Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fishing Basket

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Hi everyone! At Monday's card class I taught the ladies how to make these cute fishermans baskets for the men in their lives and wanted to show you also. I made this pattern a few weeks ago now and racked my brain how to add the embleishmenst to it. I finally came up with the fishing floats. The whole card was embossed with the cuttlebug and inked over to bring out the embossing. The faux hole in the basket lid is just cut from card stock and edged in black ink. I used 2 word window punch outs for the latch strap and the slot punch to make a buckle. The floats were made with a circle and egg shaped punches and the fish are a cuttlebug die. The handle of the basket is a lenght of ribbon not too long or it will flop over, which is taped onto the back of the basket lid before you attach it to the body of the basket. So here are some pic to explain.
This is the buckle i made using the slot punch, really easy and the size worked well with the width of the word window punches.

Here's a close up of the embelishments i added to the basket.

The fish were a cuttlebug die with a goggle eye added and a real hook through its mouth, and the floats were made with the small circle and egg shaped punches. First punch them in white, this is the base. Then punch then in red and blue and double punch then (using the punch upside down) to get those moon shapes. Glue these onto the white base shapes and edge then in black ink. Then add some thin strips of card to either end one over the top end and the botton one gets glued under to give it the illusion of a3d float. I hope ive explained this ok. If you'd like to see Debby's great version of this go here and take a peek. And another link here to see Djolet's. And Kberone's here. these are great ladies!
We also made this motor bike card.

Well it was another great monday card class which i know the ladies enjoyed and i know you also will enjoy the pattern below. And before i go i thought id show you my latest puppet ive just finished for a teacher at an Aboriginal school. I made her first puppet some time ago and she wanted a mate for it.and here's the fishing basket pattern, enjoy......Valita

Here's some pics from others who have made this card all are fantastic. The ladies purses were made by a lovely lady called Wies and i love here take on this pattern click here to see her wed site.....

and a last thought

Men have trained or can train every kind of animal
or bird that lives and every kind of reptile and fish,
But no human being can tame the tounge.
If you are wise live a life of will pour forth.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all
pure and full of quiet gentleness. Then it is peace loving and courteous.
Whole hearted, straghtforward and scincere.
James 3:7,8,13,17


Anonymous said...

Very clever. Thanks for my new Father's day card idea.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

WAY too smart. You are SO good. And Thanks so much for your comments; you made my day! :0) mel

Etha said...

oh gosh how did you make the puppet, it is incredible!! Is there a puppet pattern out there like that??

Peggy Maier said...

Wow - you're even talented in the puppet department! Love the card, too. It would be perfect for that die-hard fisherman!

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous, you have so much talent and where do you find the time!? Thanks for another good pattern, maybe one day I'll find the time to attempt to make one.

Joan Ottevanger said...

Just in time I'm looking for some male card to make for my stash of card and you give just the view that I needed Thank you.

Tina said...

Hi Valita,

I love your wonderful work and looking every day!

Have a wonderful time

Regina said...

WOW! Valita, your man-card is very impressive! A super gift card for a fishingman!!!!!
You know, I love all your card creations!!!!!
The puppet is so sweet!!!! You are so clever - I love this puppet! How you've done this!

Valita said...

Hi there my name is Valita as well and was wondering how you got your name. My email address is

valita said...

Hello Valita, i sent an email off to you its nice to meet another of the same name...very rare...Luv Valita

Julia Aston said...

Love this fun fishing basket so very cle-vah with the buckle and bobbers!! thanks SO MUCH for sharing your instructions!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks so much for this free template -- I had a lot of fun using it yesterday!