Yesterday we shared our patriotic baskets and hope you will give them a try. (Click here if you missed that post.) In the original directions there were no measurements for scoring strips on the medium and small boxes. Here are the numbers which we found worked well for us:
Medium box (3″ x 3″) score strips @ 2 3/4″ from each end
Small box (2″x 2″) score strips @ 1 3/4″ from each end
Robyn created these two small boxes ( 2″x 2″) from Birthday Bouquet paper. It’s amazing the different look you get using the reverse of the same paper. I like using double sided paper for that reason. She punched holes in the corners of the flaps tying ribbon in each. We liked how well these worked without handles.
Here are more small boxes made from Field of Flowers DSP. 3-4 Hershey Kisses fit in nicely. Wrapping 1/8″ ribbon under the flaps and tying a bow in just one corner makes a nice finishing touch too.
Wouldn’t these make cute Halloween or Christmas boxes?
Whether it’s small medium or large, with handles or without these baskets are fun and easy to make.
This week there are only 2 sisters snipping for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge. We have some colorful cards and found this week’s challenge really fun. Here is Julee Tilman’s great sketch:
With the holiday weekend almost here, Sharon created her card with a fun summer theme. With watermelons galore and plenty of ants joining in the fun there must be a picnic somewhere nearby. Using Ella & Viv’s Watermelon Fresca #11 & #12 and Lawn Fawn’s Happy Summer her card is all set to welcome those warm summer days.
Karen’s card is headed toward summer using a patriotic theme. With plenty of red, white, & blue the Doodlebug paper looks very festive for the holidays ahead. The red embossed section has stars from Sizzix to add textured interest. Bright & cheery with a forecast of summer fun ahead.
Thanks for joining us this week. Check out more fun ideas at Mojo Monday, and come back later this week when we feature some fun baskets we’ve been making.
This week we are fortunate to be featured on Susan Itell’s Simple Stampin’ blog. We are sharing a project we’ve been having fun with for several weeks now as these baskets have so many options for many occasions.
These are our Slatted Baskets. They come in three sizes and we’ve enjoyed making them into Easter and May Day Baskets. As we enter the Memorial Day and July 4th holidays we think these boxes would be great fun too. The idea came from Betty Traciak at Kitty Stamp. She was featured on Splitcoast Stampers earlier this spring. If you click on the links you will find wonderful directions and a great video on how to create these boxes.
The smallest basket measures 2″x 2″. It would hold 3-4 small candies.
The medium basket at 3″ x 3″ would make a nice container for birthday party or shower favors.
This is the large basket measuring 4″ x 4″. It’s a great size for holding flowers as shown. These would made great table centerpieces too. We’ve added brads at the ends of the handles to make it easier to insert items into the boxes.
Thanks for visiting and join us again tomorrow when we will have more ideas for these boxes and some additional measurements for the decorative slats.
A quick post this week before it is too late to submit our cards to this week’s challenge. The design was fun and quick for each of us. Here is the design we followed:
Sharon created a simple card with a bold message. Using both sides of Stampin’ Up’s SubtlesDSP Stack and some white cardstock for the base, her card began to take shape. Adding a couple of interlocking rectangles around the perimeter and a bold “hi” to the center, her card came together quickly.
Robyn’s card was made for a former colleague who recently won an award for excellence in teaching. The school’s colors and mascot were the inspiration for her card. Using Stampin’ Up’s Blue Ribbon and Paper Smootches’ Simply Said stamp sets, she created a great card by adding a sweet fox from Michael’s bargain bin.
Karen’s sweet floral card is full of texture. She used dotted embossing folders from Stampin’ Up and paper from Pebbles’– We Go Together. She then added her sentiment from A Barrel of Stamps by Stampabilities. With a few simple punches from SU’S 3-Corner Punch and Papertrey’s Squiggles die for some interest she created a fun card. A few rhinestones and some quick cutouts for the envelope and she was done.
We are a little later this week in posting our blog. Sometimes the week gets by and you don’t even notice where it has gone. That seems to be the case this week for us. We did meet for our usual Monday video chat. We couldn’t get altogether at the same time nor finish together, but we did get our cards completed. Here they are:
First though here is the sketch we followed.
Karen was having wifi problems so she didn’t get to join us, but her card came through loud & clear. Her bold and bright interpretation is so fun with a very sweet sentiment. Using Stampin’ Up’s English Garden DSP, the Petite Pairs Stamp set, some Pistachio Pudding card stock, and Old Olive ink she came up with a very fun card.
Robyn used two of her favorite colors for this week’s card. For her it’s Blackberry Bliss & Old Olive (also from Stampin’ Up) for her background and base. With the help of some Wildflower Fields DSP, Happy Home and A Dozen Thoughts stamps and a bit of scoring she came up with a very beautiful and sweet creation.
Finally this week is Sharon’s simple card in pinks. She used Stampin’ Up’s Birthday Bouquet, a bit of their DSP paper stack in Blushing Bride, and some sweet Mason Jars from Illustrated Faith’s She Blooms. A little Regal Rose (Stampin Up) ink and a hearty hello die from Papertrey Ink rounds out her card.
That is it for this week’s collection from us. We are happy you stopped by and hope you found some inspiration. We love your comments if you could take the time. Don’t forget to checkout more good ideas at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com.
Karen and I found a few minutes earlier this week to give the Global Design Project a try. The challenge was fun because you had so many options. This is the sketch we followed:
Karen’s card with its simple hello greeting is a beautiful study in pastels. The cheery English Garden DSP from Stampin’ Up makes this card sing, and the stitched ovals from Memory Box create a simple elegance. The Mint Macaron, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla also from SU add just the right background to pull her creation together nicely.
My card is from the same sketch, and shows the great versatility of this challenge. I used watercolor pens and the Rose Red ink pad from Stampin’ Up for the background. With just a touch of Old Olive I turned the background into a floral image–perhaps a tulip I think. Using the fun ‘happy’ die from Whimsical Stamps I cut the sentiment and lifted it by cutting the same image from coaster board. A bit of stamping in Smokey Slate with the Gorgeous Grunge collection and two candy dots rounds out this project.
We hope you found some inspiration in our cards and will visit again soon. You might also like to visit the GDP blog at http://www.globaldesignproject.com for more inspiration.
Thank you for joining our blog today. We were up bright and early Monday morning creating cards for this week’s Mojo challenge. Julee Tillman created a fun design and we enjoyed making our cards. Here is the sketch Julee provided:
First up is Robyn’s bright and fresh creation. Using Stampin’ Up’s English Garden DSP and their Grateful Bunch stamp set she has created a sweet Springtime card. Her other tools include an EK scallop punch, a sentiment from Circle of Spring, and a blender pen for flower color.
Next is Sharon’s simple card just in time for Mother’s Day. She chose Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, and just a bit of So Saffron from Stampin’ Up and a bit of their Birthday Bouquet DSP for her paper selections. The other tools she used were a scallop border punch, a sentiment from April’s Paper Pumpkin, and a few pearl embelishments also from SU.
Last this week is Karen’s bright and cheery ready for summer card. The Summer Splash paper from My Mind’s Eye partnered with some embossed red and bright stars makes her card an eye-catcher. She also used some different scalloped additions around the card’s perimeter and a bit of scalloped detail at the bottom of her center panel. If you enlarge the photo you can see embossed stars from The Paper Studio on the red panel and other details you might not see otherwise.
That does it for this week’s Mojo inspired collection of cards. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will leave a comment. As always we encourage you to visit the Mojo Monday blog for more great ideas. (www.mojomonday.blogspot.com)