Ever wonder what you can create with our 6×6 and Cut & Emboss collection packs?
Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson created this gorgeous handmade flower basket for her mother for Mother’s Day.
Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:
Mom’s always love to get a handmade gift for Mother’s Day so why not a bouquet of ‘flowers’ ….. Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock flowers to be exact 🙂
First, I adhered brown Shattered Cardstock to the outside of my ‘flower box’ and then added the ribbon around the outside top edge of the box and added a bow. I stamped my sentiment on a white Core Tag and then ran it through my die cutting maching using a flourish embossing folder and then used a blue Core Bookmark and did the same thing but with a different pattern. To make them work well together I cut the bottom off of the blue one and rounded the corners. I added a couple of punched leaves just under a twine tied button before adhereing this to the center of my bow .
Using some of my fave Core cardstock textures and colors I set to work punching all shapes and sizes of flowers before running them through my die cut machine with several different embossing folders !! I sanded and adhered them all together keeping some flat and adding 3D foam to several as well. I tied twine into some fun buttons and adhered them to the center of the flowers ….. I even got a few butterflies into the mix and added some adhesive backed pearls too.
I adhered each flower to a thin wooden kabob stick. Once my ‘bouquet’ was complete, I added a styrofoam ball to the bottom inside and covered it with white crinkle cut paper. Then I was able to gently push my flower ‘stems’ into the styrofoam and have them stand where I wanted them.
And another shot of all that embossing”
I love how this came together and now my mom can enjoy this pretty ‘bouquet’ all year long without ever having to think about watering it!
Supplies: Glitter Silk 6×6, Vintage Collection 6×6, Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6, Spotted Tillie Dot 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 4.25 x 5.5, The Whitewash Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish 4.25 x 5.5, Core Bookmarks, Core Tags
Tools: Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Embossing Folders