2/10/2012

I (heart) U Blog Hop

Welcome to the CardzTV Stamps "I {heart} U" Blog Hop, featuring  cards or craft projects for Valentine's Day.  
Here's my project: A basket full of sweet treats just because you're so sweet!!

















Project Directions:
I used pink glittered paper from DCWV for the basket, handle and the sides. The base of the basket is made from a label on the Preserves cartridge. I made the width an Actual 8.5" and the height an Actual 5.5". I hid the tag hole before cutting out the piece. I scored from the top of the long side to the bottom at 2.5" and 6". So the sides on this box are 2.5" high and the bottom is 3.5" inches across. I also used this for the tag: pink is at 2.25" and white is at 2.0". I used the "Sweet on You" stamp from CardsTV Stamp Set SWEET TALK.
The sides (2) of the box were rectangles from George and Basic Shapes cut at
Actual 4" by 1.5". The short sides were scored at 1/4" each and the bottom was scored at 1/2". I used sticky tape to attach them to the base of the basket. I then glued the 1/2" pink heart ribbon around the four sides of the basket at the bottom.


The handle is made from a border on the Elegant Edges cartridge. I made the length an Actual 7" and the width an Actual 1.75". I also hid the hearts that were in the border. I glued a piece of white lace ribbon and a piece of pink heart ribbon across the handle.
I wanted an Art Deco feel to the design, so I selected a second border from Elegant Edges. I made the length an Actual 5.5" and the width an Actual 1.75". I cut this out of a black gloss patterned card stock (it came from the my stash and I don't know the manufacturer) and attached it to the sides of the basket directly above the pink ribbon.
I made three black polka dotted heart buttons using a button on the Paisley cartridge. I cut out of nine of the shapes at 1.30" high and 1.37" wide. I then glued three of the cut outs on top of each other to make them button thickness. I used DCWV LaCreme matstack for the card stock.
I punched a set of two holes on both the sides of the basket and the ends of the handles. Then I ran ribbon through the button, the side of the basket and the handle to attach the handles to the basket. I used black ribbon and tied it in a knot then glue dotted a white and gold button on the heart. The third button is on top of the basket handle and is attached to a pink petal flower.
I then placed three pink gems on each side to give the basket a little more bling.
Blog Hop DIrections:
The blog hop will be taking place February 11th & 12th. To win 2 sets of CTV stamps of the your choice, you need to leave a comment at Cardz TV. The winner will be announced on the following Monday, Feb 13th.

Here's the hop order:

Please stop by all the design team members blogs, they have the greatest projects! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please let me know what you think about the blog hop, the project, Mary's stamps, or just anything! I'd love to hear from you.
Best always,
Sue

69 comments:

  1. What a darling little basket of treats!
    Patti

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  2. Awesome Treat Box.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  3. What a great Valentine treat. TFs.

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  4. Love your treat baskets. I love the paper you used. So far the hop has been wonderful. I love seeing all the diffrent creations. Tfs!

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  5. This basket is just too darn cute!!! I want some candy--waawaawaa (LOL) Thanks for sharing. ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  6. This is one super cool treat box. I've never seen a cut like this. Great job.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  7. I never ever ever would have thought of making a tiny box using the designs you did. What genious though. You have opened my eyes to so many possibilities!! thank you

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  8. Cool project, thanks for sharing!


    Biker Granny - Mary
    maryhappypaws@gmail.com

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  9. I love your treat box, TFS
    marcia
    melehtola@juno.com

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  10. Very cute treat box. Love all the detailing.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a wonderful creation! You have really thought "outside the box" to incorporate all of those cartridges into one delightful creation! Thank you for the hop. I am enjoying all of the creativity by your wonderful DT!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  12. Holy Cow....you really put a whole lot of thought into your creation...and researched your cartridges....wow....and your outcome is fantastic...I would've never ever thought that combining cuts from so many cartridges would've ended up like this.....you are a master crafter....lovin' it! thanks so much for your added inspiration!!!!

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  13. So cute, would love to win this.

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  14. Can't get over how cute this is! TFS.

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  15. Sue fabulous candy holder love your paper choices pink and black so classy! Karen

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  16. I have really enjoyed going through the blog hop and seeing the wide variety of great project ideas that everyone is sharing. I love your basket! So appreciate the details on how to make one! This would also look great as a centerpiece for my dining room table!
    Lynn

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  17. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  18. Cute idea

    mimicaro9650@yahoo.com

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  19. I love your treat basket! Thanks for the inspiration and for being a DT member for Mary!

    modemgirlz@aol.com

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  20. love this idea, I will have to get in gear and make something similar for my grandsons, of course I won't be designing my own box like you were able too! this is too cute

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  21. What a great hop - I have been really enjoying seeing all of the diverse ideas and has given me tons of inspiration! You basket idea is brilliant!

    Have a great weekend,
    Cathi
    http://designsbycathi.blogspot.com/

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  22. Really am enjoying all the wonderful cards on this hop...I have been trying to come up with something to mail my daughter for Valentines..This looks to be something that just might work! Wonderful basket ideas!

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  23. Your basket is awesome, everything about it, so much detail, I totally love how you did the handle with the two lace's, very pretty, perfect sentiment on such a pretty tag tooo, love it, I should make something like this for my family, I usually put out treats on lil heart plates that have the words on them, love them LOL and a vase with single red rose cause it means "I love you"! TFS your awesome project with us, and Happy Valentine's Day!
    your newest follower Cindy :)

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  24. Your treat box is so pretty! Great idea!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  25. Love the treat basket~ So cute! Great job!
    Lots of Hugs,
    Laura

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  26. Adorable basket! TFS Sue!
    Have a great weekend
    Liz

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  27. Love your basket. Great job.

    Anne :)

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  28. What a cute idea, I love the basket. Thanks for all the directions to make our own. I might have to try it. The blog hop is alot of fun. I love weeing what other people create, lots of ideas I want to try.

    Sharon
    temaat2005@gmail.com

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  29. Wow, what an awesome basket!!! I might have to give this a try!!

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  30. What a wonderful basket! Love it. Those polka-dot hearts looks super cute. I'm loving the hop. Everyone has such great projects to inspire us. : )

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  31. This is very special and thanks for all the details of how to make.

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  32. Great idea for valentines. love it. TFS...

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  33. happy valentines day sue!! love love love the basket! thank you for sharing the details as to how you crafted it!
    marie

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  34. Wow! I just love this! Great job!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  35. The holder is adorable and I love the paper.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  36. This project is just perfect for really anybody! Fill it with all kinds of goodies and who wouldn't just love it! I do:)

    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  37. What a great basket!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  38. Beautiful basket! What a great idea! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  39. I love making containers of all kinds . . . anything requiring a bone folder or scoring is right up my alley, and I love this design of yours. I want to also say that I love the name of your blog! Not sure why you named it that, but I'm jealous because it so describes my papercrafting, as my stuff is all clean lines and very linear, but I'm typically surrounded by mess! I have to clean between projects! -Debbie (dbonczek@comcast.net)

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  40. Wow! Love your project! Amazing!

    Thank you for the fun blog hop!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    www.suzannerosedesign.blogspot.com
    zannierose@earthlink.net

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  41. really lovely idea with the basket, I'm a big fan of 3D items : )

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  42. absolutely stunning. i really love this. great job.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

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  43. That is a "sweet" looking treat box. Very detailed.

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  44. This is adorable!! Great idea, TFS

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  45. Your treat basket is adorable. I love how you did it and all the bling and flowers you put on it. Thanks for sharing.

    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  46. This is so sweet! I have got to figure out what all I am going to do for Valentine's day! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  47. I just love your project, I would love to have it myself:)

    The Elegant edges cartridge is the next cartridge on my list!!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  48. Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing this unique idea!!

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  49. Great job. Love the idea of a treat basket

    Heather = hskeet@telus.net

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  50. Great basket! Love it!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  51. Very cute basket! Great Valentine's Day gift for the kids or a friend.

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  52. What a lovely basket!!! thank you for showing us the details on how to re-make it.
    I love your doggie on your blog!!!
    Naomi

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  53. What an amazing project...so fun! Thanks for the all the details too!

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  54. I love this basket. its perfect. :) Would love to make one. <3 your DT sister

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  55. What a cool basket!!! Love all the thought and detail you used on it!!! Its very sweet!
    hugs,
    joni

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  56. Neat idea. I wouldn't have thought about using my cricut for decorative boxes. Thanks!

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  57. Great idea! Your basket is beautiful. I don't think I can get it done for Valentine's Day, but you've definitely given me inspiration to make a variation of this basket for Easter.

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  58. This is an awesome project. Great job! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] comv

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  59. What a creative basket...I LOVE it! I agree with Pat above...it would be adorable for Easter!
    Diana B.
    mogardener47 at gmail dot com

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  60. So cute...and oh so clever! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  61. Fantastic basket Sue!!! Love the papers you used. Wonderfully complete tutorial. Awesomeness for sure!!!! :)

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  62. very clever!! I would never think to create a basket this way - thanks for the great inspiration!!

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I love to read your messages, thanks!! Sue