Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday's Technique, Tool, or Tutorial...

Thanks for stopping back by today for this tutorial on the basket using the Two Tags Sizzix Die and the strawberries. Below you will see (2) pictures of the basket. The first picture is of the very first basket I made. The second picture is using a suggestion from a friend of mine who is a demonstrator who said to run it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to get a basket type weave.
So just follow the directions below to make your very own! You should be able to click on any photo to enlarge!

*Colors may seem off in photos - but all basket CS was Old Olive.

These are the pieces you will need to begin the basket; (2) tags from the die, a handle cut from matching CS - 7/8"x 6 3/4", the box bottom cut from CS -2 7/8"x 6 3/4", white and yellow flowers (2) each from the Boho Blossom Punch.

Start by sponging ALL your pieces with Chocolate Chip Ink.

OPTIONAL: Run your tags through the Big Shot using the Embossing Folder...or you can wheel or stamp them, or even leave them plain like the very top picture.

Next put Sticky Strip down both edges of your CS piece measuring 2 7/8 x 6 3/4". You should score this piece first lengthwise at 1/2" on each side & 2" from each of the ends.
Next with scissors snip on the score lines to create your bottom piece.

Peel your sticky strip from one side only on all (3) pieces and assemble that side of the box. Repeat with the other side.

Next put stcky strip on the bottom portion of your tag and adhere to the front and back of the box securing the bottom of the tag underneath.
***You can also cut that part of the tag off completely and just stick it on the sides of the box instead of anything on the bottom...it's up to you!

Using your bone folder...gently slide it across the handle piece to break down the fibers in the CS and give it a natural curve for your handle.

Insert the CS handle in through the slots on the tags - NO adhesive needed.

Layer your flowers and poke a Black brad through them leaving them open.

Take your paper piercer and poke through the hole from the inside out using the hole in the tag as a guide for where your brad should be.

Pop brad through the hole and open the back of the brad to keep in place. This completes your basket for now.

You will need the following for your strawberry; (4) Hearts cut from the Scalloped Heart Embossilit & (1) Certainly Celery Punched 5 Petal Flower.

Using Old Olive Ink- sponge the punched flower. Using Chocolate Chip Ink- sponge outside edge of all four hearts. Using Cherry Cobbler or another red ink- sponge the dots on the front of the hearts.

Next score all four hearts down the middle.

Fold the hearts and starting with the first one put some glue on it and sandwich another heart on top of it.
SORRY about some of the picture quality- not sure what's going on with my camera! Probably operator error.
Continue adhearing all heart until you have to stick the first heart to the fourth heart (DON'T do that step yet!).

Punch an 1/8" hole into the center of the five petal flower punched image.

Take a small piece of ribbon (I'm using 1/8" Taffetta Ribbon in Black) angle the ends and put it through the hole.
Next (I forgot to take a picture of this part...so you'll have to imagine this - sorry) run your ribbon down the center of the strawberry between heart #1 and #4. Then put some glue there and close the strawberry up adhearing heart #1 to #4 sealing your ribbon ends inside making sure none of your ribbon shows.
*** I also used my bone folder to curve the leaves before I put the ribbon through the hole.

Your strawberry is complete now. Let dry and make several to put inside your box.

Here is a picture of my completed box and adding the strawberries inside. You could also add some strawberry hard candies to the inside as an extra treat! I also added ribbon to the outside of the box to complete.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. PLEASE let me know if you have any questions!
Happy Creating - Kendra


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Allison said...

Kendra--Thanks for this tutorial! I love your adorable basket. Next week I will be posting a link to your tutorial from my blog. TFS!