Easter Basket TagYes, I admit, little pieces of paper and cardboard are difficult for me to part with. I may have a problem, but this recent Tim Holtz tag challenge put some of those scraps to good use.
Following Tim's tutorial I found I didn't have some of the product he used. No worries, Tim's are meant to inspire. And that it did! Read on for my creative solutions.
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Using scraps out of my "refuse to toss it" bin, these were cut using three of Tim's dies. (See bottom photo for products used)
The one I want to focus on is the shield from Sizzix Tim Holtz Regal Crest die. This will become the basket. I know it doesn't look like one now, but a simple cut and it transforms.
As you see in the photo, I used my old Sizzix Frames, Circle Combo 36-1065. It worked out perfectly, giving me a round shape for the basket and also cutting a piece I used for the basket handle., reshaping it carefully so it wasn't so round.
If you don't have this die, use something round you can trace around and cut it the old fashioned way.
Finish basket by using a white colored pencil and drawing the basket pattern.
Tinsel twine posed a bit of a challenge for me as I didn't have alcohol ink in the color I wanted. My daughter is a collector of Sharpie pens. She doesn't know it, but I found the perfect color in her stash. It applied to the tinsel easily.
Next following Tim's instructions, I used my old heat tool to curl the end of the tinsel twine, making it look more like Easter grass.
I'm not going to get into all the details of how it was assembled, but feel free to ask any questions.