Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Treat Baskets

Because the ER never closes, I am scheduled to work today.  I took some treats along to my co-workers.  To start out, I made a treat basket using Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2.  This first video gives some tips using this fun cartridge.  I used textured card stock from The Paper Studio to cut the basket.


I decided to then decorate the basket using the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge.  I used scraps of red, white, and blue paper from my stash.  I also used some paper from K&Company's Americana 4X6 pad.  The basket was completed with shear white ribbon from my stash.  The centers of the flowers were finished off with bling from Meghan Elizabeth and a pearl from Michael's.


Of course, a treat basket needs to be filled with treats so I picked up some clear bags from Wilton and filled them with red, white, and blue M&M's.  I closed each bag with some blue ribbon from Ofray.  Leftover chipboard stars and heart that were cut using the Cricut Craftroom were painted with red and blue paint from Folk Art and white paint from DecoArt.  These were each stamped using Versamark ink and various sentiments from Sweet July by K. Andrew Designs.  The white shapes were embossed with red pearlized embossing powder by recollections.  White embossing powder from my stash finished off the blue and red shapes.

Please enjoy the video.


Have a safe 4th of July.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things today.

I am linking this to the following challenges:
Cut It Up - New Nations Challenge #22
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Krafty Kre8tions - Independence Day
Simon Says Stamp - Patriotic 
Craft Your Passion - Red, White, and Blue
Party Time Tuesday - Patriotic
Scrappy Mom's Stamps - Red, White, and Blue
Paper Playtime - Red, White, and Blue

7 comments:

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Your co-workers will appreciate your treats, and the treat basket is adorable. Thanks for helping people today, and thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Creative M said...

A very PRETTY and Yummy Treat!! Gorgeous Flowers...LOVE it!



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Migdalia
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Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful treat basket! Love all the cute embelllishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. :)

Bonnie Irvine said...

Another creative idea! The treat basket is so pretty and then when you add M&Ms ....heaven. Your co-workers must have been over the moon...so thoughtful of you. Again, thanks for joining us for our Red, White & Blue challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today.

jonim52 said...

Fabulous treat basket. Thanks for sharing at PTT.

craftybunny said...

Yet another wonderful and creative idea.So beautiful and what a clever treat to add.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love the flowers on your treat basket. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at CIU Challenges. ~Tami