Hi there you crafty friends! I'm so excited to share another fun project using some of the newest dies from Lifestyle Crafts! Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to offer you an exclusive 20% discount in the LC Crafts store -- simply enter Promo Code: BEAN during checkout for some cool savings. Now on to my project!
I am sharing something I created with the Nesting Pinking Squares dies. These would be great for cards and scrapbooking, of course, but I really, really love it when a die has multiple uses. So, I wanted to share with you how to make this cute little basket! You have probably seen some kind of basket similar to this, but I think it is extra adorable made with these pinked edges:
|Step 1: Die-cut four pinking squares. For this basket, I used the second to the largest die.|
|Step 2: Score each square with four lines at every third "valley" from the outside edge (see below for a closer look at where the score lines should be)|
|Steps 3-4: Snip along the lines on ONLY two sides, stopping at where the scored lines meet. Add adhesive to each location as marked by the glue dots I used.|
|Step 5: Fold along score lines.|
|Step 5: Adhere into box shape. Repeat with all pinking squares.|
|Step 6: Adhere all four boxes together.|
(Bean Tip: use score tape or a strong adhesive to ensure a tight fit.)
|Step 7: Trim a strip of card stock (8-1/2" x 1/2") and adhere for handle.|
Easy peesy, yes? This little basket took me less than a half hour to create! I filled mine with buttons, but you could fill it with other embellishments or sweet treats. It's sized perfectly for a truffle to fit in each compartment (I would have done that today, but I ate all the truffles in the house already!)
Dies: Nesting Pinking Squares (Lifestyle Crafts)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
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