October 28, 2009

Scallop Envelope baskets

This is the time of year for fall fun and parties. My preschooler has his fall party for his class tomorrow, and I made these little baskets to hold the treats I signed up to bring. The were really quite simple to do. They are all made of the sizzix scallop envelope die that Stampin' Up sells. Four pieces per box and a little tombow adhesive (love this stuff by the way) and voila you have cuteness! I have to say, these cats are my very favorite. They are my own creative genius. I could not find instructions anywhere for a punch art cat that I liked, so I came up with my own. For the ears, I used the five-petal punch and punched on black and one pink then I offset the pink inside the black. The head is a 1 3/4 inch circle punch. The eyes are 1/4 inch circle punch that I used a black marker and white gel pen for accents. I used the 1 3/4 inch circle punch to make the nose part. First punch one circle then punch off a part of it using the same punch to get that shape. The nose is half of a 1/4 inch square. then the accents are white gel pen. The edges are all lightly sponged with very vanilla craft ink just to make them pop out a bit. I used my boho and three flowers punches for the little flowers and added a touch of stickles to the centers for accent. I would have put in a brad, but it's not such a good idea for preschoolers. So I used the trusty silver stickles. The cardstock for the baskets is pumpkin pie. The handles are attached with staples, but if I'd thought about it, a brad would have been better so the handle can swivel. However, I don't know that I would trust a three year old with those brads. LOL

These are the pumpkin baskets. I used my sizzix pumpkin die to make these guys. Then I drew on the faces and accented with black marker and gel pen. The baskets are made of basic black card stock and assembled the same way as the orange ones.

These little candy corns on here came about one night as I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep. LOL The idea came to me so quickly that I had to get up and make them. They were quick and easy too! I took strips of yellow designer paper and orange cardstock and taped them on the base of either black or chocolate chip cardstocks. Then I cut them out in triangles and rounded the corners with scissors and added white gel pen accents. Love these things!

All in all this was a fun little project. I made 12 of these and filled them with candy in bags tied with orange or black gingham ribbon. I know the kids won't really care, but it was fun to do!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finnally got a chance to check out your recent blog posts. Love all three of these basket designs but my favorite is your cat made from punches...awesome! You did a great job and I definitely be casing!