This past Monday, I held my monthly Stamp-In Workshop. At this workshop, the girls created a darling spring-y basket. While all the baskets themselves were created from some of Stampin' Up!'s retired textured paper, I had pre-selected an assortment of Designer Series Papers that I thought would look cute on the pink basket for them to choose from and create their bow. So, they had the opportunity to make theirs totally unique simply by choosing a different DSP for their bows.
The basket measures about 4 1/4" wide by 2 3/4" deep and 4 1/4" high with the handle. Without the handle, it is approximately 2" high. Both the basket and the bow were created with the gracious help of my Envelope Punch Board.
With Easter right around the corner, I thought you may be interested in making a few of these cute baskets for Easter treat giving. Here is a tutorial with photos on how to make the basket:
Envelope Punch Board
A 6" x 6" piece of cardstock + a 1" x 8 1/2" strip of matching cardstock for the handle
Line the left edge of the 6" square up with the 1 1/2" mark on the Envelope Punch Board. Punch. Score. Repeat this on all four sides, lining up at the 1 1/2" mark on each side before punching and scoring.
Go around all four sides once again, but this time line the tongue on the Envelope Punch Board up with each score line you had previously made, punching first, then scoring. Do all four sides like this.
Once you are done with the Envelope Punch Board, your "basket" should look like this:
Fold on all the score lines. On one corner cut along the score lines on either side of the point up to the next score line. Flip the piece and do the same on the opposite corner. Now you have this:
Bring the flaps that were created on one corner together until they form a straight line across. Secure this meeting place with a small piece of tape. Repeat on the other side. You have now formed the two long sides of your basket, and it should look like this:
Fold the flaps over this taped portion and glue them in place. Repeat on both sides. Fold in and glue in place the two flaps on the narrow sides. Here is what this step should look like:
Once again, this is what your finished basket will look like, but shown with the bow in place.
In an upcoming post, I will post a tutorial of how to create the darling bow.