Friday, March 26, 2010

Zutter Blog Hop


Welcome to the Zutter Spring Fling Blog Hop. My favorite thing about spring is seeing all the flowers coming to bloom so I decided to make something bright and cheery and flowery for my house. I started with the basket making a template myself then using the Bind-It-All to make punches on each side and threading ribbon through the holes to join it together. I attached a large strip of paper to either side of the basket with the Rivet Setter & Hammer, some Rivets, and the Pound-It-All to form the handle.


For the flowers I used a couple of different ideas I found on the internet. The larger ones are called box flowers and I used the Rivet Hole Punch Set and Rivets to attach the two size flowers together and wrapped O-wires with ribbon to create the stems. I also used the Bind-It-All to create the grass. I took a strip of green cardstock and punched along one edge then used my scissors to cut down to the holes the machine made.



For the title on the front I used a 3x4 acrylic cover and rounded the corners with my Round-It-All and added a piece of patterned paper to the back. I sprayed the chipboard letters with Glimmer Mist to match the color of the patterned paper then glued them to the acrylic and added it to the front of the basket.


Thanks for dropping by today! To be entered in the draw for one package EACH of the two colors of the new Hang-it-Alls and package of the Rivet Hammer/Setter Set please leave me a comment and I will draw a winner March 29th.



Now hop, spring, or just click your way over to the next blog for another chance to win.
Camilla Isaksson http://kamillasscrapping.blogspot.com/
Linda Elbourne http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/
Fleur Smith http://fleursbydesign.blogspot.com/ **YOU ARE HERE**
Sophie Sim http://colorsgalore.wordpress.com/
Pam Sandy http://pamseclecticstuff.blogspot.com/
Lynne Forsythe http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/
Sarah De Guzman http://redoaklines.com/
Shelley Haganman http://scrappergirl.typepad.com/scappergirl/
Nan Paturzo http://scrappynan.blogspot.com/

132 comments:

Bevie said...

Your little basket is so cute...I am excited to learn more about creating things like this..thanks!!!

http://dreamsofpurelove.blogspot.com

Camilla said...

Woooow such a cute basket. And I really like the flowers!

Hugs from Sweden

Tianne said...

What a lovely little basket, love flowers are stunning and look very intricate

Barbara said...

I just love your Spring basket! What a fantastic piece you've done. I do hope I win your giveaway also.
http://barbara-moorewhimsies.blogspot.com or:
lmoore@flippinweb.com

Niki_Ray said...

Loving this basket great inspiration :)

http://nikiraysniche.blogspot.com/

Helen said...

Oh, that basket is lovely! I'd love a chance to win this - I want to play!

Audra said...

really fun project... love the idea... sooo cute!!

Audra said...

really fun project... love the idea... sooo cute!!

Lousan said...

Oh, what a work. Wonderful basket.

Scrappy Nan said...

you are amazingly clever, my dear.xoxoxox

Jackie said...

Such a sweet basket! Love it.

sarah said...

fleur, this is soooooo cute!! love the basket and flowers! :) sooooooo pretty!

i can feel the warmth of spring just by looking at your project! hehe.

hugs,
sarah.

Monika said...

Great little party favor for my girls, too! I love to learn about new techniques. Thanks.

Monika said...

Great little party favor for my girls, too! I love to learn about new techniques. Thanks.

ScrapgalGR said...

What a clever way to create a basket! I also loved your flowers!

kaw1963 said...

What a neat idea, I really like the flowers!

Shelley Haganman said...

This project simply ROCKS!!! Wow! Love your flowers!!!

misteejay said...

Oh my, what a super spring basket.

Toni :o)

Linda Elbourne said...

Gorgeous work Zister X

patcrafts said...

Love your little basket and flowers are so cute
http://www.patacake-patcrafts.blogspot.com

LynneForsythe said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE THE FLOWERS GIRLIE!!!

AnItA mArIe said...

wow i love this is so cute lovin the flowers fab house decor beautiful basket fleur....hugs Anita..

manda.goodey said...

Your lovely basket of flowers is a real spring pick-me-up - I love the bright colours you have used. To win the hang-it-alls would be great - thanks for the chance.

AnkieG said...

What a cute basket!

Jannet said...

beautiful flowers !

Connie H. said...

Very Pretty!!

Kathy K said...

what a cute idea!!!

Connie said...

the basket is so cute!!! and the flowers-i want to try those!!

The Gov. said...

Love the idea of the spring basket - VERY CUTE!

Lake Side Living said...

Wow! Love what you've done to this basket!

Dawn Edwards said...

Super cute I love the flowers!

anni said...

Very cute basket! The flowers are so pretty! Thanks for the ideas!

Mindy said...

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sandra from NC said...

LOVE your FLOWERS and basket.

Scrapin Kat said...

Your lil basket so cutesy!

Robyn said...

thanks for the inspiration

resmith said...

Such an adorable basket!! Love your flowers.

Tiffany said...

very cute basket. I really like the flowers and your tip to make the grass! :)

Aldean said...

Love the flowers. Very cute!!

Patsy said...

Love the flowers and wouldn't have
ever come up with the grass or the
stems being made from zutter products.

Kim said...

What a beautiful way to welcome Spring! Fantastic job!

trish said...

I am wanting to get some of the glimmer mist and try! May have to get some this weekend and try it out! Awesome job!

d'Dragon said...

SO very creative - I love your basket & flowers - this is something I've been thinking about making lately too!

Carol said...

I love the basket and the beautiful flowers. What a beautiful idea and thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

What a great basket and beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

love the flowers so cute :)

mscrafty said...

Everything really is coming up spring and your flower really shows that.

pamala said...

Supa dupa cute and springy!!! Love it!!!

Tona said...

This is an adorable project! Very well done!

Muggy2 said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time. Nice work!

Paula said...

TFS Fleur! It's adorable! I get so excited making books with my BIA, I forget how perfect it is for punching things too. Paula Akers

Danese said...

I love your basket, especially the flowers! Thanks for sharing it with me..

shannors said...

What a great idea Fleur! Love the basket and flowers - they shout spring. :)

michele hileman said...

That is really a cute basket. so creative

scrappylovey said...

What a darling Spring basket! Great work!

pink said...

Great spring idea! I'm imagining an Easter basket of my own right now. Thank you!

CarinaCina said...

Your basket is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Just fab! :)
/Cina99

http://cina99.bloggplatsen.se

Stampersue said...

What a great spring flower basket - I love it. You are so clever. Ilove your work with the bind it all (my favourite crafting tool of all times)

Thanks

Anne Jagger said...

What a fantastic idea.

Heather Williams said...

Great idea - love the flowers.

peggylee said...

Amazing cute Flowers Love them!!! the basket is sooo cute I have to make one. love your blog.

stephanie said...

Great spring project. Love it.

Elaine said...

Love your basket of flowers - really cheered me up!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful basket! Love the flowers!

Beth S said...

Now this is just too cute. Great detail and the flowers are so cool

Anne Marie said...

Love this basket! Super cute! Those flowers rock!

barbara b. said...

LOVE the basket. Going to try to replicate it with my granddaughter this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

Betty said...

OMG!!! i need to dust off the bind-it-all and get to crafting this project!!!! love it and tfs

Susan said...

Such a cute little basket and so smart. The flowers will never die.

beulahmom said...

Great projects! Thank you for the opportunity to win the Hang-It-Alls and Rivet Hammer & Setter Set!

shazza said...

LOVE your flower basket- Gorgeous!!
Would absolutely LOVE to win the giveaways of the hang it alls & hammer - havent been able to get hold of any yet so it would be great. Love all the work of the design team. You are all so creative
Shazza

Sherry said...

this basket is so great, i love the laced up sides and your flowers are adorable!

Gina said...

How pretty is that, it gave me a real lift to see those colours.

aimado said...

I like out of the box ideas. Using bind it all to make something other than a book, great idea!

Eileen said...

That's really cute! I love how you've used the BIA 'outside the box' in so many ways

Charisma3103 said...

Your basket is gorgeous I really love the flowers..

Janie Boots
boots3103@hotmail.com

Weasel said...

Spring has definitely sprung!

Charlene said...

I love the basket and all the flowers!! So wonderful!

Carla said...

Very cool project!!

cassillis said...

I too am from B.C.,Victoria to be exact. I absolutely love the different paper flower techniques you used.Thank you for sharing them !

Roberta said...

Cute basket. I like the idea of using the holes for ribbon. Makes the BIA more multipurpose.

mustangkayla said...

Oh my word this is cute!

lk46 said...

Love this basket great inspiration!
Hugs lene from Sweden

Cindy J said...

Very inspiring designs you have created here!!! I love those ideas for the flowers and the basket...TY

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo gorgeous project, thanks for sharing :D
Julie xx

Stacey said...

Such a cute basket! And your flowers are adorable! TFS!

mcourtney said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Brittney said...

What stunning flowers!

BrownEyedSusan said...

How fun are all these new products. I need them all.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

What a beautiful basket! Spring is defo here :-) Flowers are so pretty! x

vixen said...

your little basket is gorgous the flowers are adorable. been thiking of making some flowers to go in some vases i have sat on my kitchen window sill and think these would look fab, going to try and have a go soon. Thankyou for shareing :)

from tracey x

Dolores~CraftyD's Creations said...

Your basket is certainly springy. Love it and your beautiful flowers you created. So nice to see different ways to use the Zutter products.

Milly said...

What a cute basket! LOVE the flowers!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Milly / Thistlecraft.etsy.com

Helena said...

Very creative :)

Rosa Youschak said...

Hi! Really nice flowers! On my first hop so I'm leaving a comment! Have a great weekend and keep the ideas coming!!

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

Beautiful flowers! So inventive!

Stephanie said...

I love the ribbon weaving and your paper flowers are so cute!

Cher~ said...

This is so pretty. I love seeing all the ways to use our BIA.

Anneliese said...

Beautiful basket of flowers! I just may need to try that! TFS!

kimmie_35 said...

This is beautiful... I love it... gorgeous flowers...
Hugs
Kim
x

Maria said...

What a super-cute basket. It really looks very "springy":)

Aeify said...

Very cute springy project!!

Rachel said...

Wow. Who knew you could use the Bind-It All in so many different ways! Thank you for the inspiration and ideas.

Dolores said...

OMG I love the basket, love your flowers

AllieKat said...

Fleur, your projects never disappoint! Your basket is just beautiful and perfect for the spring! As if that weren't enough, though, I learned 2 new BIA techniques from your blog; using the rivet setter to attach something 3-dimensional to something else and using the BIA as a guide for something like you did with your grass. Thanks for teaching us!

Christine said...

Adorable thank for sharing!
-christine

Michele said...

love the little basket - what creative ideas. I'd love to learn more about.

michele
duboismd@charter.net

silvia said...

Cute spring basket :)

Cathy said...

What a cute basket! Love this project!

Donna said...

This is a great spring project, so pretty!

kmassman said...

Fun project! I have been on a kick of making flowers too. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

jeannine said...

I love your flower basket, just beautiful!

Generations of Memories said...

Love the little Spring basket. It will brighten up a gloomy day. Nice idea.

Cyndi said...

Love ur flowers! What a cute idea.

ellen s. said...

totaly total cuteness!

freetimegone said...

Your spring basket is so cute and I hadn't thought about using my zutter for just the holes. I love that idea and then using ribbon. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies too.

katmk said...

I love your Spring Basket. The flowers are my favorite,such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

All I can say is WOW

Jodee said...

Your basket is very pretty!

crazyaboutcricut said...

That basket is sooo cute! I will definitely be trying it:)

crazyaboutcricut said...

That basket is sooo cute! I will definitely be trying it:)

tlgirl353 said...

Your little basket is adorable!

Debbie H said...

Very pretty. I never think to use ribbon instead of coils, clever.

Scrapendipity said...

Cute stuff!

Joan said...

I am so new and there is SO much to learn. Thanks for all the inspiration and helpful hints. Your projects are beautiful.

A Bit of It All for Scrappin' said...

Beautiful Project.

~Cassandra

Donna said...

Lovely projects - you make spring time very inspiring

Teri Gelseth said...

Oh Fleur I can't see your pictures either :( I wanna see!

connie said...

Love your basket!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

lovely!

Githe said...

Cute basket.:))

TypicalScrapbooker said...

Cool I love what you did with you BIA ! Way to use it in a different way !!
HUGS, JANIE