Monday, May 11, 2009

I was very impressed with the project done by Julia, http://www.juliabettencourt.com/.
I just had to try it! Julia took the Box in a Bag
by Diana Gibbs from SCS one step further.
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Watering Can
All the pictures look like the wrong paper?
I used the mini I made as a bonus project for photos!
Supplies are at the end of the tutorial, for the mini watering can.

Supplies:
Designer Paper: Candy Lane

Body of Watering Can 6” x 10.5”
Handle 2” x 12”
Spout 2” x 4“to 6” Depending how long you want it.
Scrap to punch 3 Oval Scallop punches from

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette
Base piece 4.25” x 4.25”

Scallop Oval Punch
Sizzix Texture #4 Kit
Big Shot Flowers Layers #3 Die, Baskets and Blooms Die (flowers), Beautiful Butterfly Die
Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge, Word Window, Large, Small, and Jumbo Oval Punches
Scor-Pal™ or other paper scoring tool If you don’t have a Scor-Pal™ , I recommend getting one they are such a time saver.
Sticky Strip™, Snail, Glue Dots, Vellum tape, Linen Thread, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Clear Buttons, Paper Piercer, Crimper, Paper shredder for grass, bamboo skewers (colored with Always Artichoke markers)


Body:
1. I cut my cardstock base 4 ½” x 4 ½” . Score at 7/8” on all 4 sides.
Score outward on all four corners. (It makes the base stronger to fold the corners in than to cut and overlap.) If you lay your cardstock on the Scor-Pal™ so it is a diamond shape, you can score from the point to where the score lines meet.


2. Fold the corners in. I fold the ends in to the side and then over. After folds are creased, open up, apply Sticky Strip™ to inside of folds, refold to form box base.



Bands: If you want bands on your watering can, do so now, it is easier. I cut ¾” strips from a different color DSP. I ran it through the Big Shot using the Sizzix Texture #4 kit. This is optional. It is longer than the plate so I did it once as long as I could, then ran it through again lining up the textured part at the edge of the plate. You can attach these with snail.
3. Place Sticky Strip™ on the bottom edge and along one side of the back side of the 6” x 10.5” Designer Paper. Remove the Sticky Strip™ along the bottom edge only. Starting the DSP at the middle point of one side, apply the Designer paper to side of box bottom. Keep the edges of the paper and the box base even.

Fold corner over tightly. Continue with 3 sides. When you reach the 4th side remove sticky strip from other edge of DSP. Carefully attach bottom edge, making sure side edge does not stick where it shouldn’t. Tall side edge should only overlap the width of the tape.

4. To cut 1 ¼” slit for spout. Carefully cut between bands on opposite side of seam. I tried to do it before I attached it to the base but this is where it ended up!



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So now you have a banded box in a bag with a slit in the side. To turn this into a watering can . . .
The side with the seam in the middle is where you will place the handle.

Handle: I did the handle this way as it is stronger and I can pick up the EMPTY watering can with the handle. With the heavy metal flower holder, I used in the bottom, I felt it could rip off. If you fill it with lightweight stuff you can still pick it up by the handle.

5. Cut a strip 2” x 12” for handle. Score down center. Fold 2’ x 12” strip in half. Seal together with snail. Curl around something large at first to give it curve. I used a pencil can. You can then curl the bottom edge around something smaller to get the outgoing curl. You can make you handle anyway you want, with as many curls as you want.




Place Sticky Strip™ on ½” of top end. Attach this over top band (if you applied one) at side of watering can with seam.
Curl handle downward. Where does it rest against the side? Where do you want to attach it? I centered mine on the bottom band. Attach another ½” of Sticky Strip™. Fix to side of watering can.


Spout:
6. Cut a strip 2” x 4“-6” for the spout. Score down center. Fold strip in half. Seal together with snail. Slide into slit (open fold side down) in watering can. Decide the angle you want your spout. I drew lightly with a pencil to mark my angle. I wanted a longer spout on this one. Cut slant on each end. In the end that will slide into the watering can cut straight up ½”. Fold these flaps so they are creased to fold at an angle. Attach Sticky Strip™ to opposite sides, one on each flap. Slide spout into slit again. Reach inside peel off red liner cover, fold flaps so they are attached to inside of watering can. Press firmly.






Spout end:
7. Punch 3 Oval scallop punches. Attach 2 together with snail. Pierce 7 symmetrical holes in it. Attach Sticky Strip™ to the third. Cut in half. Center pierced oval on end of spout, fold over to other side and attach ½ 3rd punch shape to exposed oval and spout end. This is a must look at picture step! lol Repeat with other side. Level spout end so it site evenly.





Butterfly: I used the Big Shot Beautiful Butterfly’s die. I cut 2 of the smaller side ½ butterfly shape. Fold your DSP before cutting. If you forget you can attach then to a Word Window punch on the back side and then layer one on the front for the body.
How do I know? lol

Flowers: Pink Pirouette, Candy lane DSP, Whisper White
I used the Big Shot Flowers Layers #3 Die, Baskets and Blooms Die (flowers), you can use any flower shapes you want. I was in a time crunch or I would have make these more intricate. I just layered the punches and placed Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons on some. Others I layered DSP stamped or plain, behind Clear Buttons and attached all with glue dots. The curly flower at the top is DSP 4 sections, each are 2 layers attached together. I would do it with the Xyron in the future. You can still see some red where I used snail. I curled the petals around a bamboo skewer. These, bamboo skewers are what I used for stems. I colored with the Always Artichoke marker. The leaves are crimped paper that I then punched out with the different Oval punches. I used Mono liquid glue to attach them to the bamboo skewers.

Grass: Mellow Moss
It is 6” x 11“, it could be 12” if you have 12x12 paper. There will be a gap behind the flowers. I fed it into the paper shredder, and reversed it back out after about 3.5”. You need to know I cannot cut that many strips. I have carpal tunnel issues! lol If you want you can cut the grass blades. You just need a long scissors to do it!

Tag: I hand cut a tag shape. Layered it with a piece of white that I used the Scallop Edge punch to trim. I layered DSP that matched the bands. Then stamped the congrats on a piece of DSP that matched the body base. The flower is die cut from Flowers #3 using the Big Shot. I tied it to the Watering Can with Linen thread.

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Bonus Project!
Mini Watering Can
Supplies:
Designer Paper: Rainbow Sherbet
Body of Watering Can
3” x 7.25”
Handle 1 ½” x 6” Score at midpoint fold in half
Spout 1 ¾” x 4” Score at midpoint fold in half
Scrap to punch 3 Oval punches from (2 large - one small)

Cardstock: Bashful Blue
Base piece
2.5” x 2.5” Score at 3/8” on all four sides.

Large and Small Oval Punches
Follow directions as for large watering can just substitute the supplies/measurements here.

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