Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank You Baskets

Happy Saturday!

Over a year ago, Wolfgang asked me to make thank you gifts. Of course, I immediately set to work on crafting nine baskets for him. I finished them and took pictures before he handed them out. Then, when I wanted to make a blog post of them, I couldn't find the pictures. I looked on my SD card as well as my computer and Wolfgang's. No pictures! I thought I was going a little crazy as I distinctly remembered taking the pictures and editing them on my computer. Flash forward a year and what do I stumble upon? Yes, the pictures! They somehow were in a folder on my PC and the folder had nothing to do with crafting. OK, enough of my story. Let's finally get on to seeing the baskets.

This picture is the front of the baskets:

I used retired DSP to embellish the simple 4x4 baskets, along with daisy, butterfly, and swirl dies. A big thank you to my friend Diana for loaning me her swirl die.

Here is a picture of the back of the baskets:

Ha ha, I just noticed I forgot to turn one of the baskets around.

A close-up of the front of one of the baskets:

There was a lot of die cutting involved, but the end result was worth it.

And, a close-up of the back of that basket:

The thank you sentiment is from the IBS Sun Ripened Pear stamp set.

Finally, a picture of how it looked filled with chocolates and packaged:

Wolfgang was happy with the thank you baskets, as were the recipients.

I have a backlog of cards and projects to post, so in the new year I hope to get back on track and blog more regularly again.

Happy New Year!


Creations by Shirl said...

These baskets are cute, do you share your tutorial on how to make them? These would be perfect for V-Day!

Diana Auberle said...

Happy New Year dear. SO lucky you found the pictures of those gifts again. They are so pretty. And you are more than welcome using my dies anytime. :) Great what you made with those.
Can't wait to see what else you have in stock. :)
Hope you soon get back to crafting. :)
Again, happy new year.

Lisa said...

Happy new year Lisa!! I hope 2017 is an amazing one for you!! I just tried to leave a comment but I think blogger ate it :/ Your baskets are beautiful!! I love the designs!! You decorated them beautifully!! So glad you found the pictures!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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