A Warm Welcome Gift Basket

It less than 4 days our friends from Indonesia, who serve with a local mission organization will visit us and stay with us for 3 nights! I am so super excited! 😀 It has been a long time since we have guests from my home country. And to welcome them to our little home, I made little Warm Welcome Gift Basket with my Silhouette Cameo.

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Stuck On U Sketches has their new Die Cut Challenge up on their blog now with theme: Everything Autumn. You are invited to play with our challenge and share your project you create with any of your die cutting machine that goes with the theme this week.

What you need for this project:

First open the file on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. The original size is small that makes easy to resize to as big as you want. I resized my basket. And then ungroup the shapes. First I cut the base basket using the Chipboard cardstock. I cut them all at once.

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Second time I open the leaves and resize them again, put them all around the space where they can fit so I can cut them all at once. I used the pattern paper for the leaves and the layer the base basket.

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I cut the paper basket shape into 5 pieces. I cut at their folding lines. It is easier to add them on the chipboard basket. After all shapes cut, I use my Xyron Max to add adhesive at the back of every piece for the basket layer paper.

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I used Liquid glue to assemble the basket after adding the layer papers on it. I love this liquid glue because it is multipurpose glue that can be used on anything, dries clear and even you can use to give some dimensional glossy looking on any flat embellishments.

I also made one layer Fall theme cards to put inside the basket with other knick knack. It is a quick one. I cut white cardstocks in 3.5×3.5, stamp it with Quick Cards – Autumn stamp set (retired) using Autumn Terracotta exclusive inks pad. I tied up some Natural Hemp and added some sequins to finish the cards.

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I embossed the trim pieces for the basket using Woodgrain Embossing Folder with my WRMK Embossing machine. I love the woodgrain looking for the basket. I added them on the basket edges using Tombow liquid glue. And then wrapped the Natural Hemp cord couple times. Before I tie up the bow, I added those leaves. I use the other side of the Pathfinding paper, the one side I use for the basket layering. Using liquid glue, I added the leaves one by one, made them like a cluster of leaves. Carefully curl them if you want like I did just the edge of each leaf.

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I finish it up with a metal brad after I tied up the bow. For extra security, I added some Liquid glue. Let it sit to dry before I put all the goodies inside the basket. And all done 🙂

I hope you like it as much as I enjoy making it! Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check SOUS Challenges this month!
Have a fun weekend!

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