Monday, April 13, 2009

Butterfly Hanging Basket

The challenge last week at Paper Makeup Stamps was to create a basket. I created a little puffy basket that could easily be hung on a friend's doorknob and filled with a small little treat.





I thought I might offer a photo montage of how I put this basket together. Here's what you'll need:

Cuttlebug

Die Cut

Cardstock

Stamp - Paper Makeup Stamps - I used the large one: What lies behind us

Ink

Distressing Tools - sponge dauber, edge distresser

Punches

Pearls

Piercer, Template, Mat

Twine

Red Sticky Tape

Embossing folder

Crimper

Scissors


I used my Labels One Nestability to cut out 2 pieces of cardstock. Any shape would work this. Spike mentioned yesterday on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to have a set of B plates for cutting and a set for embossing. I think that is a great tip and will be implementing that soon here in my space. I also embossed each die cut using my Swiss Dots embossing folder.


I stamped the quote in Baja Breeze and then distressed the edges with ink and my distresser tool.

Apply adhesive to your die cut on the lower half only. I used regular adhesive here but then had to go back and re-do it with Red Sticky Tape. So start with that should you make one.


I just used my piercer tool to add holes for my twine. You can eyeball but I used my piercer guide to help make sure they were fairly even as I didn't want it to hang crooked.


Add quote to front, and decorate as desired. I had quite a bit of dictionary scraps from my paper flowers. So I punched out a handful of butterflies and also created some decorative strips with my border punches. For the filler, I just took some Kraft cardstock scrap, crimped it and then cut it into strips.


Crumple them up and add to your basket. I was going to add a Ghiradelli chocolate square. But when I cleaned out my desk drawer a few weekends ago, I guess I threw them all away. {Breathe} I know, I throw chocolate away too. I'm sorry! Please don't hate me!! LOL!!!! Since there was no chocolate, I put a stamp inside. What a sweet treat for a stamper!!


I hope you enjoyed this post! If you make one, I'd love to know so I can take a peek!


Have a beautiful day!!

30 comments:

KimmyS said...

What a gorgeous project! I am so going to get myself some of these nestabilities.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Cassie! This is gorgeous and thanks soooo much for the tutorial! P.S. where can I find a "piercer guide" like that?

Hugs,

Nancy said...

Cassie, that is gorgeous! And, the tutorial is awesome! Stef, I believe that guide is available in the Stampin' Up catalog! Great work!

Kim said...

That is so precious! I'll have to CASE it when my labels one come in. Have a great day!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Great project, Cassie! It's fabulous and I would love to find one of these hanging on my door!

Hugs~Becky

Heather said...

Cassie, this is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial! Great job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh so very cool Cassie!! :) I love your soft and pretty basket, but your tutorial was wonderful!! TFS!!

LollyChops said...

This is really beautiful! Thanks for all of the details too! I need to getes me some more tools I see!!!

ummmmm... wait. Did you say you THREW away chocolate? Oh deer.

Tricia said...

what a nice friend you are....you can give me one of those any time!!! I think I will have to "borrow" this idea for some of my co workers here.

Riet said...

wowww Cassie,what a beautiful creation.

hugs Riet.x

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Cassie it's absolutely adorable. Love it! ♥Dawn♥

Miss you over at Inspirational Card Sketches. I hope you will come an visit once again. Bring some friends to play along.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh Cassie this is JUST gorgeous! I LOVE that big quote and the butterfly, of course :) Beautiful!!!

Jackie said...

Love this card! The shape & colors are wonderful...tfs!!!

Wendy said...

Wow! Beautiful basket and great tutorial! TFS!!!

Danni said...

This is beautiful!! Love it!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! What a great tutorial!! I will have to try this out!!

Heidi said...

this is adorable!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very nice. Great instructions.

Michelle said...

cassie..youre amazing! this is such a wonderful dea..and so beautifully done..right downto the tiniest of details! you and your blog are inspiring! TFS!

Janna said...

Cassie what a fantastic idea! i just love this basket you created! The die is amazing and I adore the texture and sentiment! But those butterflies are beautiful!! I just love it! Such a fantastic idea!

Smiles,
janna

my5bratz said...

simply gorgeous :0)

lorrwill said...

You chucked out Gherdalli?!??!? Oh you poor dear. You have my sympathy :-)

I love this project (I am partial to butterflies). I will now have spend many minutes checking out the rest of your blog.

Blame Lolly Chops..hee...hee..she said you were talented, she is right.

Michelle said...

LOVE this and how awesome that you gave the tutuorial with pictures - Cassie you are amazing!!! Thank you for providing us with awesome instructions so we too can create this awesome project!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty!!! Love the colors on this :)

Nathalia Castellon said...

Oh. Wow. Sooooo dang pretty Cassie! :)

Mrs J said...

This is so pretty Cassie! Great tut too! I haven't forgotten about the butterflies, I will be in touch about those shortly ;o)
Hugs Mrs Jx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful hanging basket. Love the colors, the butterflies, the dry embossing... TFS!

Amanda Sewell said...

So stinking adorable!!! This would match in my guest room so well with some treats for my guests! Love it! Thanks for the inkspiration!!!

Christi said...

This is amazing! Thank you so much for playing along in the PMS challenge!!

Christine said...

What a lovely project, Cassie! I would be happy to receive such a beautiful gift with a stamp inside...such a great substitute for a stamper (although I would have cried if I found out that I accidentally threw away chocolate! LOL! ;-D ).

Thanks so much for sharing this!