Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Blessing Basket...

Hello journey friends!

Today I'm sharing my Make-Live-Share project.  I created a little woven basket (and some chocolate treats) for my neighbors.  Since it's Spring Break and I'm home babysitting my sister's dog, I decided it was a good time to make some treats and projects to decorate and to share.  What a great way to enjoy my days off from school! YeeHaw!
For this project I cut one sheet of 81/2 x 11 Oatmeal Cookie cardstock into 1/2 inch strips. After the strips were cut, I distressed them with Oatmeal Cookie ink.  I had a couple wider strips that I kept to use for the handle.  I also cut a medium sized rectangle from the Journey Rectangles dies and distressed that too.  This would act as the base of the basket.
I scored each strip of paper about 1/4 inch from the bottom so I could glue it to the rectangular base. I wove the strips of paper and glued the top edge to secure them.  I then stamped the Stitched Borders stamp onto Orange Creamsicle cardstock using Orange Creamsicle ink.  Cutting the stamped edge out and applying it to the upper edge of the basket was next.
The final steps included attaching a handle with some golden brads, adding some cut grass (lemon grass and kiwi) and two fresh packets of yummy "bunny bark" that I whipped together this morning. YUM!  
I did videotape most of the process of making this basket.  It was a bit time consuming to make, but I was in my crafty zone and lost all sense of time...I'll be editing the video soon and if all goes well, I'll post the video here so you can see how it went.

I'll be back in a few days another fun project to share.  Until then, keep on stampin'!  :)


Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry