Around this time of the year, I like to be a proactive and not only start tackling my holiday projects, but also put some thank you gifts together for the hostesses of parties I’ll be attending.
There are typically three or four annual parties and I like to put together a couple of extra last-minute gifts for any occasions that may pop up.
Mari’s templates come in AI, GSD, DXF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, PSD and SVG Formats.
I thought it might be fun to add a plant or flower arrangement and came up with this.
This is what you will need to make one of your own:
- Gift Baskets from The Cutting Files designed by Mari Koegelenberg
- A piece of patterned paper (I used My Mind’s Eye Stomp Big Attitude Plaid Sky Paper)
- A piece of coordinating card stock
- Double-sided tape
- Styrofoam glue
- Bone Folder
- Spellinders Die (I used Labels 5)
- Stamp image and sentiment ( I used Gina K. Stamps Fanciful Fall designed by Theresa Momber)
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Dried Flower or Fall Arrangement (I used a dried Wheat bundle)
Ready to get started? Here we go:
Step 1: Print out the basket of your choice (you actually get three different styles when you purchase this file) onto a piece of card stock and then again onto a piece of patterned paper. Cut out the baskets using your cutting machine or as I did here, with scissors.
Step 2: Adhere the baskets together, make sure you leave markings showing on one of pieces so you will know where to score.
Step 3: Align your ruler on each tab and with your Bone Folder make solid, deep score lines from one dash to the other. Do this to all sides and turn your basket over.
Step 4: Add double-sided tape to all tabs, peel them and put basket together.
Step 5: Adhere a strip of ribbon around basket, securing with double sided tape, and tie a bow on the front of basket
Step 6: Set basket aside to work on your tag. Stamp image and sentiment, for my tag I stamped the sentiment inside the image.
Step 7: Color image and cut out with a die, I used Spellbinders Labels 5.
Step 8: Adhere a piece of Styrofoam to the bottom and put your flower arrangement together. I used Styrofoam glue to ensure adherence.
Step 9: Tie tag around arrangement with some twine and with that you are done!
Here’s a photo of the finished project again.
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- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
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