Monday, 15 February 2016

Envelope Punch Board and Easter Basket

A lovely little Easter Basket using Designer Series Paper in Subtles So Saffron and paired with Blushing Bride cardstock.  The little bow and the flower have been made with the Envelope Punch Board.  This little basket has been filled with duck egg blue soaps!  If you haven't tried an Envelope Punch Board yet - you don't know what you're missing.  They make much more than just envelopes!

I've been asked how to make this little basket and the bows and the flowers so here goes.

For the basket - take a piece of 6" x 6" card stock -(sorry I work in inches)
score at 2" and 4" - turn and score again at 2" and 4" - you should now have 9 squares.  Cut the bottom left and bottom right of the cardstock up to the middle score line.  Repeat on other side - you should have a square in the middle which is free.

You'll also need Designer Series Paper  x 8 squares at 1 7/8"

Use Envelope Punch Board to corner round all four edges of the card stock and only four squares of the DSP. Add DSP to the cardstock leaving a blank in the middle which is the bottom of the basket.  Then just fold in the sides and secure either with glue or a brad.

The flowers are just the bits that come from an EPB when you use the corner rounder.  Cut out a small circle maybe 1" out of scrap - add a brad or similar to the middle and simply glue the little pieces round the circle.

For the bow - You need three pieces of cardstock - sizes
1" x 6" - punched with the EPB at 3" turned and punched again at 3"
1" x 3.5" - cut or use a punch to piont the ends
1/4" x 1/4"

With the larger piece - simply fold in the edges into the middle to form a bow.  Add the smaller piece to the back which gives the tails.  Wrap the tiny piece round it all in the middle to finish it off.

Might try and make this at our Easter themed gathering at the Lunar Hare in Andover on 7th March.

Its a lovely cold blue sunny day here in Hampshire today so thought I'd share a picture of my two dogs enjoying their walk. The one on the left is an English Springer Spaniel called Bracken and the one on the right is a Welsh Springer Spaniel called Tegan.

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