Sunday, April 19, 2015

Baskets Aren't Just For Easter

It's inspiration time The Cutting Cafe! This week we are playing with the new baskets Regina designed just before Easter...the Round Basket With Handles or Round Easter Basket. I chose to use THIS one, The round basket with handles.

You can use these baskets for anything!
I chose to fill mine with candies to send to a friend.

Isn't this the CUTEST little bear EVER?!?! He made the perfect embellishment for this basket. 
I got the file for the bear from Cuddly Cute Designs. The file is called Honey Bears
If you haven't checked out Cuddly Cute Designs you should! They have the cutest designs and give away a weekly freebie. 

I inked the edges of this little cutie with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink.
The white on the eyes and nose I drew on with a white Gelly Roll Pen.
The eyelashes are shaded with black chalk and then drawn on with a Micron 01 pen.

The paper for this project was something I found on the discount rack at Micheal's. I never pass up the discount isle =)
I used Tombow XTREME permanet adhesive to put my basket together.
It's what I use for all my 3D projects.

I used yellow colored hot glue (purchased at Joann's) to create the honey. 

Regina has made her files EXTREMELY easy to use. 
Each file comes with instructions and sizing information for Cricut Explore users.  
Not only that she is available to ask questions if you need her. She is THE BEST! 

What will you do with your basket? If you need more inspiration be sure to check out The Cutting Cafe's DT inspirational post on the 21st of this month. If you leave a comment on that post you will be entered in a chance to with 3 free files of your choice.
 Remember, you do not have to have a fancy cutting machine to use any of Regina's files. They come in PDF form as well as others.  


  1. I'm in love! Instantly I started singing "When I up down and touch the ground..." from Winnie The Pooh. I still have that record and I absolutely LOVE your basket full of goodies. The honeycomb and that yummy honey and that precious bear are the perfect way to accessorize Regina's file. This is FABULOUS!!

  2. Fantastic this basket. The bear is so adorable.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  3. How clever! I just love the yellow hot glue for the honey-perfect! Great to have you join us at Moving Along with the Times. I hope you'll come back again.

    1. Thank you! I love the yellow hot glue too! I need to get more colored hot glue! The world of possibilities has opened up.

  4. EEEEKKKK>>>>>this is so stinkin cute!!! I am just loving it!!! How super fun!!

  5. This takes the cake Tina...I absolutely love it. You are such a clever crafter!!! Too freaking cute! xx

  6. Wow, this is just so pretty, love your whole design and the embellishments just make it perfect . Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  7. Oh WOW how fantastic is this beautiful project, love that cute image also the terrific colours, smashing basket, thank you for joining us at
    lorraine x

  8. I don't usually leave comments, BUT this little bear and basket are so adorable !!!

    1. Aww...Thank you Evelyn! I really appreciate you leaving a comment!

  9. I LOVE your basket, the yellow hot glue for the honey just makes the whole thing!! Great Job!

  10. I LOVE your basket, the yellow hot glue for the honey just makes the whole thing!! Great Job!

  11. What a very pretty project!! Love that cute little bear!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  12. WOW! This is amazing! Love the bear with the basket.

  13. Fantastic, love it. What a fun basket!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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