Basket Weave Mom Card

card measures 5" x 7"

card measures 5" x 7"

 

A pretty metal basket bouquet in soft feminine colors is a sweet way to wish Mom a Happy Mother’s Day or to let her know how much she is appreciated any time of the year.  Add your own sentiment inside.  The 5” x 7” image is ready to print and waiting to bring a smile to any mom’s face. The embossed foil is inserted behind the basket cut out and tissue flowers are glued to the card.  Use a craft knife to cut the basket or use your Silhouette stencil cutter. You'll find the cut file at the top of this page.

Directions

Down load and print out the image in landscape mode in your card making program using card stock. A white grid pattern may appear on the screen image but it won’t be visible when printed. If you work with Silhouette software, choose the silhouette the cut file which includes instructions.)

The finished card image measures 5" x 7".  The background color Is larger than needed to insure it will bleed off the page once it’s cut.  I’ve included crop lines. Note that the left vertical color edge is the fold line for the card.  If you plan to add a personal printed message inside the card do it before cutting.

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step 1 - With a craft knife, cut out the black shapes on the template as well as cutting the page to 10” x 7”.  Use the right side crop marks as your guide. (Silhouette users have no black shapes only cut lines.)

step 2 - Emboss a piece of foil that measures 3.5” square. A disposable oven pan lid is the material used for the shiny metal basket.  With scissors, cut a piece to measure 3.5” square and place it into a Darice basket weave embossing folder. I don't own an embossing machine so I placed the foil in the folder and ran it through my clay conditioning machine on the number two setting.  It does the job.

step 2 - Emboss a piece of foil that measures 3.5” square. A disposable oven pan lid is the material used for the shiny metal basket.  With scissors, cut a piece to measure 3.5” square and place it into a Darice basket weave embossing folder. I don't own an embossing machine so I placed the foil in the folder and ran it through my clay conditioning machine on the number two setting.  It does the job.

step 3 - Apply Aleene’s Turbo Tacky glue to the wrong side the card front and close to the cut edges.  Press the foil to the glue.

step 3 - Apply Aleene’s Turbo Tacky glue to the wrong side the card front and close to the cut edges.  Press the foil to the glue.

step 4 - Use the Aleene’s glue along all the front card edges and attach a 5" x 7" piece of card stock to create a clean white page on the inside of the card.  Allow the glue to dry.

step 5 - Fold a strip of orange, pink, and white gift wrap tissue paper in half.  Cut about 6 of each color to measure .50” square.

step 5 - Fold a strip of orange, pink, and white gift wrap tissue paper in half.  Cut about 6 of each color to measure .50” square.

step 6 - To create the flowers, roll the top of a toothpick across the flat surface of an Elmer's Extra Strength glue stick. 

step 6 - To create the flowers, roll the top of a toothpick across the flat surface of an Elmer's Extra Strength glue stick. 

step 7 - Place the tip of the toothpick into the center of a cut square.  Bring all the corners up to the pick.  Twist the tissue around the toothpick point then touch it onto the glue stick to pick up some glue.  Press the point to a spot on the card to adhere the tissue then pull out the toothpick. Apply more flowers alternating with pink, orange and white.   When the glue is set and the flowers are stuck to the card, use a toothpick to lift flattened edges and improve their shapes.

step 7 - Place the tip of the toothpick into the center of a cut square.  Bring all the corners up to the pick.  Twist the tissue around the toothpick point then touch it onto the glue stick to pick up some glue.  Press the point to a spot on the card to adhere the tissue then pull out the toothpick. Apply more flowers alternating with pink, orange and white.  

When the glue is set and the flowers are stuck to the card, use a toothpick to lift flattened edges and improve their shapes.

Note To Silhouette Users

The cut file was created in Silhouette Designer Edition V3. If you have an earlier version you may be unable to open the file. Another option is to download the pdf template and instructions, copy the image, and trace it in your silhouette program.


Supplies

At Craft Store

  • Pink, orange, white gift wrap tissue paper
  • Elmer's Extra Strength glue stick
  • Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue

Miscellaneous

  •  craft knife
  •  card stock
  •  scissors
  •  foil baking pan lid

At Amazon

  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing folder
  • Silhouette machine (optional)

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