Aug 26 2008

Garden Basket Gift Tag

Published by at 11 55 pm under Food Gifts,Papertrey Ink


It is certainly that time of year when our baskets are filled to overflowing with garden veggies, whether we grow them ourselves or purchase them. I LOVE the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies at this time of year. And although we do grow some, we are also given a lot. It seems every time someone stops in, their arms are heavily laden with bags of produce — I love it!!! I gathered a few things from my counter last evening, arranged them in a basket and hung on the tag I just made, a tag that I will use when we go bearing gifts!!!


Above is a full view of the tag as well as a close-up of the pineapple image. Gee, am I loving this set — more and more each time I use it. I used the wheat yesterday, now the pineapple, and the acornand pinecone will be for tomorrow’s project!!! I need to properly break this set in — LOL!!! Here’s a little info on what I did:

  • The chocolate tag base is cut 6.5 x 4. Used a corner rounder on bottom, a deco corner punch on top.

  • The loop hanger through which you run ribbon to tie onto the basket handle is cut 1.5 x 5.5, scored in the center, tab ends corner rounded and attached to tag with brads.

  • I used regular SU inks on my pineapple, first covering the pineapple in More Mustard, then carefully apply Really Rust around the perimeter, direct torubber from the pad. The top leaves were done the same way, with first Certainly Celery and then Old Olive. And on the close-up you can see how I used a Chocolate Chip SU marker (fine point) and made tiny dots in the little white dots — just thought it looked like it needed it!

I think the rest is rather self-explanatory. LOVE that little leafy stamp I used for the background!

  • Stamps: First Fruits by Papertrey

  • Paper: PTI White. SU Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Really Rust. DP from Fall Harvest pack by K & Co. from Michaels.

  • Ink: Above plus Old Olive.

  • Accessories: PetiteOval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, Corner Rounder, Deco Corner Punch, Mounting Squares, Wide Wired Ribbon.

Have you checked out the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over at Mothermark’s Blog? It’s a fun one — I love this challenge idea and though I didn’t get a card made yet, I WILL get one done, if not this week, then next!!! Fun challenge!!!

Now, off to do something with the acorns or pineconesfrom this set for tomorrow’s post!!! I’m going for a more masculinelook, not that these first 2 attempts have been particularly feminine!!! Truly beautiful weather here today — hope you are all enjoying the same!!! Thanks so much for stopping in!!!

29 responses so far

29 Responses to “Garden Basket Gift Tag”

  1. Oh my goodness Sharon. I LOVE THIS! So rich and what gorgeos photography too! What a lovely lovely tag. Such gorgeous variation of color and that ribbon is fabulous.

  2. Kittie says:

    Sharon, Your tag is gorgeous. I am so reminded of my parents who always grew a huge garden and loved taking produce to church members and shut ins. Boy could I go for a fresh, garden grown tomato sandwich. Thanks for a wonderful memory!

  3. cheryl says:

    oh my goodness this is beautiful. Love those colors and the ribbon, wow!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    WHEN WILL MY SET GET HERE ALREADY!!!!! Sharon, this is gorgeous! Oh my goodness, what a fantastic idea! I love the upper corners of your tag, a beautiful effect with the punch you’ve used. The designer paper is so gorgeous, I’ve yet to make it to Michael’s, that’s a definite on my “to do list”.

  5. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    What a beautiful tag! You’ve sure done some wonderful things with this gorgeous stamp set! I love it! Thanks!

  6. Deb aka:DeborahLynneS says:

    This is just so gorgeous Sharon! Love these beautiful Autumn colors and your extra special touches!

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    Yes it is absolutely gorgeous! Wow -I wish you were visiting me with this basket of goodies. This is a great idea!!! And, the colors are awesome.


  8. Sharon, you are using this set SO beautifully!!! Your projects capture everything I love about autumn! The papers, the rich colors, the dimension — just gorgeous!

    I could look at your creations all day — if you compiled them in a coffee table book, I’d surely buy it!! 🙂

  9. Riley says:

    What a great idea! I love this tag, it’s awesome!

  10. Velta says:

    As always Sharon your work is incredible!! I love the colors you used here. Christina Fischer’s comment is exactly how I feel…and hey, what a great idea…Time for you to write a book on your art 🙂

  11. Cindy H. says:

    Another beautiful creation using the new PTI set. Gorgeous!! TFS

  12. Angel says:

    GORGEOUS tag!! Love it!

  13. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    Another wonderful fall idea, I like the shading on the pineapple. Great job Sharon!

  14. Deb Neerman says:

    Simply. Stunning! As usual, lol!

    Love this tag, and your loop is genius!!

    Wish that hardware set was still available {sniff}.

    TFS this amazing project with us!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  15. 2stampis2b says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous! I love your blog, which is why I am nominating your for the I {heart} Your Blog award if you’d like to play along…

  16. mothermark says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous…I can just image all that you will put with this….it is so pretty. Your work is always so professionally done!

    Thanks for the mention again….Hee!

  17. Vicki says:

    This IS gorgeous!! I really LOVE that ribbon!!…TFS!

  18. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Fantastic Sharon!! I am thrilled that you bought this set. I know you will inspire me to use it in ways I haven’t imagained. Beautiful work — as always!

  19. Ashley says:

    This is GORGEOUS! I love what you did with the pineapple!

  20. Danielle says:

    Another beauty Sharon!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous Sharon!! Love the rich fall colors, it’s all beautifully put together 🙂

  22. Pat says:

    Beautiful Sharon! Nothing is better than fresh produce unless it includes such a gorgeous presentation!

  23. Angela R. says:

    such a wonderful set! love it!

  24. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Beautiful! I love the coloring of the pineapple! Great job, Sharon!

  25. Amy Sheffer says:

    I love what you’re doing with this PTI set, Sharon!! The colors are so rich and gorgeous!

  26. Rose Ann says:

    Your tag is STUNNINGLY beautiful, Sharon!! I love your whole design, and your colors and ribbon are perfection!!

  27. Lisa says:

    This is GORGEOUS!!!!

  28. My goodness, Sharon, you make this set SHINE! Your tag is absolutely beautiful–so much a part of the gift, itself. Wonderful ribbon for your warm Fall colors. I love this time of year, too, and I imagine it’s especially nice in the rural areas–all the neighbors sharing. We have a Wednesday market here in town where folks bring their produce in from the country. It’s wonderful to stroll through there on a beautiful day!

  29. Debbie Olson says:

    Sharon, a fabulous piece and perfect photography too!

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