Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.
We have some fabulous new Spring dies in the store. Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the Build an Easter Egg and Spring Bunnies dies. I made an Easter Basket with them.
I have seen quite a few baskets made using the Envelope Punch Board and I may try one of those soon. But, I realize that not all of you may have that tool. So my basket is made with dies and a scoring tool. I have loads of pictures for the process but here is a link to a video.
So let's get started on what I did for my project.
Step 1: The basket uses one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cut as shown in the following template.
My first cut was at 4 1/2" x 11". Then cut this piece in half to measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". Used these pieces for my basket sides. The next piece used for the basket itself was cut at 4" x 6 1/2". My last cut was 4" x 4 1/2". I used this piece to cut the basket handle.
Step 3: I was now ready to complete the scoring on the 4 x 6 1/2" panel. First score was at 1/2" on both sides of panel in portrait mode. The 2nd score is at 2". This was done on both sides of cardstock. Used a bone folder to crease all score lines. Also make cuts as shown in photo.
|Scor-Tape added to top and bottom of panel|
Step 4: I also scored the stitched ovals. This just made it easier to fold it under the basket base. Scored this at 1/2". Used an embossing folder for added texture on the basket sides. I didn't emboss the 1/2" that was scored.
|Scor-Tape added to oval panels|
Step 5: Basket Assembly begins. The basket sides get secured to the base.