I have finally completed my Exploding Box Picnic Basket and want to share it with you today. I started this project at a local crop several weeks ago, but just couldn't finish because I spent so much time talking to my table mates and getting to know them. It was really a fun time, but I don't think I should count on finishing any projects at crops.
|Martha Stewart edge punch and rick-rack for the basket lid trim.|
|I used 3 sheets of 12x12 papers to make the basket-weave cover.|
I did however, have a terrible time finding plastic fruit/food for the top of the basket. It seems the 70's really are gone (yay!). I remember as a kid that almost every parent or grandparent had a basket of plastic fruit on a table, but I could only find grapes at the dollar store!
Here is an inside look.....
|Remove the lid and three layers open up on the table.|
|Each section has a pocket for tags to hold pictures and journaling.|
|I used the stickers and tags in addition to 8x8 papers.|
And the 3rd layer .......
This is a great project and I am sure you would love making one of your own. Check out Kathy's tutorial and give it a try!
Tutorial: Paper Phenomenon Easter Basket
Paper: Bazzill Red and Yellow, Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home colelction 8x8, a few 12x12 papers and the stickers
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Lace Edgy punch, fabric flowers from the Dollar Store, Little yellow rick-rack, and plastic grapes from the dollar store, an apple stamp from Michael's
Inks: Prima Chalk edgers from Scrapadabadoo
I am entering this great project into a couple of challenges:
- Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Spring (time for a picnic!)
- Scrap and Craft - Colours of spring
- Penny's Paper crafty - Anything goes
Have a wonderful scrappy day!