Friday, March 26, 2010

Eggs in a basket...

Here's a project I came up with for my Spring Fling classes this week.

It's an Easter spin on the flower pot pocket card. If you've never seen that type of card, instead of the eggs, there are flowers. Since I don't have a large flower punch or die, I decided to use the wide oval punch to make a basket of eggs instead. Here's what the tag looks like pulled out:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB), Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Organza Ribbon, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP & Paper Trimmer with scoring blade

Basic directions for making the basket:
  • Score a 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of card stock at 1 1/2" and 5".
  • Fold the shorter flap forward to create the brim of the basket and the other flap back.
  • Punch edge of brim with border punch.
  • To create the side angles of the basket: Mark at 1/4" from each side at the bottom fold. Unfold brim (keeping the rest folded) and then use a paper trimmer to cut straight from the fold of the brim to the marked edge.
  • Fold the brim back down and run entire thing through Big Shot with texturz plate.
  • Punch a bunch of wide ovals out of designer series paper--I used 7 on this card.
  • The outside layer of the tag measures 2 3/4" x 4 3/4", inside layer is 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".
  • Place tag inside basket and arrange eggs as desired--keeping in mind the size of a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card so you will be able to use a standard envelope. Using a piece of grid paper or template under your card will help with that.
  • Carefully remove tag holding all the eggs in place and then attach eggs to tag starting with the eggs in the back, being careful to only put adhesive where they will attach to the tag. Be sure to remove any excess adhesive so the tag doesn't get stuck in the basket forever.
  • Tie a 15" piece of ribbon around the brim of the basket, this holds the whole thing together. Embellish as desired.
  • Tuck your tag in the basket and enjoy!

Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31! If you like the border punch I used on this card, be sure to take advantage of this promotion to get it for FREE before it's too late! If you don't know what Sale-A-Bration is, check out the link to the brochure----> Basically, you get to choose something for free out of the brochure for every $50 you spend!

Sale-A-Bration is also an awesome time to take the plunge into becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! The starter kit is discounted 15% and you also get to choose an extra stamp set (up to $47.95 value)! Contact me if you would like more information about becoming a demo.

Happy Stampin!

Brenda Bromen

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