Welcome to another week of the Artisan Wednesday WOW Blog Hop by the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. Doesn't it feel like we are barely into Spring and now Easter is less than a week away? Can you say "longest winter EVER"! Seriously, Easter just sort of came out of nowhere. I really love to craft and decorate for spring, but this year I just haven't been very inspired...until now that is! So please forgive me for not getting to this sooner. Today, I have a fun basket that I made by covering a Tag a Bag Gift Box with Watercolor Wonder DSP.
I love the look of stitching on projects, (although it is completely optional), so I cut four panels of DSP and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges. I purchased some wooden finials at the craft store, painted them white, and then hot glued them to the bottom. It wasn't expensive and it adds a lot of polish to the project. I also added some Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim along the bottom edge before adding the flowers to the project.
The flowers were made with the Flower Shop stamp set. I stamped each flower four times and used the Pansy Punch to cut them out. Then I assembled the layers. I used flower stamens by Wilton for the centers. The sentiment is from the Blessed Easter stamp from the Spring mini catalog. I inked the words with Bermuda Bay ink and then stamped them on Whisper White cardstock. I didn't want the background to overpower the sentiment, so I stamped the flowers on a piece of scrap paper first and then onto the cardstock. Then I punched it out with the Extra-large Oval Punch. It fits perfectly inside a frame made from the Designer Frames embosslit and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I hand cut the outside of the frame and attached everything to the box with dimensionals. All that's left is to add a handle and then fill the basket with yummy treats. Just a suggestion...be sure to buy two bags of chocolate, because if you are anything like me, you will need one for the basket and one for the creative process! LOL!
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Thanks for checking out our hop this week. Now be sure to hop on over to see what Erica Cerwin and the rest of the design team have created.