Friday, October 26, 2012

Bushel Basket Leaf Card Tutorial

This card was one of the samples that I shared at my October workshops. My stampers loved the idea of the bushel basket shaped card so much that some of them traced the design onto their grid paper to recreate it at home. If you would like to make your own Bushel Basket Card, please see my tutorial below.

This card was inspired by Connie Babbert’s cute card. Although the end version of my card looks completely different, thank you Connie for giving me a creative spark.

Bushel Basket Card Tutorial

Step One

1. Start with a piece of 11” x 4- ¼” Tempting Turquoise card stock. On the long side, score the card stock at the 5- ½” mark. Fold in half along the score line and set aside.

Step Two

2. Cut a 4-¼” x 3-½” piece of River Rock Card Stock. On one of the 4- ¼” sides make a pencil mark ½” in on either side.

Step Three

3. Using a straight-edged cutter, cut from the pencil mark to the corner on both sides to create a tapered box that resembles a basket.

Step Four

4. Trace the sides of the basket onto the Tempting Turquoise card base, making sure that the opening of the card is towards the bottom.

Step Five

5. Using a straight-edged cutter, cut along the traced lines, making sure to cut slightly inside of the lines. You will not want to see any turquoise peeking out from the sides of the basket.

Step Six

6. Run the River Rock basket piece through the Big Shot with the Stripes Embossing Folder.

Step Seven

7. Sponge the Basket piece with River Rock Ink and a Sponge Dauber. Note: To make brad placement easier, sponge the side that has an embossed (raised rather than indented) stripe down the CENTER (see red pencil pointing to the stripe I’m referring to).

Step Eight

8. Cut ONE 4-¼” x ½” strip and TWO 4-¼” x 3/8” strips of River Rock. Sponge the edges of theses strips with River Rock Ink and a Sponge Dauber.

Step Nine

9. Adhere the River Rock strips to the basket, adhering the widest one to the top. Note: You can use SNAIL or a light adhesive, because these strips will also be held on with brads.

Step Ten

10. Turn the basket piece over and snip off the overhang of each strip. This is the front view of what the basket should look like when you're done trimming the strips.

Step Eleven

11. Pierce the basket as shown

Step Twelve

12. Add the mini silver brads.

Step Thirteen

13. Prepare an assortment of leaves and acorns to put in the basket. I used the Autumn Accents die and various embossing folders.

Step Fourteen

14. Decide on the placement of the leaves. Some of the leaves will be tucked behind the basket. Adhere these ones first.

Step Fifteen

15. Then adhere the bushel basket with sticky strip, followed by the rest of the leaves and the acorn.

Step Sixteen

16. Finish off the card as desired.

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (W 115370, C 127802)
  • Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise (102067), River Rock, Riding Hood Red (111348), Daffodil Delight (119683), Calypso Coral (122925), Lucky Limeade (122926), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686);
  • Ink: Early Espresso (126974), River Rock (126977), Riding Hood Red (126968), Daffodil Delight (126944), Calypso Coral (126983)
  • Tools:Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849); Piercing Mat (126199); Piercing Tool (126189); Simply Scored (122334); Sponge Daubers (102892), Big Shot (113439); Autumn Accents (127812); Embossing Folders: Stripes (123128), Elegant Lines (119277), Vintage Wallpaper (120175), Houndstooth (123134), Square Lattice (119976) Perfect Polka Dots (117335);
  • Embellishments:1/8” Mini Brads Silver (122941); 3/8” Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976); 3/8” Basics Glimmer Brads (121003)

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    1. Amazing card - love how you did the basket. Fabulous. TFS

    2. Love this post and tutorial!! such a great and clever card!!

    3. Adorable card! Reminds me of the flower pot cards.

    4. Wow, this is a great card idea! Thanks for such a detailed and easy to follow tutorial on it, too!

    5. This is awesome pinning it to my card tutorials pinterest board linking to your awesome post.


    7. Loved this idea! Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna CASE It!!!!

    8. Just love this card. The basket could also be used in Spring or Summer just change the fall items out for Spring items. Use a small hand shovel with flowers or bulbs, flowers sheers, the same for Summer except add mostly flowers, just an idea. Stamp in' Up items can be so versatile that way. They are quality items, Stampin'Up that is, right down to the ribbon and matching paper to ink pens, etc.

    9. You can also use the ribbed cardboard from inside certain boxes for the flower pot.

    10. Love this card, found you thru All free paper crafts. I like the basket you made, and I may try mine with the ribbed cardboard. It's always fun to come up with new ideas when you see a card you like. Thanks for sharing

      1. Thank you, Sharon!! I'm so glad you liked my card and adapted it to make it even better. :)