Due to all of the requests, I wanted to share with you how I created this woven easter basket here. I am showing you how to make one woven envelope basket side. You can then create whatever style/size basket you wish.
Using SU! Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Scallop Envelope bigz die, and patterned paper, die cut out the envelope.
Option 1: Using Paper Cutter, cut off the scalloped top flap of the envelope.
Option 2: Simply line up your patterned paper with the score line on the die as shown in the pic above.
The left scored tab is FOLDED UNDER (not cut away). You will make cuts down to the bottom horizontal scored line. Cut at 1/2″, 7/8″, 1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, and 2-3/4″.
With Paper Snips, cut away pieces of patterned paper, on the score line, as shown in pic above.
You will need 3 strips of patterned paper measuring 1/2″ x 3-1/8″. Weave as shown, adhering as you go.
Option to add smaller strips within the weaves. You will need 6 strips of patterned paper measuring 1/8″ x 2-1/2″. Weave as shown, adhering as you go. Don’t worry about the adhesive needed for these strips — the top and bottom will be covered with cardstock.
TIP: make sure your strips “line up” from piece to piece.
Creating the overhanging scallop flat to the top of the basket: With a 2″ x 3-1/8″ piece of patterned paper and the SU! Scallop Envelope Die, cut out just the top scalloped fold to the envelope. (optional: I cut away the angle and made a straight cut from the last scallop).
Apply Sticky Strip to the reverse side. One on either side of the score line. Fold over the top of the woven basket side panel that you just created.
Continue assembling the basket as you normally would.
Why I opted to use this wild Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper? Well, I went to the grocery store yesterday and couldn’t pass up the holiday candy aisle. I picked up all of my Daughter’s favorite candy items. When I got home, I realized that none of the candy had your normal pastel & spring colors to them. They were bright and fun colors. I won’t lie! My daughter caught me making this basket for her…..and the candy is now missing! Gone! All of it! Oh man! I feel like a bad mom. But, we have a cute basket left over to enjoy:)
This is a head on view of my basket. Did you notice? This basket has 6 sides to it.
It’s a Hexagon so I could fit all of the goodies into it!
Do you remember those candies on the paper when you were a child? I loved them. The little dots of candy. The soggy paper from trying to get the candy off of that paper. Just brings back childhood memories.
I decided to cut the sheets into strips. I wrapped the strips around a pencil and used them as filler paper for the basket…YUM!
Using my Crop-a-Dile tool, I added an Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet to two parallel sides so I could thread the Real Red Grosgrain ribbon through. Added a sentiment tag perfect for a teen girl.
I hope you find some inspiration in this post today. I think some dentists will be thanking me lol. Thanks for stopping by.
ALL SUPPLIES STAMPIN’ UP!
STAMP: Level II Hostess Set A Little Somethin’.
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Summer Sun, and Tempting Turquoise.
PATTERNED PAPER: Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper.
INK: Tempting Turquoise
ACCESSORIES: SU! Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and Scallop Envelope bigz die; Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets; Crop-a-Dile tool; Real Red 5/8″ and 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon; Tempting Turquoise 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon; Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon; Cello Bags; Hemp Twine; 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Square Punches.