This workshop is all about making a gift basket – it has been made with a valentine theme as that`s coming up soon but the list is endless for different uses. It would look great with an Easter theme & filled with eggs.
The design is only a small square as the base and then the JustRite dies are used as the panels, so it`s a perfect basket every time. A great die to add to your collection.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
JustRite – Vintage Labels & Banners Die : JB-03730
JustRite Vintage Filigree Fancies Stamps : JRAG-04020
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
Textured Card Christmas Red : A4TEXTRED
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153
Dusky Pink Wrinkled Ribbon : NK19
Grime Boss : GB30
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet :DPVICTORIAN
& Fired Brick : DPFIREDRED
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Tissue Paper , Chocolates , Cupcakes or Small Gifts
Step by Step Instructions
1 Select the 2 sizes of label dies along with the heart & banner die. Place them onto the coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape before cutting and then embossing through the Grand Calibur machine.
2 Repeat the process with just the 2 label dies until there are 4 large
labels, 4 smaller labels, a heart and a banner.
3 Cut a piece of red card to 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” and then score ½” in on all 4 edges of the card. Cut 4 of the largest labels in the red card.
4 Cut the corner section away on all 4 corners & crease the score lines whilst the sides panels aren`t in place. Start to make what will be the inside of the basket by placing some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the tab making sure the scallop shape on the die shape has no glue underneath as it would be seen.
5 Here is a close up of the panel – the die shape sits perfectly on the base and makes for an easy way to create a basket.
6 Now go ahead and repeat this process on the other tabs. Fold the crease lines upwards & then fold them downwards so the tabs are on the outside and the piece just lays flat (this isn`t shown in the photo)
7 Take the white die shapes & select whichever red / pink tone of distress ink for the project. Here the fired brick & Victorian velvet have been used. Select the rose stamp & the friendship stamp ready for the next step.
8 When using the Just Rite label die there are 2 ways of stamping with the die – this first one shows how the rose stamp looks by just stamping directly onto the edge of the card using the fired brick ink pad.
9 Alternatively place the card back into the die & stamp the rose stamp onto the card. Then use the Victorian velvet ink on some cut`n`dry foam to distress the edges whilst it`s still in the die.
10 Using this technique you might find the edge of the stamp tilts into the middle of the card if the ink has caught the edge of the rubber. Either trim the stamp closer the image or don`t worry as it’s going to be covered with the smaller die shape.
11 So here are the 2 different looks to the panels. Using the die on the card means a small edge of white (or whatever colour card used) will show through the design.
12 To have a sentiment on one of the small panels then stamp the friendship sentiment onto a plain piece of card using a fried brick ink pad & then place the die over the sentiment. Secure the die down with some low tack tape before cut & embossing through the GC machine.
13 Keep the die in place and repeat the distressing of the piece using the Victorian velvet ink pad on some cut`n`dry foam. Then go in a catch the edge with the rose stamp using some fired brick ink.
14 Now it`s time to stick all the larger panels to the red die shapes. ONLY do all 4 if you want a basket without a handle – if not just stick 2 opposite panels down.
14 15 Punch a small hole it edge top corner of the die shape whilst it`s still flat. Draw the corner up so the stamped panels are on the outside & tie some ribbon or bakers twine to create the sides of the box.
16 To make a handle for the basket then cut a 1” strip from a piece of A4 card lengthways. Stick some wonder tape down the middle leaving the ends free. Ruffle the wrinkled ribbon onto the tape & then stick a length of the 2 tone ribbon along the centre.
17 Stick the plain edge of the ribbon strip onto the red panel of the basket before adding the white stamped panel over the top. Try not to have too much ribbon on the lower handle so it`s not bulky under the panel.
18 Now add some 2 tone ribbon to each of the corners. Maybe use the thinner ribbon for this depending on the look you want for the project.
19 Repeat the process with the handle and stick the other end of the handle down before adding the white panel. Add some foam tape to the reverse of the smaller panels & add to each side of the basket.
20 Take some white tissue paper & stamp the rose image using the fired brick ink pad at random all over the tissue. Make sure the stamp is stamped twice for a faded image as it this adds to the effect.
21 Crunch the tissue paper into the basket & add some chocolates to finish the project.
22 This die is prefect to create this basket as you can`t fail to make a perfect basket ever time – a great way of maybe making baskets for a wedding, maybe even using the smaller die.
23 Here is a different look with a cupcake & some love hearts in the basket, it`s perfect for Valentines which is coming up.
Why not try the project for Easter too – I’m sure any school fete would love to see something like this with you own colour scheme.