February 28, 2010

A Basket Full of Wishes!

I love the weekly challenges on the Color Throwdown, but always seem to be out of the one of the colors. It's no different this week, but I decided to finally attempt a challenge. I manged to get done just in time! Here's my DEEsign:

I love the color palette this week:

The DEEtails:

1. I'm still out of Chocolate Chip card stock (I just ordered some!), so I knew I had to be creative with my use of brown. I loved the idea of a basket, so I "wove" one out of 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon! No basket weaving experience needed, although I have taken classes before! I just cut short strips of ribbon, used bit of adhesive sheet on the back and did a quick over-under with each strip, tucking the ends under. Then I adhered the entire basket onto an Old Olive card.
2. Hope you aren't tired of flower cards. I can't help it! I like them so much! I used some large pink flowers that I had in my stash along with some small pink Prima flowers doubled. I poked brown brads through each flower. The number of flowers was determined by how many brown brads I had... I used them all up!

3. I arranged the flowers in the basket, then added some Old Olive leaves that I punched using my bird punch (my favorite)!

4. I stamped the sentiment from my Basket Full of Fun set with Chocolate Chip ink on Pretty in Pink card stock. I cut it out and used my Corner Rounder punch at each corner.

5. I adhered the sentiment tag to the basket and added a tiny pink bow using some ribbon from my stash. Too cute!

Hope you like it!


  1. Wow! What a gorgeous basket of flowers! Very clever! Thanks for playing the Throwdown with us!

  2. Love it. The basket is great and the flowers.

  3. Oh so pretty ♥ Love the basket you made out of ribbon...very clever!

    Thanks for playing the CTD!!

  4. Lovely job on this card. Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

  5. This is my favorite so far! Very cute :)

  6. You are a challenge queen. Love all the delicious blooms for your ribbon basket. Hugs, m