How to make the basket~
-Cut 8 envelopes at 3 inches for a square basket. You can add 2 more to mimic the SU basket with 6 sides.
-Using 4 envelopes to make basket: Cut top of envelope scalloped edge flap off.
-Score sides and fold in.
-Cut from top and bottom folds at: 1/2″, 7/8″, 1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, and 2-3/4″.
-This will give you 7 'sections' separated by your cut lines. Cut out section 2, 4 and 6. You will have 4 left (2 at either end and 2 in the center).
-Cut your designer paper in 1/2" by 3" strips. I used 4 strips per side.
-Weave between envelope sections, using adhesive to keep in place. I used photo squares. They were easy to apply and nearly the same size as each strip. Some strips will a little smaller because of my paper choice so I just folded or cut them as needed.
-Add adhesive to each side flap and stick them together to form your box shape. Add adhesive to bottom and fold up. The box frame is done.
To add the scallop edges and cover the top of your box edge:
-Score remaining 4 envelopes so the top flap will fold over.
-Cut the envelopes flap edges off.
-Fold envelope scallop flap over and measure from fold line 2 3/4", cut.
-Add adhesive to each. Adhere inside of the basket, covering weave, fold flap over and stick on outside weave.
This made the basket a lot more sturdy inside and out as well as adding the cut scallop edge.
I placed the finished handle with adhesive and a brad on both sides.
Whew! I sure love the way it turned out and it feels really strong. Liam will love it!
Cuttlebug A2~ Textile
Cricut~ Wild Cards: Carraige 3"
Paper~ DCVW Spring stack
Border Punch~ Martha Stewart
Stamp~ Studio G: Spring block stamps from Michael's
Misc~ Ribbons, Around The Block Paper Tagger to hold circular tag onto basket