Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Craft Spot Release Party - Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Craft Spot Release Party Blog Hop!!  Hopefully, you've just arrived from the incredibly talented Robin's blog - Robin's Creative Cottage.  After a week of sneak peeks, today is the day that all NEW releases will be revealed in their entirety - plus, each new item is now available for sale!  Be sure to stop at each blog along the way, for Kimberly has very generously offered a NEW product to be given away at EACH of the design team blogs.  How exciting!!


Here at Small Bits of Paper, I'll be giving away the
NEW Tasty Treats stamp set so, of course, I just had to make something with a tasty treat!  It's strawberry season here in Ontario so I upcycled a paper bag to create a little basket to hold some fresh Ontario strawberries.  (My boys were very cooperative to be sure I had some strawberries left for my basket!!)  To create the basket, I modified Lia Griffith's instructions found HERE.

I had lots of fun using a variety of My Craft Spot products for my basket's banner!  I began with the Tiny Doilies metal die set, cutting out a shadow, doily and white centre.  The shadow was stamped using the NEW Pattern Blocks stamp set.  For the top layer, I used the NEW Tasty Treats stamp set, stamping the sentiment in black and red ink.  (My "berry" is a bit too high as I stamped the red after stamping the black and was a little bit off.  The stamp itself is perfectly aligned!)  Isn't the font so fun?!

For the actual banner, I used Lacy Banners metal dies for the large (relatively speaking!) kraft pennant.  I stamped each one with a stamp from the NEW Pattern Blocks stamp set.  I used the NEW Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies for the rest of the banner, with the white and green layers stamped with different stamps from Pattern Blocks.  I then cut out "yum" from the NEW Small Alphabet metal dies.  I finished everything off with a strawberry vine from Spellbinders (with the top layer of the vine removed) and some Holly Green baker's twine, available from My Craft Spot.  Two resized kebab sticks are holding everything up.

Don't forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win the NEW Tasty Treats stamp set.  You have until tomorrow (Sunday) at midnight EST to leave a comment.  I will select and announce the random winner on Monday. Here's what the lucky winner will be getting:

(Check out THIS post for lots of "Tasty Treats" inspiration!)

Your next stop along the way is the amazingly talented Heather at Houses Built of Cards

Below is a list of the full blog hop - and don't forget to check out the reveal of the entire NEW line of stamp sets and metal dies at My Craft Spot!

Kate (me!)

52 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Such an adorable, fun and fruity creation. Love the upcycle of the paper bag for the basket.
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Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a cute project and perfect for summer!

SherriB said...

Love, love, love this adorable strawberry basket. The little banner at the top really adds to it! :)

snappy scrappy said...

So darn cute, love the banners!

Tisha Sewell said...

How cute! I love your strawberry basket and banner! Have a great weekend!

Beth F. said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it! You used so many different products and it turned out just perfect.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like all things Strawberry including your basket creation. We are growing strawberries in our garden and they are tasty.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sherrie K. said...

Wow Kate! I love your basket of strawberries! So darling and ALL the products you used to pack in this project are amazing! I love the basket and the banner-so fun! (I gotta find out how to make that basket)LOVE!
What a fun release! Your projects this week have been amazing!!
Sherrie K

Tara Bruening said...

Your project has so much detail, I love it. Your projects all week have been wonderful.


Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

LuvScrappingTogether said...

Love this cute little basket, Kate! Your projects have been amazing this week! ~Hugs, Saundra

bailey19 said...

cute idea!!!!!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Oh Kate, this is "berry" sweet! Great project. Love the basket and the dies and tags are awesome!!

Susie

Lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable, Kate!! I love the basket of strawberries!! The banner looks amazing!! You showcased the new release beautifully!! Happy Saturday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bobby said...

Your banner is "yum"my, Kate. :)

Miranda said...

Super Cute! Great job on the paper bag basket. The strawberries look yummy! Love your banner!!!!

GiGi said...

What an amazing basket! That banner looks fabulous with the new dies! Fantastic projects all week Kate!!!

D- said...

This is a super project. Love your adorable banners and signs. TFS.
Strawberries yum indeed.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love the berry basket.
Donna K U

Georgiana said...

Super strawberry basket and that banner is awesome. Love those little dies and stamps.

katieo said...

Beautiful way to showcase those luscious strawberries. The banner is gorgeous. I love the layers

Houses Built of Cards said...

Such a DARLING project! Just fabulous how you put all the layers together and mixed the ink colors for the sentiment! LOVE this!

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marg0006 said...

Such a cute banner and never would have that of this sweet idea.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Eileen D said...

The basket is awesome but I really love how you doubled up on the banner, it really showcases the new banner and topper dies well!

Eileen

L.B. said...

Just so fun and a great topper.

Lynnie Einerson said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful design. Anyone would be glad to receive such a beautiful gift.

Creative M said...

Very Beautiful and SWEET!!!
Love it!! AMAZING project!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

Sharla said...

I love this set, it's so fun and so many different ways to use it. Love the strawberry basket!

jessica said...

WOW!!! Kate this is an awesome project!!! Besides those gorgeous looking strawberries, I love the banner dies and those letters!!! Such a GREAT gift idea!!!!! Yummmmm!!!
Thanks for sharing and Have a GREAT weekend!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Sukie said...

Your basket of strawberries is absolutely stunning! I love how you used the different products. I really love the banner, it looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing all of your awesome projects this week!

Sue D said...

I like how you decorated this sweet basket!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Hi Kate, Wow.... love how you combined the lacy banners and the tiny banner dies, it look fabulous, and the doily die with the "berry" sentiment is great! Then added a basket full of strawberries.... yummy! Very fun project Kate.
I've loved all your great creations this week!!!

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a great basket, I love the upcycle, but I absolutely adore the banner/pennant and the strawberries and the lettering. In fact I just love everything about it. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Rhonda said...

Your project is so cute. Thanks! I have had fun all week. :o)

Dawn said...

Oh, I love this! I just gave a gift that included strawberries yesterday. This would have been a perfect presentation. Maybe next time!

Barb said...

Wow! So many components went into making this! It looks great! I'm hoping to get strawberry picking soon (maybe tomorrow) but I'm afraid I won't be making anything this cute to go with them!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Yum what a tasty treat you have in that basket.

Sharon said...

I so love your basket of strawberries!! And that banner is awesome!! :)
http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Oh Kate, this is extraordinary! I have a *lot* of favorites from you, but this ranks right up at the top. I love every inch of sweetness found throughout. The banner is perfect, as is the sentiment. Beautifully designed and crafted project, my dear friend! :o) I am in love with this!

Hugs and blessings!

Glora said...

What a YUMMY project! I love it! You used the new products beautifully here. Awesome job. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Smacki's Place said...

I love your idea with the strawberry basket. The stamps are just too perfect for this idea. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Kim's Kreations said...

Wonderful! The berries look so yummy. Love the use of the new release. ogdendoll@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This basket is sooo cute. It just brought a smile when I first saw it. How refreshing! Janet buck2@casscomm.com

Debbie said...

this basket is lovely, I adore the little banner on it thanks for all the inspiration
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~Tammy~ said...

Your basket is the bomb! I love it Kate! Your banner is perfectly and I am totally swooning over this whole project!

RachelV said...

Oooh! Love this! How fun! Now I'm craving strawberries.

Pam said...

I just love your darling berry basket and adorable banner (yummy strawberries too)!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow so adorable!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Kathy Salido said...

Wow what a fabulous project!!
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Emery said...

love your strawberries and basket super cute. hugs

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Your basket of berries looks delicious! Love the banner you created! Wow! Your projects this last week have all been awesome! So glad to have you on my Design Team! Thanks!

Kimberly

Gwen said...

Such a cute idea Kate! You are always so creative and have such great ideas! Loved your projects all week!

Angi Barrs said...

I just loooove this SWEET project!