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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Heartfelt Creations- Singing in the Rain Basket

Good morning!!!

I love this little gift basket and it is very easy to make!
I used Spellbinders Octagon dies for this one.
Cut the Octagon then measure how long it is from one flat side to the other and cut you bottom about 1/8" longer to make up for score lines.
score every 2" (or however long each side of the octagon is that you cut).
Make your bottom wide enough to make a score on each long side about 1/4" in from the edges (these will be the tabs to glue to the front and back).  Cut on each score line up to the 1/4" score line that you made.
Glue the tabs to the inside from one side to the other following the octagon line,
that is the basic basket.


Other Products:
Spellbinders Octagon die, Spellbinders Octagon Scallop, white card stock, foam tape, acetate, ribbon, Copic: Y21, E50, Y24, Y11, Y00, R02, R10, E000, E00, E01, E93, BVOO, BV01, BV02, BV13, V01, V12, V15, B21, B24, R20, R22, YG61, G82, YG11, YG41, G02,

Project size: 3 ¾” X 4 ½” X 2 ½” Gift basket.  Cut two of the largest size Octagons and a strip of card stock 3 ¼” X 7 ½” from white heavy card stock.  Score the white strip every 1 ½” along the long side.  Turn to short side and score at 3/8” on both sides.  Cut along 1 ½” score lines on both sides only just to the 3/8” score line and then cut each little flap at each end to make a V type flap (V with a flat bottom) You will need them cut like this to go around the corners of the octagons.  Fold along each score line and fold flaps inward to glue to inside of octagons then set aside until both octagon tops are decorated.
Cut a straight edge octagon about 1/8” smaller all the way around than your white, from decorative paper then cut another piece of coordinating decorative paper with the scallop edge octagon and glue to white octagons.  Stamp, die cut and color images and shape slightly then adhere with foam tape and glue to both sides of basket.  Attach bird with a strip of acetate.  Decorate the bottom scored strip to coordinate with basket front and back.
Glue bottom strip to basket front and back using tabs that you made on each side of 7 ½” strip and let dry thoroughly.  Glue Festive Holiday Die cuts to inside and outside of both sides at the top.
Attach ribbon to make a handle by punching holes on each end and threading ribbon through then tying a knot on each end (on the inside of box).  Fill with Opalescent grass and candies or some other small gift.

Thank you for visiting today and may God bless you!

Galations 5:19-23
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
You always think of a sinful nature as being a murderer, thief, liar, but look at that list...quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfish ambition, envy? wow, makes you think and makes you do a little self examination doesn't it?? Let's see, do I envy, well yes, sometimes...hmmm do quarrel?   I guess I should be more careful when I am tempted to judge someone else's perceived sin, eh?
I think I better concentrate more on the fruit of the spirit like love, kindness, goodness, gentleness etc...Yup, that is where my heart and head should be and I will keep my eyes on Jesus my Lord, He showed us while on earth and He continues to teach us now, if we let Him. 


Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Love this adorable treat box Robin!

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Sandra Carey said...

Absolutely Stunning Hugs Sand xx

Diana E. said...

This creation is out of this world for me! I am a "BOX NUT" - I say and love to do boxes. I have tried to find Spellbinders Octagon die, but they do not show it listed. IS IT OUT OF DATE ? OR CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE TO PURCHASE IT ? Thank you for any help you can give.

Love & Blessings,


Glenda said...

This is so creative and just beautiful!

SussiPoppins said...

So cute!.This makes a wonderful gift box. Loe the little bird. Hugs

Janine said...

What a dainty basket - so sweet

Susie Williams said...

Oh my goodness this so incredibly beautiful. Robin you are such a wonderful ambassador for Heartfelt Creations. You have quite a following here in Australia. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and heart.

lynda said...

Wow, Robin, this is an amazing project! Your coloring is perfect! Love it.

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, how sweet is this little fairy gal?!?!! Love her and love your darling coloring and beautiful design! What a sweet image with the beautiful flowers, and I love the octagonal basket! Sweetest and love!! Hugs, precious Robin! xoxo