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So at my Catalog Kick Off party this weekend we made a fun card as well as a Basket from the Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL Die, that is exclusive from Stampin' Up!  I had everyone putting the basket together the way I figured it out, which was a little different then how Shelli showed us at Convention cause it seemed easier....but little did I know till today when a Demonstrator named Heather Medford  (Hi Heather) told us that her hubby Steve (my Basket hero) explained that the little slit things were to face down not I was doing it.  So I quick got my camera out and took these pics cause this makes it make more sense.

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Put sticky strip along the perforated edge on the side that you will want to be the front

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Peel off one sticky strip and glue the baskets together putting the edge along the perforated line.

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Turn the basket over and now add sticky strip along the bottom (this is the inside of the basket)

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Fold the little slits up along the score line.



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Start to roll the bottom of the basket along the sticky strip making sure the little slits are along the bottom of the basket and not the scored side.



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Keep rolling it along till you come all the way around, making sure to press the edges into the sticky strip. Make sure that the side with the sticky strip is attached to the bottom before you bring the other side around to finish off the basket.



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Peel off the sticky strip



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Match up your end and your perforated mark and seal the edge of your basket together.

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This shows you better what it looks like on the bottom.



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If you glue your bottom of the basket with the score line along the bottom of the basket instead of the little slits, it looks like this on the bottom, and the finished basket is a little different shape, and to me much harder to put together.

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This shows the difference in the finished baskets. The one on the left is how I showed you to do it here with the slits facing toward the bottom of the basket

The one on the right shows what it looks ike if you face the slits toward the top of the basket.

One big tip: Practice Makes Perfect, and if you mess up....It's Only Paper! - Keep Trying!



Let me tell ya, it's a good thing I am a card collector and not a card sender, cause this baby is huge and heavy...but very fun. I love doing scenes and this was a fun one too.  I immediately liked this Hanna set when I saw it because of all the Arizona accessories it had. I mean who would not want a set with a cactus, and a lizard in it?

Everything else is all Stampin' Up! except the Hanna set, the Dream Big image is SU!

Hannah stamps harley set 001 copy  Recipe:

Stamps: Hanna Route 66, It's All Good

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Garden Green, Going Gray, Baja Breeze, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Basic Gray, Summer Sun, So Saffron

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Garden Green, Watercolor paper, Prestwick DSP

Misc: Black Brads, White gel pen



I also think I need to go back to taking pictures with my lattice board with the sheet draped over it, cause the pictures lately don't seem to show off the color as much and almost look too yellow, what do you think?

Hannah stamps harley set 003 copy Does Hanna look a little jaundiced to you?

Well hope you have enjoyed the bike ride today, and the little basket bonus tutorial.

Thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di