Saturday, June 6, 2009

Picnic-alicious!



This picnic basket is a little “Hello Summer” project I made for myself—which I never do! We’re actually going to drive up to the Parkway next weekend, and I thought this would be perfect for that! As soon as I saw this basket at World Market (one of my FAVE places to stock up on weird stocking and basket stuffers and unique containers!) I knew it must be covered in Lime Rickey!! They are seriously a perfect match, and the basket was only about $6.70! I cut the paper to fit the inside panels of the basket’s lid, and then treated it like a card layout. I printed the text on my computer and cut it out using the Top Note die. I added stamps and added some circles cut from punches. I stamped the heart in Riding Hood Red and then filled in the white spaces with Sunny Shimmerz and a watercolor brush. The heart and arrow are attached with dimensionals. I made matching napkin rings by taking plain wooden napkin rings simply by adding paper and stamped images to them. I decided to use real napkin rings as the base so that I could get more uses out of them. The picnic blanket was also a World Market find, and lucky for me matches the Lime Rickey, too!





All of the Basic Grey items, Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones and Shimmerz can be purchased at Limelight Papercrafts!
Ingredients: Stamps: Basic Grey {Whirlie Arrows, Whirlie Whirls}; Cardstock: SU! {Whisper White}; Decorative Paper: Basic Grey {Lime Rickey}; Ink: SU! {Riding Hood Red, Green Galore}, Staz-On {Jet Black}; Accessories: Limelight Papercrafts {5/8” Textured Ribbon Orange/Yellow}, Shimmerz {Sunny}, Kaiser Craft {Self-Adhesive Rhinestones}, SU! {Sizzix Top Note Die, Dimensionals}, World Market {Picnic Basket, Picnic Blanket}.

13 comments:

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

very cool, what an excellent idea x

Crafty Dawn said...

great way to make something every day in to something special & unique!

Love Dawn xx

Paper Candy Designs said...

Super cute! Love the paper used under the lid. I always forget to make stuff for myself, too. Right now, I have a long list of things I need to make for other people while my own wedding albums remain unfinished. I was married 5 years ago. So sad.

~amy~ said...

Your picnic basket is super cute!!! Love all the goodies inside!

Diane said...

Love it!!! You did a fantastic job on this, never thought of doing that. Thanks for the idea!!!
Diane

Lorie said...

That is a fantastic idea girl! I'm sorry about not having your name on my list...it is there now! :o)

Maggie Bob said...

Oh wow - you are so creative. That whole basket just screams sunny days and yummy treats!

xx

Mandy said...

This set is adorable! So bright and happy! I love it!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute projects. The DP you used looking so ymmmy!

Nilla said...

What a great project! Love picnics! Hugs Nilla

Gram E. Bear said...

Love World Market as well. DP really made the basket. Hope you have good weather for your drive. Thanks for another great project. {{{hugs}}}

Angela W said...

It is all very cute! Thank you for sharing with us!

Kristin Kottwitz said...

What a cute idea. Love it.