Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Papertrey Blog Hop!!!

Hi..I'm so excited to participate in the first Papertrey Blog Hop!! This is going to be so much fun and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the creations!! We are so lucky Nichole has given us this awesome opportunity to network with people who love what we love...Papertrey Ink!!! Have fun!!! If you like my project please vote at http://www.papertreyink.com/bloghop.html

My project::: Ribbon basket!! As soon as I read the challenge I immediately thought..a basket..I have made these in the past but with paper and thought it would be fun to try with ribbon!!! As I looked through my new stamp sets from PTI..I noticed the sentiment "love blooms" from the Favor it Weddings set...I thought it would be fun to create a small basket that could hold flowers for small centerpieces or favors for a bridal shower...
Materials needed:
*1 strip of cardstock 3 1/4 X 12
preferably a lighter color..you will not see this because it gets covered with patterned paper. This is what you glue your ribbon to in order to keep it sturdy..
*5 12 inch strips of Papertrey Ink ribbon Classic Grosgrain Berry Sorbet(5/8 inch)
*12 7 inch strips of Papertrey Ink Ribbon Classic Grosgrain Sweet Blush(5/8 inch)
*Glue Dots
*Scissors
*stamps and ink
*patterened paper/matching cardstock
The first step is to weave your ribbon into the "basket"..this is very simple and just requires a few steps...First take a 7 inch strip and place vertically..then take a glue dot and place right in the middle of this strip. Take a 12 inch strip and place it on the glue dot going vertically..see picture.
(2)The next step is to turn this piece over to the back side...here, place a glue dot on the vertical strip again this time right above the strip you just put on..one on top and one on bottom..see picture.
(3)Next, flip it over again to the side you started with and repeat the steps you just did in step 2. See picture..
(4)The next steps require the weaving..this is very simple, especially once you get the hang of it...I have numbered each of the horizontal strips..this will help you see where to start.
Before you start weaving go back to the vertical strip on the left side. From that strip move over 1/4 inch and place a glue dot on the number 1, 3 and 5 strip. See picture.
Then, lift up the number 2 and 4 strip and place the 7 inch strip underneath those strips and pull over towards your glue dots. Place the strip on top of the glue dots and make sure to align the strips so they are flush with one another.
You will then switch to the number 2 and 4 strips..move over to the left..place your glue dots over 1/4 inch from the strip you just put on, placing them on the 2 and 4 strip. Then take another 7 inch strip lift up the number 1, 3 and 5 strips, slide the ribbon under towards your glue dots and place the strip.
Now, you will switch back to placing your glue dots on the number 1, 3 and 5 strips. Take your 7 inch strip and lift up the number 2 and 4 strip, slide the 7 inch strip over and place on to the glue dots..
You will repeat these steps switching back and forth until you reach the end. Here is the end result...
Now, take the 3 1/4 inch strip of cardstock that we cut at the beginning. Place tacky tape around the edges and place your ribbon on top.
Flip over the whole piece and pick one side to glue down the ribbon onto the backside.
You will then take your patterned paper and glue a strip over the ribbon you just glued down. I used the flower pattern from the 6X6 Pink Patterned paper..I had to cut 2 strips to fit it on..there is a crease but this will eventually get covered up by the handle. If you have left over ribbon on the sides, just glue those over the side..they will not be seen once you form the basket.
Now it is time to create the basket itself. Place glue on one side of the ribbon and fold it into the basket. See picture.
Next we make the bottom of the basket..You will have the extra ribbon there..the ribbon strips help the bottom have something to hold onto when you glue them together. Cut those strips so they are about a 1/2 inch long..trace the bottom onto cardstock and cut out 2 circles..Glue one circle in the inside of your basket and glue the other circle on the bottom.
Now, we create the handle and the label that goes around the basket. Cut 2 1 1/2 inch strips out of cardstock (your choice of color). I stamped ribbon and placed it on the center of both of the cardstock strips and gave them scalloped edges. I took one strip and placed tacky tape on both ends and then placed inside the basket to form the handle. I also stamped the sentiment "Love blooms" and placed that on the center ribbon with dimensionals.
I filled up a small tupperware with water and it fit perfect in the bottom of my basket. I filled the basket with Gerber Daisies(my favorite) and there you have a fun, unique bridal shower centerpiece or favor that your guests can bring home with them!!

25 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is an adorable basket project...and it's apparent that a lot of effort went into your weaving. Great job with the challenge.

wendy said...

Wow - that is A LOT of work! Very pretty.

StamperSharon said...

Your basket is adorable -- love it!

Jen said...

Oh, I thought of doing this but didn't know where to start. I'll be sure to save your tutorial...thank you!

Jewels said...

Very Cute and a great step by step tutorial that I am totally going to book mark! Thanks and great job!!!

cadnileb said...

Great job with the basket! :o)

Scrapping Julie said...

very very cute. dont know if i could come off of that much PTI ribbon though! teehee

Teresa said...

Wow, who's have thought? A ribbon basket! This is such a pretty project!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is adorable!

Kimberly said...

WOWEE!! What a marvelous project!! thanks for the great directions!! tfs!! :)

Aimee said...

adorable way to make a beautiful ribbon basket..

Donelda said...

what a lot of work but it was worth it!! What a great vase!! Now, that is thinking outside of the box!! Thanks for the inspiration

Kristy Vernon said...

This is beautiful! I love the flowers too :).

Katie said...

Another great idea. Wow, its been great seeing all these creative ways of using ribbon. Great job!

Niki Estes said...

Love your ribbon basket! The colors are gorgeous and it turned out great!

Lori said...

What a creative way to use ribbon! This came out great.

Deanna said...

Holy ribbon usage batman! Very cute!

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful ribbon basket, Bridget! I've woven a regular basket before, so I know how much work you've got in this!

Theresa Tyree said...

Great job, Bridget! I especially love the step by step tutorial!!

Lisa Johnson said...

simply lovely!Wonderful Job...and fantastic instructions!

Jenn said...

You did just an amazing job on this - great work!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Sooooo Cute!! This would make an amazing gift! Your tut is fab too!

Shari said...

Your basket is Beautiful!

Nichole said...

This turned out BEAUTIFULLY! You did a fabulous job executing your vision and your tutorial is so well done! Thank you for being so inspiring!!!

Penny said...

Wow, great job, it's so pretty!