Sweet Strawberry Basket in Watermelon Wonder

Things got a little out-of-hand as I prepared today’s project.  While I set out to make a super-simple project with the Berry Basket Bigz L Die (it’s on this week’s list of Weekly Deals), I kept finding fun ways to add more and more.  In the end, I’m really happy with this project, and I’m excited to share it with you today.

Here’s the simple Berry Basket Bigz L Die I made with Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper and decorated with four 2-1/2″ squares of Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper.  I curled the edges of the paper with a bone folder and used Tear and Tape to adhered them to the Watermelon Wonder bands around the top of the basket.

Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here’s a quick run-down of the products I used to make this basket:

Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I was going to stop there, but I thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun to put a little baggie of those strawberry candies in the basket?”  Why, yes, that would be fun.  I tossed some of those sugary sweets in a 4″ x 6″ Cello Bag and tied it off with a piece of Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  Pairs perfectly with the Berry Basket, don’t you think?

Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

The Berry Bigz L Die is on this week’s Weekly Deals list – only on sale until tomorrow night.  If you don’t have it, you’ll want it this Spring – and this is a great time to purchase it because it’s been reduced from $38.00 to $28.50.  Wowza!

Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Stampin' Up!

Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Stampin’ Up!

OK, so that felt complete.  Just when I was ready to stop and take pictures of this project, I thought, “Shouldn’t I have a sweet card to accompany this Berry Basket of delights?”  OK.  OK.  I went to work, using Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper, Watermelon Wonder cardstock and Apple of My Eye stamp set to create a sweet 3″ x 5-1/2″ card to accompany the basket:

Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Sweet, huh?  That’s a complete gift perfect for February 14.  I created an envelope for the card using 2015-2017 In Colors Envelope Paper and my Envelope Punch Board and incorporated the same heart-filled pattern I used in the basket – perfect coordination.

Apple of My Eye, Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThis card featured Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper (a sweet panel of strawberries in Watermelon Wonder) and the Apple of My Eye stamp set (also stamped in Watermelon Wonder).  That’s strawberries, watermelons and apples in one project!  Here’s a peek at the Apple of My Eye stamp set from the Occasions Catalog:

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!

Apple of My Eye, Stampin’ Up!

 

Stamp Sets:  Apple of My Eye  Papers:  Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper, Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla, 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper  Inks:  Watermelon Wonder  Accessories:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Envelope Punch Board, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, Owl Builder punch (heart), 4″ x 6″ Cello Bag, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it for you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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16 Comments

  1. The card and the basket are super sweet. My grandpa used to always get us those strawberry candies…I still love them!! Have a great Sunday!

  2. What a “sweet” set. Don’t you just love it when the inspiration keeps flowing like that! Great project and card Brian. Happy Sabbath!

  3. The card, basket and treats are perfect!!! Who wouldn’t love a basket of strawberry treats? I love how the card resembles the treats.

  4. Berry sweet gift for someone!

  5. LOVE IT !! I use one of these baskets for my Swatches ! Love the colors and how adorable looking is that sentiment ! Thank you for using it so I can get a better “look” at it …..now I want it (tee hee)
    GO PANTHERS !!

  6. Good Morning Brian!

    What a lovely surprise you had for us to start our day today. Strawberries are one of my downfalls! I would give up every kind of fruit and only eat strawberries all year long. I love those DSP’s and it’s really neat the overlapping DSP to look like fabric basket liners. All in all a fabulous creation and you can please fee free to mail it early to me if you would like. LOL You have yourself a Super Duper Sunday my friend. Go Pats!

  7. Wow, what a great project and card, right down to the coordinating candies!

  8. Totally sweet all the way around!

  9. Beautiful and sweet indeed, love the card too, the Water Melon Wonder is such a pretty shade of pink.
    Who ever gets this basket of sweet strawberry candies is very lucky.

  10. Basket – adorable. DSP liners for basket – clever. Matching card – over the top! (P.S. Guess you’d never make a basket in Glimmer paper? Try it, that might put you over the top!)

  11. Love the liners you made for this sweet basket, Brian! I must CASE this one, my friend!

  12. This is a fabulous project! Just wonderful in design and color! Thank you for sharing this idea!

  13. Well done! So coordinated and two projects in one post! You are really spoiling us.

  14. Wowza! You were just so busy!!!! And Coordinated to boot! Great job and oh so cute! Lucky person to get this on Feb 14th! I also had ordered the Berry Basket Die…on sale! $10 bucks off! Oh yes! Thank you for sharing!

  15. What a ‘sweet’ project Brian … I’m always looking for ideas for that die

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