Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer time!

Okay, I know I already posted once today, but I'm so excited to show you what I created this afternoon, that I can't wait until tomorrow.  Let it be tomorrow's post a few hours early.  Are we okay with that?  Good, because this is the cutest thing ever!  I wish I had thought of the idea first, but I didn't.  I CASE'd this amazing project from Lynda Lee on her blog, Lynda's Quiet Time.  This lady is a doctor and is a Stampin' Up demonstrator in her spare(?) time!  And this isn't the only amazing idea she has come up with using the Petite Purse Bigz L die.  Check out some of her other designs!  But enough gabbing!  Here is my project:


A Picnic Basket!


I don't know about where you live, but around here, summer has kind of overtaken spring
and we are getting temperatures in the high twenties. (That's Celsius, for all my lovely readers in the US. In Fahrenheit, it would be in the eighties!)  Just right for a picnic! 



What I like about this project is the amount of detail on it. The basket weave texture using the Square Lattice embossing folder, to the toggle closure (a toothpick with some linen thread, to the double layered reinforcement strips with the little nail marks on them. 



I actually made this as a hostess gift for my next workshop!  It's going to be hard to give it away, but now I know how to make it, I will be making several more, I'm sure.  To see how to construct this beauty, Lynda gives a great tutorial on the link above.

So get out there and enjoy this beautiful weather, and watch your "pikanik" basket carefully, as Yogi Bear would say!

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