There will be just enough time to make Easter Baskets with the Berry Basket Bigz™ L Die (137366) and the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439). You can use Card Stock, Designer Series Paper or make a sturdy basket with Coaster Board (129392). Today’s project uses Coaster Board.
Cut two sets of everything from the Coaster Board. Even though the die has score lines, do not use the Premium Crease Pad when you’re cutting Coaster Board. Just use both Cutting Pads – you’ll get better definition for the creases and a better cut.
I did not like trying to use the unscalloped piece for the basket handle. It is actually a straight top for the basket. Instead, cut a 1/2” strip of the Coaster Board after you’ve run it through the Big Shot but before you remove the die-cuts. This will make a longer handle that curves nicely. Punch holes in the handle ends about 1/2” up with the 1/8” Circle Handheld Punch (134365).
Assemble the basket with Sticky Strip (104294). Start with the bottom and adhere the basket pieces criss-cross. Attach Sticky Strip to the top edge of the basket sides and adhere to the top strip. Remember to center the basket side on the strip because the strip corners extend. You can adhere the joins of the top strip with either Sticky Strip or a Handheld Stapler (135850). If you like, you could staple the basket sides to the strip instead. I won’t show you what I did because I covered it all up by wrapping the Hello Honey 5/8” Quilted Cotton Ribbon (137864) around the basket top and tying a bow. I stuck it on with Sticky Strip, of course. The ribbon also makes it easy to attach the handle with brads.
Other Supplies Used: Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180); Hello Honey (133678) & Blackberry Bliss (133675) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Beautiful Wings Embosslits™ Die (118138); Candy Dots Brad Bases (132293); Subtles Candy Dots (130933); Glue Dots (103683)
Next, a little shredded paper grass, a few treats and your Easter Basket is ready to go! When Easter is over, you can fill the basket with artificial flowers and have a nice Spring decoration!
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