Sunday, January 19, 2014

So Very Grateful Gift Set - Collection #1 -Tutorial

A fun project to make and give to family and friends.  Skill Level: Beginner - Expert.

Good quality card stock 
Border Embossing Plate
4 small brads
Ribbon and Embellishments as desired
Ink for sponging if desired 
Hole Punch
Strong Adhesive 
Directions for the construction of the Basket can be found HERE @ Th-INK-ing of You
(You will have to scroll down to the Picnic Basket Tutorial)

Key Chain (Tag Mini Album)
Orbit Gum Box or Template
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  Gesso (or white acrylic paint)
Designer papers (1or 2 6x6 Sheets) Depends on your design.

 Deconstruct Orbit box.  Sand lightly and cover with Gesso.
Do this even if you plan to cover with DP.
Use Distress Inks to achieve your desired color.  
I recommend coloring all base elements at the same time. This will yield the best result.
When the desired color has been achieved, spray/brush both sides with a sealant.
Trace and cut the flap.  Punch two holes in the side spine for a ribbon or chain.
If you wish, you may decorate interior.
Gift Tags
Tag Blanks (6-8)
Distress Inks
Cut tags blanks.  These are 1-7/8"x 3-3/4" with a 1/4" round corner cut.
Your sizes will depend on the template used.
Stain and emboss mini album tags.
Stamp extra tags to place in decorative bag.

Decorative Bookmarks
Clear shelf liner (Optional)
Bookmark blanks
Designer papers
Unprinted CS
Stamps, Inks, etc.
Bookmark sizes are optional.  
Cut books to size.  Distress and stamp as desired
The green strip is the back of my bookmark.
Apply clear shelf liner to the back of the bookmark.
The printed side should be visible.
Burnish making sure to remove any bubbles
Trim the corner edges as above and fold down all sides.  Burnish.
Attach the remaining elements of your bookmark face, and cover with shelf liner.
Attach the face to the base.

Note Holder
 Cut a piece of Heavyweight Card Stock/Designer Paper to 7"x6" and score at 1" on all sides.
Cut the interior score line on each corner. Add tape and form box.


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