Thursday, May 21, 2015

Update and Exploding Picnic Basket Mini Album

Hi All, I have been absent of late due to a terrible cold and lots (too much) of travelling.

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.

When Kathy Orta first created this tutorial she made it up as an Easter Basket, but since I was using the Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Collection I thought it would work better as a picnic basket.

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.
Here is a look at the 2nd layer ......

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!

Project Recipe

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:

Have a wonderful scrappy day!


Sue said...

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.
Sue xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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.

Sue xx

lindagrady said...

WOW, this is so neat, Nancy; nice job on it.

applejack cards by sue said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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.
lorraine x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.