Basket (Video)


This Basket would be ideal for Easter or for other occasions where you want a small open basket for gift giving. You could make it in Designer Series Paper or any coloured card stock you choose.

If giving it for Easter you could place a medium-sized egg in the middle and surround it with smaller eggs. For other occasions, how about a small pin cushion, tape measure and thread?

This basket design may also be made using a:

  • 9″ x 9″ or 22.5 cm x 22.5 cm square
  • 12″ x 12″ or 30 cm x 30 cm square which will measure 4″ or 10 cm deep and 7″ or 17.5 cm across
  • Try using Designer Series Paper for a different look

So, try different sizes and card/paper to see what you can come up with

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  • First of all cut a 6″ x 6″ or 15 cm x 15 cm square of card score at 2″ & 4″ or 5 cm & 10 cm turn 1/4 and repeat
  • Then cut the handle is 6″ x 1/2″ or 15 cm x 1.3 cm – use corner rounder to round all corners and ink distress with co-ordinating colour
  • Punch out 2 x 1″ or 2.5 cm circles and ink distress all around, fold in half and burnish score line
  • Cut 2″ or 5 cm deep at the 2″ or 5 cm score line and at the 4″ or 10 cm score line and repeat on opposite sides
  • The centre flap needs to be cut into a triangle by marking the mid-point on the outside edge and cutting into the score line (see video)
  • Cut the outside squares into 1/3rd which is approx 5/8″ or 1.6 cm
  • Trim 1/4″ or 1.3 cm from the 2nd and 3rd strips in each square
  • Ink distress all edges now if you want to do this step. Also ink distress both circles and the handle
  • Fold all flaps into centre and place adhesive on tip of triangle and adhere flap 1 first so the 2 flaps form a straight line across the tip of the triangle. Place adhesive on flaps 2 & 3 and adhere. Repeat on opposite end.
  • Then adhere folded circles over tip of triangle, hiding all the ends inside your basket
  • Now place adhesive on ends of handle and adhere to outside of basket and place Enamel Shapes in the centre of base of handle to look like rivets
  • Finally add embellishments as desired

Basket Ideas

  • Tiny spools of cotton, tiny scissors and a tiny wrist pin cushion all in a cello bag with a tag
  • Fill with tortilla chips, a packet of seasoning and recipe to make chilli
  • Small decorative muffin tin and some muffin mix
  • Easter gifts
  • Something for Mothers’ Day

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Hi, I'm Libby. I'm a wife, mother, Gran and sister. I'm also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! in Australia. I love all things Stampin' Up! Making meaningful connections is important to me and I value the long lasting friendships I have made through Stampin' Up! I knit, cross-stitch, sew and get inky with stamps, ink and paper. Connect with me to find out more Have a look around and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange your own Stampin' Up! workshop (FREE) or find out about classes. Call 0410 315 786 Email

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