Thursday, 17 April 2014

Large Easter Basket Tutorial

Large Easter Basket Tutorial_2014_04_Tag Punch_So Very Grateful 009

Following on from my tutorial for the Small Easter Basket yesterday. Here are the details for the large Basket I first posted here.

Mothers Day Basket_Ferrero Rocher_Spiral Flower_Tag Punch_2014_03_ Amanda Bates_The Craft Spa Photo of the previous one!

Some of you asked me for a tutorial so here it is!

But as some of you will notice  - I have now made a new & stepped up version. I love it when a basket looks like it has been woven !! And the SU! square lattice embossing folder is just so good to add that texture… So I faux stitched, embossed & stuck a few extra panels on! And now it really does look like a basket! And it is pretty strong too….

Cardstock Sizes

Crumb Cake – Basket 8"x10"; Scallop Flaps 4"x4 1/4"(x2) and Handle 11"x 1".

Plus for this version….some more Crumb Cake panels for embossing with the Square Lattice die to give you the basket weave….Side Weave panels 2” x 3” (x6); 1” x 3” (x8); Base Weave panel 1” x 10 1/4”

So here is how to make the Large Basket….. (note photos of the make-up of the basket are of the small basket as the process is the same!)

1. With large panel PORTRAIT on trimmer... Score at 3" & 5". 

2. Bone Fold

3. With panel LANDSCAPE on trimmer... cut the top & bottom sections using the Cut Bar … at 2", 3", 4", 6", 7" & 8" along the Top Ruler Bar

4. Score 2 smaller panels LANDSCAPE at 1 3/4” ( ie with 4 1/4” along the Top Ruler Bar)

5. Scallop Tag Topper “over the top” punch  the narrower sections to form the 2 flaps .

6. Corner Round bottom corners of sides.

7. Faux stitch the 2 Scalloped Flaps & 14 Side Weave panels using a white Signo gel pen  . Tip –  focus on just doing 3 faux stitches at a time – lot neater – and faster too!
Large Easter Basket Tutorial_2014_04_Tag Punch_So Very Grateful 002
Note  - just panels for one side in the photo. You need double!

8. Faux stitch the Base Weave panel and handle too ( oops forgot to put those in my camera shot!!)

9. Emboss the Side & Base Weave panels, the handle & the Scallop flaps with the Square Lattice embossing folder

10. Adhere the Side Weave panels to the basket panels

11. Pull the LH & RH sections upwards & towards each other to form the top of the basket

Tag Punch_Small Easter Basket_ Petite Petals_Craft Spa_2014_04_ (2)

12. Adhere on about 1cm of overlap

13. Pull up next LH & RH sections & line up so that bottom corners meet & adhere

Tag Punch_Small Easter Basket_ Petite Petals_Craft Spa_2014_04_ (3)

14. Pull up next LH & RH sections & line up top corners on top edge of basket & adhere

Tag Punch_Small Easter Basket_ Petite Petals_Craft Spa_2014_04_ (4)

15. Fold up central section & adhere

Tag Punch_Small Easter Basket_ Petite Petals_Craft Spa_2014_04_ (5)

16. Trim off top edge of basket

Tag Punch_Small Easter Basket_ Petite Petals_Craft Spa_2014_04_ (6) 

17. Adhere scalloped flaps onto sides

Tag Punch_Small Easter Basket_ Petite Petals_Craft Spa_2014_04_ (8) 

18. Adhere the Base Weave panel around the bottom of the basket

19. Adhere handle to inside ( I actually added another piece of Crumb Cake cardstock behind the embossed handle just to make it more robust)

Large Easter Basket Tutorial_2014_04_Tag Punch_So Very Grateful 008

20. Ink up & stamp flowers with black Staz on ink & colour in with marker pens. ( Yes different colour choice for me – but it does match with what I am putting inside!!)

21. Fussy cut flowers.
And no… I am not the neatest fussy cutter in the world… I just cheated a bit…. I added some Crumb Cake ink around the white edges of the flowers & leaves – so you can’t see any white parts!! You may be able to see that in this photo…. does the trick nicely… you don’t need to worry about being quite as precise in your cutting!!! Why have I never thought of doing that before!!

Large Easter Basket Tutorial_2014_04_Tag Punch_So Very Grateful 011

22.Fill your large basket with chocolate and/or stuff!!! It ends up about 5 1/2” wide, 2” deep and 3” high so it does hold a fair amount…

And here is a quick picture of the Small & the Large……

Easter Baskets_Little & Large_ScallopTag Topper Punch_Amanda Bates_The Craft Spa

SU! Products Used for Easter Basket

Stamps – So Very Grateful

Punches- Scalloped Tag  Topper, Corner Rounder

Embossing Folder – Square Lattice

Cardstock – Crumb Cake

Inks – Staz On Black

Markers – Signo White gel pen, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Canteloupe, Calypso Coral Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green

 

SU! Products Used for Mothers Day Basket

Stamps – Label Love

Punches- Scalloped Tag  Topper, Artisan Label, Corner Rounder

Dies – Spiral Flower

Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Canteloupe

Inks – Pool Party, Signo White Gel Pen

3 comments:

  1. Brilliant Amanda. Love how you've embossed this one, very effective. Thank you Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Amanda -my ladies have seen these on your blog and can't wait to have a go -hope I have enough crumb cake. Thank you so much for sharing - you are a fabulous SU sister!!
    Luv
    Kate
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Kate... If you run out of Crumb Cake... Go with Baked Brown Sugar... Or Sahara Sand... Both would look fab too!

    ReplyDelete

Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

I hope that you enjoyed this project.

Please use the current Stampin Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over £25. ( excluding P&P)

Though if your SU! order is over £150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... You will still get a gift from me...!

Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE do NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...