Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Die cutting out of the box: with sugar on... in the basket

Happy valentine's day everyone :) and Happy Birthday to the Craft Barn. 
It's been 4 years Sandy and Ian took over. And I think they have done an amazing job with this shop, don't you? 

Warning.... "Oh wow" moment coming up.... Another "why didn't I think of that?" project with this most ADORABLE little basket.... I want to sit down and have a cuppa, don't you? 
Go get one... because you are going to love this one... Isas'Art has done it again.... 

I used a recycled box, sanded the surface, tainted it with Distress Stains and added a few touches of Americana acrylic paint. 

I cut a large scalloped circle with a Spellbinder die

The scallop is not only pretty but also very handy as it tells you exactly where to score, fold and cut

 The final shape of the basket is entirely up to you depending on how much you fold it

I chose to use a zip to make the basket handle

Using the Crop-A-Dile, I pierced two holes at each end and attached it to the basket with a brad.

and here you are. A lovely handmade basket for your sugar cubes. 
Cuppa tea anyone?

Material used:
DIES : SPELLBINDERS Large scalloped circle, MARIANNE D Craftables Dies - Rectangle -
Distress stains et inks Antique Linen, Walnut
Stamps : CI 255, CI 335

See you tomorrow


  1. Oh wow, wow, wow! A super little favour basket and the zip handle is just fab! xx

  2. You're right - definitely an 'oh wow' moment. And btw, I should like to thank you for introducing this comment box thingy - I liked it so much I sent my web-designing husband on a mission to add something like it to my blog, I know how some people don't like/don't have the time to leave a comment always so it's nice to know someone it peeping-in!

  3. Gorgeously cute in all the right ways! I love this idea - I need more time to try everything out! Julia

  4. Fabulous idea! The zip handle is inspired.

  5. What a great idea, it's stunning x

  6. Wow what a beautiful wee basket ,just gorgeous!Happy Birthday Craft Barn.Big thanks to Sandy & Ian for beautiful shop!

  7. Fabulous project ! I wonder what is the size of the Spellbinder dies used, i.e is it a Grand die or
    a standard die ?
    P.S Happy Birthday to the Craft Barn

  8. Thank you very much for all of your comments ! :-)

  9. This is fab thanx for sharing.
    Trish (-:

  10. I love this cute little basket Isa. will definitely be having a go at making it
    x Michelle


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