Saturday, February 7, 2015

Basket o Valentines - Tutorial

Alrighty, here's the tutorial for my Basket o Valentines!

You'll need the following materials to make the mini cards and basket:
Originals Card Confidence book, 4 sheets cardstock (similar), 3 sheets 12x12 patterned paper (I used Laughing Lola, NLA), Heart embossing folder, September 2014 SoTM - NLA, Smokey Plum ink, 2x2” My Acrylix block, SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, Versamat, Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors, Spritz, Scrubber, 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive, Bone Folder, Scoring Board, Flaxen twine, Shimmer trim, small boxed candy (like Smarties, I got mine in from Aldi)

Mini Valentines Design based on Originals page 113
To make the cards, cut patterned paper into 2.5" squares. Cut 2 sheets of cardstock into 3.5x5" bases then into 1.5x2.5" rectangles. Emboss rectangles with Heart folder. Score and fold the bases as shown.
Only cut 12 of each piece! Set aside the remaining sheets of cardstock and paper.
Using Versamat, 2x2" block, Sweet Moments image (from SoTM), and Smokey Plum ink stamp chosen image inside card. Assemble and embellish with shimmer trim as desired.
Place mini candy inside and use flaxen twine to tie shut. Trim ends with scissors.

To make the basket:
1) Using bone folder or score board, score remaining cardstock sheet at 3.5" on all sides as shown.
2) Fold all lines in to center, using bone folder to ensure crisp folds.
3) Fold the sides as shown and use adhesive to stick triangle flaps down.
4) If desired, punch 4 holes and use twine to attach a handle. Decorate using scrap pieces of patterned paper. Fill with mini Valentines and hand out.

That's all there is to it! A bit of cutting, a bit of stamping, a bit of embossing, and assembly. I hope you enjoyed making this lil basket o' Valentines! For a pdf of these instructions, contact me and I'll send you a copy.


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