Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Life is like a box of...cherries!

Kim over at P3 has come up with a fabulous new challenge for June!

The challenge....make a treat container!

The rest of the design team has come up with their usual fantastically talented submissions, pop on over to Paper Cubed to check them out! If you click on the links, you'll go directly to their sure to leave them each a comment!  Who knew treats could be so cute?

Here's what I was inspired to make.  I chose a picnic basket, because what's a better treat than a summer picnic?

I'm on a bit of a cherry kick, and I just love this paper! It's a new paper pack from CTMH called Cherry-O. I used a picnic basket template and layered it with cs and dp from the Cherry-O collection. The tag was cut on my Cricut using the Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge. I used chocolate embroidery floss for the stems and a cool dome shaped red bead for the cherries. See the lacy border around the top of the basket? I threaded cranberry velvet ribbon through the scrap of eyelet lace to make this cute accent.

I had so much fun I made two, here is another little picnic basket shown beside the original one to show the difference in size:

Why did I make two? Because they are so easy to make and because treats come in different sizes! Here they are open so you can see what I put inside:

Don't ya love the cherry tissue paper?
It's just plain old tissue paper(and by old I mean reused) random stamped with cherries to make it new again! These baskets are super cute without the tissue paper, but doesn't it just add something special?

Before you all start emailing me for the template for this adorable picnic basket, I must apologize for not being able to share, I wish I could...but, it is a copyrighted template and I don't want the blog police after me.  It is the "Pack a Picnic" template from PTI's My Timeless Templates. Yes, I (gasp) purchased it. But, I think it was worth it, they're easy to make and just look at them! How cute can you get?

But, since I love you all, I will share this... you can go HERE to get the Pack a Picnic template for your very own! can play along with us at Paper Cubed this month, for a chance to win a gift certificate to get some of these templates!

All product available online from my CTMH site:
Exclusive Inks in Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Tulip
Cardstock in White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Tulip
Embroidery Floss in Chocolate and Tulip
My Acrylix Stamps: C1409 Beary Busy ,  
                               B1306 Cottage Floral ,  
                               B1351 You're Sweet

Other products used:
Pack a Picnic template by Lauren Meador for PTI My Timeless Templates
MS Scallop Border punch
Red bubble beads on the tag are from my daughter's bead drawer
White eyelet lace is a scrap from my ribbon bin
White, Blue and Green tissue paper is recylcled from my gift wrap box (Yeah, I never throw anything away)
Cherry muffins by moi (that's the only French I know)
Chocolate Cherry candy (my hubby's FAVE) by Hershey Canada Inc.

Please join us at P3 and play along by entering your treat container in our June challenge! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. Wow! Love everything about it, the cherries are delicious, and the color combination is super! I will have to get this template for sure, you did an awesome job!

  2. WOW! These are so freaking adorable, Lorrinda! Love those domed buttons. Such a perfect and clever way to give a muffin or anything of that nature.

  3. Oh wow Lorrinda this is so totally gorgeous!! The papers are to die for and the dome shaped beads are just so perfect for the cherries.

  4. this is absolutly Delish! I love it!!!

  5. oh what a delightful project, I love cherries and my favorite treat as a child was those cerry blossom choclates. Seeing all these delicious goodies is making me want some now! Love it!

  6. I know I already commented on your BB post, but I just wanted to say again how wonderful these turned out! Great work! Love those cherries on the tag, too. They just pop! :)

  7. This is soooo perfect and yummy, too...guess great minds think alike! :-)


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