Where was I? Oh yeah....basket tutorial. Sorry, I get a little excited about being part of the Stampin' Up! family. *sheepish grin*
12" x 12" cardstock
Stamp and ink
Clear Mount Acrylic Block, if using Clear Mount stamps
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Scallop Edge Punch
Note: I used Scor-Pal for this project
Click photos to enlargeStart by stamping your image near the top edge of a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock. Make sure it is centered! Color, if desired. (Note: Stampin' Up! Clear Mount stamps let you build a scene with multiple stamps on one block - cool, huh? The little Raccoons were a single stamp that I cut apart, so I could put them on either side of the tree. )
Here is the cutting/scoring diagram. Shaded areas are trimmed off.
Trim ½" off each side.
Trim 2" off bottom, then trim the piece you just cut off down to 1¼". This will be the handle.
Score at 3" and 8" from side.
Score at 3" and 6" from bottom.
Score corner squares at an angle, as shown in the diagram.
Click photos to enlargeUse the Scallop Edge Punch on both long sides of the handle, then adhere ribbon down the center.
Click photos to enlargeAdhere sticky tape as shown. On the right side, place tape along top and bottom edge of corner squares. On the inside, place tape along angled folds.
Click photos to enlargePeel backing from angled tape, fold and adhere to side of basket. Peel backing from strip on upper edge and complete that corner. Repeat for the other corners. Basket should look like this:
Click photos to enlargeCut a slit on either side of stamped image for threading the ribbon. Wrap ribbon around top edge, starting in the middle of one short side. Thread the ribbon behind the image through the slits and adhere. I used sticky tape in several places along the top edge, and under both cut ends, to hold it in place.
Click photos to enlargeTurn ends of handle under, and put a small piece of tape across end. Adhere strap to basket as shown, adding a brad for strength.
And there you have it! Really pretty simple, and can be used in so many different ways! I can see it filled with candy, or a mini loaf of pumpkin bread, or an assortment of teas, or.......
Stamps: Merry Crittermas (Holiday Mini, coming September 1), Broadsheet Alphabet
Cardstock: 12" x 12" Very Vanilla
Classic Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brads, Paper Cutter, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Sticky Tape, Blender Pens, Paper Snips, Scor-Pal, Gold Lame & Silver Fox Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink