The Decorative Basket Collection release from Heartfelt Creations is so much fun - baskets of flowers and a fun basket-weave background stamp that has lots of uses. This sample is a "gable box" - a technique I found on the resources section on Splitcoast Stampers (there's even a video!). I used the Basketweave Background stamp to fill the body of the box, and trimmed the flowers from the Decorative Basket stamp for the face of the box. It's a fun box for treats or even a gift card.
And, as always, the design team is showing some truly beautiful creations - be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.
Note: Finished card size is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
|Sand (unknown)||8 1/2" x 11"|
|Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink)||4 1/4" x 5 1/2"|
|Barely Banana (SU!)||3" x 4""|
|Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)|
|Chocolate Chip (SU!)|
|Ballet Blue (SU!)|
|HCPC 3410: Decorative Basket PreCut Set|
|HCPC 3413: Basketweave Background PreCut Set|
|HCPC 3414: Belated Birthday Wishes PreCut Set|
|Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)|
|Long Scalloped Rectancgles - Small - Nestabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Oval punch (SU!)|
|Corner rounder punch (SU!)|
|COPIC Markers (Imagination International)|
|Souffle pen (Sakura)|
|Gelly Roll pens (Sakura)|
Use an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of sand-colored cardstock. Score the 11î side of cardstock at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4". Score the 8 1/2" side at 3" and 6 1/2". Fold the top of the card stock (the portion with the longer scored sections) under and stamp across the exposed area of card stock using the background stamp, and the chocolate brown ink. Cut each score line up to the intersecting score line to create flaps. Cut off the two 1/2" flaps on the ends, leaving the center flap. Put double-sided tape on the OUTSIDE of the 1/2" center flap. Lay the card face down on your work surface. Put double-sidede tape on the INSIDE of the second and fourth flaps of the top of the box, and on the first and third flaps of the bottom of the box. Use the oval punch to put holes in the two top flaps that do not have adhesive on them, and the corner-rounder punch to round the corners of those flaps. Fold and seal the box.
Stamp the flowers portion of the image from the Botanical Floral Basket set twice on white cardstock, using the brown ink. Trim closely around the bouquet of one of the images- eliminate any of the basket image. From the other stamped image, cut out the large, center flower, and the the smaller flower to the left of the center flower, and the single spike bloom on the right of the center flower. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors: Leaves: G03, G09; Flowers: Y02, Y08, R01, R08; Floral spikes: B21, B28. Add sparkle to the flowers Gelly Roll "star" pens: clear, lime, copper, and blue. Use a yellow Souffle pen to enhance the centers of the yellow flowers, and adhesive red gems for the center of the red flowers.
EMBELLISH THE BOX
Mount a strip of ribbon up the side of the box, including the handle. Tie a matching bow and mount it on the handle of the box. Mount the complete bouquet on the face of the top of the box, allowing the lowest flowers to hang over the front of the box. Use foam tape pieces to mount the individual flowers on top of the matching blossoms.
Cut/emboss a yellow rectangle using the scalloped rectangle die. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the rectangle, and mount on the front of the box.
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