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How to Make an Easter Basket for Rubber Stamping
This is a very simple way to make an Easter basket that is perfect for customizing with rubber stamps and other embellishments. This is a very versatile project. The body of the basket is created from a square of cardstock and as such, it can be made in any size. The handle can be made from a piece of cardstock, ribbon or anything else that complements the overall look of the basket. The basket can be 'dressed up' with lots of decoration and embellishments or kept plain.
- A square of cardstock (the basket in the picture was made from a 12" square)
- A piece of cardstock or ribbon for the handle
- 2 brads or other fastenings
- Ruler, pencil and glue
- Paper folder (useful but not necessary)
- Rubber stamps, inks, coloring supplies and embellishments as required
See the next page for step by step instructions.Continue to 2 of 5 below.
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Score the Cardstock
Draw lines dividing the square into 9 equal pieces as shown. Lightly score the cardstock.Continue to 3 of 5 below.
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Stamp the Card
Add rubber stamped decorations as required. I have just added stamped images to the ends of the baskets. Tip: Make the basket out of scrap paper first to see how best to position your stamps.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
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Cut the Card
Cut up the two folds on each of the sides as shown.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Form the Basket
Shape the basket by carefully pulling the front and back of the basket together, allowing the cut edges of the card to overlap. Use a brad or other fastener to hold the edges together and attach the handle. Add a dab of glue along the edges if required.The basket is finished! This must be one of the quickest ways to make an Easter basket, yet with a few additional embellishments and decorations, you can quickly turn it into something special!