Happy Monday! Today's Exploring Cricut Challenge is Food Frenzy. You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using at least 1 food cricut cut.
I was excited for this challenge because I live in an agricultural town. I have orchards and fields of cherries, strawberries, corn, tomatoes less than a mile from my house. You name it, my town grows it! Strawberry season is coming up quickly (yay!) and I thought I would make a cute strawberry basket.
I had to dig back deep into my childhood and remember how to make a woven paper basket! I used 3/4" strips to weave this basket. I used Ribbons and Rosettes to cut a 2"x11" doily border found on page 25. I glued that around the top of the basket and layered it with a pink ribbon, green gingham ribbon and a pink twine. I tied a scalloped circle "So Sweet" tag with the twine. I had this scalloped circle in my stash from a cut I did over a year ago. Keep the extra cuts... you never know when you will use them!
I was sure there was a 3-D strawberry cut on one of my carts. There isn't... sigh. So I found this tutorial from She's a Sassy Lady. I absolutely love thinking outside the box and using plain cuts to make something different!
I used the Flower Shoppe cart to cut my flowers at 4" and 4.6". I cut the top leaf at 1.5" I assembled them just like the tutorial, tying the top with green twine. I threaded green gingham through the top hole of the leaf then glued the leaf to the strawberry.
I will be adding this to my spring decorations.
Thanks for looking!