Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fresh Fruit Basket

This is a peck size fruit box … the kind you get at a Farmer’s Market or a U-Pick-It orchard … that held some very tasty peaches. I knew I could put it to good use instead of just throwing it away. I entered this in the Cricut Circle Infomercial Contest. It wasn't selected, but I still love it!

Here are the details:

1.      1I used the Rectangle3 image from George and Basic Shapes (sized using my Gypsy) to cut strips of cardstock to cover the box, both inside and outside.
2.     2. Then, I used the Argyle Icon (shifted) image from Wild Card to create the “lattice”. Using my Gypsy, I sized and welding three images together to create lattice strips and wrapped them around the box.
3.     3. For the chalkboard, I used the Rectangle4 image from George and Basic Shapes to make the frame (sized and welding using my Gypsy).  I used a textured cardstock and rubbed it with distressing ink to make it look more like wood, and then attached it to a piece of black cardstock. 
4.     4. I used the Loop Dee Loo font from Lyrical Letters to create the “Fresh Fruit” … sized and welded with my Gypsy.
5.     5. All of the fruit images are from Preserves (cut from the cartridge, no Gypsy):
a.     Watermelon1 – 6.75”
b.     Blueberry1 – 2.75”
c.     Lemon – 3”
d.     Orange – 3.25”
e.     Strawberry1 – 2.75”
f.      Pineapple2 – 5.75”
g.     Grapes – 5.75”
6.     6. I attached the images to the box with pop dots (various sizes) to add dimension.
7.     7. For finishing embellishments, I added a crepe paper ruffle around the top edge of the basket and wrapped ribbon around the handle.


DeNetra Bates said...

now this is too CUTE !!! I love it. Looks good enough to eat !! TFS

Rhonda Emery said...

wow how cute is this. great card so creative.

~JulieH~ said...

This basket is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the fruit and the blackboard sign. Fabulous project!

Jennie K. said...


Sharon said...

I just loooove this! Beautiful!!! :)