Monday, January 26, 2009
Cut a 12"x12" paper into four 6" squares.
Using a pencil, lightly make a line from corner to corner making an X on one side of the paper.
Cut a 2" square and adhere to center. Each point will line up with pencil marks to help you in positioning this directly in center.
Score around white square with tip of bone folder.
Cut on pencil lines to cardstock square on all sides.
Stamp center as desired.
Erase pencil lines.
Add decorative edge with scallop punch if desired.
Bring all side edges up and overlap slightly. Adhere. (You can make this shallow or more cup-like, however you like it).
Cut a 12"x1" strip and adhere to basket inside for a handle. Embellish as desired.
These are super simple to make and I like that one sheet of cardstock will make 4 baskets. You can assemble all of the baskets without the handles and stack them up for easy storage and complete the addition of the handle at a later date as needed.