Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC = Anything But a Card Challenge

What a fun day I had creating on Monday.  A little laundry, a little stamping.  A little house cleaning, a little stamping.  Actually I did more creating than cleaning, but we all need days like that, don't we?

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create "Anything But a Card".  You will have to go to their blog and see what others have come up with.

I have seen these adorable picnic baskets around and I really wanted to make one.  So I did some web searching and found a template that you can buy from Paper Wishes.  I really didn't want to wait for a template to arrive in the mail, so I did my best to re-create what I saw.  I did make a few changes like adding two handles instead of one and I changed the shape of the lid to work with what I made.  Anyway, here is my version of the Picnic Basket:
Both lids lift up so you can put a lot of goodies in here:

Here is another view that shows the buttons and elastic thread closure:

I used the Fanfare paper pack (X7138B), Fanfare Level 2 brad assortment for the red brads on the sides (Z1400), Blue and Red button assortments, Flurry chipboard for the yellow stars (Z1225), The sentiment "Life's a Picnic" is from Campin' Fever stamp set (D1353), and the star is from Wishing Star stamp set (D1333).  The completed basket measures approx. 5" wide by 3 1/2" tall without handles and 2 3/4" deep.  Check out paper wishes if you want the template.  I don't think that I could post my version since I tried my best to copy what they had.
Have a crafty day!