember it!


Mar 17, 2009 - 03:03:27
Jamie said:

Thanks! This is super cute. I never would have thought of making something like this. I am going to keep this on my future crafts-to-do list. Very clever. Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂

Mar 17, 2009 - 06:03:49

This is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your creative talent

Mar 17, 2009 - 08:03:31
Annette Jensen said:

This is great, Connie. I must confess that this is one of the first dies I bought last year and I have not made ONE basket. After I saw a tutorial on how to assemble it, I decided it was just too putzy. But this project looks perfect. I was thinking about making a spring goodie basket for a meeting I’m going to tomorrow, but I was hesitant to make anything that looked to “Easter-ish” because I’m not sure if everyone is Christian in the group. But this looks perfectly “Spring-y” instead! Thanks for the inkspiration!

Mar 27, 2009 - 03:03:27
Mary Davis said:

This is great Connie. I have only used this die a couple of times. I just love this basket. I’ll be able to come up with more ideas for this die. Thanks so much for sharing.