Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine Heart basket


I was inspired to make this little heart Valentine basket today after reading Bev's post on her blog.

Rather than use the template, I chose to use the two largest heart Nestabilites in the set. I die cut two of the plain hearts from the DP by Doodlebug and cut two scalloped hearts from Cryogen white.

For the sides, I cut a piece of red card stock 6 x 2.5 inches, scoring lengthwise at the 1/2 inch mark on both sides. I also scored it at the center and then cut out notches as shown on the template.

For the handle, I cut a piece of Cryogen white paper 1.5 inches x 11 inches. I punched down both sides with my Martha Stewart Lace punch. (Note: after punching one side, be sure to flip the paper over before punching the other side so the scallops will line up) Once I had both sides punched, I mounted it onto a piece of red card stock and trimmed close to the lace scallops. I added some red with white polka dots ribbon down the center and then adhered it to the basket. I added a brad to both sides for extra holding power.

The flowers are from my Bucket of Blooms by Prima, I airbrushed the red one to match. In real life, this basket is a true red but for some reason my pictures always look more orange.

Finished size is 6 inches from the tip of the heart to the handle and 4.5 inches across the heart at the widest point. Just the perfect size to fill with candies for the sweetie in your life.

10 comments:

Bonzi said...

It's too pretty to give away! It would be great to display all my Valentine cards in. Oh, I forgot I only get one from my hubby! I love it although I am not sure how easy that handle was.

Blaire said...

Love this heart basket!! I absolutely love this kind of valentine gift...

Sheila said...

It's gorgeous Sandy... did you eat all the Choc's....lol.
Now you're gonna make me want those Heart Nesties *sigh*
Sheila xx

Karen W said...

What a neat idea, great job and where's the chocolate?

Bev said...

Oh this is just fantastic Sandy - thanks so much for sharing this with us. I love how you've used the heart nesties (something I think I really need now). A truly amazing project sweetie - love it!

hugs Bev x

Debbie Brownmiller said...

Hi Sandy
Wow These are so cool and you have decorated them so nicely. I always love your paper choices and your embellishments.
Debbie

Jenny Gropp said...

CUTE CUTE -- now fill it with candy and send it my way!

Anonymous said...

This is just precious and sweet and oh so Valentinesy! Amy P.

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Cathrine said...

This is just lovely!