Top Note Basket Tutorial

I’ve prepared a basic photo tutorial for the Top Note Basket that I showed on my last post.  You can also modify this to make a box where the Top Note is on the top (laying down flat)  and it comes off like a lid.  You will need 12 squares of DSP.  Punch them using either the 1 1/4″ or 1 3/8″ punch.  Either one works just fine.  Use SNAIL adhesive to adhere all 12 of them to a piece of cardstock or copy paper.

Punch this “quilted” paper out with the Top Note Die and also cut 2 out of Soft Suede cardstock.

Trim the perforated edges off of the DSP Top Note Cutout and adhere it to one of the Soft Suede cutouts.

Next, I embossed the DSP piece with one of our Textured Embossing Folders and lightly sponged it.  This makes the embossing “pop” and it is also mroe visible in a photograph!  My newest trick that I saw at Convention is shown below.  Take a tiny sponge and attach it to a clothespin!  No more ink on my fingers…….and one sponge makes lots of these little gadgets!

For the box, take 2 pieces of cardstock that 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Score one of them at 1″ on all 4 sides.  Score the other one at 1 1/16″ on all four sides.  I have drawn the score lines on this sample for you.  To make the basket with ONE OPEN END, you will cut off the top portion as shown below.

Crease all of the places you scored and cut flaps as shown in the photo.  Notice that I cut a small “pie shaped’ piece out to make it easier to fold up the box.

Add Sticky Strip as shown below and fold up your basket.  Figure out which one is slightly smaller — that one will go on the inside as you are assembling the box.

Here are the 2 boxes before I used Sticky Strip to attach them together.  Place a long piece of Sticky Strip at the edges to adhere them together.  Now you can embellish the front.

After the box is assembled, you will use Sticky Strip to apply the 2 Top Note Pieces onto the box.  I hope this helps and that you will try it out.  This easy box is fun and ready to decorate.  Thanks and have a great day!!!!

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