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Monday, March 22, 2010

Scalloped Envelope Box Weekend Project

With Easter right around the corner I thought I would make a basket. I wanted to make the basket because I thought that not everyone would want to have Easter baskets around that they would have to store. These are great because you can leave them as they are or add a handle, either way they are a basket!

For my basket I used a piece of Stampin' Up! decorative paper from the "Cottage Wall" pack. You need 4 pieces that measure 5" x 5-1/2" each and you need the Stampin' Up! "Scalloped Envelope" die. You cut out 4 and tape the sides all together. The bottom is done by folding a flap over flap. I didn't do mine that way. I just taped them together flat and placed a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock in the bottom of the box. It gave the base a bit more stability and it is smooth on the inside.

I taped the flaps down on the sides and on the front I added white brads. I also added a border around the bottom. It was created using the Stampin' Up! "Scallop Trim" border punch.

This box was very easy to do. The most difficult part was deciding what paper to use! Seriously, it was a very quick project. You can make it a longer project if you'd like. Add a handle. Add some ribbon around it. Attach a design image. There's LOTS more you can do to make it a longer project. It's all in how much you want to embellish it! I opted for quick and easy since it was my very first Scalloped Envelope box ever! Yup, ever! I'd seen them around on SplitCoast and on other blogs but I had never had time to give it a try. And that was just too bad because it was so very quick and easy! But now that I know that I will make them for other occasions.

You can find the tutorial on how to make this box at SplitCoastStampers. This link should take you directly to the instructions.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

2 comments:

Chrissy D said...

This is FANTASTIC!

Sara Paschal said...

Wanda, this is a beautiful basket love the DP...great job!