Saturday, 16 March 2019

The Joy of Sets March Blog Hop



Here we are again hopping around one another's blogs at The Joy of Sets! Welcome if this is your first time to my blog, welcome back if you've been here before. All blogs are linked below if you would prefer to visit them that way.

This time our theme is Easter but our project had to be 3D so we could interpret that as we wished, a box, bag, exploding card, shadowbox... there are tons of ways this could go so I'm hoping all of the participants in the hop go in a variety of directions with it and show some real diversity. That's the fun of hops though, we don't know what each other has made so we could present you with a dozen baskets!



That brings you to my offering... a basket! I made this cute little mini egg basket in a traditional flower basket style. That made it so simple to put together. So I thought to make it a little more interesting I'd try some lattice work using Gingham Gala papers from Stampin' Up! to interweave and create a fun little effect.



I took eight half inch strips in each of two colours and weaved them together. I trimmed, folded and glued down the edges and then attached doilies to the inner surface with a little liquid glue. I felt that this added a really feminine touch. Then all I did was punch holes in two of the corners and bring them together with another strip of DSP acting as a handle for the basket. I attached the handles using ribbon and then added some flowers and a butterfly to the top, made using Stampin' Up! punches, DSP and vellum with little rhinestones set on them.



I didn't add a tag but you could attach one to the handle or set one in amongst the little eggs. Of course you could pop anything you wished into this cute basket to gift for Easter.

I just loved making it and if you have trouble making yours take shape fold it like an easy fill taco so that you have a flat bottom but I found that if you just press the two edges together the paper eventually develops some memory and stays where you want it to.

Make sure to click around using the arrows below to check out the other projects in the hop. We have some super talented members in the hop this month, as always and there are plenty of us spanning across the Atlantic! Click previous to view Fiona's blog and next to view Jane's.

Thank you for visiting.

Andrea x
         





21 comments:

  1. Lovely basket Andrea thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank Sue, I love all of the projects, mine feels like a bit of an easy one compared to some of the fabulous creations but then I guess that's what life's about... variety. :D

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  2. Cute little Easter basket. Great project might have to do a few for the littlies x

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    1. Thank you, it's a cute little table decoration and making them would keep kids occupied for an hour :D

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  3. I love that you "wove" the basket, awesome little project!

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    1. Thank you. I guess that was the only barely tricky part with this it's such an easy little project especially compared to some of the others in the hop, they are amazing!

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  4. WOW! Your project is super cute! Love all the detail.

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  5. Love the weave effect with the gingham, Andrea! The doilies add the perfect touch of femininity. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. That's my afternoon sorted ... making woven baskets! Love them! Karen x

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    1. Thank you the weave is so satisfying to do.

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  7. Such a cute project and lovely gift gift idea. I'll be giving this one a try. Thanks Andrea x

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    1. Thank you it is a very simple project but looks fab

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  8. I adore this Andrea - took me looking twice to see it was actually a woven basket - how clever and I love the addition of the doilies - I'm going to be making some of these - they'd be great for the baby shower! Thanks for all your hard work in organising us for this blog hop and the great theme.

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    1. Thank you it feels so simple compared to so many of the other amazing projects but then as I've said before variety is the spice of life. It's fun to weave papers, it makes a very strong piece to work with too, I was quite surprised by just how strong it is.

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  9. The lattice work is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, it just gives another dimension to using up scraps and pretty papers.

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  10. that looks like it was a lot of work to weave the paper together. i love the doily inside. so pretty.

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    1. It's surprisingly easy and quick to do. The doily was to cover up the folded and glued edges but even if I hadn't had to cover anything up it was just the perfect accidental addition to really pretty this one up. Thank you x

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