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!

12 comments:

Joel and Amy said...

That is absolutely adorable! You must share the template! ~Amy

Queen Bee said...

Love it!

Sheila H said...

Wow! I could never create this basket without exactly following a template. You did a fantastic job!

Karen Day said...

Oh my goodness, Debi - this is SO cute! Can you imagine these as table decor at a picnic? So glad you shared this with us at H2H this week :o)

Lorrinda said...

Fantastic picnic basket! Thanks for joining us at H2H:)

Jessica said...

This is adorable, I love this. Great job with this challenge. Thanks for joining us at h2h!

Melanie said...

That is great!!! It is a great size. I will try to duplicate this myself thanks for sharing

Haley D. said...

What an amazing paper basket! Thanks for sharing your patriotic ABC project with us at H2H!

Romaine said...

Love this, and love this paper pack!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

For real? Shazzam!

Melinda said...

Heading over to Paper Wishes after seeing your adorable little picnic basket! Your rendition is to die for. Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H!

Debbie Carriere said...

Omgosh!! Totally love this :) Thanks for sharing at H2H!