Friday, March 5, 2010

Sweet Pea Basket

Isn't this just the cutest little Easter basket? It's a simple-to-create basket that can be made in several sizes. The one above and to the left in the photo below starts with a 6" x 6" piece of Sweet Pea designer paper. I added a handle of pretty in pink cardstock and coordinating Sweet Pea stitched felt pieces. A handle is optional. The basket on the right in the photo below is made with a 8" x 8" square of crushed curry cardstock and layered with squares of Sweet Pea designer paper. We will be making a larger basket that starts with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock at Club on Sun. I didn't want to post a picture of it yet (I'll post it on Mon). It's really adorable!

Here are the basic directions: You start with a square piece of cardstock and score in squares. Score three lines in each direction to create 4 squares across 4 squares down (for a total of 16 squares).

6" square cs - score at 1-1/2", 3" 4-1/2"
8" square cs - score at 2", 4", 6"
12" square cs - score at 3", 6", 9"

Then you cut to the first score line all the way around. This will cut out the four corner squares.

Finally, you adhere the two side by side squares on top of each other, forming the basket. I just used snail because this basket is so little and light weight. If you really want it to hold together well, you might want to try sticky strip.

Add a handle and embellishments as desired! Leave a comment with a link to your basket if you try one of these yourself.

Happy Stamping! Mary

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