And here's a most ADORABLE template project to help you celebrate! Designed by Clear and Simple Stamps' template guru, Sue Berker, this would make a WONDER-FUL back-to-school gift for a new teacher, tutor, etc. Or make a tassel to use as party favors! You can download the template right here. Here's what I used to make mine:
Stamps: "Sweet Tooth" - Clear and Simple Stamps
Inks: Staz-On "Timber Brown"; Ranger "Frayed Burlap" Distress
Cardstock: SU Kraft & "Ruby Red"
Accessories/Embellishments: Wooden handle (available at Clear and Simple Stamps); Pebbles, Inc. "Chocolate Brown" Candy Dots; Offray ribbon
Be sure to check out my fellow CSS dt girls' blogs for their interpretations of this super-fun design:
Sue Berker, Kim Howard, Maria Levine, Beth Matson, Neva McMullen, Jen Tapler, Lori Tecler, & Robyn Weatherspoon
And don't forget the Clear and Simple Stamps blog, as well. I hope after seeing all these beautiful samples you'll be inspired to build your own basket! Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll see you when I return from the beach!
Post Script: So much for scheduling ahead with Blogger :-( This post was SUPPOSED to have been published on August 1st, but the posting fairy was apparently asleep on the job! Hope you enjoy it anyway, and my apologies to Clear and Simple Stamps!!!