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Easy Paper Basket Tutorial

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Paper Basket Tutorial
           Hi friends Thank you so much for the supportive comments  on my Felt flowers layout - I hardly scrapbook so each and every feedback was so important to boost my confidence!
        This month I am reviewing the  Flower punch board for one of my favourite Craft supply stores Crafter’s Corner and I wanted to try out different projects to make with this punchboard
Here are links to 2 projects I had already shared using this new type of Punch board
          Some ideas are "accidental" discoveries and when I found that the 7-  petal flowers made with the Flower punch board tend to stand upright , that gave me the idea to make flower baskets with them.
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Paper Basket Tutorial

These Paper Baskets are quick and easy to make and will look good as home decor or party favours. I can just imagine filling up the baskets with little trinkets or candy as return gifts for parties!

How to make easy Flower Baskets

Materials Required
Flower  Punch Board - manufactured by We R Memory Keepers
Flower Punch Board
Glue , Scissors
Pattern Paper /Chart paper and Cardstock
Optional - Ink pad to ink the edges of your flower petals ,Stamps ,Embossing powders to jazz up your paper even more

If you missed the Easy flower making tutorial do read it first to get familiar with the basic steps of how to use the flower punch board .
Flower Basket tutorial
Punch and  fold a  5 inch [S ] and 3 inch [XXS ]flower. The shimmer on the flowers is because I stamped and embossed the paper strips before making them into flowers
Flower Basket tutorial
          Make a 7 petal flower from the  folded strip you made for the 5 inch flower .Gently roll down the flower petals using the shaping tool included in the Flower punch board.Even though the flower can actually stand upright like a basket  you can make it  sturdier  by simply adding a cylindrical base to your flower basket .
Flower Basket tutorial
To make a base : Fold a 7 x 1 1/4 inch paper strip in half lengthwise[ you don't have to exactly follow this measurement!]. Glue the ends of this strip to get a paper ring. 
Flower Basket tutorial
Glue this paper ring base on to the under-surface of the flower.You need to be quite generous with the glue in this step and be patient to let the glue dry while holding the parts!
Flower Basket tutorial
Make a 7 petal 3 inch diameter flower following the Flower punch board tutorial and stick it inside your larger flower. If there is still a gap in the center just add a punched circle to the center.
Flower Basket tutorial
Make a handle using matching card stock - again no hard and fast rules about the measurement [I used 11 x 1 inch strip] and taper the ends as shown in the pictorial above to allow easy gluing into the basket.
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Paper Basket tutorial 
I inserted the tapered ends of the handle under my smaller flower [ better to glue on the handle before you glue on the smaller flower!]
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Flower Basket tutorial 
The picture above shows the Flower basket on its stand. I couldn't resist adding a Resin flower on the handle of my flower basket!
Resin Flower
Adding the resin flower tended to make my basket topple over [Oops!!!]
So salvaged the project by adding a bouquet of flowers to the basket!
Foam flowers Mulberry Flowers
Poked foam flowers [ these are store bought ones but here is the handmade foam rose tutorial link], mulberry flowers and pollens [ these are normal pollens dressed up with floral tape] into play-dough [ instead of floral sponge!!] and added them inside the flower basket.
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Paper Basket Tutorial
Using the same tutorial steps you can make baskets as large as 12 inches in diameter using the flower punch board!
I hope you enjoyed the easy basket tutorial ....do tell me how it is.
Supplies
Flower Punch Board,Embossing : Versamark Watermark , WOW Embossing Powders , Ranger Heat Gun,Dies:Spellbinders Floral Oval ,PoppyStamps Swirly Curl border,Embellishments : Resin Flowers [from Crafters Corner]Paper : DCWV Floral stack
Edited : This Basket tutorial was featured at Monday Handmade Linkup Party--- Thank you Judy

51 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh, what a beautiful basket, Sonia. I don't think I've seen that done before. And, the handle is so pretty, too. Thanks for another wonderful tutorial.

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  3. Wow what a beautiful flower basket! I love how all the yellows, purples, and white comes together!

    Thanks for your wishes! :)

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  4. This is so beautiful Sonia, I love the color and all your detail and the tutorial is an added bonus I just got the envelope punch board, because, not all my cards are the same size.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  5. This is so beautiful. I love the color and the added bonus of the tutorial. I just got the envelope punch. Not all my cards are a standard size now I can have envelopes to fit all.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  6. As usual amazing.

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  7. You are so inspiring Sonia and just full of talents.... Your daughter definitely will be following your footsteps. What a beautiful basket I just love the papers and the colors are super pretty!

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  8. Your flower basket is just beautiful! Love the colors. I really enjoy your step by step tutorials!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  9. Fabulous creation! Great tutorial, very easy to follow and lovely of you to put it on your blog. Debra x

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  10. Gorgeous creation,love the flowers.
    Gr Elly

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  11. How delicate and sweet, Dr. Sonia! wonderful colors. When visiting your blog, I'm always happy that you have taken the time to share a tutorial. Love how you used the heart die cuts to create petals! Very sweet! hugs, de

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  12. The flower basket is nice & creative. Would be nice for decorating tables at a wedding.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  13. WOW!! This is Gorgeous Sonia. I Love the way you have used a Large flower for the basket..Loz

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  14. Loving the gorgeous resin flower and the beautiful bouquet!

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  15. Very nice. I want one of those flower punch boards :)

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  16. Lovely, Sonia - As usual :)

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  17. You are so creative!! This is fabulous!! The flowers are so gorgeous!! I have got to get the flower punch board so I can try this!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. This is beautiful Sonia, I like the design of your basket the colours and the gorgeous flowers.
    Kevin xx

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    1. Glad you liked the design Kevin-- I felt so happy when I made baskets out of flowers!

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  19. This is just the most gorgeous Basket,flowers and I just love those papers and your colour combo.xxxx
    ♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Annie-- Thank you so much for always dropping in with such encouraging words

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  20. this is so beautiful.. you are very creative Sonia..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. SO sweet you are always Berina...Thank you!!

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  21. Beautiful basket and thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Glad you liked the tutorial Glenda

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  22. Very beautiful basket!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Bijal glad you liked by paper basket

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  23. oh so pretty! love the colors and the flowers!

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  24. Super pretty and the purple flowers are similar to your blog design flowers :) cute na

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    1. Thank you so much Khadija - oh yes didnt realise they match the purple flowers of my blog background

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  25. Fabulous idea Sonia..........love the colors!

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    1. Thank you Tanvi yes I dont usually work with purple but loved the way it turned out

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  26. Great and supercreative use of Flower Punch Board!! Your basket is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much -- yes I am enjoying using the flower punch board

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  27. Just lovely, Sonia. You are so creative with that new flower punch board. Hugs, Teresa

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  28. Sonia, this is so gorgeous! I guess I will have to actually USE my punch board to get a result! :D) You have inspired me! Thanks for the fabs tutorial and Thanks for leaving this beauty on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  29. What can I say Sonia? :) I'm really out of words!!! :) Ab...so..lutely gorgeous!!! :)

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  30. Oh goodness... your creativity knows no end! For which I am thankful, as you are a constant source of inspiration and JOY to me. :o) This is amazing and beyond beautiful. I just adore those papers and colors. I am so grateful for you and your willingness to always help us create the beauty that your heart dreams up. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  31. What a gorgeous basket you've made! Looks really hard to make when you see the end result, but your tutorial makes me believe I could dare have a go to. It's a nice decorative piece!

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  32. This is gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial!

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  33. Bht bht bht aacha. You explained everything very easily through your tutorials. Love the color combination.

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  34. They are gorgeous Dr Sonia.. want to grab that lavender n yellow roses so cute.. :)

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  35. Absolutely stunning project! I have been curious about that punch board. I think I might need one of those! Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope you come back for another challenge! ~Lizzy DT

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    1. Liz I didnt know the true potential of the board till I got my hands on it!

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  36. Wow! This is beautiful Dr. Sonia! You are a very talented woman! I just saw your blog for the first time and love all your fabulous tutorials. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog.

    Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh such sweet words Gloria...off to your blog!! And Thank you so much for following my blog....means the world to me!

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  37. Thanks for sharing this beautiful basket @ Monday Handmade Linkup Party. You were featured on linkup party #31!!! :)

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