Wednesday, May 23, 2012

All Pinked Up and Everywhere to Go!...



Hi there you crafty friends! I'm so excited to share another fun project using some of the newest dies from Lifestyle Crafts! Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to offer you an exclusive 20% discount in the LC Crafts store -- simply enter Promo Code: BEAN during checkout for some cool savings. Now on to my project!



I am sharing something I created with the Nesting Pinking Squares dies. These would be great for cards and scrapbooking, of course, but I really, really love it when a die has multiple uses. So, I wanted to share with you how to make this cute little basket! You have probably seen some kind of basket similar to this, but I think it is extra adorable made with these pinked edges:

Step 1: Die-cut four pinking squares. For this basket, I used the second to the largest die.
Step 2: Score each square with four lines at every third "valley" from the outside edge (see below for a closer look at where the score lines should be)
Steps 3-4: Snip along the lines on ONLY two sides, stopping at where the scored lines meet. Add adhesive to each location as marked by the glue dots I used. 
Step 5: Fold along score lines.
Step 5: Adhere into box shape. Repeat with all pinking squares.
Step 6: Adhere all four boxes together.
(Bean Tip: use score tape or a strong adhesive to ensure a tight fit.)
Step 7: Trim a strip of card stock (8-1/2" x 1/2") and adhere for handle.
Easy peesy, yes? This little basket took me less than a half hour to create! I filled mine with buttons, but you could fill it with other embellishments or sweet treats. It's sized perfectly for a truffle to fit in each compartment (I would have done that today, but I ate all the truffles in the house already!)

BEAN NOTES
Dies: Nesting Pinking Squares (Lifestyle Crafts)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)

Don't forget that if you decide to shop in the Lifestyle Crafts store, be sure to use PROMO CODE: BEAN to receive a 20% discount!

HAVE A HAPPY BEAN DAY!


4 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Oh is this ever cute Regina. I love it with buttons in it. tFS.

wandaguess said...

This is absolutely adorable and clever! (just like you!) Love the idea and your project is great! Congrats on your new design team gig!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I really love this!
The possibilities for this are endless ... teacher gift with paperclips, and other little goodies in each container. I will have to remember this for x-mas since I finished all the year end teacher gifts! TFS! ;o)

Jill Norwood said...

Enjoying hopping around your blog today! Love this basket and your great cards and jewelry! So much great inspiration! :)