Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hexagon Petal Envelope and Basket Ensemble

Hello friends!
Today, I have a new tutorial to share with you using the new "Hexagon Petal Envelope"  die template from Spellbinders. You can make an envelope to use as a birthday card or invitation to a shower and make the matching party favor basket to go with it.

 This is the die template you will need to make the 4 projects, "Hexagon Petal Envelope"

Here is a close up picture of the envelope, which I will be showing you how to make first.

To make the envelope and flower, I used two-sided pattern card stock by Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime Collection. Die cut the pieces with the Grand Calibur by Spellbinders. Notice that the dies are cut side down on the paper with the cutting plate under.

To emboss, place the dies cut side up, with paper still in them, on the Base Plate, followed by the Embossing Mat and Embossing Plate, as the picture below shows.

Add some distress ink to the edges of the envelope and flower petals with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo. Curl the flowers to give them dimension.

For the envelope, fold each petal down to the center in a clockwise motion, and tuck the last petal under. For the flower, layer the flower petals using foam dots between layers. Attach the flower to the center with a foam dot.

For the white envelope, follow the same instructions. I added the tiny flowers to each petal on the envelope. I used metallic card stock in pearl color.

For the white basket, follow the instructions above for the envelope. This will become the basket after attaching the flowers to each corner. You also need to die cut 2 of the large flowers, 26 of the medium size flowers and 13 of the tiny flowers. The process of die cutting them is fast because this set of dies comes with 4 dies of each of the smaller flowers. Embossing the flowers is optional, but you must emboss the envelope to get the folding marks.

Then, layer the flowers as shown below. You also need a strip of card stock measuring 11 inches by 1/2 inch for the handle. I used two different colors of metallic card stock for the flowers, pearl and gold.

Curl and layer the flower petals for the large center flower on the handle strip as pictured below.

Layer the flowers and attach them to handle strip with glue dots, leaving about 2 inches on each end, as picture below shows.

For the basket, fold 6 flowers in half and attach them to each corner using a strong tape or heavy duty glue to hold the basket secure.

Attach the top layer of flower to 6 sides with glue dots.

 Glue or tape handle to basket. Attach self stick pearls to the center of each flower. Here is the final product.

For the patterned card stock basket, you need to cut 3 strips of pattern card stock measuring 12 inches by 1/2 inch, and 3 strips of solid color card stock measuring 12 inches by 5/8 inches for the handle background. I also lined the inside of the basket by die cutting another envelope, cutting the petals from the base and attaching them to the inside.

Project Supplies:

Metallic card stock in gold and pearl colors
Once Upon a Springtime paper by Graphic 45
Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz
Self Stick Pearls 
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