Easter Basket and Carrot

Make this quick Easter Basket using the papers of your choice and the Berry Basket Bigz Die.  The Carrot is also pretty quick and easy to make using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Get out your Big Shot and have some fun today!
Easter Basket & CarrotEaster Basket CarrotSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings  Wood # 140709, Clear #140712
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss
Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper #138448
Tangelo Twist
Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies #140618
Deco Labels Framelits  #130102
Punch:  1/8″ Handheld Circle  #134365
Other:  Antique Brads  #117273
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Glue Dots

BASKET INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video for basic instructions on putting the Basket together.
1.
 Cut your Blackberry Bliss at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper the same or just cut in half for a 6″ x 12″ paper.
2.  Cut your papers using your Big Shot and the Berry Basket Die.  You can cut two sheets of card stock at once, but only one sheet of Designer Series Paper at a time as the score lines will tear if you do two sheets.
3.  Glue the Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market pieces together for the Berry Basket main parts and the handle.  Fold the score lines on the Berry Basket Parts.  Decide if you want the patterned paper on the outside or the solid color on the outside.  Lay the two Berry Basket parts together and put Tombow Glue or Tear & Tape to attach the bottom Basket Parts together.
4.  Put Tear & Tape Adhesive on the outside top edges of each Berry Basket Side.  Take the two Scallop Edge pieces.  Fold on the score lines.  Glue the small tabs to the edge of the other Scallop Edge piece to form a square.  Attach each Scallop side to a Basket side centering the Basket side.  Repeat on all four sides.
4a.  This is the way I should have done it.  Glue together a Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market Straight Piece for the Handle.  Punch a 1/8″ Circle in the center of two opposite sides and each end of the Handle.  Attach to the Basket with the Antique Brads.
5.  If desired, use the Patterned Scallop Pieces around the inside top of the Basket to cover the Brads.
6.  Stamp the Easter Blessings in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Deco Label Framelit leaving some space above your Easter Blessings.  Attach a Honeycomb Embellishment to the top of your Easter greeting with Glue Dots.  Attach the Deco Label with to the front of your basket with either Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue making sure the adhesive is only on the part attaching to the basket.
7.  Fill with Easter Grass and goodies.

CARROT INSTRUCTIONS:
Pyramid Pals CarrotCarrot Top
1.  Cut out two Pyramid shapes from Tangelo Twist card stock.  Fold all score lines the same way for each piece.  Rotate the pieces over the bottom square so the plain triangles are opposite each other and the triangles with tabs are across from each other.  I found it easier to use Tombow Glue to glue the tabs behind the plain triangles.  Press firmly on the sides to make sure they stick together.
2.  Cut a 2″ square of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Add some Tear & Tape Adhesive along one edge.  This will be the bottom.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape, but not past it.  Cut into 1/2″ pieces.  Attach to the center of your Carrot Top.
3.  Add to your Easter Basket.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr

Poinsetta Berry Basket

Make this Festive Berry Basket as a gift holder, treat holder, or battery-operated candle holder.
Poinsettia Berry BasketSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch  Photopolymer #140847
Ink:  Rose Red
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (Poinsettia Petals)
Real Red  (Berry Basket)
Red Glimmer Paper scrap  (Flower Centers)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die #137366
Other:  Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive

TIPS
1.  Watch this Video for help making the Berry Basket.
2.  Watch this Video for help putting together the Poinsettia.
3.  Attach the Poinsettia back to the Berry Basket with Tombow Glue.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Berry Basket Video

Do you need a little Fall Themed basket?  Choose some Fall Themed paper and make one using the Berry Basket Bigz Die and your Big Shot.  Watch the Video to find out how quick and easy it is to make one (or more)!  Have fun making a variety of these cute Berry Baskets for every occasion!

This video is 6-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Thick Whisper White #140272
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586 (Or your choice)
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Adhesive:  Choose:
Fast Fuse
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

TIPS:
1.  Cutting measurements
~Cut two Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2″ x 8″ (or a little longer than 8″)  Yes, you can cut them at the same time.  Just make sure both pieces cover the Basket die cut markings.
~Cut two 1-1/2″ x 8″ Daffodil Delight card stock for the Scallop and Handle die cuts.
~Cut one Thick Whisper White bottom piece 2-3/4″ x 2-7/8″  Attach to the inside of the very bottom piece in the center between the cut outs.  Attach the upper piece over it to form a +.
2.  Choose either the Scallop or Straight handles to attach to the top of the basket.  Fold the Score Lines.  Add adhesive to the small tabs and attach together to form a square.
3.  Add adhesive to the top edge of each side of the basket.  Attach to one side of the topper piece, centering the basket side and the topper piece.  Repeat with one side at a time until finished.
4.  Add about 1/2″ of adhesive to the handle piece.  Center (and make sure it is going straight up and not at an angle) and attach the first side then the other side.
5.  Fill with lightweight treats or fill with decorative items and leave setting on a table just to enjoy looking at it.

Happy Basket Making!
Nendy Kerr