Monday, January 19, 2009

a little basket

A few days ago, Keri Sereika showed this cute little basket on her blog. It was made with one of the new not yet released Spellbinders dies called Peony. Click here for a picture of hers and the tutorial on how to make it. I thought I could make a similar one using a scallop circle die.

So I pulled out my new Sizzix Bigz Scallop Circle die from SU. I used some thin card stock that I got at a local stamp expo. Because it was rather plain, I stamped SU's bella toile background stamp on both sides in chocolate chip ink.

I have yet to figure out the sandwich to use the nestabilities in my cuttlebug for embossing, so I just centered a punched out circle of light weight chipboard on the die cut and ran a stylus around it. I counted the scallops and came up with 30, so I cut to the scored circle leaving 5 scallops between each cut. I just followed the rest of Keri's directions and it came out great. I think the handle could be a little longer. It seemed fine, but after it was crimped, it shortened up a bit.

I had to hunt around for some candy to put in it. It's hard to keep that stuff around in this house.

stamps: bella toile
ink: chocolate chip
paper: pebble card stock (unknown)
other: cuttlebug, Bigz scalloped circle die (Sizzix), crimper, brayer, stylus, ribbon (Michaels)

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful day.


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Hey now this is AWESOME!!! I love it! Thanks for sending me the link!!!

Starla said...

This is GREAT!! Now I'm going to have to try and make one of these!!