Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Snowflake on my Basket!

It's Wednesday and the clock is ticking to get those last minute gifts together. Today is also my Heartfelt Creations and Flower Soft days, so I combined products from both of these great companies on this project!

If you want a really quick little basket to make, I've got just the idea for you! Last week on Flower Soft TV, Noreen showed how to make this simple basket from a sheet of cardstock. I just scored my lines using my Scor-pal and I had a basket in less than 2 minutes! (Now mind you, I spent longer decorating it!)

Here are the details for you:

HCPC 3344 Single Snowflakes

HCPC 3345 Snowflake Medley Swirl

Snowflake Wonders Shapeabilities

Silver Flower Soft

Polar White Flower Soft

This little gift basket is really simple and quick to make, so if you have a bunch of Christmas favors that you need to put together, this would be a great way! I found the directions for making the basket on the December 10th program of Flower Soft TV (Festive Decorations). So after the basic basket was finished, I decorated it. I cut four squares 2.25" out of some kind of holographic white type paper. To stamp on this, I used the Snowflake Medley Swirl and VersaCraft ink (and heat set it). This ink worked well on my coated paper, and didn't smear my design at all. I glued the panels on using Scor-tape and then glued a border of silver Flower Soft around the edge of each square. I stamped snowflakes from the Single Snowflakes with Versamark ink, and embossed with silver. I cut the snowflakes out using the Snowflake wonder dies, and added Polar White Flower Soft along the edges. I used dimensional adhesives to glue my snowflakes on.

To see lots of fantastic inspiration from the DT of Heartfelt Creations - jump over to the blog!

To play along with this week's Flower Soft Challenge (Think Snow) - head over to our forum at Splitcoast Stampers.

Paper Sundaes: Anything but Square
Stamptacular Sunday: Winter Wishes
Alota: Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz: Christmas Gift
Fussy and Fancy: Anything but a card
Totally Gorjuss: Snow
All Sorts: Last minute Christmas


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! What a clever little basket!! I love the snowflakes!! So fun!! TFS! HUGS

Debs said...

Great gift basket - love the snowflakes.
Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Mary J said...

Wow, this is just superb! I love it!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss!

Mary J xxx

Mary J said...

Wow, this is just superb! I love it!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss!

Mary J xxx

Tabitha said...

Super cute. I just printed out directions on how to make one yesterday. Will have to give it a shot. Thanks for showing. Love the pale blue you used, very pretty.

Fiona said...

what a lovely gift basket...I love the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Gemma said...

this is really beautiful! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great gift idea that basket is just perfect...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Céline et Nathalie said...

fab project i want to to make my own!
thanks for playing at stamptacular
sanday this week

Kat said...

What a beautiful basket. Lovely gift for someone. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

HappyCrafter said...

What a cool basket, and decorated so beautifully!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is adorable! Love it! My friend just gave me one of these on Tuesday...filled with candies! They are so cool! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes.