Feb 11 2012

CCMC-OCC4 – Watermelon Sweet Treat

It's Saturday and time for a challenge for our subscribers over on Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition 2012.  The theme for this week is a "Treat for a Sweet"…a little 3D project.  We have some fun ideas for you…check out what the Design Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  All subscribers who play along are entered into a drawing to win one of two FREE subscriptions to the NEXT edition of Create with Connie and Mary.  It's not too late to join and you could win!  You still have access to all the tutorials we've done so far…plus you'll be one of the first to see the new ideas over the next couple weeks.  And, remember, you can access these tutorials 24/7 and our website stays live for over a year for you to refer back to them!


My project is a sweet little Watermelon favor basket filled with M&Ms…now who wouldn't like to get this sweet treat?  It really was pretty quick to put together, too, with the help of my Big Shot!



I used the 3" inch Circle Die to make the Real Red Patterns DSP layer and the 3 1/2" Circle Die to make the Garden Green layer.  The Whisper White layer I did cut at 3 1/4" with my Circle Scissors Tool.  You only need to make one or each, then cut it in half for the other side of the favor basket.  Then I made a simple box to go between the two half circles and it holds my small cello bag of candy.  The watermelon seeds are the smallest heart on the Heart to Heart punch, cut in half, then highlighted with a white gel pen.  The handle is the ric rac pattern on the Tasteful Trim die from Garden Green cardstock, held to the box with Garden Green mini brads.


I tied the Small Cello Bag closed with Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and added a little tag with the You're So Sweet greeting from the Sweet Cake stamp set, stamped with Basic Black on Whisper White.  Here is a side view, too…



Thanks for stopping by…and don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!

6 People have left comments on this post

Feb 11, 2012 - 10:02:00
Adriana said:

Oh my gosh this is so stinkin' cute! Getting pinned right now for summer hostess goodies!

Feb 11, 2012 - 08:02:47
Ruth Bingle said:

SO stinkin cute!!!  I love it! 

Feb 11, 2012 - 08:02:06

Such a cute treat basket Connie, love how you used the Tasteful Trim Die for the handle!

Feb 11, 2012 - 11:02:42
kathy t said:

Connie, this would make such a cute place setting gift even in the summer. Thanks for sharing this cute project.  Your creativity is amazing!

Feb 12, 2012 - 10:02:13
Becky Green said:

This is SOOOO NICE!!!!!!!!!! My daughter, who LOVES watermelon would LOVE  this!!!!!!!!! Thanks for showing us!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Feb 13, 2012 - 08:02:21

Adorable work!!! Love the design!