Monday, March 1, 2010

Fold-Up Basket

A friend of mine asked for an Easter gift idea, so I went searching through my files for something I thought she might like. I came across the instructions for this basket.  I had made some a few years ago using a template from the Stampin' Up! website but had forgotten about it. I know I'm always saying this about projects...but it really is quick and easy.  I don't like to make anything that isn't!!!
I've re-drawn the template which you can find here.  My basket started with a 5-1/4" square piece of Tea Party patterned paper.  Score the paper at 1-3/4" and 3-1/2".  Flip and score the same measurements again.  You'll cut four slits (see template) and then partially fold up 2 sections on each you're going to make a square box, but stop before you get the top aligned.  Hope that makes sense. 
You could probably make any size basket as long as you start with a square and then score it to have 3 equal parts in each direction.
Here's what I used:

A Good Egg (Inked up each word individually and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align it.)

Tea Party DSP
     5-1/4x5-1/4 Basket
     1/2x7 Handle
     Scraps for Flowers
Scrap of Whisper White for Tag
Scrap of Pretty in Pink for Tag

Basic Gray Classic Stamp Pad

Tag Punch
Small Tag Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch
Silver Eyelet
Silver Brad
Soft Subtles Buttons
1/4" Circle Punch
SU! Perfect Details Texturz Plate (for the white tag)
White DMC Floss

Hope you have a great Monday!

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1 comment:

  1. Beth thanks so much for the template. I am going to have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing your talent!