Friday, March 14, 2014

Cricut Spring Cottage 3-D Strawberries and Basket

Today's fun 3-D gift basket with strawberries was made using the new Cricut Spring Cottage cartridge.  This is a seasonal cartridge that retails for $24.99 and can be purchased HERE.  Take a look at some of the goodies on this cartridge:
As soon as I saw this strawberry and basket, I knew it would be a fun project to make.  I figured I could fill the strawberries with candy - I used Starburst candies. I cut two strawberries at 4" and one at 3.5".  
After cutting them out and scoring them, I used a White Sanford Uni-Ball Gel Pen
to add faux stitching.  This is the best pen on the market for this use.
I bent up the strawberry along the score lines.  The strawberry has teeny score marks in it so you can see where to score a line.  They are not obtrusive, like they have been in the past.
Using my ATG gun, I glued along the edge that will be tucked in.  You could also use a glue dot here.
Here is the strawberry folded up.
I added my Starburst candies to the inside - my large flower held 3 and the smaller one 2.
I threaded the green and white striped twine through the holes on the top of the strawberry.  Start by putting the twine into the strawberry and then you will end up with two tails out.
Pull tightly and knot.
Then add green topper by threading twine through top - knot again.
I made the basket by cutting it at "fit to page" or the largest it would go on a 12x12 mat which was 9-1/4". I folded over the edges and adhered the basket together, after adding faux stitching.
My sentiment background is the Fancy Frame die and stamp combo from My Creative Time ($9.99)- so cute!  It can be ordered HERE. Take a look below:
The "You're Sweet" is from a retired Close to My Heart set. The gems and ribbon are from Michaels.


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57 comments:

  1. This is a really cute project, and looks easy enough to make several at a time! Thank you for all the great ideas, Joy.

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  2. Yes I have made 3D objects to for my Granddaughter. Oh Joy how cute I love it and love you faux stitching on it love that extra touch. Gosh I have this cartridge and never noticed this basket and strawberries I so am going to make this. Thanks girl for doing this I absolutely love this and it will be so cute on my dining table I so am ready for Spring & Summer and strawberries sure make me think of these. You really do make such outstanding projects I so miss your videos. I am in love for sure with your basket and strawberries sorry but I can't stop talking about it just call me "Chatty Kathy" today (LOL) YOU ROCK!!!!

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  3. Cute project! I love creating 3D gifts. TFS

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  4. I love making little 3D boxes for the girls at work. So glad my Cricut can cut many of them out so I don't have to measure and score.

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  5. So cute Joy ! I make 3 D boxes all the time for my Grandchildren ! I love seeing them get so exited to open them and see the surprise inside ! I am going to make these for them today :) thanks for sharing !

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  6. Joy,
    What cute party favor!! Love the strawberries. TFS!!!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  7. The basket of strawberries is adorable. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Very cute and just in time for Spring. I have done a few 3D projects but nothing as cute as this. Looking forward to giving it a try. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Love the strawberries what a great idea.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  10. This is too cute! Looks almost good enough to eat!! : ) I do make 3d items for friends and family. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  11. Such cute strawberries. I wonder if there is an Easter egg for the same concept....off to search. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. what gorgeous strawberries AND a treat inside doesn't get better than that : ) I do make them, mostly for my husband and family.

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  13. Yes! I love to make 3D gifts for my friends and family. Thanks for sharing this project with us. LOVE the strawberries!

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  14. I do not make 3D projects at all. I do my best to make cards for my kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. As my mom says, "That's a full time job." Thanks for sharing your time, talents and ideas with us.

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  15. BERRY, BERRY sweet project. YES, I love making anything 3 D I think it has a fun surprise element for the recipient.
    Have a wonderful weekend and again, thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  16. I make treat boxes for family and friends for a lot of holidays! It's nice to be able to give little treats to let others know that I'm thinking of them!
    I've had this cartridge for a while, but I don't think I've ever cut anything from it! I'm gonna have to give it a try!

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  17. Really cute basket. You are a talented lady! I haven't made any boxes etc.

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  18. Very cute. Yes I like to make 3-D projects.

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  19. OMG this is the cutest strawberry basket. I have nieces that would love to have this at their strawberry patch birthday theme.

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  20. Those strawberries are the cutest!! I don't do much 3d.

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  21. Cute strawberry project. I like making 3-D baskets for special holidays and filling them as table favors.

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  22. No, I have never made 3-D baskets, but I have used inexpensive gift bags and decorated them with cute Cricut images.

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  23. I do make 3-D goodie boxes and bags for everyone depending on the holiday or event...i once made baskets for coworkers for spirit day and inspiration. Thanks Joy.
    Susie A.A.
    Rhm.Tx.

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  24. I want to make a 3 D basket, but only have the mini Cricut here. This is so sweet! Thanks for sharing this, and all your other cool projects!

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  25. I can only find the digital version. Is there an actual physical cart? I HAVE to have this!!!
    Grandmamarsha

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  26. I have done just a couple of 3-D projects. I love the strawberries and the basket. I need this cartridge.....LOL....TFS

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  27. What an adorable project! I love that you filled the strawberries with candy. I've only made 3-D boxes a few times. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I haven't made a lot, but 3-D projects are my favorites! Yours looks great!

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  29. Not anymore. When my kids were younger I did for school and parties, but not so much now. But, I have a 3 week old nephew and look forward to making things for his classes and birthdays! I've was always the "craft" mom at school, so I had to think up lots of fun projects! This basket is so cute and the strawberries would be a perfect quick project for kids to make and share!

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  30. Joy, what a cute project. Love those strawberries. What a great idea filling them with candy. I love 3-D projects - boxes and bags. People seem to appreciate the effort you put into them. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. This basket is adorable! I love making 3-D items for my family. I make then at every holiday for my grands and also for my grown kids, too.

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  32. yes, I have, but this one is just too nice! I have to try it for our next family birthday coming up soon. Thanks so much for the directions.!

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  33. That's one cartridge I don't have! I haven't ventured very far into making treat boxes. I have bought cheap boxes and made elaborate tags to adorn them for favors. I did make darling bunny with Easter baskets for our dinner table after a demo at Archivers (may it rest in peace) last year, and everyone was delighted. Thanks for your inspiration! Love how neat your faux stitching is!

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  34. I love making bags and boxes to fill with treats and give them to family and friends all the time. I don't have this cartridge and have to have it for my collection. Thank you for sharing your cute projects.

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  35. What an adorable little basket! I would have never thought to use it this way, thanks so much!

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  36. I have made a few boxes. They are fun. These are cute especially here in strawberry country.

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  37. I have made 3-D boxes. They are fun to do. I love the strawberries. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  38. I have made 3D boxes and purses and I have given them to coworkers. This is a great basket. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  39. Love your strawberries. I will have to get my cartridge out and make them. That's for the inspiration.

    Kristi Curtis

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  40. I have made boxes for gifts. Love the strawberries!

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  41. Hi, Joy. I really like the 3D strawberries in a basket and how you can actually open up the strawberry where you can add candy or a note. But after watching you make one. I think I can make one or give it chance or too. Thank you for sharing. :-)
    Have a great weekend
    Delama Starling
    19beeone96@gmail.com

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  42. Yes, I have made boxes and bags for friends and family. This basket with berries is so cute! I love the Baby Shower cartridge. My second Grandchild was born yesterday! I wish she wasn't so far away!!
    Blessings!
    Kathy
    katykaten@hotmail.com

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  43. Great idea. The basket is a cute one. THe Bbay SHower cartridge would always be fun to win, too

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  44. The basket is simply yummy. I do make 3-D goodies, for holidays and gifts.

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  45. This basket is something that I would love to try to make. I have been trying to make new things each time I get a new cartridge and use it to its full potential. I like the idea that the baby cartridge could be used for so many things and not only babies but for children of many ages. I do card making, scrapbooking and decorating and this would come in so handy.

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  46. Wonderful 3D creation. I enjoy making 3D treat creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  47. awe, what a wonderful project, I just love those little strawberries and your faux stitching really makes them fabulous :)

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  48. I Love your 3-D Strawberries & Basket! I have the Cricut Expression so I need the cartridge it's self, I click on HERE to purchases it for $24.00 put did not see it:( This is the hardest cricut cartridge to find I can't find it anyware! I would LOVE LOVE to have this one,HELP!!!!!!!! Yes I have done treat bags & 3-D ! I have done Missionary Bags for church.I would put there name & there flag & I do 3-D animals Noah's ark cart.for my great nephew,that the first cart.he goes to.We cut some out & then he picks out what he will cut out the next time,it is so cute he 3! TFS & a chance at this weeks cartridge!
    rosebud222222222

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  49. Love the strawberries and Basket. When I first got my gypsy I had seen a pic of the strawberry tutorial cutout. I didn't want to ruin the book so I created my own file of the strawberry. It was cute, and put it together, it came out a little crooked. Oh well I tried, lol lol
    Dawn RI

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  50. I do make them (and I've always loved this cart even though I couldn't justify it to my budget; the strawberries alone are the reason I wanted this cart). I love the look on people's faces when they look at the gift I've made and then turn to me and say, "Did you make this?" and when I nod, they reply, "Wow." Oooohh that feels good!

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  52. So cute! Yes, I make goodie baskets and bags for co-workers all the time. Everyone loves them.

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  53. I usually make something 3D for Easter for my grandkids. I plan on using this basket to do their treats this year.

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  54. Love this project....did you use EXPLORE or Expression....you say used Fit to Page...if you used Explore...where is that found? thanks for the wonderful inspirations! :

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