I recently ordered the Stampin’ Up! Berry Basket Bigz L Die, and I think it holds lots of potential for cuteness in our papercrafting! Maybe even true usefulness as it can be used to hold some of our stamping supplies! Think about cute little Easter baskets or spring baskets coming up (if it ever stops snowing in some parts of the country!). Just add a handle and some “grass” and you’ve got it. You can even use up your paper scraps along with your Fringe Scissors or Paper Trimmer to cut narrow strips of paper than can be wadded up and crinkled to look like that grass or paper shred you can buy in the store.
Use the Berry Basket Die to cut two sheets of card stock and fold on the score lines. The basket itself goes together easily, and then you can choose the straight edge trim or the scalloped edge trim. Stamp or embellish as you like! So many possibilities! The top of the basket is wider than the inside so as you can see from my top photo, the 3″ x 3″ cards fit perfectly inside, larger cards fit turned on a slight diagonal. But there are lots of possibilities for what will fit inside!
To keep this first Berry Basket simple, I just made the basket with Crumb Cake card stock and embellished it with the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim and the Venetian Crochet Trim. Everyone seems to like using the Stampin’ Up! Handheld Stapler on the basket to attach the trim edge. It just goes well with baskets!
I know I’m going to have fun trying out various kinds of baskets! To get your Berry Basket Die, just place your online order on my Stampin’ Up! site! Or you can always contact me to put the order in for you! Remember, with a $50 purchase you will also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!