Hello friends! Today I bring to you an easy, DIY, Elegant Gift Basket Tutorial. In this gift basket tutorial I will share with you a super easy way for you to make Gift Baskets for just about any occasion, using your Spellbinders dies!
In this tutorial I use Spellbinders Shapeabilities Garden Party die S6-030.
I also use my Spellbinders Platinum and my Spellbinders Tool n' One.
Step 1 - Cut four pieces of the basket sides, plus the one bottom side. I used strong double sided scrapbook paper to cut my pieces for this project. Because I enjoy using intricate dies, I have found that the Spellbinders Tool n' One is a must-have in my die-cutting arsenal. It is easy to use and it's a time saver!
Step 2 - For a nice and elegant contrast to your gift basket, you may want to consider using gold foil card stock as I have done here. Notice how I used the gold-foil card stock on the handle and open flower pieces and regular card stock on the closed flower pieces. I have cut a total of ten large flowers and sixteen small flowers. The open flowers are then glued down to their enclosed counterparts. Just a drop of glue at the center is all you will need.
Step 3 - I recommend that you use double sided tape to adhere the basket sides together. Also when you are adhering your sides, go right up to the edge of the following side, but not right on the edge. This will ensure that you are able to fold your sides when enclosing your basket.
Step 4 - Once you have enclosed your last side, it is time to add the bottom die-cut to your basket. Then add your flowers on each of the hanging flaps. In my case I added one large paper flower, and the two smaller ones on either side. This die set also includes the dies for the leaves. One large and one small. However, I chose not to use them on this particular project. I also added a large flower at the center of the handle, then adhered the handle to the inside of the basket. I finished the embellishments off with a flatback pearl centered on every flower.
So what do you think of my Elegant Gift basket? Don't let the number of dies in the Spellbinders Garden Party die set intimidate you. There are a total of eleven pieces. However, I was able to complete this project in one morning, while streaming some of my favorite shows! It goes by quick! Especially when you have the right tools to help you along. Thank you for following me along. Please leave me a comment below and tell me what kinds of projects you would like to see. I have a couple of other Spellbinders projects I will be posting soon. So keep an eye out for those! My next two projects are in conjunction with this basket you see below..... kind of .... a Mother's Day Gift Set I'm creating.... (hint! hint!) LOL Until next time! Bye!
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This Shabby Chic Shadow Box is my very first shadow box project! Although I found it a bit intimidating at first, once I got to applying the gesso on the papers and adhering them on each square, my fear of "getting it right" was soon replaced by enjoyment!
Shabby Chic Shadow Box Tutorial
I must admit, writing out a tutorial is not my forte. However I'll do my best to jot down all the steps I took in the making of this shabby chic shadow box.
I begin with a 6 ½ x 6 ½ shadow box. I then cut 4 pieces of pretty paper according to the dimensions of the box openings, and distress them a bit with gesso around the edges. Just a light sweep with a dry brush will do. I then use glue to adhere the paper to the openings. This will serve as the backdrop to my shadow box.
On the top row I adhere pink roses from the shop. The foam pink rose is secured on a metal filigree; and the metal filigree is hot-glued to the center of the paper.
For the lower half opening, I glued down the backdrop paper. I then cut a smaller piece to add as a frame for what I’m about to add to the lower half. This “frame” is distressed around the edges for that shabby effect. I then cut two smaller squares of paper, distress around the edges, adhere one to the “frame” at an angle, cut a piece of lace and adhere it to the square, add foam squares to the other square piece and with hot glue, adhere it on to the lace.
I then fussy cut a flower bush from the paper collection, score about half an inch at the bottom, fold along the score line and glue this piece to the bottom of the shadow box. I then cut a piece of applique from one of the laces and adhere that to the upper ledge so that it freely dangles over the flower bush.
I make a rose “vase” by wrapping a pink rose, some pink bead spray and white pearl spray, with some pink trim. I then hot glue this vase on the bottom left corner.
To adorn the edges of the shadow box, I apply several trims; and run some flat back pearls to adorn the laces. I then use a die-cut butterfly to add on top of the pink laces.
On top of the shadow box, I added a white-painted wooden filigree. I then adorned that filigree with a rhinestone crown.
At the bottom of the shadow box, I hot glued two silver-tone metal filigrees and topped them with one singular pink flower right in the middle!
If you would like to see more of this Shabby Chic Shadow Box, check out my video. For more crafty goodness, follow my blog, subscribe to my YouTube Channel, and click on the links to the side to follow my social media for the behind the scenes stuff!
Elegant Gift Basket Tutorial - Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I will be showing you how to make these cute and elegant Paper Gift Baskets, using your pocket dies! You can use these paper baskets for gift giving, sending happy mail, bridesmaids gifts, for party favors, etc.!
The pocket die that I used is by Spellbinders, Framed Flourish Frame Pocket S6-052. Another pocket die you can use is the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Arched Elegance Pocket Etched Dies S4-503 to get similar results!
Enjoy the tutorial!
Shabby Chic Spiral Notebook - I used papers and chipboard from my stash; and my cinch binding machine to create this spiral notebook. However, you can easily decorate the cover to any spiral notebook you already have.
To add a touch of elegance to the inside front and back covers, I used Pink Scalloped Trim.
I decided to glue down a piece of craft color cardstock on the cover. (approx.. 9x7). The cardstock serves as a strong paper base, where I can glue other items on to. I then added Gold Embroidered Tulle Lace on the edge on one side of the cardstock, and a scalloped stretch trim on the other side.
I then took a piece of grey corrugated paper (approx.. 9x6) to lay my design on. I cut two Square Silver Metal Filigrees right down the middle. These served as the corner pieces. To accentuate the metal corners, I used Flatback Pearl Buttons.
I used tags and stickers from my stash on the upper part. To decorate the bottom third of the corrugated paper, I layered several trims. First I glued the gold dangle trim. I then glued the French Script Trim on top of it. I then glued down the Pink Gimp Trim, and right on the edge, I glued down the flat back pearl trim for that finishing touch.
To accentuate the trims, I used a Silver Wrap Filagree with a Rhinestone Cameo on the center. Once I was done decorating the corrugated paper, I adhered it to the cardstock, using double sided tape and scraps of chipboard, for that dimensional effect.
Items from Shabby is Chic Boutique:
Pink Scalloped Trim
Gold Embroidered Tulle Lace
Scalloped Stretch Trim
Silver Metal Filigrees
Flatback Pearl Buttons
Pink Gimp Trim
Script Ribbon in Pink
Flatback Pearl Trim in Pink
Silver Wrap Filagree
Shabby Chic Altered Clock Tutorial using the Tim Holtz Idea-ology clock. Hello! and welcome to my blog! In this post I share with you how I altered this beautiful shabby chic clock using items from Shabby is Chic Boutique. I'm so super excited, as this is the first mixed-media project that I've done in a while, and it turned out super fabulous if I should say so myself! And I have! LOL
The items that I used in the making of this Altered Shabby Chic Clock are the following:
Cream Crochet Trim: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
6mm Ivory Flat Back Pearl: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Brown Tassel Trim: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Silver Wrap Filigree: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
16mm Flat Back Pearl Button: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Rhinestone Cameo: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Rose Gold Metal Bow: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Teardrop Sprays: https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Mini Foam Roses (Pink): https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
Mini Foam Roses (Cream): https://shabby-is-chic-boutique.zibbe...
How To: First Step is an obvious one, you take the clock apart. Then apply gesso on the clock surface you’ll be working with (the inside and out). Allow the gesso to dry and apply a second coat.
Next you will tear some strips of scrapbook paper (the thinner the sheet the better), you may also use napkins if you wish. Decoupage the torn strips on the clock. Pressing firmly with your brush, ensuring there are no air bubbles left. For this altered clock, I chose to apply the strips sparingly, as I wanted to paint some of the surface. I painted areas with a light green chalk paint, and I painted the inside of the clock as well.
Once the paint was dry, I applied some white gesso sparingly on both the painted outside area, and on the decoupaged area. Once this was dry, I sprayed several shades of glimmer mist to add some sparkle to the clock.
For the back (lid) portion of the clock, I took 2 pieces of 6x6 scrapbook paper, traced around the lid, and cut two circles. On the circle that was to go on top, I cut a slit almost to the center, then took the edges and rolled them with a pencil. I also distressed the edges of the circle.
I then glued the first circle down (on the part that I had applied gesso to earlier), then I glued the distressed (rolled edges) circle on top of it. I continued to cut small strips of paper and glued them on the lid. My last layer was a strip of Cream Crochet Trim.
I then used glossy accents to adhere the Silver Wrap Filigree on top of the trip. I also used glossy accents to adhere the flat back pearl button on top of the metal embellishment. I applied several Mini Foam Roses and Pink Teardrop Sprays along the side, and topped it off with some paper butterflies. I popped the lid back on the clock and began embellishing the outside.
For the outside embellishments, I begin with Cream Crochet Trim, then applied the Brown Tassel Trim on the top. I then applied the flat-back pearl trim along the clock frame. I also embellish the bell portions of the clock with trims and flat back pearls. I used seam-binding to make a bow and adhered it to the side. I continued adding Mini Foam Roses, paper punched butterflies, metal embellishment, and used a Rhinestone Cameo to dress up the Rose Gold Metal Bow.
I also have a video tutorial for this clock. Subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you enjoy crafty videos!
I created the following card using the Burst of Splendor collection. The paper was cut to 4x6 and mounted on card-stock, with double sided tape. I inked around the edges with a generic brown ink before I adhered the paper to the card stock.
For the card-stock, I cut a piece of 4x12, and scored it right down the middle. I used the Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Stamps and Dies for the flowers. To color the flowers I used a combination of coloring pencils and distress ink. I added sticker bling dots to the middle of each flower.
To add dimension to the card, I added the blossoms on top of the flower drawings on the paper. To add interest to the lower portion of the card, I attached a strip of washi with double sided tape. I then used Spellbinders Die 3Templates DOM-002 on black card stock for the flourishes you find underneath the frame.
To make the frame I used paper from Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor and Spellbinders Die Swirl Delight S2-142. I then used a sentiment tag from the Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Collection, mounted it on black card stock and used double sided tape to attach it to the frame. The frame is then attached to the card with foam dots for added dimension.
I then added one double petal embellished at the center flower (also made with the Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Stamps and Dies) for that finishing touch.
I hope this Easy Card DIY has inspired you to make one of your very own. Please leave me a comment in the area below. And if you're into making YouTube videos and show your cards that were inspired by this tutorial, please tag me in your video. I would LOVE to see what you come up with! Until next time!
To make this fun and playful note card, I used paper from Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor. First I created my blank card using a good quality piece of card stock cut to 8x6. Placing the card horizontally on my score board, I scored the card at 4" and folded it in half.
I then cut a piece of 4X6 from the Burst of Splendor paper, inked around the edges with generic ink, then proceeded to attach it to the base of the front of the card using double sided tape.
I applied some gold shimmery washi tape to the top third of the card, using double sided tape. I then die-cut a frame (using paper scraps from the same collection) with Spellbinders Die Swirl Delight S2-142. I mounted a sentiment I found in my stash, using a fine tip glue pen.
To add a fun element to the card, I decided to make some simple charms, and added them to the bottom of the frame.
I hope that this Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor Card Tutorial has inspired you to make one of your very own. Remember to SHOP YOUR STASH. If you have any questions, or opinions about this card, leave me a comment below. Thanks!
I've been staying rather busy using up items from my stash! No time like the present to kill a kit! Now, before anyone says kill a what??? Let me explain. You know when you get a paper pad collection that you absolutely love? You use it for your scrapbook layouts, your mini album project, etc. What do you do when you have two or three papers left? Well, you use up your stash and Kill that Kit!
This is exactly what I'm in the process of doing. I am getting the two or three pages I have left from several different paper pad collections and I'm making more cards and gifts bags!
I also want to enter my projects in the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call 2017. I've been practicing my stamping and my coloring. And although I may not be able to do as superb a job as Emma Lou, I think I'm getting the hang of it! In fact, I have come up with my own way of adding color to the flowers. It's a heck of a lot easier for me, and I have more control of where the color is applied. I will be coming out with a tutorial on my YouTube soon, so subscribe to my channel, click on the little bell icon, so you can be notified of my next Tutorial.
So I took my leftover papers from Heartfelt Creations, and decided to start with some cards. It was soon thereafter that I decided that these cards needed some coordinating gift bags.
For the following Get well Card I used the following Dies: Spellbinders Swirl Delight S2-142, Spellbinders Parisian Motifs S5-035, plus a generic filigree die (in black, underneath the Swirl Delight die), and washi tape.
For the Gift Bag I used the following: We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. (Click here to see my Haul video where I present this product to my viewers.) Heartfelt Creations Fleur Borders and Pockets Die HCD1-778, Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Stamps HCPC-3731, Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Die HCD1-793, Spellbinders Blooms Three S2-046 (for the stamen), Spellbinders Swirl Delight S2-142, a generic filigree die underneath (in black), washi tape, and a Martha Stewart Paper Punch.
To make the Gift Bag is pretty simple. Follow the instructions provided in the We R Memory Keepers punch board. However, I highly recommend you make your first bag with a scrap 12x12 piece of card-stock. This is just so that you make your all of your mistakes with this piece and don't waste any good paper. I promise you, by your third bag, you're making gift bags like a pro! That checkerboard piece you see on top is washi. Because washi tape tends to come off, I ran double sided tape along the edge to secure the washi.
I then measured the bag from one side to the next, cut 2 pieces of black card stock (approximate 3 inch wide), used my Martha Stewart Lace paper punch and adhered these pieces to the inside of the bag. Pretty cute if I say so myself!
For the embellishing, I used my Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps, and it's just layer upon layer. Yes, this was very therapeutic indeed!
I'd like to add that after several days in the hospital, my dad was given a clean bill of health, was told not to stress too much and to keep his blood pressure in check. hmmmm... maybe I should get my dad started on crafting....
Thank you for visiting my blog. Until next time!
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