If you ever thought that the Envelope Punch Board (EPB) was just for making bespoke envelopes you'd be wrong. It is a fantastic tool that can make so much more...check out these cute baskets. Have to say thanks to Elaine Erksine for introducing me to these.
|Large Basket - final basket measure approx. 6 1/2 " x 2 " x 2 "|
|Small Basket - final basket measures approx 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"|
Super quick and easier to make than you think. A few people have asked for the instructions, now while it's not my strong point...I'll give it a go!
|Take a piece of cardstock; 4" x 4"for the small basket OR 8" x 8" for the big basket|
|Using the Envelope Punch board, punch at 1 1/4" for the small basket OR at 2" for the big basket; Make sure that you punch and then score down the score mark on the EPB. Follow the instructions on the EPB and punch each side, till all 4 are done.|
|I then flip the paper over and then punch on again at 1 1/4 " for the small basket and 2" for the big basket...then follow though on each side... the final sheet should look like this.|
|Cut down two opposite parts as shown above and below....remember to burnish your score lines.|
|Glue the tab like bits on the ends that have NOT been cut|
|Stick these down|
|Hopefully, you can see on the left of the picture how the sides have been folded up and under the tab|
|I used this basket at a recent training event as my swop and a couple of toffees fitted wonderfully.|
I hope that this makes some sense and you can follow the notes...if not please let me know as I am finding my feet in explaining projects in text, I find visual demonstrations so much easier.
Happy basket making.