Bucket isn't the right word, I guess. So call it whatever you would like. It's made with the Petal Card Sizzix die. You just fold two of the sides in and adhere them to a 5 1/4" x 2" strip of card stock that is folded in half. We made our bucket out of Certainly Celery card stock, and then adhered Designer Series Paper to the front and back. The inside holds a cello bag with Valentine conversations hearts tied with the same ribbon that makes the handle. HOW CUTE would these be to put on your kids/hun/significant other/etc. door for Valentine's Day?!
Here's a bit of a close up. We used the Clear Rhinestone Brads to secure the ribbon to the "bucket" portion. Oh....I cut another 5 1/4 x 2 inch strip of paper and put that inside AFTER I put on the brads for the ribbon. Covered up where you adhered the whole thing together and covered up the brad prongs. Forgot to take a picture of that....sorry! Oh...and it was cut just a TAD (SMALL TAD) smaller than 5 1/4" x 2" FYI. And YES it's true. This Designer Series Paper, ribbon, AND stamp set you can earn FREE!!!! They are all part of Sale-A-Bration!!!
This was the next thing we made:
I followed this Crimped Envelope Card tutorial. So yes....this front part is an envelope. I have to say...I LOVE this idea. It was lots of fun. I think I'll be making more of these. The outside was stamped with TWO Sale-A-Bration stamp sets (the flowers are from Botanical Blooms and hearts are from Polka Dot Punches) and then the together stamp is from "Define Your Life" and was used as the sentiment. Hey...if you purchased the Define Your Life stamp set you would ALMOST earn one of these other stamp sets FREE! Just throwing that out there! :)
Here are all the pieces. The card on the left is what goes inside the envelope and where you write your message. Then the top of the envelope (with the ribbon) slides down over it. By crimping the bottom portion of the envelope, it makes it smaller and therefore easy to slide the top part over. Brilliant! Thanks whomever thought of it! :) Hope you enjoy!