Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine Heart Basket

I love everything about Valentine's Day, from the colors to the candy to the meaning behind it all.  With that being said, I sometimes get a bit carried away when making Valentine projects and this one is no exception.  Truthfully, with three boys in the house, there probably should be some unwritten law against something this frilly LOL!

First I made the adorable Heart Basket from SVG Attic's Heart Shaped Box set.  The patterned paper I used was from The Paper Studio's You + Me cardstock stack.
Here is a side glance.
This is a close up of the handle.  I cut the cardstock handle and then braided red, lt. pink and white rumpled ribbon along it.  The ribbon is from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces.  At the base of the handle I tied a bow on each side using the red and white ribbon.  Along each side of the handle I also applied eyelet scalloped trim from Erin's Scalloped Trims.  The trim was cut out of vellum.
I also added the same trim in vellum all the way around the top of the basket.
Last, but not least, I made candy treat favors from the Fun Favors collection to place in the basket.  I sized them to 5.5" wide and they fit perfectly in the basket.  At this size, they each hold two Hershey's kisses.
I had so much fun making this and I hope you enjoyed it as well!

Guess what?   SVG Attic has just released a new set!  It is called Sweet Shop Party and I am totally loving it!  Through January 26, 2014, this collection is 50% off, so if you love it like I do, don't hesitate to get it because it will go back to regular price after that :)
Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Winner at 613 Avenue Create!
Selected Special Spotlight at Crafting By Designs!

Entering Here:
Jan 24 Jo's Scrap Shack
Jan 24 Little Scrap Pieces
Jan 25 613 Avenue Create
Jan 25 Crafting by Designs
Jan 27 TTCRD
Jan 28 Sweet Stamps
Jan 29 Word Art Wednesday
Jan 30 Simply Create Too
Jan 31 Just Be Creative
Jan 31 DL.ART
Jan 31 Ribbon Carousel

Jan 31 2 Creative Chicks
Jan 31 LEJ Designs
Jan 31 Silhouette Challenges
Jan 31 The Paper Nest Dolls
Jan 31 V's Sweet Ideas
Feb 2 Creative Cutting Challenge
Feb 4 Try it on Tuesdays
Feb 4 Decorate To Celebrate


  1. I love hearts! Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  2. This is a wonderful basket, love the fresh colours. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  3. Wow, I am loving this heart basket!! Your braided handle looks amazing and I love the velum eyelet. Your favors are too cute and look adorable in this beautiful basket. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  4. With three boys in the house you deserve all of the fruitiness you can get! This would make a great teachers gift too!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Decorate To Celebrate Design Team!


    Chriss - DT- DTC

  5. Ha, ha, ha! I am laughing so hard. I wrote frillyness and spellcheck corrected it to fruitiness. Well with three boys in the house you probably have that too, lol! Isn't there a word for frilly? Frillyness, frills?

  6. what a lovely project thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel DT

  7. What a wonderful Valentine's basket, love the papers you used and the cute favors. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

  8. What a super cute project! I love the way the basket turned out and the papers are perfect! You've inspired me!

  9. love your heart basket thank you for joining us at dtc challenge. hugs

  10. Love those baskets Beth!! they look great!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  11. Very pretty Beth! Thank you for joining us at DTC!

  12. Beth, this basket is so stinkin' cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! And the "candies" are fabulous! So glad that you shared this with us at DTC!!!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  13. Hi, Beth: Your Valentine candy holder is so pretty. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

    Remember, you can enter 3 of your pretty creations in this challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. This is so sweet, Beth. Thanks for sharing it in our challenge, and for being such a blessing to me by sharing your talents with us week after week. I appreciate it SO much. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Awesome treat box. Beautiful colors.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  16. This is brilliant i love everything about it
    Thanks for joining us this month over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

  17. Wow. Wow. Wow. Fancy, frilly and made with love. How fun! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  18. Oh Beth:) these are just some fabulous treats. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  19. Beth... this is simply lovely! And I think it's ok to make something frilly every once in awhile...even if you have boys! I have 3 boys too so I'm with ya! :o) It's a wonderful project! Thanks for playing along with us over at Silhouette Challenges! :O)

    Theresa (Silhouette Challenge DT)

  20. This is nothing short of perfect! Love the DP's and the colors. The box and the little boxes are gorgeous and the way you presented them in the picture is lovely. So glad you shared your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We started a new Challenge so, hope you come join us again. Leaving you with God's Word in Galatians 5:1, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

    God bless always,
    JO ANN

  21. Just beautiful Beth. So glad to see you playing again with us. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  22. A beautiful basket. Great job. Thank you for playing with us at Creative Cutting challenges

    CCC DT

  23. Fabulous FRILLY creation... love it!

    Thanks for sharing at Paper Nest Dolls this time... hope to welcome you back here again soon..

    Christine L x

  24. What a lovely project! I love Valentine's Day - Red is one of my favorite colors. Great job. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls 'Anything Goes' challenge. Heidi - PND DT

  25. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper