Monday, August 29, 2011

Cute Little Treat

The creativity of some of my fellow demonstrators is fantastic and their generosity in sharing their creations is incredible. This little basket is a combination of techniques I learned from a few people.
The first technique is to make the box itself. It is made from 2 die cuts from the Two Tags Die. The taller sides of the box are the die cuts. The shorter side of the box is a little insert I made to complete the box. The benifit of using the Two Tags Die is the slot to place the handle and the hole to put the brad. It takes the guessing out of perfectly placing the items.

The second technique is using punches to make those cute flowers. Look closely. Do you see it? They are the butterfly punch. That is so creative. You simply lay a couple of the butterflies on a paper towel, spritz with water and then color with a blender pen or aqua painter and a few drops of reinker. After they dried I drew a few lines with my marker for the center. A simple brad and voila.

The grass is simple. Cut a handful of strips (or use a bit of those strips left over from cutting down cardstock for layers) and put them through a crimper a few at a time. Put a bunch in the basket and a few sticking up from behind the flowers. DONE!

These baskets are the perfect size to hold a small bag of candy or a single plastic egg. The Designer Series paper wrapped around the middle, just adds that pefect little touch to dress it up.

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