DIY Gift Basket with Sizzix Die Cuts

Gift Basket with Sizzix Die Cuts by Niki Meiners

Gift Basket with Sizzix Die Cuts by Niki Meiners

Get creative when making a gift basket by taking a plain basket and embellishing it with a little ink added to Sizzix die cuts.  I used my Big Shot and a few die cuts to take this plain brown basket from drab to fab.  To make the die cuts pop even more I added chalk ink to to them.

from drab to fab  Niki Meiners

from drab to fab Niki Meiners

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About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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4 Responses to DIY Gift Basket with Sizzix Die Cuts

  1. Such a great “drab to fab” project! Love the little pearl centers you added to the flowers on the front!

  2. Beautiful gift basket! love the colors and the vintage feeling it has!

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