Friday, April 03, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Brown and Yellow Basket

As I was prepping for the big mingle last weekend I decided I wanted to put my secret stamper gift into a handmade bag of some sort. I started playing with the box bags that were so popular a few months back. The first one I made I ended up using as the bag for my handmade door prize. I didn't get a picture before I left, but it is similar to the one below.

For this basket I started with an 8.5 X 11 sheet of cardstock and scored it at 2" on all for four sides. Then I folded it and made the box bottom as you would with the box bags. For the patterned paper I cut a 12 x 12 sheet in half and wrapped the two pieces around my base. Then I added some scalloped trim around the bottom and a handle.

Here is another that I made, but on this one I cut the base down to 6.5 X 9 and then scored at 2" on all four sides. The patterend papers were cut to 6 x 9 instead of 6 x 12. On this one I made a coordinating notepad and pen. I stuck that inside along with some goodies for my co-organizer buddies.




2 comments:

Emma F said...

these are just gorgeous Lorien ... love how you made them all different sizes. And I got to bring one home! Thanks for making such gorgeous gifts.

Kim said...

Great looking bags! I don't remember seeing those at the mingle. Thanks for the pics.