Thursday, April 12, 2012

Strawberry Patch.

I am in love with the new Strawberry Patch stamps and dies and the Berry Basket die by Papertrey Ink (coming out on the 15th)! There are so many ways you can use this cute basket, but I have decided to make a party favor - a little gift box to give out when the kids leave the party. My daughter Kati saw this and now wants a strawberry party this June for her 7th birthday! I have to admit, I was glad she said that! These were easy and fun to create, can't wait to make more!
The basket is cut out of Simply Chartreuse pattern paper. You need to cut 4 sides. Two will fit on an 8.5 x 11" piece of cardstock, so you can make a full sized basket with two pieces of 8.5 x 11" cardstock.
After the basket was made, I played around with the Strawberry Patch stamps and Strawberry Patch Sentiments to create this little notebook made from scratch. I made the cover, then cut the inside pages from printer paper slightly smaller than the front. The back is thick cardstock I had saved from a packaging of some sort. I found some rings to hold it all together. The notebook's finished size measures 7" x 4". The cute little tag is from the new Tagged Sentiments set.
You can stamp on the inside pages too - would be a cute gift for a teacher at the end of the year!

The pencil topper is made with a Strawberry Patch die and Pure Poppy felt. I did a tiny bit of hand stitching on the berry and then hot glued another berry on the back to cover up the stitching, leaving the bottom open for a pencil to slide into. Oh the cuteness!!
For another little thank-you gift to tuck inside the basket, I bought some headbands and added a felt strawberry with a hot glue gun. After hot gluing the strawberry to the headband, I cut another strawberry to glue on the back to cover up the little stitches on the back. I folded up the headband and tied it with floss to tuck in the basket.
You can weave ribbon around the basket, or tie a bow, maybe even cover the inside with fabric? I just used shredded kraft paper from the party supply section of Walmart to fill the basket.
One more thing I made to tuck into the basket is this little vellum pocket. I cut 2 frames and stitched them together, leaving the top open for lollipop, candies or anything small. How about a felt strawberry ring? Oooh!
I have one more card to share with you made with the Strawberry Patch and Strawberry Patch Sentiments. The "just smile" is from the new Framed Out #3 set. (And the little frame is the Framed Out #3 die.)

Kati and I are so excited to create more of these baskets and goodies for her party this June. She was a great helper with these projects and is looking forward to her party already! I thought I'd share some other cute "strawberry ideas" we also might try for Kati's birthday party:
  1. Strawberry Aprons for the party goers.
  2. Love the red tulle on these chairs! 
  3. Must have pink lemonade or Strawberry Crush to drink!
  4. A pretty tutu for the birthday girl? Of course!
  5. Strawberry fruit cups!
  6. Heart shaped strawberry cookies are a must.
  7. Strawberry bean bag toss!

Hop over to the other Papertrey Ink team members' blogs to see what they've made with these BERRY same products. :)


Strawberry Basket Party Favor:
STAMPS: Strawberry Patch, Strawberry Patch Sentiments, Framed Out #3, Tagged Sentiments
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss
PAPER: white/Pure Poppy/Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack, It's Official Patterned Paper
DIES: Strawberry Patch, Berry Basket, Limitless Layers 3.5 Oval
OTHER: PTI ribbon and felt, vellum, printing paper, pencil, white floss, stick pin, headband, candy, rings, Pink Paislee houndstooth tape, circle punch, white floss, shredded paper basket filler.


Mar said...

Adorable and so so sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!! this set is so berry sweet!I so love the basket...a must have :-)

Suzanne Russell said...

My birthday is in May so my mom always made a strawberry cake for me. This project certainly brings back some fond memories. I hope we get to see pics from the party. The little girls are gonna love it!

Jennifer said...

I like that little strawberry pencil topper you created. Thanks for sharing this.

LEG Studios said...

Oh, Danielle, there is too much crafty goodness to take in on your post today. LOVING everything! Hope your DD has a great birthday!

jan metcalf said...

It will be a Berry Sweet party!!

Daniela Dobson said...

I love your projects and those party ideas are awesome!!!

WinterBerry Glen said...

After seeing this post it makes me wanna go to a seven year old birthday party. Must be that Strawberry Shortcake addiction I had when I was little! Every single thing in that basket it just oh so cute. I also think it's so clever the way you made a pencil topper with those dies!!!!

WinterBerry Glen said...

PS. I hope your daughter's surgery goes well!

F said...

What great gifts these will be! Love what you've done!

Lynda said...

Very clever projects, Danielle, I especially love the little pencil topper, and the cute hairband...makes me hope for a little girl grand daughter this November!

StephH said...

What a perfect theme for a young girl's birthday party! It is especially wonderful that you and your daughter will be able to create party decor and favors together, with PTI help to make it all a breeze. (Hope Kati's surgery went smoothly today.)

Pendra said...

Just darling... my daughters all grown and my grandaughters are almost all grown, Ooooh how I miss little girls!! The more I see of this set, the more I just have to have it!!!! These are all just toooo cute!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Aorable - love the ribbon through the basket!

Gabby said...

Cute basket full of fun goodies that you created with these great, new products! TFS :)

Jennifer K said...

Those notebooks are so sweet! The kraft basket filler is pretty sweet too. Great projects!

Melonie said...

This is super sweet indeed! Speaking of sweet...I hope sweet Kati is recovering and feels better super quick:)

Rebecca Ednie said...

And strawberry jello with bits of strawberry inside and strawberry whipped cream.