Saturday, August 29, 2009

Got Apples?

I used another Timeless Template for this project: Pack a Picnic. I love it!It is so roomy inside and just perfect to pack many gifts.

The decorative panels are red gingham from The Paper Studio. I attached each panel; front, sides, and top, using the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. I used one of the Swiss Pixies stamps from C.C. Designs. I filled her little wheelbarrow with apples, stamped apples to make a border around the box, and made apple charms attached to embroidery floss with a stamp from Recollections. I found the stamp in the dollar bin at Michael's. Gotta love a bargain!

I cut a circle out of the gingham, inked it with white ink, and then covered it with a vellum circle before placing pop dots under little Leisel and attaching her to the circle. I cut a circle out of dotted paper from The Paper Patch and accordion folded it to make a flower. I cut another circle out of white CS and fringed it all around to make the center. I then added a Karen Foster rhinestone brad to the center. Smaller rhinestone brads were used to attach the handles. Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice punch was used to make the lacy border under the box lid. Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. This project fits
these challenges:
1. La-La Land- use stitching
2. ABC Challenge- circles
3. Whimsey- touch of sparkle (rhinestone brads)


  1. Wow this is a gorgeous piece of work - stunning details and the wee image is so cute!

    thanks for joining us on ABC


  2. Wow - this is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  3. I always know when you are working on something great! I'm not disappointed. Love everything about the basket.

  4. WOW!!! This is stunning! Beautiful use of papers and embellishments. Hats off to you - you rock!
    Sharon xx

  5. Wow, gorgeous project - haven't got this template, yet!!! Thanks for joining in with the La La Land Challenge and hope to see your work again in the future ones.

  6. This is fantastic! What a fun project! Love the bold red and the adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Whimsy!

    Janna :)

  7. This is beautiful, mom! You are so creative & talented!

  8. Cat, you made another WOW project!! LOVE it!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts!!
    :) Irina

  9. Another fab basket Cat! Love the red and the super cute image. Thanks for joining in at Whimsy! :)

  10. Just fabulous - you are a whiz with those templates!! Love all the red and the image! Thank you for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  11. Cat, what an amazing creation! It's beautiful! I love your work hun! And I also want to thank you VERY much for voting for my creation over at the InStyle Stamps blog hop! I am so glad to hear you liked my creation! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

  12. Adorable basket! Very girly & cutesy! Great use of Lauren's template :) TFS

  13. Stunning basket.
    Love the papers, colours and adorable image.
    Thanks for joining LLWWC.

    xoxo karin

  14. Oh my goodness! This is a GORGEOUS basket... YUMMY! Fabulous paper and stunning colors. Love the stitching on the handles. Thank you for playing along with us again at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

  15. cute as can be - love this sweet project hun. Gorgeous colours, so bold! Thanks for joining us this week on LLLC

  16. This is so pretty! Love the colors and cute image!! Fab stitching as well! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge over at La La Land :)Kathy

  17. Hey Cat! You are rockin with these templates!!! This is so stinkin' cute!!! I love red and white, especially gingham. You are knocking my socks off with this beauty!


  18. This is just adorable...and to think I picked up that apple stamp at Mike's and put it back down...;-(

  19. everything about your creation...of course red being my fave color!
    The flowers you made for this project are so creative...Thanks for joining our challenge last week at La-La Land challenge!


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