Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Basket Case

The Challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is Fancy Folds. The possibilities are endless. Please join us this week.

I got the templates for these very cool baskets from Mel Stampz. Any time I want to make a purse, or a box I head over to Mel's blog as she has hundreds of awesome templates and ideas.
 I made these for a gathering I was hosting for a few of our friends from our congregation. It was a young meets older party. It was for our younger friends to benefit from the experience and wisdom of our older friends. The older were the Butterflies or Roses and the younger were the Caterpillars or Rosebuds. The baskets were filled with tea, cookies, and a pretty magnet for the Roses, and nail polish, lip gloss, and pretty smelling lotions and body gels for the Rosebuds. It was a lot of fun. I will share the invitations on another post.  Meanwhile please bear with ALL the pictures, as I made 18 of these puppies! The one suggestion I would have if you have more than one of these to make, use double sided paper. This is one of my favorite paper packs at the moment so I did not use a double sided paper. So 4 end pieces x's 18=72 pieces to trace and cut out. I'm just saying...

Supplies Used:
Template: Mel Stampz
Paper: DCWV Blossom Song Paper Pack
Sentiments: From Computer
Punches: Tags, Circles, & Scalloped Circles- EK Success 
Ribbon: Misc. From Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this project in:
Catered Crop -Pattern Paper, Tags, Ribbon, Punches 
Fairy Fun Fridays - Sugar & Spice & all things nice
Fashionista Friday - Girls/Women
Di's Digis Designs - Girly Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Fancy folds
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft shop - Song inspired (Tea For Two)
Just Some Lines - Reminds me of a song (Tea For Two)
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink 
Woodware USA -  Anything Goes 
Anything Goes Challenge - Diecuts/Punches or Both
The Crafty Pad - Monochromatic
The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Girls
Creative Inspirations Paint -  (Clean and Simple)


faithnme said...

These are just Soo Gorgeous.. Caught my eye as soon as I saw them.. Your DP are Beautiful.. I will check them out at Mel's

Cheryl said...

oh gosh stacey hun these are just gorgeous what beautiful summery colors you have used,hugs cherylx

Davi said...

What beautiful encouraging gift baskets. So much work you put into them! So glad you shard them with us at TT this week :)

Annemaritta said...

Stacey, sorry not commenting often. I'm just so tired of things happening around in real life. Visiting your blog is always one of the cutiest highlights of my day.

This baskets are nice, handy and beautiful. Adorable. Thank you for a wonderful ideas and details you are always full of.

Best wishes and I miss you!
- Nutcase :)

corry'kaart said...

hallo stacy
wat een geweldig leuke en mooie manden heb je gemaakt, en zo vrolijk van kleur dus is het erg leuk om zoiets weg te geven!
groetjes van corry

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

What a nice idea - these look great!Just a sweet little something for somebody ...!

Tracy said...

Fantastic! Blimey, you made 18 - a real labour of love.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Tracy x

Dorcas said...

These were awesome. I remember walking into your kitchen to help "load up the car" and thinking, "Are you CRAZY??? Just how many hours do you have in a night ??? I mean, I know you don't sleep but STILL this is like a week's work (or more).But before I could get my mouth open you were like "I know I know. Yes, I'm insane." lol
But it was worth it. They came out really awesome and the kids had a blast!!

Sheryl said...

Hi Stacey! These gift baskets are absolutely beautiful and so very special. What a thoughtful idea!
Take a bow!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Fancy Fold" Challenge!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Babs said...

Oh what a lovely idea Stacey! Such a good idea to do something like that once in a while, it can be a lot of work, but so worth it. Way to go! The baskets are fab. I love that paper stack too.
Have a great day,
Luv, Babs xo

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

Oh these are lovely baskets!
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

Gaynor said...

Lovely creations, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, Gaynor DT :)

Heidi said...

Beautiful baskets!
What a lovely gift:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Anonymous said...

These baskets are really adorable!! I love the design and goodies inside! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

Wilma Z said...

Very lovely and girly gift. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Tracey said...

Ooh you have been busy Stacey & these are wonderful :)

Heather said...

oh my gosh oh goodness wow! This is a wonderful set of gorgeous gift sets. You really went all out, and they are beautiful

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Fancy Folds Challenge

Heather D.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Great baskets! Thank you so much for joining our "Reminds Me of a Song" challenge at Just Some Lines!

Victoria said...

What a fun project! You've got gifts galore! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad this week. Good luck.
Victoria Lavender

Kianel said...

Gorgeous and cute baskets!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Shelly said...

Such pretty, girly baskets, love all the girly colours! Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge Blog, Shelly ;)

aqualeiga said...

I love your fabulous monochromatic baskets!! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
Hugs, Ali x

Ernestine said...

oh what a wonderful Idea to come together and find such a lovely giftbasket!Simply great-Iam thinking abot making that in our congregation also...same like Ulina/apricot bubbles.
much love Erni

Linda McClain said...

Oh my . . . I love these gift sets. So fun. Thanks for sharing them with us at Catered Crop.

Faye said...

What gorgeous and colourful baskets. Just super. xxx

Linda w said...

Hi Stacey, I so admire this project and have an award for you on my blog, I hope you'll pop by to take a look, even if you won't want to display the award. Hugs lin

E.T. said...

just one word for you - BRILLIANT!


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