I was in search of a bigger basket, one that would be sturdy enough to hold more than a couple of pieces of chocolate. I found a beautiful example on Mary Jo Albright’s blog, complete with a tutorial:
- Elements of Style stamp set
- Marina Mist and Rose Red card stock
- Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
- the stiff white 12 x 12 sheets that come in the back of the Stampin’ Up! DSP package
- Marina Mist Classic ink pad
- Victoria Crochet Trim; Tombo the Wonder Adhesive
- Vintage Flowers Adornments; brads
- Big Shot and Scallop Envelope and Fun Flowers Bigz dies
You read that right – this basket is made from the Scallop Envelope cut out of the stiff white sheets from the back of the package of the DSP. I stamped on them to disguise them , and I was pleased with how strong they made the project. And it’s so green!
I really need to go back and give this basket a little step-up treatment. It was a club project, and I knew we would be challenged to finish in the amount of time we have, so I left the handle pretty plain. We did make a layered flower to put on the top, but it looks a little lonesome sitting there by itself.
I wanted the bottom to be finished, and I also wanted to stabilize the base to make the basket sturdy. I cut a hexagon from Marina Mist to put inside, and a second one to finish the bottom. Wow. It looks so simple, written like that. Have you tried to cut a hexagon lately? A nice, symmetrical one? Let’s just say it’s been a long time since geometry! I tried a number of techniques, but in the end I do what I generally end up doing: I winged it. And for being winged, I thought it came out pretty well:
Ha – oops, you can see my stitches. I get teased all the time because I like to sew things on. I hate it when things fall off!! Just don’t look too closely at my hexagon, ok?