Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thank You Berry Basket

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day - hope you're having an awesome week! I'm super stoked to be guest designing for Crafting by Designs and happy to share my inspiration project for the "3 or More Layers" challenge! Come play with us and show us what you got! ;)

I created an adorable berry basket which I filled with Sea Salt, Chocolate & Pretzel Bark to give as a thank you. I got the Sizzix Berry Basket Bigz die a couple months ago and haven't had a chance to use it, so I thought now would be a great time!

I used the Stampin' Up! Hardwood background stamp on both sides of all the pieces so it would look like wood. After assembling the basket, I adhered pink twill around the top edge over the scalloped borders. I'm in love with the multi-step flowers in this stamp set from Stampin' Up! I used first, second and third generation stamping technique for the largest flower, and first and second generation stamping for the stems and leaves which I loosely colored with a Spectrum Noir marker, then layered them on the side of the basket. I stamped the sentiment on a hand-cut fish-tail flag and tucked it under the uppermost flower and added two clear gemstones.

Here's a shot of the basket without the candy. How cute is this?! I definitely see more of these in my future! :D

Proud to enter this sweet berry basket into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Crafter's Companion Kraft cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink cardstock scraps
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Hardwood background stamp, Stampin' Up! What I Love stamp set (#141276)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! inks- Baked Brown Sugar (#131174), Rose Red (#126954) and Garden Green (#126973), Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir LG3
  • Dies/Punches: Sizzix Berry Basket Bigz die
  • Accessories: RRR Totally Twill Pink Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Rhinestones (#119246)

Hope you have found some inspiration to create a project with three or more layers for our challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Gorgeous basket you have created Leslie, Love the pretty flower, thank you for joining us at Ooh La La and we hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  2. What a sweet little berry box and an ideal gift. Super addition to our gallery over at OohLaLa this time. Thanks for joining us and Happy Easter, Jx

  3. What an adorable and sweet berry basket you made! I love the wood grain stamp you used! The goodies inside look very tasty! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  4. A super floral inspired creation Leslie.

    Many thanks for joining our Flower Power theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. This is so beautiful, thanks for joining in at MAWTT. xxx
    And at Craft Rocket too, xxx

  6. This is stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments.

  7. Beautiful basket! Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

  8. So sweet basket. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. A very pretty gift basket. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  11. What a lovely basket!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    Happy Easter!
    oxo Susi

  12. What a fantastic project and so pretty too.Love the wood grain effect and your beautifully stamped flowers.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  13. What an adorable little basket!! And those treats look yummy too!

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  14. Great project Leslie! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  15. Such a lovely basket!! Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Michelle x

  16. Your berry basket is so sweet (pun intended LOL) The flowers you added to the front are so pretty. This is a great project. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  17. What a cute basket. That's really a big thank you to the receiver. Thank you for joining us at crafty gals corner - Challenge 64
    Hugs Melanie DT

  18. What a gorgeous gift basket Leslie.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  19. very nice project.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.
    Greetings Geesje DT


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