Saturday, 17 March 2012

Enchanted flower baskets

As promised, I'm back to show you the second project from my February class - a cute basket, made with the larger of the Two Tags die. This would be perfect to hold an Easter or Mother's Day, or anytime treat.
Like this card, the main feature is another beautiful Cathy Clark style flower.
This one is made with pool party card (which I'm kind of obsessed with atm.) I forgot to mention how I made the leaves last time, so I'll share that now. I punched the largest leaf from the Blossom Builder punch, scored a slight curve from end to end & sponged the edges & centre with a little old olive ink.
I've seen quite a few of these baskets around, but I got my starting measurements from a tutorial by the fabulous Bronwyn Eastley, who demonstrated lots of great ideas using this die at SU Regionals in Tassie. I tend to work in cm's so I fiddled around with sizing & made this almost square version, which is about 7cm deep.
This was my first version - riding hood red - which is pretty much the same size as Bronwyn's - approx 4.8cm deep.
Both baskets are wrapped with a pretty piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP & the basket handles are secured to the base with 2 mini brads.
Hope you like this little project. I'll definitely be making more of them.

Before I go, I really recommend you check out Bron's two tags tutorial, as she shows so many fantastic ways to use this die. You can find it here: Bronwyn Eastley's fantastic Two Tags die tutorial. Don't forget to leave a comment on her blog to say thanks!

Almost forgot to show you this quick & cute little tag I made at the same time with the Two Tags die, used for it's original purpose. The tag has a score line which allows it to fold onto itself & lock under the little tab. I used a smaller flower - this one is just the doily & boho punches. I added a sentiment from the Friendly Phrases set, on more DSP & some lovely coral SAB ribbon. Simple, but very cute I think
Next time, I'll show you a project for a workshop I ran for a friend, earlier this month.

Hope you're having a fun weekend. Thanks for visiting & hope you come again soon. Leave a comment if you have any questions, just want to say hi.
Inky wishes, Di

Edited to Add - 21 Mar: Now with instructions! 
I've now added my class instruction sheet to make these baskets, so I hope you find this useful. Any questions, just leave me a comment

My Two Tags Basket Instructions:  Click here!

Card/Paper: pool party/riding hood red, very vanilla, old olive card, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories: antique brads, mini brads
Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags die, punches - fancy flower, doily triple layer, boho blossoms, blossom builder

Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Ink: early espresso ink pad
Card/Paper: pool party, calypso coral, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories:  in colour printed brads,Everyday Enchantment ribbon - calypso coral
Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags die, punches - doily triple layer, boho blosso


Sharnee Torrents said...

Hello dear Diane!
WOW i love these!!! LOVE!!!! THat flower is simply amazing and the red tag thingy is soooooo beautiful!! Just gorgeous you clever lady!!
Must give it a try... thanks sooo much for sharing
SMiles and hugs SHarnee :)

Christine Blain said...

These are utterly gorgeous, Di! LOVE the little flower on your gift card/tag.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What beautiful examples, Diane. Any chance of publishing a tutorial with the details of your measurements for the larger box insert and your metric conversions? Your choice of DSP and gorgeous flowers certainly produce some stunning baskets and tags.

Diane Barnes said...

Hi girls
Thanks heaps for the lovely comments.
Bron - I'll track down my notes for the baskets this week & share the info back here.

H2 :) said...

Those blooms are absolutely DIvine! :) (& the basket & tags are gorgeous too.)

Send gifts to pakistan said...

Must give it a try. LOVE the little flower on your gift card/tag.Thanks for sharing.