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Basket and Blooms Halloween

I am very spatially challenged, so I was quite surprised that I was so easily able to figure out how to make these adorable Basket & Blooms boxes, thought up by Angie, before seeing her video!  Aren’t these the cutest things?  Now I could NEVER have come up with the idea to do them on my own, and normally wouldn’t be able to figure out how to do it unless seeing it done, but this time I don’t know why, but I just sat down and did it my way. As of now, she hasn’t posted a video, and this afternoon I just couldn’t wait any longer!  I just guessed, so it may not be exactly how she did it, but it worked for me. 

So, here’s a photo-by-photo tutorial on how to make this little box, which is just the right size for hiding a Ghirardelli chocolate or two, using the Basket & Blooms Bigz XL die. 

Edited to add: new photo is above!  Please excuse the terrible photos of the finished ones – when I picked up from when I left off this afternoon it was already dark.  I’ll take better pics and switch them out tomorrow.  And as usual, you can click on each photo to enlarge.  Please ignore the hand model’s hands.  I could not find good help on such short notice, lol!

Basket and Blooms as is A  Step 1  With the Big Shot, cut out the pieces shown here.  This is what they look like when they come straight out of the die.

Basket and Blooms cut off perf AStep 2  Cut off the perforated parts from both pieces.

Basket and Blooms score edges AStep 3  Line up each edge at 1/2″ and score.  Here you can see I’m using the Fiskars cutting/scoring tool and lining it up at the 1/2″ mark. 


Basket and Blooms score edges2 AStep 3.5  (Because it’s really just the same step, just showing you a little more).  It’s much easier to use a tool like this, but you could use a stylus and ruler as well.

Basket and Blooms score bottom A Step 4  Now this is the part I think would be especially hard to do without this tool, but line up the pointed ends of the bottom at the 1/2″ mark and score.

Basket and Blooms cut out piece A  Step 5  (oops!  another indoor photo).  After all the score marks are done, cut the 2 small, squarish shapes out of each panel.  You see I have cut one, and left the other so you can see what I mean.

Step 5   No photo – just fold each edge and glue together!  I used Tombo glue, but you could also use sticky strip.  I just like the glue ’cause it’s just as strong but gives you a bit of time to get it just where you want it.  If you mess up with the sticky strip, you’re stuck with it there!  Besides, the bottom flaps don’t line up exactly like the sides do, so the sticky strip would be far too wide.  I just put a line of glue where it needs to go and hold it closed, or set it down and use the end of a marker or something to press the flaps down a bit so they dry together.

Step 6  Decorate as desired.  Now, of course you should stamp anything onto the card stock before assembling.

I know it looks like I used several shades of card stock in all these photos, but really they are all Elegant Eggplant!  The lighting on each one must be slightly different, and it wasn’t important to me to try to fix it.  Thanks for stopping by today!

{Hallowe’en Baskets & Blooms BOXES ingredients}

Stamps: Tasty Sweet, Twick or Tweet

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant & Old Olive card stock

Ink: Only Orange, Summer Sun & Pumpkin Pie markers, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant on black box.  Basic Black & Only Orange on Eggplant box, along with colored pencils

Accessories: Basket & Blooms Bigz XL & Big Shot by Sizzix, scallop square punch, 1 1/4″ square punch, word window punch, Old Olive/Vanilla striped grosgrain ribbon, blender pen

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Basket and Blooms Bigz XL dieTasty Sweet stamp set

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