Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pretty Basket

Hey, I thought this was a cute basket when I saw it made up for Easter. I had never made one before. I thought I would attempt to make a favor for a wedding (?) I wanted to make it pretty. A friend of mine is looking for ideas....

This was SOOOO easy. If you like the look of it, TRY IT! Wow, easy. Another friend was looking for a project to make for 60 guests, this would be great. It is quick and easy, REALLY!!

For this project, my color scheme is Close to Cocoa and Taken with Teal. I used two different wheels. The wheel on the left is (LOVE LOVE LOVE the jumbo wheels! Contact me for more info on Stampin' Up!'s FREE WHEELING promotion!!) Jumbo Petals the wheel on the right is Jumbo So Swirly. The stamp sets I used are Polka Dots & Paisley and Priceless. Ok, the flowers aren't a perfect match...but I didn't want to add candy. I wanted it to have more of an elegant look rather than just cute. If the flowers matched, I think it would be better...;)

I made directions up with a photo.
REVISED!! OH MY I forgot to tell you how big the square is!!
The base of the basket is a 5 1/2 square! Score all sides at 1 3/4

#1 are the strips for the handle measuring 3/4" and 1/4"
#2 wheel or stamp out background
#3 score all around 1 3/4"
#4 add sticky strip pieces to inside corners of outer corners
#5 round corners if you want (only one shown)
#6 cut into center corner (4 cuts)
I hope this helps!

Below I was trying to show how you pull up ends and then adhere to the middle square. Do this on both sides. Adhere the strip for a handle and you are done!

Happy Stampin' Friends!!

1 comment:

Kristine said...

OH MY GAWSH...THese are SOOOO CUTE!! :D LOVE those colors and stamps you chose. Awesome.