Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Small Easter Basket Tutorial

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Two posts again today…. please don’t miss my earlier exciting news about Project Life here……

When I posted my large Ferrero Rocher Easter Basket on Mothers Day  I said that I had been creating baskets of various sizes… so for those of you still creating last minute projects for this weekend – here is a step by step tutorial for a smaller version.

This one is big enough to hold 2 Cream Eggs or lots of minis … but has been designed so that you can make 2 from one piece of A4 cardstock….. I could have made a one-piece basket including the scalloped flap but I would only have got one from an A4 piece of card – and this way is actually more robust as well…

So first how to cut the card pieces for the 2 baskets…..

1. Cut A4 cardstock PORTRAIT at 15 cm

2. Cut (this 15cm wide piece) LANDSCAPE at 12cm (x2)

3. Cut (the remaining 62mm wide piece) PORTRAIT at 5 cm

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4. Cut (the 5cm wide piece) LANDSCAPE at 6 ½ cm (x4)

5. Cut (the remaining 12mm or ½” wide piece) LANDSCAPE in half at 14.8cm

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Or recipe in short…. CS Crumb Cake 12x15cm ;  5 x 6 ½ cm (x2) ;  ½” x 14.8cm

 

And now how to cut and make the basket……

1. With large panel PORTRAIT on trimmer... Score at 4 ½cm & 7 ½cm.

2. Bone Fold

3. With panel LANDSCAPE on trimmer...
at 3, 4½ , 6, 9, 10½ & 12cm along the Top Ruler Bar
cut the top & bottom sections using the Cut Bar …
ie cut from each outside edge to the score-line (aka 0 to 4½cm then 7½ to 12cm on the Cut Bar).
Thought these pictures showing the last cuts (at12cm on the Top Ruler Bar) might help those of you that are less familiar with a Stampin ‘ Trimmer…

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4. Faux stitch using a white Signo gel pen (optional!) . Tip –  focus on just doing 3 faux stitches at a time – lot neater – and faster too!
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5. Pull the LH & RH sections upwards & towards each other to form the top of the basket

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6. Adhere on about 1cm of overlap

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

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

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9. Fold up central section & adhere

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10. Trim off top edge of basket

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11. Score 2 small panels at 2 ½ cm (aka 1”)

12. Scallop Tag Topper Punch 2 shorter sections to form the 2 flaps

13. Faux stitch 2 flaps on shorter sections & long narrow strip for handle too!

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14. Adhere longer sections of 2 top flaps on the inside
DO NOT GLUE THE SHORTER SCALLOPED SECTION DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE! NOT YET!!!

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15. “Stretch” long narrow strip with bone folder to form a curve

16. Place ends through slots in scalloped flaps & adhere ( glue dots on the back of the central scallop make this a very easy job!)

17. NOW adhere the scalloped flaps!

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18. Ink up, stamp & punch flowers & greeting & adhere

And here are another couple of versions made for out Team Weekly Colour Challenge WWWU this week.The WWWU challenge colours this week are  Island Indigo, Crisp Canteloupe & Pistachio Pudding.

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So here we have one with and one without the faux stitching….. From a straw poll – 100% voted for with stitching…. but if you are making at speed…here is an example without!!

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I will be back sometime soon with the dimensions for this larger version I made back in March. That one was made in exactly the same way….

2 comments:

  1. Love the basket Amanda and thank you for all the instructions. I shall be filing this one as well . Thanks you are so clever Anne x

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  2. Leaving you a comment cos I can't believe that you only have one comment on this fantastic basket, complete with instructions!!
    Luv
    Kate
    (I know that people visit, cos you get the numbers, but I find it reassuring when a few comments are left!)

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