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!
It's nice to see you back. I'm sorry to hear you have been unwell, I hope you are better now.
This is stunning Nancy, the design is wonderful and I love the papers.
Sorry to hear you've not been wel Nancy, hope that you're better now though. Such a wonderful project and the papers that you've used are gorgeous. I love the exploding basket and it's a great take on the exploding boxes.
WOW, this is so neat, Nancy; nice job on it.
This is wonderful. I would have been so proud to have been able to make something like this. I do hope you are feeling much better. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crating with an Attitude.
Sue DT x
OMG Nancy I am lost for words, well nearly, I am totally blown away by this beautiful, amazing, brilliant, fantastic creation, what an inspiration you are to so many crafters, this is the most delicious picnic basket I have ever seen, top notch work.
A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
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