Tuesday, 20 November 2012

It's that time of the year!

Hi all, its my turn over at She's a Sassy Lady this month.  Hope you enjoy this one.

I attend a Wednesday coffee morning and it will be my turn to host at the beginning of December.  I thought I would make up some little gift baskets for each of my friends to take home. It would also make a nice little teachers gift.

I found this tutorial on Split Coast Stampers, however, I do not own any cutting dies.  So of course I turned to my Cricut.

I also made my basket a little bigger - I will show you the measurements for a 10" scallop circle.  The only difficulty I found, was finding a symmetrical one, but I eventually found one on the Art Philosophy cartridge, page 41, circle 3.

I am using the 10" circle as I wanted a slightly bigger basket. Use a 12" by 12" piece of card stock and don't throw away the excess, cut off a 12" by 0.75" piece, this will be the handle for your basket.

You will need to start off by placing the valley of a scallop at the 5.5" mark on your score board and make sure that you have a valley at the bottom on the same score line.

Here is a close up of the top of the circle.  For ease of positioning on the score board, I used the 5.5" mark on the scoreboard (I also drew a small pencil mark on my scoreboard in the score line to help with lining up) as my starting point, you need to score 1.75" either side of this.  So score at the 3.75" mark and the 7.25" mark.

Next rotate you circle a quarter turn so that you have the centre of a mountain of the scallop at the top at the 5.5" score mark and the same at the bottom.

Again you will score at the 3.75" mark and the 7.25" mark as below.

Ok, now we are going to cut into the first score lines that you made, up to the centre square - as follows.

If you actually cut either side of the embossed line - you will get a better fit for your basket.  You just need to  use the embossed line as your cutting guide, and just cut the width of the the embossed line only.  As below.

Fold all you score lines, nice and crisp.  Time to put it together.  Place tape as shown to form the first sides of the box.

Then pull two sides together and put more tape for the final two sides.

Turn up your final two sides and that's your box complete.  Now its time to decorate.

Firstly, the easy part - the handle.  Take the 12" by 0.75" piece you saved from earlier, I put a strip that was 12" by 0.5" down the middle of my handle, and another piece on top 12" by 0.25".

To secure your handle pick two brads of your choice. And secure as below.

The rest of your box can be decorated how you wish.  Here's mine :-)

The embellishments were all from the Winter Woodland Cartridge.  The Let it Snow (page 62) was cut at 3" width.  The outer snowflakes (page 35) were cut at 1.5" and 1".

The finished box is 3.5" square by 3.25" deep.  Perfect for a little gift at Christmas.

You will not believe what I cut the silver snowflakes from.  It is called "peel & stick" Faux Metal adhesive Covering.

It cuts in the Cricut like butter. I used the same settings I use for Vinyl; 3,3,3.  I paid $9.99 Canadian, at Lowes, for this 20" by 48" roll, so very economical.  It was in the the kitchen area where they keep the stuff you put on shelves.   It's self adhesive and comes with a backing sheet with squares on it (just like the vinyl) so makes it easy to measure.

Entering this gift basket in the following challenges.

4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #116: Winter (closes 20 Nov)

Charisma Cards Challenges -  Challenge #45: Keep your cool (closes 21 Nov)

Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #41: Anything but a card (closes 26 Nov)

Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #85: Anything Goes (closes 22 Nov)

Allsorts Challenge - Week #181: It's a Gift (closes 23 Nov)

DL ART - Thankful Thursday: Anything Goes (closes 30 Nov)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting everyone.


  1. What a great gift basket Karon~ and I'm sure the ladies will love them. Yes indeed these will make great gifts for all occasions year round.
    TFS your tutorial you always give clear instructions to your projects...
    Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  2. This is just ascute as can be Karon! Love the papers your chose and the snowflakes! wow. What a great tutorial, I should be able to follow along. Thanks for sharing today at She's A Sassy Lady!

  3. Cool! I'm going to try it out with one of my Spellbinders. Thanks for sharing, Karon! Lovely gift idea and I'm sure your ladies will love them!


  4. Super cute, Karon. Your friends are going to love them. Have a great time at your coffee.

  5. Wow that thing does cut like butter.very cute gift box.love the how you used the scalloped circle.very creative.Have to try that some time.

  6. What a cute box! Love how you used the scallop to make the box. Love the words and snowflakes used to decorate too. Great job. TFS

  7. What a beautiful box!! I love the design!! And your tutorial is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. OMG! I love this treat box made with the scallop and I will definitely be making one:) Thanks for the measurements:)

  9. What a wonderful gift idea and tutorial! I love your basket!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  10. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments - it really was so easy to make:-)

  11. That is a perfect and simple basket that I have bookmarked. Your Wednesday coffee ladies are in for a treat. I also love the color combination. Not Christmasy, but very much seasonal.

  12. Your basket turned out lovely. You really are a Whiz. with your cricut.
    You friends are sure going to be happy to receive these.

  13. Thank you so much my friends :-)

  14. Such a wonderfully simple way to make a basket! Who would've thought from a scalloped circle! The "peel & stick" idea is so genius; what a time saver!

  15. It definitely is and you brought it :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

    I invite you to share your creativity with me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of crafty joy,

  16. Karon what a great little box!! I love your detailed instructions! I will have to check out that adhesive metal stuff - looks like fun!!

  17. Thanks so much ladies. Corrinne - I would enter at Pin and Tack, but I'm on your design team LOL!

  18. such a clever gift basket! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  19. This basket is fantastic! Thank you for joining our challenge at Charisma Cardz and good luck!



  20. This is a fab gift basket - great tutorial too :o)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  21. Gorgeous, love your colour combo, Thanks for playing with Charisma
    xx Vee

  22. What a cute basket, and a great tutorial!!

  23. This is such a cool treat box I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES November Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  24. I love this treat box and the tutorial is just great! Thank you Karon!


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