Strawberry Filled Berry Basket {Convention Catch-up}

This post has been a while coming – so for those that have been waiting, my apologies!

Of all the things I made for my convention booth, my strawberry filled berry basket was the biggest hit.  Most of the questions I answered were about how I made the strawberries.  So, here it is!

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The basket was made using the Berry Basket Bigz die featured in the Occasions catalogue – and I am delighted to say is carrying over into the new catalogue.  The strawberries are made using the 2nd largest flower from the Floral Frames Collection Framelits.  I’ll show you what it looks like, then I’ll describe all the changes you have to make {I’m not yet ready to share a video with you – I cringe at the sound of my own voice when recorded!).

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Click on photo to enlarge.

 

Step by step to making your own strawberries:

  1. With your Big Shot, cut out the initial shape using the 2nd largest Floral Frame flower (it would work for other sizes too if you want different sized strawberries).  I used Real Red for my strawberries, but have made the template you see above in Blushing Bride so the folds show up better.
  2. Score using your Stampin’ Trimmer (or Simply Scored) from the join of two petals directly across to the opposite join.  Do this for all ‘joins’.
  3. Cut one segment out entirely and then most of the adjacent one so you just have a tab remaining (see the top section of the template).
  4. Starting with the segment with a tab, fold it over to lay on top of the segment next to it and snip the side of the petal off (top 1/3 only).  Do this for all petals.
  5. Using your 1/8″ handheld punch, punch a hole at the top of each petal.
  6. Curl the top half of each segment using a bone folder.
  7. Attach some adhesive to the tab and stick to the inside of the petal to the right so that you form a cone shape.  {If you like you can place something inside the strawberry at this point – I added Hershey’s kisses).
  8. Cut a length of ribbon (I used 1/8″ Gold Ribbon) and tie a knot in one end.  Thread this into one of your holes so that the knot sits on the inside of the strawberry.  Lace between opposite holes, drawing each petal in close until you have secured the flower into a strawberry shape.
  9. With your Big Shot, cut the scallop circle shape from the Flower Fair Framelits set.  Using your 1/16″ handheld punch, cut a hole in the middle.  Place this over the ribbon holding your strawberry together.  Because of the different in punch size, this should hold securely without any other adhesive.  Trim the ribbon to leave a ‘stalk’ at the top.

I can’t remember exactly how many strawberries I made to fill my basket but I think it was 12 or more.  They are a wee bit time consuming to make – but look amazing.  And as I found out – had everyone wondering how I made them!

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to speak to me at convention.  It was a very special experience!  Kelly x

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