(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

Hello Stampers,

I’m so glad you stopped by today because I have a stinkin’ cute basket to share with you.  I CASE’d the basket from a friend, fellow demonstrator Kelly Acheson.  I used retired paper because I wasn’t sure it would turn out as cute as it did.  It is the easiest basket pattern I have seen lately.  A while ago in one of my classes we made a basket that was a little tricky to fold.  Now every time I say the word basket I get a groan and dirty looks.  Well guess what, we are doing this basket at my next class even though it is after Easter because I think it makes a darling gift basket.  So on with the instructions.  I started with a 3 1/2 inch square of Highland Heather CS.  Score this piece at 1/2 inch on all four sides.  Cut your tabs as for any regular box. Assemble the box and set aside.  The basket is Designer Series paper measuring 3 x 11 inches.  You will also need two pieces of coordinating card stock measuring 1/2 inch x 11 inches and one piece 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.  On the 11 inch side of the DSP place a strip of tear and tape to the very edge.  Place another piece on one of the short sides. Begin wrapping the DSP around the box.  Use the coordinating strips to trim the top and bottom of the basket. Curl the shorter strip and attach to the basket for the handle.  Decorate it any way you would like.   It’s time to take a peek.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB