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Tiny Treat Basket
This tiny treat basket will deliver the goods any time with a change of colors and embellishments. Follow creator Cambria Turnbow's directions, fill it with decorated peppermint patties or other small things, and you're good to go.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Paper scoring tool
  • Scallop punch
  • Circle punch
  • Slot punch
  • Ribbon
  • Peppermint patties
  • Adhesive
  • Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Missy asked: "I know this may seem like a silly question but how do I stipple properly? When I use ink and a paintbrush I just end up with dark, messy streaks on my cardstock. Please help!"
    A: "One thing to consider is the type of brush you're using. Paintbrushes tend to be softer-bristled. The bristles on a stipple brush don't have much 'give' as they're stiffer. It's easier to apply soft layers of ink and stipple when the bristles are firm.

    I start with my lightest color. Tap the stipple brush several times into your ink pad to pick up color. Now start tapping the brush on your cardstock. Start where you want the color to be the darkest and work your way out or in. Keep tapping until no more ink comes off your brush. Reink and go again. Don't brush, just tap.

    After you are done with your lightest color, ink up again with a slightly darker color and go over the spots, you want slightly darker."
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    Joanne has a tip for the milk carton box tutorial:"I made the 7" x 11" size box first but then wanted to make a shorter version. Here's what I did, starting with a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. On short side scored at 1 1/2", 3 1/2" and 5". On long side, scored at same places as 7" x 11" version. Followed rest of directions as 7" x 11". I think it turned out too cute! Bonus: 2 boxes out of a 12" X 12"!"
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