Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Scor-Pal and Simple Stories Basket

It's time for another Scor-Pal project.  This time, our friends at Simple Stories have supplied us with some fabulous product and are hopping along with us!  Be sure to check out all the featured projects on the Scor-Pal Blog and the Simple Stories Blog.  I have created a sweet little two handled basket* for you today!   
For this project, you will need:
  • One 9" x 9" piece of card stock or designer paper
  • Two 2 3/4" x 9" strips of card stock or designer paper
  • Scissors
  • Oval punch or die cut
  • Corner rounder
  • Hole punch
  • Four brads
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Additional card stock or designer paper scraps
  • Embellishments
Begin with one side of your 9" x 9" designer paper, desired pattern side up, place securely against the top fence of your Scor-Pal.  Score at 3" and 9".  Here I have used a piece of the Simple Stories Documented Simple Basics Designer Cardstock called Damask/Flourish
 Turn your designer paper 90 degrees.  Score again at 3" and 6". 
Without moving your designer paper, score at 1", 2", 7" and 8" from the top fence to the horizontal score at 3".  Then turn your paper 180 degrees and repeats scores at 1", 2", 7" and 8" from the top fence to the horizontal score at 3".  
Cut on the 1", 2", 3", 6", 7" and 8" score lines from the edge of the designer paper to the 3" horizontal score lines on both top and bottom. 
 Trim the 3" center tabs into triangles.  Before I began cutting, I used a ruler and pencil to mark the center of the panel and cut from the pencil mark to the corner.
 Trim 1/4" off the second and third strips, counting in from the outside edge. 
 Burnish all of your score lines.
Begin assembling your basket base by securing the top strips together with some Scor-Tape.   
Then secure the strips together with Scor-Tape, slightly overlapping the first strips. 
Next, secure the thirds strips together with Scor-Tape.  You will slightly overlap the second set of strips. 
Finally, secure the triangle tab up against the side of the basket with Scor-Tape.  If you haven't already, complete the second side of the basket in the same fashion.  
Punch or die cut two oval shapes from card stock or designer paper.  Score then in half and apply Scor-Tape to the back side.  Trim the points of the triangles and adhere the ovals over the top to hide the intersections of the strips.
 Take your two 3/4" x 9" strips of paper and round the four corners on each strip.  Then punch a hole at each end of the strips.  These will become your basket handles.
 Punch holes in the basket sides and attach handles to the basket base. 
 Finally, embellish your new basket as desired.  I raided the Simple Stories Documented Fundamental Cardstock Stickers for the flourish, buttons and butterfly.  I used an anti-static pad to remove the stickiness from my butterfly and used dimensionals adhesive to pop it off of the basket side.  I widened the holes of the buttons and threaded a little gold thread to match my tag.   My tag was created from a piece of the Simple Stories Documented collection called Documented Flash Cards.  I trimmed out a framed journaling card with a lovely flourish on it.  I scored and folded it in half, stamped my sentiment, sponged the edges, punched a small hole and secured it to my basket with a bit of gold cording.
Thanks for joining me today for my tutorial.  Have a fabulous day!
*My basket tutorial is based on this basket tutorial by Rachel Ricks.
Details - Stamps: Welcome Poppies (MFP); Paper: Simple Stories Documented Simple Basics Designer Cardstock Damask/Flourish, Simple Stories Documented Fundamental Cardstock Stickers, Simple Stories Documented Designer Cardstock Documented Flash Cards; Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, corner rounder, wide oval punch, hole punch, brads, ruler, pencil, gold cording, dimensional adhesive. 


Marisa said...

How fun is this!!! Love it :) Wonderfully embellished too.

alexandra s.m. said...

It's such a fun and great tutorial!
Thank You so much for taking the time and sharing it with us.
Your project is lovely!

Dianne said...

great tutorial, beautiful basket, thanks for sharing..