21.8.14

Handmade Paper Basket Tutorial

Handmade Paper Basket
          Dear friends Thank you so much for the sweet encouraging words on my daughter's Stamping Fun post -- blogger friends are the best !! My little girl sat on my lap and read each and every comment last night! She was beaming!
Now back to big girls' fun - sharing yet another easy paper basket made with the flower punch board.
Paper Basket tutorial
        My paper basket is decorated with 3 butterflies which were stamped and heat embossed in sparkling gold embossing powder.Added gold liquid pearls to the center of the butterflies and added some sparkling gold and diamond chains [ recycled from a torn dress and also  used in the Felt Sunflower layout]

How to make a Paper Basket

       I was so encouraged by the wonderful comments on the Paper Basket tutorial I shared earlier. This version of the paper basket is actually quite roomy and can be made in different sizes using the flower punch board. The basic idea is the same as the Paper Daffodils tutorial  
Materials Required
  • Flower Punch Board -If you dont have a flower punchboard you could even free hand cut the scallops and follow the rest of the tutorial steps.
  • Scissors, Glue
  • Pattern Paper / Chart Paper , Card Stock
  • Optional : Punches, Dies, Embossing powders and Stamps to embellish your basket
Take a 12 x 3 inch Pattern paper / chart paper and punch  out a strip aligning the score lines at “S” mark on the flower punch board.Score only the straight lines, don't score the diagonal lines at each punch.
Paper Basket tutorial 
 You will get  a 8 petal  scalloped strip as shown
Flower punch board tutorial 
On the reverse side of your punched paper strip , score at 1 inch from the straight border using the flower punch board or a scoring board such as a Scorpal. If you are using the flower punch board line the scalloped edge roughly midway between the “L” and “M” marks on your flower punch board and score.
Flower Punch board tutorial 
At this stage if you wish you can further jazz up your paper strip by stamping and embossing like I did using a flourish stamp and sparkling snow WOW embossing powder.You can also add further interest to your paper basket  by inking  the edges of your petal strip using your favourite inks .
Paper Basket tutorial 
Once you have inked, embossed or glittered up your punched paper strip ,fold the strip at the score line as shown above
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Paper Basket tutorial
Cut on the vertical score lines to reach the folded line just like you did for the paper daffodil tutorial [ but no need to snip off triangles this time].Curve and fold the paper strip and stick the last two petals together
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Paper Basket tutorial
You will get a 7 petal cup shaped flower when you evert  the petal edges using the shaping tool of your flower punch board [ you can also use your fingers to evert the petal edges].
To close the gaps in the center and convert your flower into a basket ,either stick a circle on the under-surface or within the flower cup or add a punch-craft flower like I did.You can make a 3 inch diameter “ XXS” flower using the flower  punch board and stick it to the center of your cup shaped flower to make a flower basket.
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Paper Basket tutorial
Your flower baskets are actually ready. If you like baskets with cute handles  you can have even more fun designing fun handles for your handmade baskets
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Paper Basket tutorial
 I used a 10 and 3/4 inch x 1 inch pattern paper ,inked the edges and added a poppy stamps swirly curve die cut  on it and stuck it inside my flower baskets.

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Paper Basket tutorial
Here is the finished basket with sparkling gold embossed butterflies and golden chains.Love how the light reflects from all the gold!
Handmade Paper Basket
I had lots of fun trying out different ideas on the basket handles.On this cheerful orange yellow version of the  paper basket I added a Martha Stewart punched pattern paper strip and a pom pom centred flower made using the flower punch board.
Paper Basket 1
Handmade basket
Stuck the flower basket on a larger flat version flower again made using the flower punch board. Since I used green pattern paper to make the larger flower I think it looks like leaves dont you think!
Handmade Paper Basket
This has been a super long post but I didnt want to miss any detail so that anyone wishing to try making their own paper flower baskets would find it super easy!
Handmade Paper Baskets
          I hope you enjoyed this tutorial --from the comments to my previous posts I understand the flower punch board is a fairly new crafty tool and not many have it but the main purpose of this tutorial is just to give some fun ideas to create a 3 D basket plus give enough details to help those who already have / are planning to buy the  flower punch board !
Do tell me how it is...hopefully didn't put you to sleep!!
Supplies
Punches : Flower Punch Board [ from Crafter’s Corner],  Martha Stewart Daisy,Martha Stewart  Vintage floral, Martha Stewart  Double arches
Dies : Sizzix stamp and die-cut Butterflies 657773 , Poppy Stamps swirly curl border
Stamps : Hero Arts Butterfly, Inque Boutique Monarch
Embossing : Sparkling snow WOW embossing powder, Metallic Gold sparkle WOW embossing powder, Ranger heat gun
Papers : DCWV Fresh floral stack, DCWV Four Seasons,DCWV Day to day Photo real stack,
Misc : Gold Liquid Pearl [ from Crafter’s Corner]

74 comments:

  1. Beautiful and gorgeous paper artwork.
    Love them all.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you so much Elly -- I am having so much fun embossing !

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  2. Love this basket :) Pretty color !!

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    1. Thank you Dharshana-- yes unusual colors I agree and thankfully looked great with the golden accents

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  3. beautiful basket thanks for sharing. hugs

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  4. WOW! Your basket looks gorgeous, Dr.Sonia. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It's such an easy peasy one. I love the stamped and embossed butterflies on the first one and all your pattern papers look very pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena I really enjoyed making all the baskets-- super fun !!

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration Sonia - they are alll so beautiful... I have this punch and have not even opened up that package...Shame on me.... Thanks for the tut, these sure will make pretty gifts...

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    1. Shirl open it up -- you will have lots of fun!!

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  6. Pretty. Like the detailed steps with photos. WeR should pay you & use your step by step instructions. I found the instructions that came with the WeR punch boards (I have the envelope, gift bag & one other but do not have the flower one) to not be as easy to follow as your instructions.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh Melissa...you have put me on cloud nine!! What a fantastic thing to say!! Ha Ha!

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  7. What a beautiful butterfly basket. Would love to see you enter my current Butterfly Challenge which is 'Summertime butterflies'. Hugs Mrs A. Butterfly challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much Mrs A and I would love to enter your challenge

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  8. Theres magic in your creation, Sonia. Loved the one with butterflies...absolutely stunning.

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    1. What a wonderful thing to say Rupa!!

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  9. Such a glamorous basket Sonia with the embossed butterflies !!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman-- yes the embossed butterflies are my favourite. Embossing seems to be super addictive

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  10. Wow! Some fantastic baskets with great effect and easy to do!! You are a genius!

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    1. Thank you so much ..yes they are super easy that is why I made so many!

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  11. Gorgeous baskets n colors ..yes Dr Sonia the green patter paper base for the pink basket looks like lotus n lotus leaf :)

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  12. So glad you decided to Flutterby. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge)

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  13. Beautiful baskets and such a wonderful tutorial. I do love those butterflies.

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  14. Oh! WOW!! Stunning baskets Sonia...love the gold butterflies and the colourful baskets would be gorgeous with Easter eggs..so very pretty.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. beautiful baskets... love these...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  16. Your baskets are Gorgeous Sonia..Loz

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  17. Seriously one of the most gorgeous baskets I've seen!! I love the details and the butterflies!! All of the baskets are stunning!! You are amazing!! Love, love these!! I have got to get that punch board...you have inspired me!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. This is so beautiful Sonia I love the colors and your craftsmanship- what ever inspires you to think of and make a picnic project works for me.The butterflies are so elegant.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #138 “Picnic/ or thank you as an alternate.” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  19. That is so pretty. I love all the different ones you've made

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  20. Oh my dear your FLOWER basket is sooo adorable..I wish I can make it also one day...but I dont have that puncher I think I should cut it by my self and you make it clear with your step by step thanks so much for the tutorial dr Sonia...I love to visit your blog hope you have time to visiting me back...I would really appreciate it and wish we can visiting each other again...big hugs from germany, Monika

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  21. Oh wow Doc love these. I really want more hours in my day doing things by the time I get home from the nursing home it is time to get our evening meal, craft a little and so on..xxx

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Annie you are managing perfectly already - always amazed to see you posting so frequently on your blog and such beauties you churn out too!!

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  22. Wow, this is so gorgeous! Love the colors you chose and the fab design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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    1. Thank you so much Penny- always love having you drop in

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  23. WOW ...beautiful and interesting tutorial...

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    1. Thank you so much Anuradha

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  24. So pretty.I love love the one with the butterflies.So elegant and pretty.Can easily be used for a wedding favour.Awesome tutorial too.

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  25. Thanks for your wonderful sharing... Butterflies looks gorgeous.
    Jaslynn from Bizbilla.com

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  26. Wow Wow Wow, these are so pretty, thanks for the tutorial. I love the glint on the stamped butterflies!

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  27. wow !!! completely stunning, so many elements i love it , hugsss :)

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  28. Gorgeous. All of them. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured in our Thursday entries album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    ~Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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  29. Oh wow these are so pretty and wonderful gift ideas too. Thanks so much for the great tutorial.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  30. Such pretty baskets. Love each one. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I love the detailing on each basket, especially the one with the stamped butterflies. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

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  31. All of your baskets are just beautiful!!! I really appreciate your detailed tutorials!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  32. Dr. Sonia, these baskets are darling. The one with the butterflies is absolutely breath-taking. You should be designing for the Punch board company. Your designs would sell lots of their products. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Teresa

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  33. Oh my goodness this is stunning!! What an elegant design and love the butterflies on it!! Thanks for the how to tutorial as well!! :) Very creative and fun!! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello!! I am your newest follower!! HUGS

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  34. So beautiful and delicate!!!!!

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  35. Hi Sonia, this is just a brilliant brilliant project!! They are so gorgeous and detailed and the colours are stunning! You put a lot of tlc into these, that's for sure! What an amazing tutorial too, thank you so much for sharing! Just love it all!! Happy weekend and crafty hugs to you!

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  36. Ohh I missed this post ! The basket looks gorgeous..shabby chic ,loved the butterflies n gold on first one !

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  37. Very pretty baskets...loved all ...thank you for sharing. ..as I don't have punch board ..I have to try free hand...but definitely going to try. Thank you.

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  38. Oh my Dr Sonia, everytime I visit ur blog, I leave mesmerized and amazed by ur creativity :) you are such an inspiration :) love these baskets

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  39. Stunning project, thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie

    Francesca x

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  40. This is beyond gorgeous and the colors are wonderful. The butterflies looks quiet elegant.

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  41. Oh my goodness. Such lovely baskets, and you made it look so easy with your very detailed instructions. Each is beautiful, but I think #1 would be my favorite. I simply love that beautiful, delicate paper that you used. Your added embossing on the already pretty paper added such another level of wonderful dimension. Thanks for your recent visit, so I could follow your link and find such a wonderful new blog. Just became your newest follower, so I hope I can visit again and enjoy some gorgeous creations. TFS & happy wkend.

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  42. Your butterfly basket is so pretty, amazing idea. Glad you have shared it at the wings challenge at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck!
    Hugs Blankina

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  43. Such pretty creations

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  44. These are gorgeous, fabulous details. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial - I will have to give this a go.
    Pauline
    x

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  45. Wow..all these baskets are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  46. All so very pretty and what fabulous gifts they would be! Wonderful tutorial too!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  47. love love it Dr.Sonia.... all the gold and the glittering butterflies. But to say the truth its the gold handle which i find awesome. And Thanks a lot for ur sweet words on my blog

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  48. Wonderful project, thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our embossing challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  49. Wonderful tutorial and such a pretty little basket! Would be so perfect for baby or bridal showers! Very pretty!

    Susan

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  50. This is so beautiful, thanks for the fabulous tutorial! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  51. Oh wow. So pretty! Love the stamping and embossing.

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  52. Congrats Sonia. Just came from DL.ART Diana's blog & you won the Picnic Ch#138.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  53. Oh wow this is amazing and thank you for sharing the tutorial with us:) Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  54. Wow......so so pretty! Your are so creative.....have a wonderful week!

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  55. Oh my! These are so pretty and I love all the variations you came up with. Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

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  56. They are all stunning. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for linking up with the PDE Linky Party

    Have a creative day.
    Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ Nana's Rag Quilts ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  57. Stunning. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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  58. Such a beautiful Basket. Awesome.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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  59. Great paperwork. Seems to be magic. Beauuuuttttiiiifffffuuuuullllll

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  60. wow love this one as well. Yep time to go find this punch board!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!
    Linda K.

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  61. Hai Sonia
    Grt blog. Very informative and interesting.Very neatly picturised and explained.
    Nice to c ur blog.

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