5/1 Stampin' Up! Always Elegant

Happy May Day! I remember making May Day baskets in Elementary School and then leaving one for Grandma. I loved ringing the door bell and running away! She never let on that she knew it was me, but always made sure to go on and on about the sweet May Day surprise she had gotten. I wish my kids lived closer to their grandparents. It's a tradition that I think is slowly fading as we live further and further apart.

I was inspired by several Two Tags baskets that I've seen out there in blogland, but most recently by one I saw by Julie Davison. This is the version I came up with and my customers enjoyed making it at a recent Big Shot Class.

We didn't forget to make the back of the box . . . a Pretty in Pink Dotted Scallop Ribbon Bow seemed to be just what was needed for all around cuteness. The designer series paper we used to wrap the basket is from the Flirtatious Specialty paper pack.

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day: Stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap white and then use your punch upside down to punch it out perfectly. It's so much easier to do it that way than to try to center your sentiment on a piece of paper that has already been punched out.

Thank you so much for stopping by today . . . a basketful of May Day Wishes for all your crafting dreams to come true!!

Stamps: Always Elegant - soon to be retired (WM116976, CM 120477)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant (105126), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730), Flirtatious Specialty DSP (122360)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (105210)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Scalloped Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval Punch (119855), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole in the handle for the brads (116631)
Accessories: Subtles Brads (119738), Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon (124141) 
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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