Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Tisket a Tasket a Card Stock Basket!!

I made this basket using Stampin'Up! smooth card stock. You could change the color and embellishment and it would make a cute basket for Easter. I used the Blossom Punch on this basket and Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock, brown ink, and Mixed Bunch Stamp Set.

Soft Suede Card Stock  
4 ¼” x 11”,  ¾” x 8 ½” 
White Ribbon 14 inches long
Sticky Strip Tape                
Stampin Dimensionals  
Glue Dots                             
Striped texture Folder  
Simply Scored score Pal  
Big Shot                         

Run 4 ¼” x11” Cardstock through Big Shot using the striped texture Folder

Score at  1 ¾”, 3 ½”,  5 ¼”, 7”,  8 ¾”,  10½”         
turn over and at the 4 ½” side score down at 2 ¾” 
cut off short corner tab   
cut strips to the 2 3/4 line to make flaps                                               
On front of basket CS add Sticky Strip to ½” tab on right edge
and edge of 1st and 4th flaps from left edge.                                                    
Flip basket over, add Sticky Strip to edge of 1st and 4th flaps                              
Fold basket layer along score lines. Adhere ½” tab to inside of opposite end.
Creating a hexagon shape. 

Remove Sticky Strip backing from the two flaps on front side                             
Fold those two flaps in so they just meet in the center.                                          
Fold down the two flaps without Sticky Strip, press to adhere.                      
Remove Sticky Strip backing from the two remaining flaps.                                 
Fold down, press to adhere. Also press from inside the basket to get a good bond. 
 Add two small strips of Sticky Strip next to each other on both ends of the          
¾” x 8 ½” “ Soft Suede CS strip.                                                                                   
Adhere to inside of basket centered on two opposite sections of hexagon basket to create handle.                                                                                                 
Adhere two mini glue dots to bottom edge of each ribbon, attach to inside basket just below handle.                                                                                                       
Wrap ribbon around handle until you reach the center, tie a bow and trim ends.   
Add embellishment to basket using stampin Dimensionals                              
Hermy Acosta  

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