Friday, March 6, 2009

A Tisket A Tasket...

A green and yellow basket! Sorry if you'll be signing that one all day but I couldn't resist. It is the 6th of the month and that means the Six Chicks have our project parade. This month we were making or decorating baskets. I am so excited to share mine with you. I've had it sitting on my desk since Monday and I am so proud of my idea. So here it is!
Wanna know how I did it? It was easy and really not that time consuming. My base is one of those acrylic paint cans. Did you know Limelight carried them? I didn't until a few weeks ago. Mandy has some very cool alterable items in the store. Go check them out, they are listed under Accessories! Here is a quick tutorial on how I turned it into a basket. It's easy, you just need to channel your elementary school days! Remember those weaved place mats we made for Thanksgiving and then the teacher would go laminate them for you to take home and use? Same basic idea. I just weaved strips of Kiwi cs. Here's some visual for you.
I used a sheet of 12x4 1/4 inch textured kiwi cs (measure your can first, and remove the handle) for my base. I cut long slits along the base 1 inch apart. I then cut strips of the same cs 1 x 4 1/4 inch. I sponged the edges of all the cs with chocolate ink. Then I just weaved the strips through the base piece, alternating the over under pattern.
After I had the pieces all weaved together I simply wrapped it around the can and attached with red-lined sticky strip (any strong adhesive will work). Here is the finished can, all wrapped up.

I had scraps of the October Afternoon dp, picnic basket, and the wide ric rac still on my desk from my scrapbook page (don't forget to play along in this week's sketch challenge for a chance to win some of that ric rac!) so I pulled those together to create the cute little tag to adorn my basket. I also realized that the Almighty God stamp from Unity isn't just for Christmas. Easter is a time to celebrate Christ so I knew it would be perfect to remind us of the reason of the season! Topped it off with some Primas and a rhinestone brad. Come follow me and see what other fun baskets the rest of the DT created!
Becky, Lee, Lori, Jen-Marie, Ryann, Mandy, and our March Guest designers, Holly and Amy!
The paper special is still going on:March 2 - March 8FREE PAPER!!For every three individual sheets of cardstock you purchase, you'll get to choose one more for FREE! For every three individual sheets of patterned paper you purchase, you'll also choose one for FREE! Just let us know which one(s) you'd like for free in the Comments section of your order! (If no selection is made, we will still send you some assorted free paper!) Happy shopping!

AND be on the look out for details about Limelight's Easter Egg Promotion. The jist of it is this: place an order and get an egg (one of those plastic ones). It will be filled with some sort of goodie. It is random which egg you will get but you will get something FREE in your order.The prizes are cool things like dew drops, primas, ribbon, small stamps, buttons, cat's eye ink pads. There will even be a few BIG prizes written out on a piece of paper. This fun promotion will run through Sunday, April 12! Okay that's if from me and Limelight today. Be sure to scroll down to see my Stamp Something Challenge card. Hugs, Lisa


  1. Oh Lee, this is so fabby, I just LOVE it! WOW!

  2. I mean't Lisa ;O - too many L names!!!

  3. Awesome! Awesome!! I wonder what else we could channel from elementary school art class!! Beautiful Lisa!!

  4. Oh Lisa, this is wonderful! I love what you did. And the tag is beautiful, what a great reminder of the true reason we celebrate Easter!

  5. Very neat basket Lisa! Love your tag!

  6. Now I do remember weaving those placemats for Valentines Day in elementary school! That was simple enough to do then. I love how you did this up!

  7. Wow, This is so cool!! What a great little basket- I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love those clear little cans! Love your take on the basket challenge.

  9. wow Lisa I LOVE it!! My kids just came home with their weaving projects :) I love how you added the ink to the edges it really gives it depth!!


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