I hope your weekend is off to a relaxed and crafty start.
Today Suzanne takes her bears on a little picnic.... complete with picnic baskets to hold all their bear treats!
The August kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft is all about going on a Bear hunt, but I wanted to change it up a bit and have a teddy bears picnic instead of a Bear Hunt. So here are my picnic baskets made with some paper from the Bobunny Weekend Adventures collection from the August kit.
I made a few basket all different sizes. Two of them are made with dies that I own and the other two are just made using a scoreboard and scissors and it is really very easy.
Basket 1.The first basket I made is the largest basket and I used my sizzix bigz die. I used some cardstock to cut all the pieces and then I cut it out again with the BoBunny paper from the August kit and glued the paper to the cardstock.
|I used the sizzix bigz die to cut the carkstock|
|I also cut some of the weekend adventures papers from the August kit|
|glued the paper to the cardstock|
|fold on the score lines|
|glue it all together|
|the basket put together|
|construct the handle|
|the finished basket|
Basket 2The second basket I made is the middle sized basket, and for this one you will only need your scoreboard and scissors.
First you need a 6 x 6 inch piece of paper. Score this at the 2 and 4 inch mark. turn 90 deg and score at the 2 and 4 inch mark again so that your piece of paper is divided into 9 equal sized squares.
|scored at 2 and 4 inch|
For the centre section, mark the middle then draw a line to the intersection and cut these pieces out so that you have a triangle shape left. Draw some lines on the four inside flaps about 1/4 inch down and cut these pieces off also.
|here you can see the lines that have been drawn 1/4 inch down the inside flap. This has to be cut off.|
|1/4 inch piece has been cut off the four inside flaps|
|flaps overlapped and glued together|
|now fold the two shorter flaps up over the already glued outer flaps. They will go up over the edge of the basket but they will later be cut off.|
|Now fold the triangle piece up on the outside. It will also go up over the edge of the basket. You can now cut these overlapping pieces off in line with the top of the basket.|
For the handle, cut two 1/2 inch x 6 inch pieces of card and punch holes in both ends about 1/4 inch from both ends
Here is the finished basket
See the video link below for how to make this basket.
The third basket is also made with a die and is super simple. I used the paper from the August kit to make this basket. You have to cut the die twice and glue it together.
|the finished basket|
Here are the three finished baskets with teddies
Now just for the fun of it I made another basket. It is a very small basket made in the same manner as basket 2. I made it with a piece of paper that was 3 inches x 3 inches because Tiny Teddy wanted to get in on the action and so I decided to do a photoshoot with tiny teddy and some gorgeous little resin food pieces that I purchased recently. I just thought it was too cute for words. Hope you like it.
You can get the August kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft HERE.
xx Suzanne xx