Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Tisket, A Tasket... The Cutest Little Basket!

Oh, these cuties are so fast and easy to make!  That's what I love most about them.

Here's several samples based on what my club members chose for their papers to go with the Miracle paper pack!

This basket is the 'before' picture.

This is the 'After' - notice the difference?!

Here is the pattern for these baskets.  These are 9" x 9" cardstock baskets.  You can always go bigger or smaller depending on your desired use.  I was thinking they'd be perfect place settings for a baby shower or wedding shower filled with goodies.  They'd also make fun teacher's gifts filled with erasers, anti-bacterial gel, crayons and other supplies for the classroom.  

First score at the 3" lines in both directions.  Then you're going to make a cut between A/B, B/C, D/E,  and E/F... but do not go all the way through to the other side.  Here's what it will look like when it's all cut up.

To fold the basket, you'll want to tuck in flap B & E and then use a brad to attach the handle.  For this project, the handle dimension I used was 9" x 1 1/4".  The handle pattern was 9" x 3/4".  The small rectangles of patterned Miracle paper was 2 1/2" x 2 1/4".  

You'll want to attach all the pattern paper to the cardstock AND the Color-Ready borders to the template BEFORE you assemble!  The self-adhesive borders are suprisingly easy to adhere and stay on.  Be sure to crimp the corners of the basket on the borders to make sure they conform to the shape of the basket and stick better.  We also used baby powder on the back side of the borders where it was sticking up and still sticky to remove that stickyness so grass or other things will not stick to that exposed part.

 The Kraft Color-Ready Borders are the perfect embellishment for this project!  So many cute borders to choose from.

Our very thoughtful hostess, Dawn C., made these cute boxes for everyone and 
inside was a nice hand lotion!

Thanks, Dawn!

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