Good morning, friends, and welcome to this month's Stitching Focus! I'm Lizzie Jones, your Stitching Ambassador. Thank you so much for joining me today! Easter is coming up quickly, so this month I'm sharing a couple of mini treat baskets that I'm going to give to the kiddos in my life. I have both a felt version and a quicker cardstock version to share, but first, let's take a peek at this month's featured product.
I wanted to make Easter treats for my nieces and nephew, so I started looking through my dies to see what I could could use to create a mini basket. After a brief search, I came upon the Stitched Tray: Square and the coordinating Trim Dies. I knew right away that I was on to something!
Erin used the Stitched Monogram Frame: Square Die to add a pretty border around her Seasonal Stitching: Ladybug. It's such a sweet and pretty way to embellish the bottom of her tray.
Melissa created an adorable sewing notions basket using the Stitched Tray: Square Die. She embellished her corners with buttons and added a stitched heart from the Phone Case Details Die Collection to the bottom of her tray. She even used Saddle Stitched Ribbon to add a handle to her basket. So cute!
I added scalloped trim to my tray using the Small Scallop Border Die. I decorated the bottom of my tray with the Stitched Monogram Frame: Square Die and the Sew Stylish Alphabet. I still love this little tray and use it all the time!
Erin added contrasting trim to her Folk Flower tray using the Stitched Tray: Square Trim Die. The bright Pure Poppy piping is so bold and it finishes the edges beautifully.
Ashley used the Stitched Bat Die to add some playfully spooky flair to her adorable Halloween treat tray. The google eyes she added really put the cute factor over the top!
I decorated the inside bottom of the basket with the Seasonal Stitching: Eggs Die using Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, and Aqua Mist felt.
I absolutely love this thing! It turned out so cute and it's just the right size for a little treat.
Just for fun, I decided to try a little basket made from cardstock instead of felt. I figured it might come together a bit more quickly, which is sometimes a necessity when time is at a premium (like at the holidays). I die cut the tray from Classic Kraft cardstock and just scored along the bottom holes to create a crease. Then, I stamped the sides with Background Basics: Woodgrain using Fresh Snow ink.
I'm giddy over these little baskets. I might just have to make them for the bigs I know in addition to the littles! Thank you so much for joining me this month. Enjoy the rest of the countdown!
Felt Egg Basket
Woodgrain Bunny Basket