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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pink Lemonade?

Hi all!

I want to share a project I made with the Pink Lemonade Card Kit from Paper Garden Projects.

The kit contains patterned paper, matching cardstock, ribbon, and embellishments - all together for one low price. You can see the kit HERE.

I love the cheery summer colors of this kit - and thought they would make a cute summer treat basket.

The basket is made from a strip of 12" wide paper. I included a template at the end of this post.

I used my Threading Water border punch to add lots of flirty little scallops. I punched to top of the basket before I assembled it. I also punched both sides of the handle and a green cardstock strip decoration.

I made a gift card to go with my basket using my circle and scalloped circle Nestibility dies.

The card is made by placing folded cardstock just inside a few of the scallops and cutting both layers together.

The stamps are from Odd Bird Planet - I love those strawberries and that saying.

I colored the strawberries with my Copic Markers (R-14, R-27, YG-03, YG-63) and added the shadow with B-60.

I inked the background in Memento Dandelion with a duster brush. I left the cutting die in place to get the white frame. (just make sure to clean the die when you are done so the ink does not get on your next project.)

Here is a template. Its just a simple 2,4,6,8 box adjusted to use a 12" length of paper. Each score is at 2 3/4"

This template is actually for a treat box that is pretty tall. I wanted my basket shorter so my starting paper size was 12" x 6" instead of 12"x8".

These boxes and baskets are really fun to make!


Danni said...

This is so nice!! Really a neat basket/card.

Nancy B said...

Just dropped by to say Hello. and I found that you have been up to some really creative things.

The scalloped card w/ the strawberries on it is beatiful along w/ the basket or container that you made.

Love those colors. so summery looking.

Kathi said...

Wow. Great job with the Copics on those strawberries. They look so realistic.

Michelle Pearson said...

Oops! I never did get around to doing that challenge about 2 weeks ago! YIKES...where does time go?! I plan to play again sometime....for true!!

I love your little scallopy basket and card....so cute!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ouuu! How sweet. This is the epitome of summer! Just fabulously fresh and cute, :0)

Tania said...

This looks very wonderful. Lovely basket!