Hello Crafty Friends!!
I am so excited to finally be sharing the first of (what I'm hoping to be) many projects featuring brand new soon to be released dies from Eileen Hull Designs and Sizzix! These dies are part of Eileen's new Heartfelt Collection that debuted at Creativation 2017!
Eileen Hull's Stitchy Flowers & Leaf (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull's Basket (Sizzix)
Stephanie Barnard's Scallop w/ Greetings Drop-Ins (Sizzix)
Stephanie Barnard's Tags (Sizzix)
Mariposa Stack (DCWV)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
For this project I used Eileen Hull's Basket die. This die was made to make a three dimension basket favor/ box. But , as you can see, I used it to make a great focal point as the focal point of my card front.
Traditionally, you would cut out two sets of your material to make a complete box. In this instance, I only used one set. I only used one front panel and one of the handle pieces (I snipped at the crease lines to make two handles).
I covered with patterned paper and inked the edges.
Then fastened handles with brads.
To accent my basket, I used the new Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Dies. I like to cut out several flowers at a time in different sizes. Sometimes I'm not sure how full I want each bloom to be. So I always make it a habit to cut out more than I need.
I inked the all the edges so I don't see the white core of my paper and to add depth to the flower.
I add more depth and texture by shaping the petals then layering together and fastening with a brad.
For my card base I used the Scallop w/ Greeting Drop-In Die . This die come with a top mat with lacy eyelet holes. I ran a piece of craft foam through my Creative Station Lite and adhered it under the craft mat and then mounted it onto the card base.
I attached my basket onto the card then attached the flowers I made earlier on top of the basket using clear liquid adhesive.
I added leaves and hemp twine bow under the flowers.
Then, I made a little tag that says "for you" and attached it to the front of the card to make it resemble a little flower arrangement gift basket.
Now this may not replace a real flower arrangement but at least they don't have to worry about watering it either! LOL
I hope this card gives you tons of ideas on how to use some of your favorite craft dies in a new way and think outside of the box every!
HAPPY CRAFTING EVERYONE!!