Wow ... Friday (and March) already!! I'm not sure exactly what I did all week ... as I didn't get much crafting done! Then again ... I guess what I DID work on took a few days from start to finish. Check out these adorable little baskets I popped in with my Club Girls' orders this month:
AAAAAAnywayyyyyy ... Perhaps you would like to know how to make these? Well ... I'm gunna tell you whether you want me to or not because I took a whole swack of pictures to show you :) So here goes.
You cut your 12x12 paper into 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". (** little note - not crucial but to use your paper in the most economical way ... you slice off 1 " from the first side of your sheet - then rotate it before cutting it at 5 1/2" and then again at 5 1/2". This will give you one strip of DSP left over that is 1" x 12" and a second strip that is 1" x 11")
So you have (4) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares from (1) sheet of 12" x 12" DSP (see picture above)
Take your FABULOUS Paper Trimmer and score (with the light gray scoring blade) on all (4) sides at 1 3/4":
(I tell ya - this trimmer is SO awesome for this project. It only took me about half an hour to score and cut all 40 pieces. SLICK!)
So! Once they are scored and sliced you fold on all the score lines. I then rounded the (4) corners with my paper rounder punch. Ok. I have a confession. I used my RETIRED corner rounder punch ... not the current one. The retired one just gives a more rounded corner and I like that ... but since it's retired you can't buy it ... you have to buy the non-retired one. Mean, huh? Sorry. Creative license :)
Oh ... guess I should have rotated that. Oh well - cock your head :) I used the Happy Easter sentiment from Delightful Dozen (page 140 - $30.95 clear; $40.95 wood)
Next you want to start taping the sides of the basket together. Apply tape to the inner squares like so:
Next you want to cut your handle pieces. I used my leftover 1" strips of DSP and cut them at 5 1/2". I also cut strips of a coordinating color 1 1/4" x 7" for an accent
Pink Pirouette with Regal Rose
Pretty In Pink with Rose Red
Baja Breeze with Not Quite Nave
Bashful Blue with Marina Mist
Certainly Celery with Gumball Green
Marina Mist with Midnight Muse
Perfect Plum with Elegent Eggplant
Rose Red with Raspberry Ripple
So Saffron with Chocolate Chip
Now. I would highly recommend you attach the 1 1/4" inch piece to the INSIDE of the basket like so:
Now! Attach the 1" DSP strips to the handle like so:
It's ok that the DSP strip is a little short - the rabbit pieces will cover it anyway.
Next you just punch out two scallop circles in the solid color you made the handle from - one for each side.
I then used my markers to color just the single rabbit from Ears to You two times and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and attached it
Well! THAT seems like a lot of work but to be honest it took longer to take the pictures and write this post than it did to make 40 of them! They look fantastic when they are done with the matching egg inside. Give one a try - fun!
I won't be posting for a few days ... I'm off to Calgary tomorrow for the Regionals - Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I will have lots of swaps to share when I get back though so pop in again soon!
Have a stampy weekend :)