Friday, April 21, 2017

Get Ready For May With A May Basket

May is just around the corner and thinking about what project I wanted to make conjured up memories of making May Baskets as a child in school.  This idea brought back many fond memories of weaving construction paper to make baskets or decorating paper cones to be filled with a fistful of little white posies I'd pick off our front lawn and then hanging the baskets on the doors of my neighbors homes.    Do children today even know what a May Basket is?

Here's a little vintage inspired gift basket I made that might just find its way to someone's door some warm May morning. 

I started by die cutting some flowers out of Silver POW Glitter Paper and coloring the flowers using a Copic marker.  This is a great way to give color to neutral glitter paper.  I then layered the flowers as seen above, using large Glue Dots.

I cut two squares of Pink Lemonade Pop Tone Cardstock and ran them through my machine with a polka dotted embossing folder.  I then glued paper doiies to the cardstock and ran them through the die cutting machine again using a scalloped heart die.

I also cut several leaves out of Gumdrop Green Pop Tones Cardstock and glued them into 4 sets as pictured above.

Next I cut a paper bag die out of Kraft Cardstock and stamped each side of the bag in black ink, using a script background stamp.

 Then came the fun part of assembling the hearts and flowers to the bag using Score Tape.  I also added a silver chenille handle and some pearl accents.
I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to make a May Basket of your own to share with an elderly neighbor, perhaps.  You can find these products and many more at Cut Cardstock.  You can also visit Cut Cardstock on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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