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Feb 11, 2010

Papertrey Ink Click Simple Sneak Peek #2

I have another peek of the new Spring Fling Click Simple template designed by Kim Hughes for you today.  These templates are so much fun to use and have so many great uses!!  Have you enjoyed seeing all the amazing projects by Nichole's design team?   I think this release is going to be the best ever!

My project today uses the basket card template and I'm going to show how I turned it into a simple little treat holder!  Imagine how cute this would be with yellow peeps or some sweet pink bunnies!! (I looked several places for them, but the Easter candy just hasn't hit the stores around here yet.  So . . . we'll just pretend those cute bears are bunnies, k?)

 I started by printed the basket card template onto regular copy paper (you can print it directly onto your cardstock, but I didn't want any lines to show after I cut it out). I traced the template onto my folded cardstock and cut it out.  I inked the edges of the basket with Tea Dye ink which helps to mask any crooked cutting.

For the box part I cut a piece of cardstock 4.5" by 7.5".  Then scored all 4 sides at 1.5", cut off each corner diagonally as seen in the picture (you can click on it to enlarge it) and cut where I've indicated with an arrow.

Before taping up the box, I cut a 1" slit in the middle of the front fold of the box (this is how the basket will stay together).  Cut a piece of cardstock a tiny bit less than 1" and about 1.5" long.  I cut the corners off of one end using a tag corner punch and scored it at about .5". Now tape the box together using Scor-Tape or redline tape.

With the box finished, I taped one side (the back) to the back of your basket card, lining up the sides and bottom.  I attached the little tab I made to the front of the card lining it up with the slit in the box.

The final step is decorating the little basket box. I cut a mat out of Aqua Mist cardstock a bit smaller than my card and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Quickutz embossing folder (but how cool would it look with the new Tin Type dies that Papertrey will be releasing?!)

I used the Spring Fling flower templates included in this download to make pretty polka dotted blooms which were embellished with buttons and adhered to the front of my basket.  They were very easy to resize before printing them!.

The final touch was a bit of Lemon Tart ribbon which was stamped (using Stazon in) with a pretty sentiment from Everyday Button Bits - I just love how that looks!

And here is the final product - the perfect little Easter basket to fill with candies, maybe a few little hairbows or some other little treats.
I'm sure you've been there already, but remember Nichole is counting down to the release with lots of sneak peeks!  Thanks for visiting today!

All Supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock:  Kraft, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot
Ink:  Tea Dye Duo, Black (Stazon)
Accessories:  Spring Fling Click Simple Template, Twine, Vintage Buttons, Lemon Tart Stitched ribbon,  Embossing folder (Quickutz)


  1. What a gorgeous projects. I really like the Spring Fling card (box). I love the colors that you used. Thanks for sharing!

  2. So cute!!! I never thought about stamping the sentiment onto the ribbon! Thanks for the new idea!!!

  3. Hi Julie, I love your little basket the flowers along the edge are beautiful and I like how you stamped onto the ribbon. Adorable!:0)

  4. How cute -- love that template! Hey, there's already Easter candy here in Atlanta, GA ... even though we're supposed to get some snow today!

  5. WOW, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  6. Your basket is soooo pretty, Julie!! I love the colors, texture...and those fabulous flowers!!

  7. You did a really nice job designing your basket! Love the touch of stamping on the ribbon! Those lucky bears have a gorgeous home!

  8. So adorable! I love the little flowers and buttons across the top!! Darling!

  9. Love the adorable embellished basket. Amazing!

  10. This is so cute! Love the bears inside too.

  11. Hi Jules!! It's been so long since I've been here and all I can say is SHUT UP!! This project is over the top adorable! Congratulations on being the PTI Guest!!

  12. What a great basket Julie. Love the great colors and those flowers. :o) Fab job with the template!

  13. This is darling Julie!! I love all the flowers!!! Enjoy your weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  14. THis is absolutely adorable, Julie! What a fabulous project!

  15. Your little basket with all those flowers is so pretty! Love how you added that quilted pattern to the front!

  16. this is adorable!! what a cute gift!

  17. I have been saving this in google reader as I wanted to tell you how frigin awesome this is! I mean it, truly stunning girlfriend! You totally made Nicole proud on this one!


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