Monday, April 18, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #15

     I've been wanting to create one of these baskets for a long time and when the Easter theme came up this week for The Kraft Journal, I couldn't imagine not trying to make it out of some of Babette's fabulous Kraft Outlet cardstock.
     The basket was made using the template and instructions of the incredibly talented Becca Feeken.  You can click on her name to go to the template page.  I'll also give you another link here for the video tutorial she did on how to weave the ribbon panels.  She made her panels solid, but I liked the look of the kraft poking through so I only did one set of the weaving.  The ribbon is weaved in and out of a Scalloped Frame die cut from Spellbinders.  The basket base is super simple to make and the weaving isn't really that hard either.  I used Brown Kraft Cover Weight and Buff Ivory Coverweight cardstocks.  I stamped and embossed a little damask on each flap of the basket and did some faux stitching for added accent.  The handle was edge punched, layered, and attached to the base with brads.
     I stamped the sentiment onto a White Round Metal Edge tag and used another one to attach the flower to.  For the flower I used a Spellbinders Dahlia die and layered Buff Ivory and Lunchbag Kraft cardstock.  A brad holds it all together.
     The basket needed some treats for it so I created some little treat holders out of two of the Small Kraft Pillow Boxes.  I decorated them with a punched piece of Buff Ivory and some little Vintage Easter images I made into little tags and tied with green Bakers Twine.  I added a little faux stitching on these too.
     Did you see the pretty porcelain egg with my name on it?  my mom gave me and my daughter one of these many moons ago.
     Hope you like the project.  Make sure you get yours linked up for the challenge by 9:00 p.m. EST on Sunday for your chance at a $15.00 Kraft Outlet store voucher.
Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Kraft Pillow Boxes
Green Bakers Twine
White Round Metal Edge Tags
Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock

Other Supplies

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink “Mixed Messages”, Recollections “Brackets and Corners”
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versamark, Signo White gel pen
Tools:  Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame (S5-011), Dahlia (S4-191), Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124); Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Deep edge punch; EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, Recollections brads, Stampendous white embossing powder


Nancy said...

What a beautiful Easter basket Tracy! The treat holders are the perfect companions to it! It's a wonderful set! I love the porcelain egg with your name on it too! What a treasure! :o)

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow this basket is just darling!!! So adorable and perfect for giving that special someone a little treat!

Geri said...

For the life of me, Tracy, I can't remember exactly where you live--I just know you're down south. Saw the national news this AM and thought I had better come check on my friend! Hope you and your area is safe and sound. This basket is so lovely!! I really appreciate the time it takes you to inspire us with extra special projects like this one! Beautiful! Take care!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What an absolutely gorgeous set you created, Tracy! I love that basket design and LOVE the weaving. So clever and so beautiful! The stamping and faux stitching on the flaps adds such a nice touch, and I love the pillow boxes and vintage tags, too. Really, really fabulous, my friend!

Unknown said...

SUPERGORGEOUS Easter basket this is Tracy! That looks amazing!! The weaving is terrific and the height as well! And what a sweet precious gift your mom gave you, you will cherish this forever! Hugs, Ira

Unknown said...

What a super cute basket you have created. Amazing my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Aphra Bolyer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The kraft and ivory papers are so perfect for this. And I just love the pillow box treats you added. Lovely!!!

Unknown said...

This is such an awesome gift set Tracy...that basket is amazing...and well, I just love it all! Great work girlie!!

Kristina said...

Wow Tracy, gorgeous....just gorgeous. I love it!!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful set! Lovely basket!