I recently ran across this picture of a donation basket that I put together for a local charity. Its by far one of my most favorite baskets that I have done to date… and I have done a lot!
You’ll see I used the Stampin’ Up! Herb Expressions Stamp Set as my theme. There are four different herb in this stamp set: Thyme, Basil, Rosemary and Lavender. I designed one card to represent each herb. I made 5 of each card and placed them in my basket.
I went to my local Organic store and bought two Rosemary and Thyme to put in my basket. Of course, I wrapped a bit of Stampin’ Up! ribbon around them to add a fun flare.
I also added the Stampin’ Up! Herb Expressions Stamp Set to the basket. The person who wins this basket will now have four ideas that they can either recreate or build on.
Did you noticed the fluttering butterfly? I was able to make this fabulous butterfly by using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. I love this Big Shot die and the addition of the butterfly made this basket perfect.
I wanted to add one more item… after much thought I decided make a special set of Herb Expressions Coasters to match my Stamp Set, Cards and Herbs.
Wow!!! I had a hard time letting go of this basket. It really was beautiful and well thought out. I haven’t made one like it since and I really need too. Of course the reason for making and donating the basket far out weighted any reason to keep it. It felt good knowing I was doing my part in making a difference one card at a time.
Items Used For This Donation Basket Include:
- Herb Expressions
- Organic Herbs
- Stampin’ Up! Classic Stamp Pads
- Stampin’ Up! Card Stock
- Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write Markers
- Stampin’ Up! Pastels Chalk
- Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
Need an Occasion Mini Catalog or Sale-a-bration catalog? If you already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator be sure to ask her/him for one and if not email me your address and I will get one in the mail to you ASAP. You don’t want to miss out!
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