Thursday, September 10, 2009

Super Exciting News!! and the Pumpkin Basket How-To

Here is a little sneaky peeky to the Super Exciting News!!!

Today I am the guest designer for UStamp and here is a smidgen of the project exclusively for UStamp!

This is my first time ever with UStamp. For those of you who are not familiar with UStamp, here is Dawn in her own words:

We come together because of our love of Stampin' Up! products, but we leave with so much more. Did you ever think that your heart could be touched by so many you never even met?? Us neither!! But that is exactly what happens every time, and THAT my friends is what makes US so special!!

When you join us, expect to feel connected, be inspired, have fun and lots of laughs in our chat room open 24/7, maybe even win a prize!! Our Design Teams ROCK!!

Our "Dream Team", "Creative Crew" and "Guest Designers" are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from each country that Stampin' Up! is open for business. The United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France and the United Kingdom are all on board for our Fall 09 event!! We will be celebrating the exciting New Stampin' Up! Catalog release and the FABULOUS NEW Holiday Mini catalog, so will NOT you want to miss this event!!

UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Fall 09 will open bright and early Friday, September 4th and will wrap up Friday, October 2nd. You are getting an even GREATER value with this event because I have added 4 MORE days!! YES!! 28 days of amazing creative fun!! New projects/video every day!! Tons of Chats, Lots of Prizes, Gallery Sharing, of course the highly requested "Creative Swap", and a few surprises too!!

Attention International Friends... All project dimensions will be available in both CM and Inches!! Every Project PDF will be translated and available in French, German and Spanish!!

It's not too late to register for UStamp Fall Session. You can still see the first 6 days that have already 'aired'.

Register HERE today, at and you too can create this project!!

Yesterday I received a TON of e-mail asking for the little pumpkin basket directions. It's always funny to me to see what catches people's attention! Here we go...
1. Cut cardstock to 2-1/4" x 5-3/4".
2. Score along the bottom at 1".
3. Score the length at 1-3/4", 2-3/4", 4-1/2" and 5-1/2"
4. Cut on the score lines up to the intersecting score line at a slight angle (to avoid any overlap and it 's cleaner look). Cut off the little piece at the end as shown in the photo.
5. Punch 5 ovals with the Wide Oval Punch, sponge the edges for added depth. I used Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ink.
6. Handle is 6" x 1/2".
7. Apply SNAIL adhesive to back of the center punched oval and start layering the ovals on the left and right sides alternately.
8. Bottom view is what the back looks like when complete

9. Fold the box and secure with Sticky Strip.

10. Attach pumpkins to the front and back of the box.

11. Hand cut little stems and stamp leaves if desired.

12. Attach handle with a brad.


  1. This little pumpkin basket is so sweet. Thanks for the tutorial. I love it!
    Ad K.

  2. THANK YOU!!!!! I was going nuts trying to figure out the box. Awesome!! Cindy

  3. Congrats on being their guest designer, Becky -- They picked an extremely talented one! I get your new posts via my email and they make me smile from ear-to-ear every time I open a message from you. This little pumpkin favor gave me a SUPER big smile! TFS and keep up your wonderful work <3

  4. Absolutely incredible. Looks awesome.

    Love the picture of your dog too!

  5. Hi Becky,
    I just want to say you rocked the UStamp project and don't ever, ever, ever need to be nervous when it comes to your work. Your projects are out of this world fabulous just like your pumpkin basket and todays UStamp project is WOW. I am off to create a Halloween Notes and Treats Box now. GOOD JOB BECKY!!!

  6. You ROCK and when you were the reason why I did Ustamp this time around you know!and NOW I know what I will be doing for my little workshop wow.. lol ;)(cutie pumpkin basket)

  7. Becky Thank you so much! Love it. Can't wait to try it. I Love Punches! Julie

  8. WOOHOO!!! Congratulations! I love the sneaky and your basket is awesome! definitely gotta make some of those!

  9. Congrats again Becky this is so awesome! I almost fell off my chair when you popped up on UStamp :P Thanks for the mini tutorial here too! TFS

  10. This is a great tutorial and project. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  11. It is so generous of you to share such a cute project! I love the little pumpkin basket! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!

  12. Thanks so much for the basket tutorial! Love it! --And forgot to tell you how much I love the milk box container tutorial I purchased from you - so much fun to make!

  13. That is so cute! Thank you!

  14. Thank you, thank you!!!! This is wonderful!!!!

  15. This is absolutely precious. Thanks so much for sharing the how to with us.

  16. Thank you so much for creating the directions, Ijust love it!!

    Cindy V.

  17. These are adorable. I featured these at

  18. Thanks for this tutorial Becky. I made some baskets. If you want to see them,there are on my blog:
    Nice week end to you.