5.15.2009

A Basket


I've been seeing these cute baskets all over the place and decided it was high time to make one!  The ends of the baskets are cut out with the Baskets & Blooms Big XL Sizzix die.  I trimmed off the perforated edges on each one.  Then I used half a sheet of cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") for the middle of the box.  I scored it at 2 3/4" from each side with the 8 1/2" side at the top.  Then I scored at 3/8" on each side with the 5 1/2" side at the top to create the flap (after trimming on the score lines) to which I used sticky strip to adhere the ends.  

I decorated the basket with some Good Morning Sunshine DSP and some of the flowers from the Baskets & Blooms die that I layered on top of each other and stamped "for you" from the Great Friend stamp set.  I added some scallop circles to the handles and punched the 1 1/4" circle punch in the middle.  Now the box is all ready to hold some cute cards, a set of spa bath gels, or some yummy treats to give away as a gift!

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1 comment:

Rachelle said...

This is so cute Elaine, thank you for sharing. You are truly talented!