Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tutorial: A Fall Pumpkin Treat Basket

Welcome back to Created By You!  I’ve had a few moments to read your comments regarding my earlier post about today’s delay, and I thank you for all your kind words!

Today it was raining all over Jacksonville Florida with what would seem like ONE exception… the church where the craft show was held!  The organizers told me that it has not rained on their craft show in 30 years (and today makes 31 years!)… today was NO exception!… LOL, it was raining across the street and two blocks south… but not where we were!  Chalk that up to Divine Intervention!

LOL, I’m a bit tired and could almost take a nap… and I’m not a napper!  So here goes… I hope I get all the details right!P1070367

Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial will walk you through creating a pretty fall pumpkin treat basket!

Supplies for today’s Super Saturday Tutorial…

Fall Pumpkin Treat Basket!


Stamps:  None

Card Stock:

Tangerine Tango Old Olive
Soft Suede

Classic Inks:

Tangerine Tango Old Olive

Big Shot Machine, Dies and Accessories:

Originals Dies Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Ovals Square Lattice
3-1/2” Circle Elegant Lines
Leaves #2 Vintage Wallpaper

Other Accessories:

Sponge Daubers Multipurpose Adhesive
Simply Scored Paper Piercing Tool
Stampin’ Dimensionals Champagne Shimmer Paint
80% Rubbing Alcohol Spray Mister
Paper Trimmer 2” x 3” Cello Bags
Ribbon Tie Paper Crimper
Mat Pack Brads
Paper Trimmer

Step by Step Fall Pumpkin Basket Tutorial:

    1. Use Big Shot Machine and Originals Dies to cut 2 ea. :
    2. Tangerine Tango Card Stock
    3. 3-1/2” Circles Largest Oval from Die
    4. Old Olive Card Stock:
    5. Two Leaves #2 Die Cuts (2) 1/8” x 4” scraps
    6. Emboss each die cut card stock piece with textured embossing folder of you choice.
    7. Use sponge dauber with coordinating classic ink color to highlight embossed features and edges of all die cuts
    8. Use paper trimmer to remove a 2” flat edge along the bottom edges of both 3-1/2” Circle Die cuts.
    9. Cut a 3/4” x 8-1/2” piece of Soft Suede Card Stock, and then run it through the paper crimper.
    10. Use Old Olive Classic Ink and sponge dauber to highlight ridges and edges of crimped Soft Suede Card Stock.
    11. Use Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool to attach crimped, sponged handle to curved upper portion of both 3-1/2” circles...approximately 3/8” from the top edge.                  TIP: I like to have the smooth (head) of the brad on the inside of the basket. The brad “legs” will be covered by the second oval.  (See photo in step 10 for clarification.)
    12. Attach smaller embossed oval pieces to the front of each 3-1/2” circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    13. Use Paper Piercing tool to curl 1/8” scraps of Old Olive Card Stock, creating vines for each embossed leaf.  TIP:  Wrap the 1/8” strip of card stock tightly around the tip of the paper piercing tool, then gently remove.
    14. Attach ‘vine’ to the back of the embossed and sponged leaves, and attach to the top of the basket, near the handle base using Stmapin’ Dimensionals.P1070368
    15. Create a treat holder ‘box’ for the base of your pumpkin by scoring a 3-3/4” piece of Tangerine Tango Card Stock at 1-1/4” on all four sides.
    16. Cut to the first scored line on two parallel sides, and then fold up flaps to form box.
    17. Use multipurpose adhesive to glue flaps in place, and then between the two 3-1/2” circles.
    18. Mix Champagne Shimmer Paint and Rubbing Alcohol together in a mini spray mister following this recipe for Shimmer Mist.  Shake well, and then spray project with shimmer mist, adding fabulous and phenomenal glimmer to your project.
    19. Fill cello bag with treats, tie with bow and place inside pumpkin treat basket!

These little box/bags go together quite quickly… wouldn’t they make a nice table presentation for you Thanksgiving Dinner guests?  You could attach names to each to create a place marker too!

Here are a couple more views of the Pumpkin Treat Basket… sorry I didn’t have more photos for your tutorial today!!P1070372

P1070370Tomorrow’s post will be up a bit later than usual… still recovering from a crazy mega craft show!



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Dee in N.H. said...

That's awesome Sharon! Well worth the wait for sure! Love the embossed pumpkins!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your directions are very easy to follow. I like your suggestion about using these as favors on the table. You could even use the leaf as your name tag.

Anonymous said...

I am impressed! Thank You!

lisa808 said...

Darling little pumpkin baskets. So perfect for place settings for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

nana_cindy42 said...

These are so cute! I love them!!!

Patrice H said...

Really cute gift idea. Now get some rest we need you at 100% (Smile).

Charlotte said...

AWESOME pumpkin baskets! LOVE them! Thanks for sharing how to make them. They'll be perfect for Thanksgiving!

Fabiola said...

magnifique! biz

Carey said...

These are the wonderful favors I will be using on my Thanksgiving table. I make something every year to put on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Heidi Baks said...

Adorable, Sharon! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

beth rush said...

very cute! i love the leaves.
thanks for sharing!

Jen Timko said...

These are fantastic, Sharon!! Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges!

Cindy said...

These are so cute! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Love these little treat holders. Thanks for sharing...and joining us at SUO Challenges.