Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Bunny Hop 2019 – Easter Baskets
Welcome to the fourth project in this year’s Bunny Hop series. Today I have a sweet little basket made using the Best Bunny Bundle and Gingham Gala DSP. This style of basket has been around for a very long time, but this was my first time making one and I was so pleased with how pretty this easy project turned out 🙂
There are lots of tutorials for this style of basket and I used this one by Lori Hairston. She has a very easy to follow video – great for us visual learners and as each basket base only needs a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP, it was perfect to use with the Gingham Gala DSP.
I followed all the scoring and cutting directions as per Lori’s tutorial and only changed it up by leaving off the lid and adhering my basket sides together with Tombow and then attaching the handle with a stapler (non Stampin’ Up!). These are the front-runners for this year’s class gifts and I preferred the extra security stapling the handle on gave.
For the handles I used a 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Gingham Gala DSP and layered that onto a 1″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White cardstock that I decorated with a border punch from my stash (retired). You could just use cardstock instead to save your DSP, but I wouldn’t recommend using the DSP by itself, it needs that extra reinforcement.
If you don’t have a border punch or die, you could just add a solid piece of cardstock a little wider than the DSP for the same effect, it will look just as sweet 🙂
Although my cardstock is longer than the DSP you don’t see it after you add your cover up. This meant I could keep the handle length I liked and still only use a 6″ strip of DSP, I was very happy about that.
As these baskets are so cute all by themselves I decided to keep the rest of the decoration very simple. I just stamped and coloured the head of the big bunny from the Best Bunny stamp set and punched it out with the coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.
NOTE: The Best Bunny Bundle and Bunny Builder Punch have been so popular they are currently on back order, the Best Bunny stamp set is still available (27/3), but low in inventory, so if you were wanting this set, make sure to pick it up soon.
To dress him up a little I did add a bow tie to each one, coloured with a coordinating colour. I used Stampin’ Blends Markers for all my colouring, but you could use any colouring medium you prefer or just stamp the outline and call it a day 😁
These little basket measure 3-1/2″W x 1-3/4″H x 2-1/4″D (not including the handle) and can hold quite a generous amount of treats. In some of mine I have a mixture of different size eggs as well as some filled plastic eggs and gummy lollies just to give you an idea of what kinds of treats they can hold.
Here’s the How To:
DSP: 6″ x 6″ (Base)
1/2″ x 6″ (Handle)
Cardstock: 1″ x 7″ (Handle)
- Score base @ 1-7/8″ & 4-1/8″
- Turn 90°
- Score @ 1-7/8″ & 4-1/8″
- * Partial score @ 5/8″, 1-1/4″, 4-3/4″ & 5-3/8″ (to 1st horizontal score line only)
Mark @ 3″ with a pencil
- Turn 180° and repeat *
- Draw diagonal lines from 3″ marks to intersecting lines to form a triangle
- Remove the triangles marked X & cut up the three score lines on either side
- Fold & burnish all score lines
- Bring side strips together to form the side of the basket using the triangle as a placement guide and adhere using your preferred method (I used Tombow for mine)
- Repeat for the other side
- Add 1/2″ x 6″ DSP to decorative 1″ x 7″ cardstock piece to create handle and curve gently using a bone folder
- Adhere handle to the outside of the basket (I stapled mine)
- Add a 1-1/4″ circle to both sides to cover up the joins
- Decorate as desired
Hopefully these are easy to follow, but if not, please check out Lori’s video tutorial.
I’ve been having so much fun making the projects for this year’s Bunny Hop – I really love creating 3D items 🙂 There’s only two left now and I hope you’ll come back see what else I’ve been up to 😉
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