It’s June and that means Stampin’ Up! is retiring stamp sets and accessories.  So I’m trying to work my way through my retiring sets and accessories by creating projects to show you.  I was sad to see that there is a list of Big Shot Die’s retiring – oh my!  And many of them are even on sale!  One of those on the list is the Basket’s & Blooms XL die – and it is 25% off.  I decided to use it to make this cute holder for my last ribbon share.

The girls also made one in my Hands-On class on Friday – but it wasn’t full of ribbon.

I used Very Vanilla Textured card stock – 6″ x 12″ piece and cut it with the Big Shot and the Basket & Blooms XL die (it’s on the last chance list).  I stamped on the two basket pieces with the Simply Said stamp set (also on the last chance list) – I used Old Olive ink.  I also sponged along the bottom of the basket with Old Olive ink.  The flowers were colored with Stampin’ Write markers in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  Assemble the basket using Multi purpose liquid glue – that is what I like to use.

Create a coordinating tag (the tag is also part of the die) and tie it to the handle with some taffeta ribbon – I used Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight (and you guessed it both of these are also on the Last chance list).  The baskets for the ribbon share were filled with the wide striped grosgrain ribbon – much of it is also on the last chance list but not all the colors and we’ll be getting some new colors too – so that is exciting!

In July I’ll have another ribbon share with one of the new ribbon styles in the catalog.  You are going to love it!

I hope you enjoyed the UStamp Blog Hop this weekend.  I’ll be picking a winner later today for the blog candy. Talk to you in a bit…..