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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Picnic Anyone?

Life is beginning to get back to normal now that my son is back in school. I actually made this last week for Nicole, but am just now able to post it.... The cutest little picnic basket!!


And see the brad? It's a white brad that I painted Fire Engine Red Shimmerz onto. Yes! It works on metal too! :) While adding some Shimmerz to the edges of the paper I decided to see what would happen when Shimmerz was painted onto the metal brad. You may need to apply a couple coats to get your desired effect, but it does work. Also, please note: the paint will scratch off if you don't seal it. Please use glaze or something to seal it so that doesn't happen.

I put two handle options in the file. The twisted/braided look on the top basket is on one tab. The double-handle look pictured on the bottom basket is on another.


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Nicole shared her picnic basket on her blog as a part of a birthday gift she created for her mom. {Happy birthday mom!} Thanks for sharing Nicole!

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Details:

  • Cricut and Design Studio with Plantin Schoolbook cartridge
  • CUT FILE: ** Donate button is at the top right. Please specify which file you want when you purchase.
  • The pieces are laid out on a 12x12 mat, but can easily be rearranged to cut using a 12x6 mat
  • Paper: Cherry Arte Vanilla Vintage Posey , Vanilla Vintage Bloom
  • Shimmerz: Fire Engine Red
  • Brad: Oriental Trading Company
** Refer to Cut File link to see how to get my files. 

76 comments:

  1. goodfamilygirl2@yahoo.comAugust 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    I enjoy your blog very much. You are very talented and your projects always inspire me.
    I have only had my Expression a couple of months. I am trying to learn all I can about creating projects using DS.
    Please send me your cut file for the picnic basket. My email is- goodfamilygirl2@yahoo.com.
    Thanks and keep up your great work!

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  2. OH!!! Jen can I please get a copy of your really cool picnic basket cut file please!? I just love it!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents!!

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  3. love it! Another wonderful job.


    matthewsmommy (Sharon)

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  4. Such a cute basket and the handle variations are a great idea~ my grand-daughter would love them! I would love a copy of the .cut file please.
    fitzgeli@hotmail.com

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  5. It looks great, Jen! Creative as always.

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  6. This is so cute Jen, please ould you send me the file. homebird@inbox.com

    Thanks

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  7. Jen, this basket is soooo cute :O) you are so talented could I please have your cut file my e mail address is buzzz@telus.net
    Thank You

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  8. sorry Jen my e-mail address is buzzzin@telus.net

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  9. Hey Jen! Another wonderful project! I would love a copy of the file. I hope you are doing well and trying lots of deceptively delicious recipes! LOL

    mc10t@starstream.net

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  10. Jen another great project. May I have a copy of the cut file? RtrGry@netscape.net

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  11. HI JEN,
    ISN'T THIS THE CUTEST BASKET..CUTEST THING I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. GREAT JOB.
    GLAD YOUR LIFE IS BACK TO YOUR ROUTINE AND THAT YOU'RE ABLE TO DESIGN AGAIN..
    HUGS, bobbi

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  12. Would love these to deliver baked goods in to older ladies around me. Could I please have the cut file. kbsbcadams@aol.com

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  13. Hi Jen, Your picnic basket is the bomb! I would love to have the cut file. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. pkmannix@yahoo.com

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  14. This is so cute and would be great for halloween treats. Please send me your cut file to: graveld@yahoo.com

    Thanks!!
    Donna

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  15. love your blog and the picnic basket. Could you please send me the cut file.
    thanks for your inspiration
    Veronica
    ricnrond@gmail.com

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  16. Hi, Jen
    What a fantastic picnic basket!!
    This is one of your best...and you've designed and shared lots. Guess I'll be hauling my E over to my computer to cut this as soon as you send the file :0)
    Thanks so much.

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  17. Jen, this basket is so cute!! I can't wait to try it!! gr8day2no@gmail.com

    Thanks, Monday

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  18. Jen,
    I just love your picnic basket! Could I please get the .cut file. Thanx so much.
    Brenda in Longview
    bbonko@hotmail.com

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  19. I love the mini picnic basket. It is perfect for table decor at family reunions. May I pleae have the cut file. Thanks, Christi Brisbane kritter24@comcast.net

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  20. Wow Jen! This little picnic basket is adorable! Wouldn't it be a cute little "welcome back to school" teacher gift! I'd love to have the cut file, please! rcmc904@comcast.net
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  21. The picnic basket is adorable, I would really appreciate the cut file. amgeach@wowway.com

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  22. That basket is really cute. I would love the cut file.
    You are so talented. I can't even begin to imagine all the time this takes you.
    thank you
    weberk@comcast.net
    Pam

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  23. Im not sure if you are getting my posts!! I love your work and would love this file!!
    Kim

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  24. Kim - The problem is that you keep forgetting to give me your email address. I have no way to reply to you.

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  25. ooo jen what a cute cute picnicbasket you designd, wow you still keep amazing me.
    I would love to receive the cutfile for this basket, thanks so mutch.

    Hug Linda
    snatertje@ home.nl

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  26. Hello Jen,
    What een beautiful picknick basket you have made.
    My english is not so best but can you send me de cricut file please??
    Thank you very much.
    Love Helma
    helma.sistermans@xs4all.nl

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  27. Wow Jen, this is so cute, I would love to have the cut file so I can have a picnic!

    Saskia
    Netherlands
    scrappysas@gmail.com

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  28. OMG- you continue to amaze me all the time...how do you think of these awesome ideas? I would love this cut file please (mrsweid@sbcglobal.net) - this is perfect for my secret sister and I already have the perfect paper for it. Oh I can't wait! i will be sure to send you pics and we can post it on our blogs!

    Thanks Jen. (by the way Melinda is doing awesome!)

    abusyfamilyof6 / Debi
    www.ohiobellboyandtwiggysplace.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi Jen,You must be busy, I left a comment last week and asked for the cut file to the basket, never heard back from you.
    Jan
    happy2scrap56@yahoo.com

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  30. Hi Jen;
    I haven't been on the site for awhile, and had to check out your blog. I just love the picnic basket. I would love to have the cut file if possible. Take care and have a wonderful week.
    Sharon atthesea@novuscom.net

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  31. This is sooo cute...you do a nice job. May I have the cute file please
    Pat
    pwells1@hvc.rr.com

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  32. Hi Jen,
    The basket is so beautiful.May I please have the cricutfile?

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  33. OMG! What an adorable basket. I can see many uses for this. What a wonderful job as always Jen. Would love for you to share cut file. Thanks in advance
    God Bless You Always
    Luvmygirls

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  34. Would love a copy of this! Perfect for summer, as usual your work is outstanding!
    Kim

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  35. Hi Jen
    I would love this cut file. The basket is great.
    You do awesome work.
    Thanks
    dumplings@sbcglobal.net

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  36. hi,
    could i please get the file for this. so very cute.
    thank you
    joanneh
    heiderscheidj@yahoo.com

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  37. Jen, I would love a copy of your cut file for the basket. Its beautiful....lots of ideas for it for gifts.
    thanks in advance
    Pam Rouse
    tracemine2@suddenlink.net

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  38. Hi Jen,

    Can I have this Cutfile from you.
    Thanks a lot

    Louise
    louise1951@live.nl

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  39. I think you are a wonderful designer. I hope that one day I will be able to create cut files as intricate as yours. I would love to have your picnic basket cut file.

    Thanks,

    Debra

    texastransplant69@hotmail.com

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  40. Hi there! I love to have a copy of your cut file for the basket. You are so creative!!! Thank you!!!

    robinsharding@yahoo.com

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  41. Hi Jen,
    Hope all is good with you. I like this very much. May I pleae have the file. thanks.
    Kathy - MB Garfieldsmom

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  42. I love this one, It is so adorable!! May I please have a copy of the file? Thank you so much for sharing such great projects!
    Cassandra - cvansyckle@gmail.com

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  43. I love this!! I dont seem to be geting any files! I am dying to get them!
    Kim

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  44. Kim - I hope you see this -
    I am unable to send any files to you because I don't have an email address for you and your blogger profile is private so there is no information available to me when I click on your name.

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  45. What an adorable basket! You are so talented! WOuld love to have the file if you don't mind:-)

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  46. Oh I love this picnic basket. Brings me back to my childhood. I lived in Germany and I know we had a basket like this. I have to find my pics. Anyway, could I please have this cut file. I would love to make one for my mom.

    burffrau@gmail.com

    Thank you so much

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  47. Hi Jen your picnic basket is super cute, i would love the file. Thanks so much!!
    casino-girl@hotmail.com

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  48. I love this can I pls have file?
    Kim
    allie060889@comcast.net

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  49. What a wonderful basket. Would love the cut file. TFS My email is cricutbutterflies@googlemail.com
    Thanks again
    Sammy

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  50. Jen, Could I please get the cut file for this. This is so cute!. Thank You

    Debbied500@yahoo.com

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  51. What a wonderful idea! This will be so cute for lots of different holidays and I would love to have the cut file

    tx.deb@tx.rr.com

    Thanks!!

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  52. Hi Jen. I would love to get the cut file for your adorable picnic basket.

    fosta60@msn.com

    TIA,
    Candy

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  53. Jen once again you have created a great piece. I would love to have the cut file for this picnic basket.

    jsleavitt@aol.com

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  54. catchin up on my blog post and I came across this CUTE adorable picnic basket! These look GREAT, Jen! What a nifty idea; really like what you did with the handles, both of them and how you used the brad on the handle! Great job, Jen!

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  55. Hi Jen, love the picnic basket. I would like to have the cut file. Thank you for your have work. My name is April and email address is apriljackson3@yahoo.com. thank you.

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  56. Hi Jen. I love the picnic basket. Would you please send me the cut file? I do, as well as other, appreciate the time you take creating and sharing these cuts with us.

    Thank you Dianne

    Prewitt77@sbcglobal.net

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  57. Hi Jen c,

    Could i please have a copy of the cut file of
    the Picnic Basket pls send to:

    cloe42@bigpond.com

    Lorraine

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  58. OH my how adorable!!! Would love to have cutfile if your still sharing... Thank you very much
    God bless you alway

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  59. please send me a copy of the file of cupcake boxes. Thanks
    laurajenkinsh@gmail.com.
    I wish I knew how to create these.

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  60. Hi Jen,

    it will be great to have the cufile for your baskets.

    Greetings from germany
    Heike Steiner
    Delia110@aol.com

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  61. Thanks so much Pooh0200@msn.com

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  62. I am having so much fun looking at your wonderful blog! I am so glad that I found this picnic basket on here. A friend of mine was just asking if I could make something like this for her. I would greatly appreciate the .cut file. tazladyok@cox.net

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  63. Would love this cut file. Have been looking for it and your blog was given to me over cricut messageboard. My email is loribolen@comcast.net

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  64. I love making paper creations but am not talented enough to make the cut files :o(

    I really love your picnic basket and would love to have the cut file please. My email is rmmahrens@gmail.com

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  65. I would love to have your cut file for the picnic basket. If you have gotten more than one request from me I am sorry but I didn't know if my comments were going through. my email is rmmahrens@gmail.com thank you

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  66. Hey Jen, this is tto cute! Could you please send me the file? trentfamily@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  67. I would like the cut file for the basket...it is awesome. jdyager@comcast.net

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  68. Love this picnic basket---and I actually have the cartridge you used to make it! Yippee! Would love for you to send me the cut file. Thanks!
    carolynh@ptd.net

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  69. Hello Jen, I really love your picnic basket. Do you think I could get the file for it? It is absolutely adorable. My email kraftinmel45@yahoo.com. thank you if you don't mind sharing. No problem if you don't want to.

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  70. amyradreamweaver@gmail.com
    I love this baskets soooo adorable, can't wait to make one of my own. i'm so thankful for talented people like you!
    Jessica

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  71. hi, love the basket, you're very talented !
    would like the cut file for the basket, very much.
    H.Witsiers@zonnet.nl

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  72. love the basket, you're a genius !
    would you sent me the file please ?
    H.Witsiers@zonnet.nl

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  73. You're amazing and your picnic basket is too. Please send me the file at your earliest convenience. Thanks in advance. I'm glad I found your blog!
    amiebuzza@yahoo.com

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  74. Hi Jen,
    I really love your picnic basket. I am always amazed at the great creations that you do. I would love to have the cut file if it is still available. My email address is: Ccclinton1@aol.com

    Thanking you in advance
    ~ Carolyn ~

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  75. Hi jen,
    Your files are great I would love to have this picnic basket in the svg format. Thank you

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  76. Hi Jen:

    This is the best basket..it's great. Could you please send me the .cut file. I am having a "Baby Shower Picnic" for a co-worker and will use these as the favors, hopefully can get them done in time as I will have to make about 50! Thanks so much!

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