Monday, May 24, 2010

Tropical Beach Basket

I have been dreaming about this basket for a couple days and finally decided to give it a go.........I like how it turned out .............do you? The basket is easy to assemble............love that stitching made by using a pen?

Here's the front:

Here's the overview:

And the back:

How to make these:
(2) Baskets & Blooms Diebaskets in So Saffron CS

(2) Punpkin CS 2nd layer: 1-3/4" high
(2) Rose Red CS bottom layer: 7/8" high
(1) So Saffron CS Box: cut 4-3/4" x 5". On the 5: side, score 2", 3". Turn paper and on the 4-3/4" side, score 1", 3-3/4". Cut slits (solid lines).



After cutting basket pieces, position the cut pieces as follows:

Using the Big Shot, place the all basket pieces through the Square Lattice Texture Impressions Plate

Using Soft Suede Stampin' Write Pen, make stitch lines at the top pieces of each section.

Apply sticky tape to the front and Back section of the box:

Apply sticky tape to the sides of the box:

Stamp flowers and cut out, apply dimensional to the back. Punch leaves using the Extra Large Bird punch. Stamp coconut, color with Stampin Write Pens, then punch using the wide oval punch. Use 1/16" hand held punch to thread linen thread through the basket handle.

Due to the texture created, best to use sticky tape to secure the 2nd and bottom basket layer:

Remove the backing of the sticky tape and apply the back basket.

Remove front box sticky tape and position the front basket. Remove sticky tape from the side box and secure. Project is complete!!!!

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Tropical Party
  • CS: So Saffron, Pumpkin, Rose Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Basket & Blooms Die, SU Exclusive Big Shot Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, 2 Step Extra Large Bird Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1/16" Circle Hand Held Punch, Stampin" Write Pens: Soft Suede+Tempting Turquoise+Summer Sun+Old Olive+Melon Mambo, Linen Thread, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today................HUGS......!!!!

15 comments:

Liam said...

gorgeous tote bags. Love the texture from the embossing folder. Well I assume it is the embossing folder. Always an inspiration.

Liam

Laura said...

The embossing folder really makes this project. Great job.

Ellen Kemper said...

Oh Patti - you did it. I didn't think anything could make me love this embossing folder any more than I already do - but you did it. If I didn't already have it, I'd be placing an order today!

Love this project!

Anonymous said...

patti,
thank you so much for sharing this project. i LOVE it and can't wait to make it!

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Love the basket! The colors are so bright and fun - happy colors! :<)

Wishing you a great week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Rhonda Miller said...

Patti, these are so great. TFS.

Sophia said...

It's great, and that texture just "makes" the bag! :)

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Sonia said...

Patti:
I love this basket look fabulous! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!!

**Sony**
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eunice said...

Another AMAZING project!!!! Okay, now I'm definitely gonna have to get me that embossing folder. I can't get over how much it really looks like one of those woven summery beach bags. Love it!

martinaquill said...

I love this idea

sandi maciver said...

oh my goodness, Patti,this little basket is just darning, looks just like a little beach basket.

kim said...

WOW! your creativity always blows me away. This basket is adorable.

Carolina said...

You are soooo rockin' the tropical theme!!! Love, love, love this basket!!! BTW ! love all your tropical creations, you are so making me want to go lay on the beach and soak in some sun! Trying to catch up on your blog and one idea is more amazing than the next. Thanks for being soooo inspiring. Hugs & Smiles!

Smiles, Laurie said...

Fantastic! I love the Fiesta spirit of these! Such creativity on your part, TFS!!!