Hi Cyber friends! Grab your coffee or tea & sit down because this is a rather long post for me :) As some of you know, this month I am the Guest Designer at Pile it On!. As a quick refresher, Pile it On! is a challenge site that would like you, the crafter, to incorporate their challenge with at least one other CURRENT challenge (at the time of posting). Piece of cake right? I made this Happy Harvest gift basket & card for my DEAREST sister Tina who will be taking care of my fur babies & home while I am away this week :) In no particular order here are the challenges I used: 1. Pile it On! Fall theme - use a leaf or leaves 2. For sketch inspiration: Just Us Girls 6, JUGS6 3. For color inspiration: Colorthrowdown #67, CTD67 4. Cards Blog - create place cards for the Thanksgiving dinner table. There are sooooo many various challenges out in Blogosphere, I encourage you to visit all I have mentioned & maybe you too will play along :) Thanks for looking :) Be Sweet!
Here is Tina's Happy Harvest gift basket:
Comes complete with a coordinating card, a home-made loaf of Pumpkin/Ginger bread adorned with a tag & a Pumpkin handled spreader/knife.
Pumpkin/Ginger bread is one of my personal favorites this time of year with a piping hot mug of Spiced Cider, coffee or tea :) YUMMY! Makes for an affordable, edible, practical gift all wrapped in one! :) I stamped the PTI Vintage Picnic basket image on a piece of SU Kraft cs, cut it out then ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot Express using the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaics EF to give it some texture & dimension. I stamped the napkin/tablecloth image on a piece of PTI Aqua Mist cs, then cut it out & adhered it to the basket.
That lil' spread knife has brushed nickel pumpkins as the handle. When I found this knife at JoAnn's in the $2.50 bin but with my 50% coupon, I skipped out of the store with it for $1.25! :) YIPEE SKIPEE We all love a bargain!
I inked up the PTI medium dot image with SU Sahara Sand to create the background of the card. To make the basket of pumpkins scalloped embellie, I first stamped the PTI pumpkin image on a piece of SU Natural's Ivory cs then cut out using a Spellbinder's nesting circle die. Repeating the steps for the tag, I completed the basket.
Lastly, I made a Thanksgiving dinner table place card combining this week's Pile it On! fall theme challenge, Colorthrowdown #67, & the Cards Blog challenge which involves creating a cute place card.
Ingredients Used: Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic, Polk a dot Basics, SU Fancy Flexible Phrases Paper: SU Kraft, Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, PTI Aqua Mist substituted for SU's discontinued Soft Sky Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Sahara Sand, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Photo, Copic Markers 0 Colorless Blender, W-1 Warm Grey, E08 Brown, G85 Verdigris, E 31 Brick Beige, Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Circles, Labels 4, BossKut leaf die, Offray ribbon, SU copper cord, PTI buttons, Making Memories hardware I feel blessed & have a lot to be thankful for not only in my personal life but in my crafty world as well :) I am celebrating many things around here at Cupcake's Creations! I have reached over 200 friends in a little over a year's time :) To show my Gratitude & Appreciation, I would like to offer you a chance to win some crafty goodies! I wish I could afford to give everyone something but I have to limit it to one randomly selected Cyberfriend. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I am not going to "require" that you become a cyberfriend to be eligible but I sure would appreciate it if YOU chose to. I have reached over 30,000 Unique Visits, so there must be more than 217 of you out there taking a peek at my creations :) I am a hobbyist who loooves to share what I do & hopefully you will take the time to say hi! more often than not :) I will randomly select a winner on Saturday, November 21st at 8:00 pm EST & announce the winner on my Sunday, November 22nd post. Good Luck! :) Be Sweet & Be Kind to others, ONLY one comment per person please :)