Agnes here welcoming you to my first post as one of the new members of the CutCardstock Design Team. I am very happy to spread the word about their premium cardstock, stationery products and other supplies.
I am planning to use these baskets for decoration but they will also be perfect for any other occasion.
Here are a few words about how to make these cuties, in case you would like to make your own.
I used a Cricut Explore to make these ones but you can find free templates online too.
They are very easy to make. This specific one is from a Cricut cart called Tags, Boxes and More 2.
I sized them to be around 3-1/2″ tall. This size allows to cut 2 baskets on the 8-1/2 x 11″ Curious Metallic cardstock.
To size them, you can use the handles around the box or you can insert the desired size directly on the edit panel.
Tip: Each square on the grid measures 1″ and it helps when sizing an image. If you count the squares on the left side, you will see it is approx. 3-1/2″.
As you can see, the edit panel shows: 7.45″ wide x 4.12″ tall. This is the size of one basket when open flat as you see on the pic. After sizing, you can proceed to cut.
The Cricut Explore does the scoring, just remember to insert the scoring tool in place prior to cutting.
The next step will be the embossing. I used my Cuttlebug for this process but feel free to use any other embosser machine and an embossing folder of your choice. The embossing folder I used is called “Weave” and I believe is from Making Memories but not sure if it is still available.
Tombo liquid glue was used to adhere the sides together.
The bunnies were also cut with the Cricut Explore. In this case I used the “Gold Leaf” cardstock from the same Curious Metallic collection. This cardstock is also a 92# and it is a gorgeous tone of gold.
The rest of the items shown are some of the supplies I used: flowers and leaves, mini tags with “Happy Spring” hand-stamped on them, some Spanish moss, a glue gun, two pieces of thin wire and bias tape.
To make the handles, I wrapped the thin wire in bias tape using bits of hot glue here and there.
They turned out really nice.
The last step is to embellish them accordingly.
Here you can see the back of the box and a close up of the embossing.
Hope you enjoy how these cute pair of french fries boxes became “Spring Decoration Baskets”. If you have any questions about the process, do not hesitate to ask.
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