Sunday, March 25, 2007
I love Spring. Here in Oregon, everything is green, green, green, and the flowers are just beautiful. It is suppose to rain all of spring break, but today, the sun is popping out in between the clouds, so I'm hoping that weather man is wrong.
This was the card we did at my workshop on Saturday. I don't know who the brilliant person was who first discovered that the new round tab punch could be turned into a basket. If it was you, jot me a note and I'd be happy to give you credit and link to your blog or gallery. I first saw the tab punch basket in Tallymom's gallery. There is a link to her gallery in the Here comes Peter post below. The ones that I kept seeing used a weave stamp on caramel or brown card stock to make a real looking basket. I don't have a weave stamp, so I reached for my favorite DS paper. I had to use the items in this month's special with Stampin'Up! so that my customers could pick out a stamp set from the mini at 50% off.
The basket is just punched out with the round tab punch, the handle is both the small oval and large oval punches. Just grab a piece of scrap paper, punch out about 2/3 of the small oval punch, then punch over that cut with the large oval punch. The little rim of the basket is also something I added. My friend Katrina Kopp (she is a stampin' genius) had done that on her punch tab and I thought it added something extra to my little spring basket. You use the round tab punch and punch just the round end portion out on a piece of scrap paper, then you line it up exactly where you just punched out a piece and punch again as long as you want your little edge. The easter eggs are scraps of designer paper and card stock punched out with the small Oval punch. There is a dimensional closed up inside the basket to give it depth and keep it all closed and tidy.
This is the first punch you make for the basket rim.
This is the second and final cut
This isn't a trifold card. The base (pink) is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. The cool caribbean piece is 4x8 then folded in half, then trimmed 1/2 inch off the right side. Use the slit punch on the top for the closure. To add a little accent to the closure, punch out a circle with the 1/2 inch circle punch and add a colored brad. The cool caribbean card stock is wheeled with craft whisper white using the new petals jumbo wheel. Happy is stamped from the Polka Dot and Paisley stamp set, and the spring stamp is from Everyday Flexible Phrases.
We also made a sour cream container. We've done these before in my clubs, but it's been awhile, and they are just perfect for Easter basket treats. We used a different design in class, but I also demo'd how to do versamark resist on this card. I had the piece left over so I made a sour cream container out of it too. It was very pretty in glossy!
These are super easy!! Just use a piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of card stock, stamp as desired. Place adhesive across the bottom of one long end, and sticky strip along one short side. Peel your sticky strip and roll into a round tube shape and adhere. Squeeze the end that has the adhesive on it together. Put that end into your crimper and roll up and back three to four times. Add your candy, then turn your container the opposite direction, squeeze that end together and run in through the crimper. Punch two holes in that end, run ribbon through. Punch out a couple daisies with the daisy punch and punch a holes in the middle of both. Run both ends of your ribbon through the holes in your daisies and then tie in a knot. Your container is closed nicely and the recipient can get the candy out without destroying the pouch.
Thanks for visiting today!! Hope you all got to stamp this weekend!! Don't forget to contact your Stampin'Up! demo so that you don't miss out on this awesome Spring Fever special!!!