Elegant Favor Basket for Turndown

Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken Using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Okay, it took me an entire day to recuperate my weekend of a coffee drinking, girl chatting, makeover preening, new clothes strutting, pee in your pants giggling, good food eating, hardly no sleeping, sisters reunion.  We had the best time ever!  I don’t think there was a minute of silence except for the couple of hours we slept.  Good morning sweet friends!  I had hoped to post over the weekend, but what in the world was I thinking?  Wild horses couldn’t have torn me away :-)  So thankful for the good things in life like this weekend that reminds me how very precious family is.  Her stay was over in a flash but we spent the whole weekend building each other up and lavishing praise and love.  I feel a new strength today as a long yearned for pep talk sure hit home.

Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken Using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket - www.amazingpapergrace.com
So back to something I had promised….  I laid out welcome gifts each night and promised to post them.  This was the gift from night two.  A tiny little basket with chocolates and a tiny card.  It took me all of 30 minutes to make!  I can do a tutorial on this later but if you’re curious how to make a box from one of my pocket dies, take a look at this video – same concept except this time I turned the top upside down and added a handle using a 1″ strip for both the bottom and the handle.  For the base I used Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket and for the handle I used Spellbinders Imperial Border.  I cut one Spellbinders Oval Regalia, cut it down the center lengthwise and trimmed it on the edges for the cream filigree you see in the dip – that just serves to hold the contents in a little bit better. 
Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb Smooth, PTI – Lavender Moon
Ink: None
AccessoriesSpellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket, Spellbinders Imperial Border, Spellbinders Oval Regalia, Paper Source Satin Ribbon, Buttons from my stashpost-header-bottomThanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll see you soon!!  Oh, my sister reunion bliss kept me from posting the winner for Day of Giving Friday – it is now posted – pop over and see if it is you!!


  • Clare WSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:18 am

    How pretty. Glad you had a good time with your sister.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:18 am

    This is absolut stunning Becca, and definitely going on my to do list here too, asfter I just got this set of dies here not very long ago. I just LOVE it, sooo gorgeous and so elegant, and I like that it´s a fast one too, so you can make some for giftgiving as we go. You are such a talented lady and I really admire all your gorgeous work, but especially these elegant and sofisticated things here. Thanks so very much for sharing all your wonderful ideas here with us.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HolshouserSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Glad you had a good visit with your sister. I don’t have any siblings so I miss a lot of that companionship.
    the gifts are so pretty. I’m sure your sister will treasure them.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CaronSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

    What a lovely idea Becca. Would love to see a tutorial how you made the basket.
    Thanks for sharing. XxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:25 am

    Hi Becca. I’m so glad you had some quality time with your sister – I would love to have been a fly on the wall! Today’s little box and card are simply divine – so beautifully made and I’ll bet very well received! I’m off on holiday now and don’t know how my internet access will be so there’ll be a lot to catch up on when I return. Very best wishes
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:27 am

    so glad you had a funderful time.ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeySeptember 29, 2015 - 11:27 am

    Becca, love your creation! What is the name of the newest die you designed?ReplyCancel

  • LindaSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:31 am

    I’m glad to hear that you had a fabulous time with your sister! Beautiful basket and a great idea! All your ideas are great! :)ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 29, 2015 - 11:41 am

    How wonderful your time was with your sister…love her gifts. Someday hope to buy your dies, but have never figured out on your page to find, it just says coming soon. ; (ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:44 am

    Hi Becca, For once I was glad to see no posting from you this weekend for I knew you were having a wonderful time with your sister–the bonding and laughter and sighs will long serve you even after many future posted cards. Your tutorial from your previous card case project works for this treat basket–had I been able to stand on my head I would have seen/recognized the duplication of the process for both. Thanks for pointing it out and providing another great project. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:46 am

    Such a sweet little basket Becca. I must admit that I thought you were being ambitious when you said you would try to post over the weekend … lol! So glad you had a good time! My sister arrives on Friday. I just cannot wait! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • CarolineSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:52 am

    So happy you had a wonderful visit with your Sister!!!
    I did the same this summer myself. I went to Saskatchewan and visited with her for a whole week! I hadn’t seen her in over 1 year..
    Just love those times together.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 29, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Becca, that is so pretty. I’m so happy to hear your time with your sis was everything you had hoped for and more. Blessings!

  • ChelseaSeptember 29, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    Oh, Becca. I’m delighted our prayers were answered and you had such a refreshing time with your dear sister. Is there anything more special than a weekend you just described? I could just cry tears of joy for you and your sister to have shared such a beautiful, delightful time together.
    Thank you for sharing this darling basket. It is charming, and I know your sister felt very special when she received this gift.ReplyCancel

  • kathy rSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    A great little project! Thanks for sharing.. just love your dies..ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    Very, very nice, Becca.

    Perfect for a welcome gift. I hope your sister loved every one of them. I’m sure she did.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    SO LOVELY BECCA!!!!! Do you EVER MAKE ANYTHING “ugly?” LOL I’m SO GLAD you had a wonderful visit with your sister. ;) We would STILL BE HERE waiting for you, EVEN IF it took you a few months to get back to us, you know! LOL WE LOVE YOUR WORK!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    I am sure your sister loved your creations, this one is pretty stunning. I am sure you have been given lots of inspiration having had such an amazing weekend and look forward to seeing more wonderful creations. I hope you see your sister again soon it clearly did you the world of good and you sound refreshed and energised.xReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    I love reading that your weekend with your sister was all you wished for and more! What a blessing for both of you. Your idea of small bedtime gifts for your sister is beautifully sweet. I have no doubt your sister felt even more loved because you took the extra time to create your lovely gifts. Your talents are limitless and your generosity beyond words. You are a blessing to all who know you.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwSeptember 29, 2015 - 2:32 pm

    What a lovely idea! I love the way you find new ways to use dies. Definitely a ‘must try’ for me. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HaygoodSeptember 29, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    So glad you had a wonderful weekend. Isn’t language a wonderful thing that God made–spoken and unspoken–it can be so uplifting! I love your project!ReplyCancel

  • MarySeptember 29, 2015 - 3:24 pm

    What a sweet little basket, I have made your baskets in the past , love love them. Trying to imagine if your sister might look like you. You obviously have a special bond, what a treasure. XReplyCancel

  • bunnySeptember 29, 2015 - 3:31 pm

    So glad you had a good time. I know that these little favors had to be a big hit. They are very cute.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginSeptember 29, 2015 - 5:59 pm

    That is just awesome. Hope she knows what a special sister she has. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 29, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    Good morning Becca, such a beautiful gift today!!!
    I’m so glad you had a fabulous time with your sister, I bet the time just flew by!!!
    It always does when you’re having fun!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 29, 2015 - 6:59 pm

    Wonderful! I am delighted you had such a grand time bonding with your sister and being giddy! You certainly deserved this exceptional time with her. Your little bedtime gifts are just so perfect and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the others. I am sure your sister felt so very special when each night she found your little gift handmade just for her with all the love you could possible put into it. Did she let out a “squeal” when she discovered each one? Wishing you a great week remembering and savering your weekend with your sister.ReplyCancel

  • katouSeptember 29, 2015 - 7:02 pm

    C’est magnifique ,it’s wonderful , I love so much all what you do and I envy your talent.
    Great job;ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 29, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    Becca, I am so happy you and your sis had such an overdue wonderful time. You are so right, family is the best and we should never take it lightly or for granted. I don’t have a sister, but I have the next best thing – a cousin. She and I were raised so closely, that we have always felt as though we were more then just cousins, more like sisters. My kids have always called her auntie and it is hard for us to introduce each other as anything other then sisters. We live about 4 hours away from each other, but when we get together, watch out.

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 29, 2015 - 7:49 pm

    Sounds wonderful! And what a lovely and thoughtful gift, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MSeptember 29, 2015 - 8:24 pm

    I’m so glad you took time away from crafting to enjoy your sister! Sounds like you gals had a wonderful time together. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall.
    You deserve that time away and more. You do so much for us (your adoring public :-) ) every week to teach and inspire us.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 29, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What wonderful news about your weekend with your sister. Your comment reminded me of a small wall hanging I found in a gift store that read, “I laughed so hard I had tears running down my legs!” Makes me laugh every time I think about it.
    Love and blessings,

  • Rebya FalkSeptember 29, 2015 - 9:50 pm

    Becca, I am so happy that you had such a nice visit with your sister.
    Your basket is precious.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 29, 2015 - 10:18 pm

    Gorgeous gifts. . . Plus your photography is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASSeptember 29, 2015 - 11:53 pm

    Hi Becca so happy for you and your sister and the time you shared sounds
    like a lot of fun !
    Your basket and card are gorgeous I bet she was happy with them and the other gifts for turn down.
    Congrats to Alison on winning the card lucky girl take care Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Dorina DSeptember 30, 2015 - 12:33 am

    Adorable and what a clever idea. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 30, 2015 - 2:11 am

    Morning Becca, These favour boxes look beautiful, as do the choccies haha. I’m so glad your Sister and yourself had a good time, it sounds like you both need to ‘recover’ now hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 30, 2015 - 2:17 am

    Hello Becca
    So pleased you had a wonderful catch up with your sister……it seems to have given you new strength!
    Love Today’s boxes really beautiful!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 30, 2015 - 2:39 am

    Wow ! what an inspiration you are Becca your gifts are just beautiful.
    So pleased you had a great time , family are very precious .
    Take Care
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Rosemarie GreenbankSeptember 30, 2015 - 4:42 am

    Hi Becca,
    Lovely, lovely creations. Really good to read about your brilliant weekend, we should all have them more often.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 30, 2015 - 7:07 am

    How precious it is to spend time with your sweet sister! I love your little basket! It’s just adorable and so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaSeptember 30, 2015 - 8:02 am

    Oh, Becca, I’m so glad that your time with your sister was so special. Who better to lavish praise and love on you than your sister. I’m absolutely sure she loved her night time treats. The basket and card are simply fabulous!

  • BenteSeptember 30, 2015 - 9:04 am

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend with your sister.
    The gift box is so pretty, such a good idea to use the dies this way :))ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonSeptember 30, 2015 - 12:33 pm

    Hi Becca. Love this gorgeous gift, I bet your sister was over the moon with your thoughtful surprises :-) So glad you had a lovely weekend catching up :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • LesleyOctober 1, 2015 - 3:44 am

    So pleased you had a great weekend, they just fly by when you are enjoying yourselves. Love your cute little basket and tag!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)October 7, 2015 - 8:14 am

    Hi Becca! It sounds as though you and your sister had a ball! I’m so happy for you both. Family times are precious times :o)
    And what a turndown gift. Amazing!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel