By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
May 1st is coming quickly which means so is May Day. These cute little baskets make the perfect way to celebrate spring. They are really easy to make using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board so you can create a lot of them to share.
Begin by using a paper trimmer to cut an 8” x 8” piece of patterned paper. The Die Cuts with a View Chateau Lavender Paper Stack was used for this basket. If you are using a paper that has the design on one side only cut a piece of coordinating card stock and adhere it to the blank side using a tape runner.
Line the paper up at the 2” mark on the Envelope Punch Board and make the first punch. Also, score it using the scoring line. Repeat this step for the remaining edges of the paper. You will not be able to completely score down the paper, but that will be taken care of in the next step to complete the score line.
Flip the paper over so the card stock is now on top and line it up with the 2” mark. Next, punch and score the first side. Repeat for the remaining edges of the card stock. The scoring in this step will finish off the score lines from the other side. If you would like, you can also use a scoring board to finish off the score lines.
Score the flaps by lining it up with the score line between the 2 punches made with the board as shown in the picture.
Fold all of the score lines to create crisp folds and then use a pair of scissors to cut the horizontal score lines just up to but not over the vertical score lines.
Fold the sides up to meet as shown. Add some glue to adhere the flaps together.
Add some glue to the flap and fold it up and over to adhere it to the inside of the basket.
Fold the remaining flaps down inside the basket after adding some glue to them.
This next step is optional, but it does add extra beauty to the basket.
Lay the basket on the edge of a paper doily and mark it where the top edge will be.
Line the mark up in your paper trimmer and cut off the excess. Adhere it to the basket lining up the edge with the top of the basket using a thin line of glue along the edge. Repeat this step with the other side of the basket.
Cut one strip of patterned paper and one strip of card stock that measure 1” wide by 8” long and adhere them together using the tape runner. Add some glue to the very end of it and place it onto the basket for the handle.
Enjoy celebrating May 1st with these little baskets this year. Fill them with flowers or special treats. No matter what they are used for, they will bring loads of fun!