Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Two Tags Easter Basket

This is the basket I made for my workshop this past weekend.  I just wanted to emphasize how many uses the dies have and a month or so ago, I posted another non-card idea using this same die, the Two Tags Die(love, love, love it!)
  http://jhurley90.blogspot.com/2013/02/two-tags-treat-holders.html.  Now, this die has TWO tags on it (hence the name) and so this one is the opposite of the last one, but I'm tellin' you, you get a "two-fer" with this die!
I started by cutting two tags from Lucky Limeade cardstock and running it through the Perfect Polka Dots folder and since there is already a score line where I wanted it, I just folded it there and pointed them towards each other.  I then cut a piece of Lucky Limeade at 2 3/4 x 6 3/4 and scored at 2" and 4 3/4" on the long side and 1/2" in on each short side, then cut into the score lines so that I could assemble the "middle" of the basket and assembled it all together.  I cut a strip of the patchwork pattern from the Tea For Two DSP and a strip of Calypso Coral from my Tasteful Trim die(scallop) and stuck them together and wrapped them around the basket. I stamped the bunny from the Spring Sampler in Early Expresso onto Very Vanilla cardstock, punched out with my 1" circle punch and layered onto a 1 1/4" circle of So Saffron using a Dimensional.  I stamped Happy Easter using the stamp set Delightful Dozen in Lucky Limeade ink on to Very Vanilla cardstock and did a fussy cut (cut by hand) and adhered it just under the bunny layer.  I then cut another strip of Calypso Coral from the Tasteful Trim die using the ric rak pattern and adhered it to a Lucky Limeade strip for the handle, glue dotted it down and then added some of the Silver Designer buttons to the outsides of the handles. And yes, I filled it with some irridescent grass and of course...chocolate.  Did you know that the 22nd is the LAST day of Salebration? Don't you want this die?