Yeah, doesn't work well as a lyric, but hey...it works great this way!
Ingredients: (all SU!) Stamps - A Good Egg; Paper - Delicate Dots DSP, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand; Ink - Basic Black, So Saffron, Bashful Blue; Other - Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge punch, Word Window Punch, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, So Saffron Polytwill ribbon, sponge daubers, So Saffron marker, paper crimper, Scalloped Envelope BIGZ die
Yes, I know! It's STINKIN' CUTE!!! (YILM!) If you are in the area, this is one of the projects for my March 30th class!
This basket is made from four of the scalloped envelopes made with the exclusive SU! Bigz die. This project has been kicking around the internet for a while, but when I saw MJ Albright's version here I was totally gobsmacked! I used it for my inspiration, but simplified it very much to make it a bit easier for my students. And then, of course, I made it totally my own!
To make it, I stuck the four envelopes together, cutting the side flaps off of two and using the side flaps of the other two to adhere them all together.
I put a square piece of cardstock inside. This helps keep the basket from skewing when you adhere the bottom flaps and gives the bottom flaps something to stick to.
Then I took two pieces of striped paper, 1 3/4" x 7 3/4" and wrapped them around the basket and overlapped them on the sides. The top envelope flaps were folded to the outside. Then I put two jumbo eyelets on each side to put the ribbon through for the handles.
But, of course, the really nifty thing I did was here:
I was trying to figure out how to mat this image punched out with the Wide Oval punch. We don't have a large Scallop Oval punch (wish we did!) and all my attempts to piece together something using the Scallop Circle punch looked really lame. And then the brain wave hit me, like a massive dose of...dose of...CHOCOLATE!!! And genius flowed, my friends, like a river of...CHOCOLATE!!! Yes, yes. I really do love myself, don't I?
"Jan!!!" you say, "How did you do that!?!?!" Well, my friends, it's not for nothing that you read this blog, when you KNOW I am SO NICE! I've made a tutorial for this, just for you!
The Ruffled Scalloped Edge Tutorial
Here's what you need:
- Strip of patterned paper 1" x 12"
- Wide Oval Punch or other punch shape you'd like to try
- Scallop Edge Punch
- Paper crimper
- Chocolate (but of course!)
Turn the paper over and do the other side. This way, you get two strips at the same time and can save the other one for another purpose. I do it this way because working with 1/2" strips of paper is a pain in the ark.
Now start adhering the crimped scalloped strip. I make sure to trim the end so you are starting with a complete scallop. Use the crimps to gently bend the strip, bunching up the crimps on the side being adhered to help it curve around the punched shape. That is why you crimp...trying to do this without crimping is a recipe for ending up at the bar drinking Fuzzy Navels and trying to forget instead of staying safely in your craft room eating chocolate!