This project looks like a little basket I made out of the card bases. But, this one is created with a 3″ by 12″ strip of paper, and has a divider/partition in the middle. The divider or partition is created by the way the paper is scored, and the handle is just glued on the outside. Very quick, very cute!
The divider/partition helps things stand up, instead of sliding around, and I used it for a little “get well” basket. Inside are two tea bags, two sugar packets, two sticks of honey, one chocolate and a 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ note card. Or, you could use it for a few note cards and corresponding envelopes. Or, you could simply put some skinny treats inside, or a “whack-a-balloon and birthday candles and matches. I am sure you can think of even more, so please share any ideas you come up with. Here is a picture showing the divider.
Start with a 3″ by 12″ piece of patterned paper. With the 12″ side (top) up, score at 1″, 4″, 5″, 8″, 8 1/2″ and 11 1/2″. Rotate clockwise with the short side up, (top to right) and score at 1″, which creates the bottom.
On the end with the 1/2″ scored section, locate the 1/2″, 3″ and 1/2″ sections, and cut the 1″ bottom off of those three. They create the inside divider, and do not need bottom flaps. Then, free the tabs in the 1″ bottom section by cutting straight on the rectangular sides of the score lines and notching slightly into the square tabs. Do this for all of the score lines on the bottom (1″) section.
Place strong adhesive along the 1/2″ tab, and glue it to create the inner rectangle. Then, place adhesive on the outer 1/2″ of the 1″ side, and glue it to the side of the box, aligning the edge of the paper with the corner score-line of the box. The seam is toward the back, so glue the bottom together by placing the side tabs, then the back tab, and then glue the front tab closed. Using a strong adhesive, I used liquid glue, glue each end of the 1″ card stock strip to the sides of the box, lining up the end of the strip with the bottom of the box.
I tied a 1/4″ hombre ribbon in a bow on the side of the handle, used a little tag from an Alinacraft tag die, and attached it with a “squash-shaped” safety pin. My sentiment is from the “Healer” stamp set by May May Made It, and you can go to maymaymadeit.com and shop from there. The label was a gifted die, and the ovals and bitty butterfly are retired Stampin’ Up! punches.
I know you can come up with many creative ideas for this basket, so do share! And, until we meet again, may your days be blessed. Smiles, Darby