Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pack-a-Picnic

There is something about women that makes us drawn to anything that is on a miniature scale; have you noticed that? That is one of the reasons why I fell in love with the new "Pack-a-Picnic" My Timeless Template that Lauren has come up with. The neat thing about this particular template, is that it comes in two sizes. While they are both small and adorable, I chose to create the mini-size basket because it is just so darn cute! This particular template as well as another gem will be released on the 15th from Papertrey Ink. Another thing that I love about the templates is that you can make them again and again and they don't even take up any room in my stamp space because they are all on the computer; nothing to trace, keep track of, or measure.
All I did for this template, was to print it out onto Kraft cardstock, cut and fold on the printed score lines and assemble. Easy, Peasy! The only "thinking" I had to do was to create the woven piece for the front and that was easy, peasy, too! I decided to keep the stamping simple, since the basket has so many fun details in and of itself, like the moving basket handles, the fun shape and the lid. I didn't want to cover any of it up, even though in the end I covered up the most time-consuming part. LOL!
Wouldn't these make adorable party favors or place cards! I can't wait to implement them into a party or shower that I host. Thanks for fluttering by!

Supplies
Stamps: Green Thumb
Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Berry Sorbet Cardstock, White Cardstock
Ink: Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Accessories: Linen thread by SU!, Berry Sorbet vintage button, glue dots, pinking shears, foam squares, Spring Moss satin ribbon

32 comments:

Rita said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to make my picnic baskets. Thanks for this inspired sample project! Just what I need to spark my creative thinking.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Omgosh, how cute!!

Jessica said...

This is such a cute basket!! It's perfect for summer treats :)

Yvette said...

I LOVE this template... so many options!!! A must have!!! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely THE best!!!

Alyssa B said...

How cute!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

OMGosh! This is just ADORABLE!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is so cool! I love picnic baskets and this is will be so much fun to make and fill!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Love you "basket". Its super cute. I Love the colors too :D
You always do amazing work Kelly. I feel luckyto have you working with me each month-thanks for everything :D

Amy said...

Aack, adorable! I love the berry tag too--it's just yummy!

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable, Kelly!! LOVe it!

Starla said...

AAACCKKKK!! Could this be any cuter?!!

Karen said...

This template is so amazing. LOVE seeing what you and Lauren are doing with it! Thanks so much for sharing.

muriel said...

Kelly, this basket is so cute. I love this papertrey set

Julia Aston said...

Love how you made the front of this woven - what a great little gift for someone! The strawberry & ribbon are a super for the tag!

resmith said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love baskets and this so cute for summer parties!

Tanya said...

Very cute! I love that you commented on the small things...my daughter loves tiny things and my husband just laughs becuase "she's a girl, of course she likes tiny things!" hee hee!

lisa808 said...

It is more than 'so darn cute!' Perfect favors for a barbeque. I just love how it turned out.

travelingmama said...

Oh, how cute! Green Thumb is STILL one of my favorite sets EVER! Glad to see it again!

AmyP (brunosmom) said...

Kelly-Just wanted to say I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing you as a guest designer for PTI. You've made wonderful contributions during your whole tenure, and I've loved visiting your blog. I'll keep checking in, that's for sure. Keep up the great creativity!

Connie said...

OMGoodness, how wonderful is this! Love this basket, Kelly!!

Marilyn said...

This reminds me of Yogi Bear... hey, hey Boo-Boo nothing better than a pik-a-nik basket... {hee-hee}... what a fond memory, Marilyn

ChristineCreations said...

Ok this is absolutely fabulous Kelly!

Deepa M. said...

How cute is that? It'll be perfect for those "just because" little gifts I like to give people in the summer :)

Anonymous said...

This is adorable.

Cynthia said...

So adorable! Love the embellishment and colors that you added. All the circles add an interesting contrast to the woven lines. Nice!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so cute! I love those two picnic basket handles, and you picked the perfect stamp set to decorate it. Just darling!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

OH! This is just the cutest basket ever!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful Kelly!

Debbie Olson said...

Kelly, girl, you rock! This is fabulous!

My Little Space said...

Kelly, your creations are absolutely stunning and full of inspiration!

Mandy

Nancy Riley said...

Kelly, this makes me want to go on a picnic! ADORABLE!!!!!!