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.