Thursday, July 8, 2010

Strawberry Basket

This project has been in the wings waiting for attention. It finally got unveiled last week at a group gathering. But now the details have been tweaked. OMG - I just realized no adhesive was used for the basket - LOVE that!!!! The only place where adhesive was used was on the strawberry tag. Not much paper needed for this project, too - ya gotta LOVE that!!!! Finished project size: 3-1/2" x 1-3/4 x 4-1/2" (measured to the top of the handle).

Open one side of the lid to reveal..................

This is what is inside:

Basket back:

Template for Basket (note: solid lines are cut lines, dash lines are score/fold lines):
(1) 5-1/2" x 5-1/2 Crumb Cake (Kraft) CS.
Score 3 sections, each end 5/8". The middle section should then be 1-3/4".
Turn paper, score 1-3/4", 3-3/4" and you are left with 1-3/4"
To make the middle section of the basket: measure 1/2" along the edge toward the center to "0" - see photo below. Cut away those diagonal lines.
The handle (1) 5/8" x 7-1/2" Crumb Cake (Kraft) CS - punch 1/8" holes at each end
The lid: (1) 3-1/4" x 3-1/2" Crumb Cake (Kraft CS). On the 3-1/4" side, score 1/2", 2-3/4". Turn paper, score 1-1/2", 1/2" and you are left with 1-1/2". Note punch hole for the lid tabs. Note: Cut away the diagonal line areas. Solid lines are cut lines and dash lines are score/fold lines.
You should have these pieces cut in Crumb Cake (Kraft) CS:
(1) Handle
(1) Basket lid
(1) Basket

Here is the new Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad and the SU Exclusive Big Shot Perfect Details Texturz Plate used for the basket. The technique used is: ink the texture plate, then place the paper on top, put through Big Shot and the results are..................

I tried a couple ways to line up the holes to connect the basket. Best way? Overlap all the layers, making sure the top of the basket is straight, then use a crop-o-dile (small hole) to punch through all the layers. Then place brad through the hole and DO NOT open the prongs yet - see next photo. Sorry, Wicked Sister girls - the piercer just didn't work that well. You were the first to test this project.

I used a binder clip to hold one side of the basket while working on the other side. Yikes - where's my pink arrow to show the prongs of the brad through all layers of the basket? "Connect" the basket sides as shown, position brad through the basket layers. Then the next layer is the handle, then the last layer (inside layer) will be the basket lid. NOW you can open the prongs to secure.
Note: use brads that have longer will really help through all those layers.
Optional: use mini glue dots (although that would be a lot of them
Optional: staple close the basket + mini glue dots
Optional: I know you'll figure it out........
There is no photo of this step: After using the Stampin' Write Pens, stamp the strawberry image onto Whisper White CS. Punch with 1-1/4" Circle Punch and back with Real Red CS using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Use the 1/8 circle punch or crop-o-dile to punch a hole for the red/white gingham ribbon. I wrap the ribbon around the handle, thread it through the hole and then tie a knot.
For the strawberries, you will need:
(3) Petals cut from the Island Floral Big Shot die. You only need 3 of the petals to make the strawberries. (note: for a "fuller" strawberry, use 4 petals) Use scissors to cut in between each petal toward the center. Use the dot textured folder. Punch a 1/8" hole through each petal. Curl with a bone folder.
(3) Punched leaves in Old Olive, punch center with crop-o-dile or 1/8" Hole punch, curl leaves with bone folder.
(3) 6" long cut 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon
The inspiration for these strawberries came from Julie (posted 5/11/2010 on her blog: I didn't have the flower die so I subsituted a punch.

Thread the ribbon through the strawberry holes, then thread both ends of the Old Olive ribbon through the leaves. Tie and single knot and trim ends. The leaves can be curled up or down - your preference. Then place finished strawberries into basket. Strawberry finished size is 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". You can always substitute strawberry candy in place of these paper ones.................hmmmmm..............BUT these are sure cute!
  • Stamps: Tart & Tangy
  • CS: Crumb Cake (Kraft), Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Crumb Cake
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Island Floral BS Die, SU Exclusive Dot Texture Folder, SU Exclusive Perfect Details Big Shot Texturz Plate, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch (retired) or Crop-o-dile, Stampin' Write Old Olive + Real Red Pens, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Red/White Gingham Ribbon (retired), Hodgepodge Kit (brads).

Thank you for stopping by today..................


- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable thanks for the pattern. I have a cookout every year and everyone gets a good bag - I think this will be it!

Helen said...

I've always wanted to make this basket. Thanks for the tutorial.

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Now this basket I love! :<) Thank you for the great tutorial - I am inspired to make one! Or two!

I hope that all is well with you and your family. Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

What a fun project!
I'm going to make one up as a picnic basket and fill with treats for my grandkids.
Thanks for sharing.
PJ(Jessie Adams)

Bright Pink Sprinkles said...

Hi Patti! Thanks for this super cute basket! I just finished one and it was super easy to make!
I always love your stuff!

Liam said...

Ohhhhh! Patti I have seen this basket before but I never could get my measurements right to make my own. Thank you so much for the tutorial. i will definitely trying this one out. You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing another fantastic tutorial.

Cami said...

Love your tweaked version of this basket...easier to assemble. Love your strawberries too...they do look yummy!

Carey said...

I love it. Thanks for the fun and inspiration. You know everyone is going to make this for convention.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

KT Hom said...

TFS your AMAZING template and talents with us! How lucky someone will be to get this lovely creation!

Michelle said...

I totally have to make this!!! SOOOO CUTE!!!

cricaholic said...


Liz Holloway said...

So cute ... thanks for sharing.

Lorri said...

Patti, this project is over the top, TRULY Patti-style! WOW you are so creative, LOVING this pattern! THANKS so much, you brightened my day!

Tracey Clay said...

WOW, I love it and it couldn't be more perfect for my daughter. She will be 9 at the end of the month and she adores strawberries--her favorite food. Thanks so much for sharing the directions, she is going to love it!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for this project.
I made it this weekend - looks good!
Will be filling with some treats for my grandkids.

PJ(Jessie Adams)

Gwen Mangelson said...

thank you for this tutorial my sister is coming later this summer and she has watermelons in her kitchen she is going to FREAK out when we make these!! totally awesome thank you so much!

eunice said...

Adorable basket! I've seen and tried this type of basket before, but never with with cover...what a wonderful idea! Can't wait to try it again with the really makes this look so special. And your strawberries are the sweetest!

Smiles, Laurie said...

This is darling. thanks for all the great instructions...wonderful basket!

teachU14 said...

I love it!!! This basket is fabulous :) Thanks for the great tutorial.

cricaholic said...

I LOVE YOUR BASKET so much!! I created your pattern on my gypsy!!! THANK YOU!!!! I mentioned you on my blog. HOPE thats OK?
Your so talented you deserve ALL the credit!!!!

Elizabeth Taylor said...

Amo su sesta