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This morning our Preschool attended an early education event at a local high school this morning. It was put on by the local teachers and they invited area pre-schools, day-care centers, the local library and some government sponsored organizations.
We had lots of interest in our preschool. We are getting quite a good reputation in our community. Our classes are already filled for next year.
But, let's move on to my post for today. Cause it's a long one with a tutorial and lots of pictures. I made this cute Easter Basket for my weekly DT on the CottageCutz Blog.
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 2: I used the largest Stitched Oval die for my basket sides. I cut 2 ovals using the 4 1/2" x 5 1.2" cardstock piece. For the handle, I used the Oval die set - Choosing the 1st and 3rd largest dies in the set. The cardstock piece is the 4" x 4 1/2" panel.
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 6: Die cut the elements for decorating the basket. Used lots of bright spring colors. Elements adhered with Ranger Multi-Matte medium and glue dots. Added the handles to basket with glue dots. I simply cut the oval that I made in Step 2 in half.
Step 7: Basket completed and time to fill with some goodies for gift giving.
That's it for me for this post. I hope I have inspired you to make a basket of your own for Easter or as a Spring gift. Until next time.........God bless.
Dies I used to make basket:
I am also entering:
1. HIMCR #291 has a spring colors challenge.
2. Scrap & Craft has a celebrations challenge. My project celebrates Easter.
3. Animal Friends Challenge has an animal with big ears challenge. I have a rabbit.
4. Crafts and Me has a springtime challenge.