Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mini Treat Basket - October Make & Take Project


I saw these adorable mini treat baskets on Angie Juda's blog (Chic n' Scratch) and just had to try them for this month's downline make and take project. Angie has a wonderful video tutorial on how to make these that you can find HERE, but if you are like me you find it helpful to have step-by-step instructions (with pictures) to help you out when you are first learning how to construct a 3d project like this one. The pdf file of these instructions is on the right side in the handy tools section, or you can click HERE to access it as well.

Step 1 - die cut basket pieces using the Baskets and Blooms die:

Step 2 - Remove the side tabs from the basket pieces:

Step 3 - Score the sides and bottom as shown:

I physically drew a line on my cutter at the 3/4" mark to help me do the scoring on this project.

Step 4 - Clip and cut your pieces as shown:

Step 5 - Apply sticky tape. I don't recommend using snail adhesive for this, but glue sticks or Tombow white glue might work as well as the sticky tape:

Step 6 - Adhere bottom tabs as close as possible to the bottom edge. This is really important to correctly shape the basket:

Step 7 - Align top and side edges. Your bottom edge will not match exactly:

Decorate, stuff with goodies and give away to your friends and family!

Paper used in this project is Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. Ink is Real Red and Old Olive. Stamps are from the Holiday Punch level 2 hostess set and they were layered on die cuts made using the movers and shapers dies. A little ribbon and some fun glitzy stuffing has these all ready for some treats. I think that chocolates will probably be in order here!

Thanks for visiting today. I hope this little tutorial was helpful.


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Monica-FC said...

I loved reading this and seeing this in person. that helped alot. thank you.

Anonymous said...

These are sweet Chris, thanks for the tutorial

Juanita said...

great tutorial. What sweet little baskets.

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