Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baskets from envelopes~Baskelopes

These little mini baskets are cute and so easy to make. They are actually made from a A2 envelope!
Once you create your little basket you can decorate it many different ways! Great for party favors, co-workers or class room gifts! I am actually going to help my son's class make their own.
I will put a photo tutorial up tomorrow since Blogger has a scheduled outage today. Baskets measure apprx 2 1/4" square and 4 1/4" tall including handle.

The materials you need for the basic envelope basket are:

White A2 size envelopes
Bone folder
Paper cutter/scissors
Stamps for background
Adhesive/sticky strip

Take your white envelope and seal it shut. Stamp a background image all over on both sides.
Now you score 1" down both long sides and one end. Fold both ways on score lines. Now you will cut from the top end that has no score line down. Measure in across top from left side 1 3/4" and cut down 2 3/4", now cut out from that mark to left side (1 3/4") you will repeat this on the other side. This will leave your handle in the center. Now you will slide your hand inside and pop the bottom up at score lines and pop sides out to create your basket. Now you will have 2 little points that will fold under your basket and you will adhere with sticky strip!
This is hard to describe with words so I will be posting pictures tomorrow. It really is easier than it sounds.
You now have your basic basket. Decorate as desired!
I used the following materials:
Boho Backgrounds Stamps (on all backgrounds)
Layered flower #3 die in the Big Shot
Forest Friends stamp set (bunny)
Oval all stamp set
Scalloped oval punch
Scalloped circle punch
Ticket corner punch
Circle punch
Dazzling diamonds glitter (flower center)
Pretty in Pink ink
Kiwi Kiss ink
Bashful Blue ink
Chocolate chip ink
Creamy caramel ink (bunny)

Have a Sunny Day!