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A Little Basket

April 9, 2012

Well here I am again with another project using the Framelits Labels Collection Dies.  I have made these little baskets using the Top Note Die and thought how pretty it would look using the Labels Collection Dies.

I cut Pretty in Pink card stock using the largest Labels Collection Die making sure that I cut it so that the fold would be on the short side of the die.  I scored 1″ from both sides of the fold line.  I created a matchbox and attached it between the 1″ score lines.   I also cut the next smallest die using Whisper White card stock and embossed it using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder.  I punched two holes at the top of the die so that I could thread my ribbon through to keep the basket closed.

To make my flower I punched two pieces from Whisper White card stock using the Butterfly PunchI used my Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker to add colour around the edges of the wings.  I also a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to add colour to the centre of each butterfly.  I sprayed the butterflies with water and scrunched them into tight little balls.  I opened them out carefully and left them to dry.  Once dry I put one butterfly on top of the other crosswise and used my Paper Piercing tool and Mat Pack to add a hole in the centre through both butterflies.  I used a Basic Black brad to go through the hole and keep the butterflies together to give an effect like a pansy.  I cut Wild Wasabi card stock using the Little Leaves Sizzlit.  I attached the leaves to the front of the box and then the flower over the top using a Mini Glue dot.

My ribbon is actually Whisper White 5/8″ Organza which I placed into a plastic bag and sprayed with water.  I added a couple of drops of Elegant Eggplant reinker and made sure that the ribbon was evenly coloured and then left it to dry in the sun.  Unfortunately the ribbon has dried a slightly different shade, probably because it was dried in the sun.  Anyway I think it looks pretty and looks nicer than the Whisper White ribbon would have.

Well what do you think?  Aren’t these dies amazing.  I am sure that over time I can think of lots more ways to use them.

Bye for now, Kris.

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