A very Happy Tuesday to everyone! It is such a joy to see you visiting our blog where we love to show you how we use the products from the CutCardStock store. For my project this time I made a vase for sunflowers and a basket full of note cards.

I started out with a straight edge clear glass vase which you can pick up in the dollar stores or from shops like Crate and Barrel, which is where I purchased this one. I then selected autumn colors of cardstock–Basis Orange, Flavours Gourmet Carmelized Mustard, Basis Olive, and  PopTone Tangy Orange. I also secured 5/16″ dowels which I cut to 6″ long which is the height of the vase. I think they are usually 36″ long and can be found in Walmart or any craft store.
After measuring around the dowels, I cut the cardstock into 6″ X 1 3/8″ strips which would give enough for a bit of a lap. I then ran 1/2″ Scor-Tape down each side edge of the strips as well as around the top, middle, and bottom of the vase.

 I then wrapped a strip of CS around each dowel. And I have a hint here which proved so necessary after several mishaps..haha  Remove the tape backing off of only one side at a time, place the dowel evenly in the middle of the strip and roll the dowel over the sticky tape, and continue to roll the dowel all the way over the tape with the backing. This will give a curvature to the strip and will be so much easier to handle. Remove the second strip of tape and roll the dowel over it to cover it completely.

After I had all of the dowels covered I then removed the backing from the tape around the vase and began standing the dowels upright around the vase, making sure that the seams were against the vase.
 I also adhered some silk ivy leaves around the top for a prettier finish.
To finish the vase I added a strip of burlap around the middle and tied it with burlap twine and filled it with sunflowers.
And there is a bit more to this story!! After I had my project completed, I was strolling through Michaels and saw a little basket on sale which matched my project exactly. The pictures don’t show the colors exactly but IRL they are exact matches. All I did to the basket was add ivy leaves and a bit of burlap and twine.
I had so many scraps left after this project, that I decided to use them to make some very simple note cards to put into the little basket. I die cut several different sentiments using an IO die and adhered them to the note cards. I made 5 of each color using the various sentiments. I used Basis Natural A-2 Folded Invitations and Basis Natural A-2 Envelopes.
Thank you so much for coming by today and I would love to hear what you think about my project and if you try it, I would love to see your creations! Until the next time, big hugs from Jacque!
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