Think Spring!

(From the Stamping’ Up! Blog – February 23)


Here’s two spring garden-themed projects using the Berry Basket Bigz L Die (item # 137366), From the Garden Stamp Set (item # 137139), and Handpicked Framelits Dies(137361).

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My first project showcases the adorable berry basket. It’s really easy to make! I used Kraft card stock (item # 133674) because its heavier weight was perfect for holding my potted violets.

I used Fast Fuse (item # 129026) to adhere the Hello Honey 3/8” Satin Stitched Ribbon (item # 133671) to the top edge of the basket. Then I finished it off with Tea Lace Paper Doilies (item # 129399) and striped banners made using Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (item # 137784) and Rich Razzleberry card stock (item # 115316).

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I stamped the adorable little garden marker image using Rich Razzleberry (item # 126950) and Wild Wasabi (item #126959) ink. Then I cut it out using the Big Shot (item # 113439) and the Handpicked Framelits Dies.

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I also used the Berry Basket Bigz L Die to create a card/tiny gift that would be perfect for a vegetable or flower gardener. For the background, I used the Wild Wasabi striped pattern in the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.

First, I cut one side of the basket from Kraft card stock and added an additional score line 1/4″ below the original score line. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock for the basket’s scalloped edge trim. I added a couple of additional score lines using my Paper Trimmer (as shown). Be sure to have 11 scallops in between with two scallops on each side. Next, I stapled them together, using Fast Fuse to adhere the tab to the card.

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This side view shows you how to a form a card pocket. It’s large enough to hold up to two seed packets. I wrapped each seed packet with a Tea Lace Paper Doily and Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (item # 134586).

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I made the little garden markers from the same stamp set and Framelits Dies using Hello Honey (item # 133643), Rich Razzleberry, and Wild Wasabi ink.
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Cindy Schuster (2014–2015 Artisan Design Team)

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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