Can you believe it’s MARCH?!!!

What happened to the summer? LOL! Seems like just yesterday I was planning Christmas stuff, now I’m back praying for summer. We are getting SLAMMED with the snow this year, here in New England.

Makes me really wish for warmer weather.

Im so into SPRING mode-its insane.

So here is a taste of Spring-well in really summer’s end, but let’s not get technical.

pti-straw-berry-gift-basket-set.jpg So Berry Sweet set

Nothing screams AWESOME more than a gift set, that is all co-ordinated!!

Here in the photo we have a Strawberry theme!

A Basket, a strawberry shaped card, strawberry themed heart tin, and little strawberry shaped gift boxes.

 I just used my Ruby Red cardstock stamped with my Polka Dot Basics (with white craft ink), to create my Strawberry theme.

The leafy green was done using Spring Moss cardstock/ribbon. I actually used the wild flowers  die, cut apart, for the berry tops.

The basket-that was created from the very same large scallop heart nestabilties, as my previous heart baskets.

pti-strawberry-basket-side.jpg Closer view of basket

I cannot even tell you how much FUN I had making this set.

I love Strawberries, and think this is the cutest set to give at almost anytime of year.

You could fill the basket with home-made strawberry jam, chocolate covered strawberries, plain strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry scented candles, or body lotions. OR whatever other awesome strawberry thing you can find! LOL! Maybe a Strawberry Shortcake party?!!

strawberry-set-tin-open.jpg Top off tin

In this case I filled the heart tin (decorated to look like a strawberry) with Lifesavers Strawberry Creme Candy.

There is also a “strawberry” shaped card to match! Inside has the same sentiment, as the tin. Sentiment is from the  Green Thumb set

Now I KNOW you are wondering about those ADORABLE little strawberry shaped boxes!! These were a breeze to make! I wish it were my creative genius, but it was not.

Kelsy Hull, had sent me a photo of a nestability basket she had made, after seeing a few I posted a couple weeks ago. It was ADORABLE!! I noticed in the basket, she had these berry like things that looked paper crafted. So I asked her about it. You can view her’s —->HERE

She was kind enough to share the template with me! THANKS GIRL!

They were created by Sherrie Brickey——>HERE is her template, that is printable. Please credit her if you use this template for anything.  

I used the SU Ginger Blossom paper for my strawberries. I then used the SU! Boho Blossoms punch to create my berry tops. Felt flowers would be GORGEOUS!!! But I wanted to keep it ALL paper. Just sponged the edges, and added a olive brad.

Pretty cute huh?

I thought they make nice accents to surround what ever I else I add inside my gift basket.

So that is it for today.

Ill be back Sunday with my sample for my “Saturday Sketch”. Sorry-so much to do, so little time, and sometime’s a girl has to go with what she WANTS to do, not HAS to do! LOL!

But if you REALLY want to play today-here is the sketch! Click for larger view

sketch-37.JPG Pretty simple/standard this week. But its one of my favorite’s to use.

I have 2 samples this week so stay tuned OK!! AND they BOTH use Stampin Up!

Till tomorrow.