Strawberry Gift Bag

Strawberry Gift Bag

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for popping by today.  When I was looking at this collection I was thinking about baskets and strawberries and some fun ways to combine them when I thought why not make a Strawberry gift basket!  Instead of creating one from scratch and spending a lot of time working out the dimensions I found this sweet little gem on the Silhouette Store and it was just perfect for my vision.

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and a closer look

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Products Used:

HCPC-3731 – Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3732 – Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-793 – Berry Blossoms Die
HCDP1-265 – Berry Cafe Paper Collection
Bright Ideas Prills – 12 Pack
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Expresso Truffle

Project Instructions:

Other products:  Cut File, White Card Stock, Red Card Stock, Green Card Stock, Distressed Markers (Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn), Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink, Micro Glitter, Lace Ruffle and String Pearls from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Cut and assemble the gift bag according to the directions using paper from the Berry Café Paper Collection as your decorative paper.  Decorate with a combination of the pre-colored images from the Berry Café Paper Collection, die cut using the matching dies.  The Berry Blossom flowers were stamped on White cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die. Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, making a few different sizes to add a nice touch (some single blooms, some double blooms).  Before shaping the flowers, they were lightly distressed with Worn Lipstick distressed ink and finally finished off with some Prills added to the center of each flower and lightly dusted with Micro Glitter for a little extra sparkle!  Before the flowers were attached to the gift bag layer on a few of the Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set that are stamped in Expresso Truffle, die cut using the matching dies and finally colored with distressed markers before you finish the gift bag off with some nice lace trim and string pearls and enjoy.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

7 responses »

  1. Beautiful Joann. It makes me think Summer is coming! Judy x

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  2. Fantastic basket!!!!

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  3. Glenda Brooks

    I love your strawberry basket! I’m in love with these papers, stamps and dies!

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  4. I love it. Colorful and creative. Happy Mother’s Day Joann. Many thanks for a lovely Gift Bag.

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  5. so adorable, I just went to the local farm to get strawberries, can’t wait to have them tomorrow! Like the bee on the flower!

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  6. Absolutely adorable, Joann! So many beautiful details…luscious berries, dazzling blossoms and the addition of the lace is perfect!

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  7. I love you fantastic gift bag! I love all types of 3 D and yours is gorgeous! Marie

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