Thursday, October 8, 2009

Picnic Basket

I was browsing web sites and blogs one day when I came across a site that had posted samples of baskets the size of a party favor. I printed off the template and tried unsucessfully to enlarge it to get a better idea of how they were made. When this did not work, I just grabbed some paper, a trimmer and bone folder and started measuring, cutting and scoring. This picture is what I came up with when I was done. After I got my template for the basket I did another and decorated it and then decided that it need something in it so I made the cards. I am very pleased with how this turned out. I was so pleased that I tried to make another one (berry basket) and I will be posting that one tomorrow.

Stamps: Doodle That (retired stamp set)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Tea Party DSP, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Whisper White Large Brads, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Jumbo Oval punch, Oval Scallop punch, Large oval punch, Scallop Punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, 1 1/2 circle punch, Window Word punch, Buttons Big Shot die

Let me know what you think.
P. S. I need to work on my picture skills for posting...LOL

Tena Cross


  1. Adorable! I love it. You really did a great job.

  2. It's so sweet! Thanks you sharing.

  3. that picnic basket is awesome! I'd love to see (or pay for) a tutorial on how to create my own!!!

  4. very pretty...i'd love to see a tutorial as well. thanks for sharing