Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Tisket, a Tasket...

..."A Year of Borders" basket! Kary Lim has another lovely project or us using the "A Year of Borders", this time, she stamped the butterflies border on the diagonal to create a sheet of paper she could make her 3-D project from, isn't it darling? I love the little label accent she made and then check out the sides and top!
She cut strips of the flower paper she created from her project the other day to make these layered bows! the artistry is in the details and these delicate touches (and the contrast of the pink to the blue and green so the project isn't so mathcy-match, it also ties in thoe yummy raspberry wrappers!) is SO inspired! My tip: If you don't have time to colors all the borders in, just stamp in a colored ink like powder blue and then spend your time coloring a little tag like this for it. No, it won't be *quite* as awesome as this but you'll still have a beautiful little presentation! Don't not attempt something this fun because you think it will take too long! ;)
Kary's creation details:
"The basket was made from 8.25x8.25" of paper. I stamped the butterflies all around the sides of the basket and coloured them with copics BG10 and YG03. Added a little Diamond stickles on the butterfly images. The little bows were made from the stamped papers with the flower borders from yesterday. I didn't have any Easter eggs (which I think would be perfect) so I filled them with my fave chocolates."

Thank you Kary for working your magic again with this set and showing us how you can take a handful of yummy chocolates to another level and create a handmade gift that has people saying "Wow"! How adorable would this little basket be to store other things in when the Ghiradelli is gone? (I know I couldn't throw it away!) Kary made another beautiful project using the butterflies on a card, using the SCRAPS from this project, please check it out here!

Finally, thank you everyone for all the love for my new "Bring the Bling" set, I hear from Gina it is flying off the shelves, yeah!! :) I am so excited about this concept and eager to start using it on my cards (in subtle and not so subtle ways!) ;) I can't wait to see tons of "well dressed" cards popping up in the STV gallery using these little touches of bling and seeing what creative uses you have for them! Just FYI, most of the new amazing embossing powders Gina added to the store to use with the set have already sold out, but don't worry, she has already ordered more so they should be added back in very soon! I have some of the beautiful black sparkle and red sparkle on its way to me so I look forward to showing how these look on projects! Did you all watch the bling video Gina did? I didn't want it to end, love how many things she packed in there! :)

My plan is to share my "Bring the Bling" tip sheet with you tomorrow and then Monday we will restart our inspiration hop, three more days of projects for all the new sets and then I will sharing some more guest spots, stay tuned


  1. Absolutely darling...did you freehand the basket or use a die? I love the way you used the butterfly border for the background~

  2. that is too cute! love the color combination.

  3. Thanks Melanie, for an opportunity once again,to showcase your beautiful stamp set. I guess you can tell how much I love that set ;)

    Casmiles, I didn't use a die for the basket. The basket base measures 4.5" x 3", sides were 2.75" in height all around. I used the Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace) to punch all around the top edge of the base. The handle measures 8.5"x1". Hope this helps.

  4. Thanks so much, for answering my question, Melanie! I'm going to go put one together (while the cupcakes are baking). Have a wonderful day.


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