New Endeavor & Basket Tutorial

Dear Friends:

This is what I have been busy doing!  As you can see I have made a change in my life regarding my stamping business.  I have been reflecting on my position with Close To My Heart for about a year now and have decided to resign. My interests in the scrapbooking and stamp world have changed, since I started this great hobby. I was addicted quickly to all the paper, ribbon, and embellishments. Over the years, I have fallen in love with punches, card making and digital scrapbooking. I have just dipped my foot into digital scrapbooking, and I thought I would never make cards. Card making has become one of my favorites, and this year I have started creating 3D items and can't wait to learn more.

I find myself buying product from Stampin' Up! that seems to fit my needs and style.  I am so thankful that Close To My Heart introduced me to stamping; however, I find myself purchasing most of my supplies from a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Due to this, I have decided to become a Demonstrator myself. I will continue to offer clubs, workshops and classes (see links above).   I have added a link on my sidebar to all my YouTube video tutorials.  The tutorial tab above will be used for my Stampin' Up! projects.

I know this may be a shock to some of you and to others not so much.  As you can see, I have been working with Emily at The Blog Fairy redesigning my blog for this new endeavor of mine.  There are tabs at the top for you to explore and I will be adding more to some of the pages that are new to me.  If you have ever thought about redesigning your blog, please check out Emily's blog and you will be in awe of her talent.  She is so wonderful to work with during this process.  I couldn't believe how she could take one little idea I had and turn it into exactly what I wanted.  I wasn't even sure what I wanted and she transformed my blog into what is now.  I love it!

I would like to thank you for visiting my blog and will to continue to show you great products and inspire you to create your own paper projects. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

A few of you asked me to make a video tutorial on the baskets I made here and here.  Well, I finally got around to do it.  I had to edit it a lot to fit it under the 10 minute limit at YouTube.  I hope you like it.  This video can be found at the top of my blog under the Tutorial tab too.  ENJOY!

Paper Basket Instructions

  • 2 sheets 12 x 12 pattern paper
  • 3 sheets 12 x 12 cardstock
  • 2: book ring
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Scoring tool 
  • Strong adhesive
  1.  Cut 3 3/4" sqaures from two sheets of cardstock (18 total).
  2. Diagonally cut eight of the cardstock squares from step #3.
  3. Cut 3 1/2" squares from the two sheets of pattern paper (18 total).
  4. Diagonally cut eight of the pattern paper squares from step 5.
  5. Attach the patterned paper to the cardstock squares and triangles.  Then mount them on both sides of the scored cardstock.
  6. Score last sheet of cardstock at 4" and 8". 
  7. Score all four corners from tip to the intersecting score lines.
  8. Fold along the scored lines to shape the basket, folding corner inward.
  9. Pinch pointed folds together and punch a hole about 1/2" from point.  Do this for each corner.
  10. Slide metal book ring through the holes.  
  11. Add ribbon and embellishments.


wendyp said...

Kim, it looks AWESOME!!! Love the toys in the middle of your room! I am forever stepping over my little ones toys in the middle of my scrap space. LOL!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful, Kim! I love every single thing about your new blog! *Ü*

Jingle said...

I would love to know how this goes for you! I was a CTMH consultant (I think, officially, I am a JC with a Corporate Upline now, but I haven't ordered in over a year.) I, too, have been very interested in SU's stuff lately. I'm wondering how the transition will go for you. I sometimes miss being a demonstrator, but because I work full time it was only a part time thing for me. Anyway...let us know what you think if you can!

Sankari W. said...

Kim - your blogmakeover looks AWESOME!! LOVe it! and love your tutorial too! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!! Lots of love,
S :)

Adela said...

Kimmie, LOVE your new home (especially all the little touches... definitely your own!). Congrats!!!

lisascreativecorner said...

Hey Kim. Congrats on your new endeavor. I am so sad to see you leave CTMH, but SU! has some great products and I am sure you will love being a Demo for them. I look forward to seeing all of your upcoming creations with some fun new products. BTW, your blog looks great!! Hugs. *Ü*

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Good luck in all you do. I'll definitely be checking in on all your future posts! :)

And your blog looks awesome!

Sparkle said...

I love your new blog! Good luck with your new adventure! Can't wait to see all the new fun product!

Barb said...

BRAVO!! I knew it would be nice and it is AWESOME!! You were is SO you! LOVE the little pic up in the corner too.

I wish you all the best with your new endeavors and I can't wait to see all the goodies you are going to share with us.

As you know, your tutorials have always been very helpful to me and I so appreciate the time you take to put them together.

Congrats Kim!

Donna said...

Wonderful blog makeover, that is you up there LOL~!! Best of luck on your new adventure!

Jana said...

Good luck with the change over to SU. You'll do great. I can't wait to see it progress. And I must say I love the new blog. I'll be back often.

Vicki said...

Kim - Congratulations. I have made a few cards on the computer with Print Shop and I never thought that I would get into the punches and papers and stamps and . . . - but, I did. And just recently began going to a Stamp-a-holics meeting with my local StampIn Up demonstrator. I have been having sooooo much fun and have met wonderful people who justify my indulgence. Hope you have much success and your website looks Great!

rosalien said...

Kim your blog looks great.:)) WOH..I love it.
I loved to watch your video tutorial, I like to make this box too

Hugs, Rosalien

Celeste said...

Kim, great tutorial! Your new blog is great. Good luck with your new venture with SU.