Thought I would try something different today. I made this lovely basket using a pattern for the lower part of the basket from Crafty Person and decorated it a bit differently than they had suggested. I put a paper handle with a ribbon on top and added the paper flowers which I made myself. Now can you imagine filling this with candy kisses or Ghirdelli Chocolates and giving it to your child's teacher? Oh, they will just LOVE it! I should know. I am a retired teacher!
Making those flowers is not as hard as it looks. It was actually quite easy.
First let me tell you about the materials I used and then I will explain how to make the flower.
Stampin' Up Designer Brights 12 X 12 Paper Pack More Mustard and Rich Razzleberry
Okay, now for the paper flower.
- I punched out three More Mustard scallop circles with the scallop punch and three out of Rich Razzleberry.
- I place the middle of the scalloped circle against the edge of my scissors and press it against my thumb and pull gently toward the edge of the scallop circle. I continue to do this all around the scalloped circle on both sides.
- I then crumple the scalloped circle into a very tight ball and roll it around on my table a few times.
- I gently open up the crumpled circle and look around the edges for where it is starting to separate into layers. It will probably be a very small opening so look sharp!
- I GENTLY begin to pull the layers apart working the outer edges toward the center all around. You will notice the texture of the inside of the card stock resembles a suede.
- I do this to all three More Mustard Circles and all three Rich Razzleberry circles
- When all have been separated I layer the like colors one on top of another and pierce a hole in the center of the stack.
- I attach a brad. (Any color will do as you will not see it.)
- Starting with the top layer I scrunch it upward tightly and continue to do this one layer at a time till all six layers are done.
- Now, starting with the last layer start spreading the layers out gently.
- I added two leaves and adhered everything with glue dots.
Sweet, yes? I used a 3/4 inch by 12 inch piece of the Designer paper and adhered it to the basket and then adhered the ribbon on top of it and made a single looped bow on both sides which I held in place with glue dots
Well, I hope you enjoyed this projects. I am happy to share the pattern for the box. Please leave a comment with your email and I will send it to you.
As always, comments are always welcomed. Let me know what you think.