Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Basket

Ahh...another Monday! Hope it is a great one for you!
Today I wanted to share a little Easter basket with you.  I created it using an amazing Silhouette file by Lori Whitlock called Woven Basket.  Lori has done it again---when I saw this basket in her store...I IMMEDIATELY had to have it. 

I just got it on Saturday and Saturday night I made this.  Yep....I love it. Lori thinks of everything.  The basket came to together in a snap. 

Here are a few things I did to make it look like a realistic basket---I cut the pattern using two different card stocks---cocoa and Kraft.  By doing this, it enables you to see the weave design a bit more.  And, I wanted to see it.  I did try weaving a paper basket a few years ago and was so frustrated I tossed it when it was half done---so I am loving the ease of this.

Can you tell I love this design. (Yeah for Lori!)

Sorry....back to the details---->  After I cut it with my Silhouette, I sponged the darker card stock strips with some Distress ink to give the strips I threaded through more dimension.  I printed the top piece (which helps create the sturdiness of the basket) on patterned paper.
I used Helmar Premium Craft glue to assemble this project.

Here is the completed basket--- (I popped a little stuffed bunny in there because I was NOT about to buy another dang bag of Robin's Eggs....I have been through 2 already and it isn't even Easter yet! Sigh!)

Here is the basket sans the bunny so you can see how cute it is:
 
And here is a close up of the basket weave and the tag: 

I added a little sticker tag (Jillibean Soup) and a spring sticker (SRM Stickers) and a touch of Caribbean baker's twine (The Twinery) and that was it!

What do you think? 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

Patti J said...

Cammie, that is one adorable basket! It looks like wood, totally does!!! Cute as can be my friend - thanks for sharing!!!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Wow Cammie that looks fabulous! Love that you did it with the two colors. It turned out super cute.

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I love it too!!! Can these files be used to cut by hand? Or do you need a machine??? Thanks, Lori

Miriam Prantner said...

Just two cute! Love it!

KellyRae said...

LOVE the basket and what a clever idea to use the two colors. TFS!

Court said...

Just darling! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so fun! I LOVE Lori W files, they cut so nicely, seems they almost put themselves together! LOL
I am making the little bunny treat bag now and will post it on Tuesday night...you have to see it!
I can't even tell you how much candy I have ate in the name of crafting this year-OH MY!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, breathtakingly lovely!!!!
Chelle

Donna said...

What an adorable basket, Cammie! Love how you really made it look like a real woven basket and all the extra touches make it perfect! Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! Love that weaved basket!!! Super sweet!

Sharon Field, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Good to see you having so much fun with your stamping stuff Cammie! How are things going? Thanks for the email!

Deborah Anton said...

This is so great!! I really must get a silhouette... Sigh...

Lynette said...

I think it's a very fabulous basket, Cammie! Awesome!