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Monday, 31 October 2011

TOMIC # 22 - Create a basket (tutorial)

Hello Magnolia lovers!

Before giving you the new challenge, we would like to thank you all for all the fabulous entries we received last week!!! And here is the randomly winner for this last week's challenge:

number : 22 - Miriam

Congrats to you, please send name and address to : TOMICblog@gmail.com so Magnolia can send you your secret prize!

Welcome to TOMIC new challenge : This week we want you to create a basket and to decorate it with Magnolia stamps. Here is a tutorial i made to give you some ideas. This tutorial is just for inspiration and of course you can create any basket you want as long as you use Magnolia stamps to decorate it.

This is the basket i am making a tutorial for. It's an easy made basket in 4 steps.
Cut out 2 flare dies (14x14cm) in cardstock. Choose a printed paper (here, i chose to use Magnolia "strawberry plaid") and cut out 2 other flare dies but somehow smaller than the first ones.
In the same cardstock, cut 2 pieces called A and 1 piece called B following the measurement of the picture.
You will now fix the sides you just prepared as shown in the picture and there you have the structure of the basket.
Make a handle cutting a 2x30cm band in the same cardstock and decorate it with lace on the sides and printed Magnolia paper inside (1cm large).Decorate the other side too for a greater effect. Fix this handle in the inside of the structure with 2 brads.
Decorate your basket as you want and fill with candies or scrap stuff to make someone really happy!!!

Please read the rules on the sidebar before submitting.
For instance remember that you are allowed to combine your entry to TOMIC with no more than 5 other challenges and please respect the theme of the challenge, otherwise you won't be eligible for the draw and that would be a shame to miss a chance to win the fabulous prize offered by Magnolia...

And just take a look at what our wonderful Magnolia DT members have made for this challenge. You can find all our blogs on the sidebar and see more gorgeous Magnolia creations! Here you have different ways to make a basket to inspire you:

You have until Sunday 18:00 (Paris time) to enter using the Inklitz tool.
The randomly chosen winner will be published next Monday along with the new challenge.
Have fun!

 The Magnolia DT!


  1. Wat leuk om te lezen dat ik gewonnen heb met de challenge#21.
    Ik heb al een mail gestuurd maar mijn engels is niet zo best.
    gr miriam

  2. Bravo pour toutes ces œuvres ! quel talent !

  3. wow, how great tutorial! thank you for inspiring me, all the DT's work so amazing and very beautiful baskets :)


  4. Thanks for the tutorial and stunning DT creations - so much inspiration!
    Love Nicola xxx

  5. The baskets are beautiful, thanks for the inspiration...I've needed it lately! :) ~hugs

  6. vos panier sont magnifiques. Merci pour le tuto.

  7. oooh I am so sad........My entry cannot be linked. Something is not working....However I love your site and challenges.
    X Cindy


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