Friday, April 7, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: My Favorite Bundle

Welcome again to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, that runs the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month our theme is My Favorite Bundle. With Easter fast approaching, I've been playing with the Basket Bunch Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalog. I made a Valentine card with it HERE, and a cute little gift bag with it HERE. Today I have a quick favor basket to show you:

Check out my Basket Tutorial HERE...but FIRST, check out the tips below...

You can get the Basket Bunch BUNDLE, and SAVE 10%. Or you can get the Basket Bunch photopolymer stamp set, and the Basket Builder Framelits Dies separately. The basket on the left just uses the stamp set, and the one on the right uses both the stamp set and the framelits. There's still time to get this bundle and make these favors, they are super fast and easy--so SHOP NOW and expedite shipping on your order!

1) My first tip might save you a headache...when cutting your 8-1/2x11 sheet, I suggest you cut the (4) handles off the end FIRST. It's easier than trying to hold/measure/cut a skinny strip in your paper trimmer.
2) I did not wrap this basket with DSP or use scalloped circles, or brads on it, so you can skip those steps from the tutorial.
3) For these baskets in particular, you can see from the side angled view of my baskets, I stamped the basket all the way around. When you do this, you might find it easiest to fold the pointy pieces of the basket underneath the square pieces, and also fold under any square pieces that might get ink stamped over them. Or, you could lay down sticky notes around the edges if that's easier.
4) Take note of the picture below when you cut into the squares to make the basket, as you will get the best look by choosing a square with no pointy sections attached to it for the front (see the panel where I've colored the basket in the picture below).
5) I stamped the grass image a few times to get it across the bottom of the basket panel, and I also stamped it a couple times with the ink stamped off the image once, to get some lighter grass blades in between.
6) I used the Chocolate Chip marker to make a couple of lines on the handle, just for added interest. If you don't have this marker, consider using a Blender Pen with ink from the Chocolate Chip ink pad. The line will look a little bit different but it will be there.
7) The handle on this basket is NOT glued on the sides with triangle pieces (as the tutorial directs), it is glued on the square panel sides of the box instead.
8) There are also some adorable sayings in the stamp set, and you could stamp one on a tag and use Baker's Twine to hang it from the handle for a fancier basket :-)

To color the little bunny you see in the close up below, I used the Watercolor Pencils and smoothed over the color with Blender Pens. You'll want to make sure you use a waterproof ink for the bunny if you are going to color him--I chose Basic Gray Archival ink. If you don't have the Watercolor Pencils, you can use the ink from an ink pad and your Blender Pens. The colors I used are: Basic Gray PENCIL/Smoky Slate ink, Melon Mambo PENCIL (super light)/Pink Pirouette ink, and Bermuda Bay (either pencil or ink). I also used the Early Espresso PENCIL on the basket in a criss cross pattern to give it texture like it's woven. If you use ink and a Blender Pen, you might want to stick with Chocolate Chip so it's not too dark.

Stampin' Supplies: Basket Bunch BUNDLE (Basket Bunch stamp set + Basket Builder Framelits), Tip Top Taupe card stock, Whisper White card stock (for bunny), Chocolate Chip ink pad and marker, Cucumber Crush ink pad, Basic Gray Archival ink pad (for bunny), Watercolor Pencils (for basket on right), Blender Pens (for bunny), Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals (for bunny), Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Trimmer.

FYI: the Watercolor Pencils are SUPER popular and are not orderable right now, but are estimated to be available again by April 24th. Once they are in stock, hop on over to my Online Store and get them while you can!!! Don't forget to grab at least one pack of Blender Pens with them.

Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more color challenge projects around the world!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrows)

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Courtenay Heuston
3. Anja Reuss
4.Lisa Hardie
5. Georgia Missy Gaydos
6. Kimberley Anne Morris UR HERE!
7. Christine Wrede
8. Erica Jones
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Jenn Curtis Charles
11. Marieke Bart

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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1 comment:

  1. I haven't got this bundle and I believe you may sway me to add it to my next order! These are lovely Thank you for sharing.


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