Tuesday, August 1, 2017

30 Days of Diemond Dies Promotion

Welcome to 30 Days of Diemond Dies.

  Diemond Dies is a company committed to producing American made dies with popular styles that will appeal to scrapbookers, card makers, altered artists, and general paper crafters.  

The project for Day #1 is my 3D Watering Can basket.

This basket can hold items inside the 1.5" x 2" basket (tutorial below) and was made using the Diemond Dies Large Watering Can Mini Album Die:

I also used the Fluttering Butterflies and Pretty Petals Flower dies by Diemond Dies:


As part of the promotion, Diemond Dies will be having random drawings on their Facebook page for those who comment on the projects posted by the Design Team and "Like" Diemond Dies.

Dee, the owner of Diemond Dies, has graciously given me a discount code to pass along to you to use on Diemond Dies.   You can use code ddag to receive a 20% discount off all dies in the store and to get FREE shipping in the US and International on purchases of $20 or more during this current promotion.  

Here's my tutorial on how to make the 3D Watering Can Basket:

Start off by cutting two of the Large Watering Can (I used some core'dinations sandable paper so I could distress the can) on cardstock.  I then cut just the watering end of the can with silver foiled cardstock or mirror board two times for a shiny look to the spout.

To make the basket part:

Cut a strip of cardstock measuring 6" x 2.5", out of the same cardstock you used to cut the two watering cans.

Place the 6" x 2.5" strip on a scoring board horizontally so the 6" edge is across the top and score at 2" and 4".   Then turn the paper vertically on your scoring board and score at 1/2" and 2":

Cut tiny triangles at the intersection lines to form corners for when the paper is folded.  Place some two sided adhesive tape along the horizontal edges but not touching the scored lines:

I find it easier to decorate the watering can itself before adhering the basket to the two sides.  I cut out several of the flowers, embossed them with a stylus while the paper was still in the dies, and layered them with tiny floral centers.  My leaves were made using a Martha Stewart Frond punch but any leaf die or punch would work.

To assemble and adhere the basket to the watering cans, lay the scored and taped paper on your desk and line up one watering can in the middle section so the bottom of the can is just below the score line.  You want the can below the score line so the can itself is what stands on the table and not the basket part (you don't want the bottom corners of the basket showing beyond the sides of the cans).

Flip the paper upside down and do the same for the other watering can.

Bring the sides of the basket up and adhere them to the insides of the watering cans, being sure they do not stick out beyond the can's edges.  Trim off a small part of the bottom of the watering can itself so it will stand flat on it's own.

To make the butterfly, I cut the small one in the set with purple paper and the larger one with yellow paper.  Since my butterfly is hanging in the air basically and is not adhered flat to a card,  the small pieces to the middle of the wings wouldn't have anything to stick to.  Instead, I used the middle pieces from the larger butterfly as I could put glue on the back of my small purple butterfly and have room to hold the larger yellow pieces in place:

To finish off the smallest of the flowers, I used some yellow Liquid Pearls.

Diemond Dies will be having a new project posted daily to their Facebook page by other Design Team members so check back for more inspiration and leave comments for your chance to win prizes from random drawings.

You can use code ddag to receive a 20% discount off all dies in the store and to get FREE shipping in the US and International on purchases of $20 or more during this current promotion.

I'm entering this 3D Watering Can project in the Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge #40

Thank you for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. What a great idea of using watering can die. This is so beautiful basket - thanks for sharing tutorial

  2. Love the watering can,reminds me so much of being able to work in my flower garden,thanks for the guide

  3. Love the dimension you gave to this, so creative and very lovely!

  4. Beautiful use of the watering can die! Very clever idea! Those flowers are so awesome too! Love that you included a tutorial on how to make it also!

  5. Loved the way that it turned out! Beautiful. Much love and God bless you xoxo tfs have a blessed night.

  6. Absolutely amazing! You did great job! Love your card! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

  7. Beautifully done! Great tutorial, too! Thanks for joining us at Scor-Pal!