This is a little basket made with the largest circle die from the Big Shot Collection (page 197, $19.95). I got the idea from my sweet friend Jen, and she saw it somewhere online. I fiddled with it and came up with some scoring measurements that seemed to work out nicely. Embellished a little bit, and you have a nice little “box” for a small trinket or a small cello bag of candy. This was one of the projects we made on Monday morning at a workshop. I really liked this idea and the guests did, too!
To make the basket, cut out your scalloped circle with the Big Shot. Use your paper cutter to score, or your cutting mat and a bone folder. It is important that you line up the score lines with a grid of some type. Our Stampin’ Up! grid paper or the large cutting mat provide a great surface. You will first score 1″ from the right side of the circle and 1″ from the left side of the circle. Then turn your scalloped circle 90 degrees and score 1 1/2″ from the right and 1 1/2″ from the left. Now you will cut one scored line on each corner starting at the edge of the circle and stopping at the next scored line. So you will end up with four slits (or “flaps”) that you will fold inside to make your box. Use Snail adhesive to hold the flaps inside and then wrap ribbon around the entire box as shown above. I embellished with circles from Think Happy Thoughts (page 114, $16.95). I added a Bashful Blue brad in the center and attached everything to the box with Dimensionals.