Thursday, July 21, 2011

Time With Chris!

Hello everyone! We here at Our Daily Bread designs are hoping you are enjoying your summer! Today we have a special treat for you.... we are spending time with our talented and sweet Challenge Team Coordinator, Chris Olsen! Chris needs no introduction.... her work is always outstanding, and she loves doing "projects", so I can't wait to show you what she has for you this week! Enjoy!

Diaper fold Gift basket tutorial

Hi!  It is Chris.  I so love to make homemade gifts for friends and family.  There is no better way of showing someone you care than to take to make something from the heart.
Today I would like to share a tutorial on how to make a “diaper fold gift basket”.  The base of my basket is 3 by 3 inches.

You will need:
  • a cutter
  • a scoring tool
  • a 12 by 12 inch piece of heavy cardstock
  • designer paper
  • 2 brads
  • An edger punch
  • adhesive
  • embellishments and stamps of choice
  • stamps I used: Our Daily Bread Designs: Hydrangea (Garden Collection), Serve the Lord and Crocheted Circle die.

Step 1:
Cut a 9 by 9 inch square out of the card stock.  Save the remaining scrap for the handle.

Step 2: Score the card stock at 3 inches 6 and inches all the way down both horizontally and vertically.

Step 3:  Cut the line at the 3 inch and 6 inch score line to the perpendicular score line on each side.

Your card stock should look like this:

Step 4: Cut and paste 8 – 2 ¾ inch square pieces of designer paper to adhere to all the outside squares.  The middle square is the bottom and does not need a piece of designer paper.

Step 5: Bring up two of the cut squares crossing the middle square making it look like a diaper. Pierce a hole in the middle and insert brad but do not bend brad yet.  Do the same for the opposite side.

Step 6:  Put the basket aside and begin handle.  Cut a 3 by 12 inch strip of cardstock (from remaining scrap.

Step 7:  Punch both edges lengthwise to make a decorative edge.  Embellish as desired. Pierce a hole 12 inch from each end of the handle.

Step 8: Remove brad on one side of the basket and slip completed handle between 2 folded in squares and the center square (like a sandwich).  Line up pierced holes.

You should not see the handle on the inside of the basket.

Insert brad and bend back ends to secure in place.

Step 9: Repeat for the other side.

Decorate as desired.  Here is my finished basket.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!!


Thanks so much Chris!  Isn't this basket gorgeous?  I hope you'll leave her some love here and go visit her beautiful blog.  She has another tutorial on her blog for some different gift packaging as well!
Hope to see you on Aug 1 for our next release blog hop!  You are going to love what's coming out!!!

DT Coordinator


Saints Rule! said...

So enjoyed your tutorial Chris! Can't wait to try this! {hugs}

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
thanks for the tutorial hunni
i just love it
have a great day to all
hugs angelique

Becky said...

This is stunning Chris!! Wonderful tutorial.

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

CHris, this is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful Chris....wonderful tutorial. ;)

Bobbie Lynn said...

A very sweet box.

Lori said...

Another great tutorial, thanks!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, girl, this is so beautiful and your tutorial is AMAZING!!! I will have to ake some time to give this cool basket a try!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Angella D. Crockett said...

Love it, Chris!!! Thanks for the tutorial....will have to give it a try! Gorgeous end results! Hugs and blessings, Angie