Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Springtime Vintage Day

Hello there a few weeks ago now I had a lovely day spent with Gill one of my downline, it was the first time we met since she signed up and we hit it off straight away.

Apart from chatting lots we decided to have a go and make something. I needed to make something for a dear friend and we decided to make one of those cute envelope die baskets.

spring duo

It was soon after the last Quarterly Team Training and my inspiration came from seeing the one Val my talented downline demonstrated for us. We pretty much followed her example but added  a few extra touches with the Bigz Flower Die.

basket_ I made mine from Baja Breeze card stock and added some Springtime Vintage papers to the flaps of the envelope and handle.

The flowers were embossed with the Lattice folder so very pretty. I filled the basket with yummy Belgium truffles.

I also made a matching card

spring card

Simple layout but I had a bit of fun with the seam binding, and as you can see I cannot seem to stop using the embossing folders, LOVE TEXTURE on projects.

The rose red layer around the sentiment was achieved by punching twice with the designer label then the stamped sentiment was punched out using the word window punch.

I went gaga with the tiny pearls and added one to many but it made the centre of my flower extra special. I ruffled the seam binding but instead of pulling a thead from the centre I pulled one from the edge.

I also shimmered everything but of course you wouldn’t know that if you looked at the pictures.

basket close

And you can check that amazing texture along with the new buttons on the picture above, loooove it!!

Gill’s basket was even cuter her bow is to die for and she chose a completely different colourway than myself.

gill's basket

Rose red card base with the same Springtime Vintage dsp just so very pretty.

I hope you enjoy my offering today and before I go there is one more thing I need to show you, if you are the person that sent me this beautiful card….


let me thank you and ask that God blesses you like you blessed my day. You are very sweet and I appreciate it lots.

Right I will see you very soon till then big hugs xxx

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  1. this is so pretty! I never cared for that DSP but you sure made it look fantastic. This will be on my inspiration post tomorrow. TFS

  2. Beautiful creations! I love the colour variations!!

  3. Thank you Mon for being inspired by my basket - I am inspired by you every time you post, so I'm chuffed that I was able to inspire you. Your baskets looked gorgeous, I loved the addition of the flowers, especially with the texture from the embossing. Love and Hugs, Val.XX

  4. Monica, I love how you embossed the DSP for the Flowers and the card really gives the DSP some omph!!! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit

  5. Wow!!!gorgeous, flower and basket, I loved!

  6. I can vouch for those chocolates being yummy...they certainly were! xx
    It was such a lovely thing to do, your heart must have been in bits but still you manage to think of others...

    love ya, have a great weekend :)
    carol xxx

  7. Cute, elegant and simple. Love it!


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