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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas Baskets!!

I just love this type of basket!

I saw Heather Summers’ baskets http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/stamp_with_heather/2012/03/what-an-honour-easter-basket.html this spring and thought they were to die for!  Following her diagram below, I wrote out directions and experimented with some old paper first. When I had it written down in way that made sense to me, I made I followed Heather’s diagram to make the basket above.  I used a 9 x 9 sheet of cardstock to create my basket.  Each of the tabs (the long skinny rectangles) are 1 x 3 and the squares down the middle all measure 3x3.            

Larger Basket
9 x 9 square cardstock or designer paper
2 one x 9 inch strips of cardstock or designer paper
scoring tool
scissors
1" circle punch
corner rounder
4 brads
adhesive

 
1.      Score your 9 x 9 inch square at 3 inches and 6 inches
Turn and score again at 3 inches and 6 inches
The scored lines will look kind of like a tic-tac-toe board at this point

2.      Following the score lines cut 2 inches deep at the 3 inch line and 6 inch line. Do the same on the opposite side

3.      Cut the center flap into a triangle and both side flaps into thirds. To do this place your paper on your score board with the triangle cut outs on the right and left sides, just as it appears on the diagram above. Score at 1, 2, 7, and 8 0 score only to the blue lines NOT all the way across (see diagram). Turn the paper and score the same way on the other side. Now you should have 12 strips, 6 on the top and 6 on the bottom.

4.      Trim about 1 inch off of the 2nd and 3rd strips (counting from the outside edge)

5.      Start with the first and longest strip, bring the two side together and attach.
Then layer the next two and then the last two. Then attach the triangle flap on top of the flaps.
(I inked the edges of everything first to give it more depth)

6.      Punch two 1" circles. Attach them over the points of the triangle. (trim the point off before attaching the circle)

7.      Cut two 1" x 9" strips. Use a corner rounder on the ends. Attach about 3/4 inches from the end of the basket with brads.

8.      Voila! Decorate further any way you like. I chose to make double layer lollies with a jewel, brad or button in the center. Stampin’ Up makes a lolly die cut which is sooo much easier to make! It’s called Designer Rosette Bigz XL. They are on a long die (up to 10” diam.) so you use extended cutting pads to allow you to make these gorgeous lollies.


Did you know that Stampin" Up! makes a die for creating lollies? Using this Bigz die makes it soooo much easier to create a lolly! Plus the ends have patterned designs on them, aren't they cute? It's called "Designer Rosette Bigz XL" and it makes a strip for a lolly that is up to 10" diam., so you use extended cutting pads to allow you to make these pretty little things. I also love the fact that they don't stick out as far as the ones I made by hand and they are so nice and uniform.
 

Smaller Basket

You will need:
6x6 square carstock or designer paper
2 one half x 6 inch strips of cardstock or designer paper
scoring tool
scissors
1" circle punch
corner rounder
4 brads
adhesive

1.      Score your 6 x 6 inch square at 2 inches and 4 inches
Turn and score again at 2 inches and 4 inches
The scored lines will create something that looks like a tic-tac-toe board

2.      Following the score lines cut 2 inches deep at the 2 inch line and 4 inch line. Do the same on the opposite side

3.      Cut the center flap into a triangle and both side flaps into thirds.

4.      Trim 1/4 " off of the 2nd and 3rd strips (counting from the outside edge)

5.      Starting with the first and longest strip bring the two side together and attach.
Then layer the next two and then the last two. Then attach the triangle flap on top of the flaps.
(you can ink the edges of everything first to give it more depth)

6.      Punch two 1" circles. Attach them over the points of the triangle. (trim the point off before attaching the circle)

7.      Cut two 1/2" x 6" strips. Use a corner rounder on the ends. Attach about 3/4 inches from the end of the basket with brads.

8.      Decorate!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome baskets! They are such fun to make! Your turned out fab!

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