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A tisket, a tasket…

Feb 10, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items, My Timeless Templates

a template for a basket!!

If you are new to My Timeless Templates © from Papertrey Ink please view my Step by Step video in —- >THIS POST

I have received MANY emails asking for an easy basket template. Mainly from stampers who are basket collectors! Some even sell Longaberger baskets, and wanted to incorporate their love of the two.


Introducing Basket Basics ©: From My Timeless Templates ©

“There are MANY complex ways of creating woven baskets.  I spent quite a while finding the fastest and easiest way to create a template for this one.  With the template and some step by step instructions/ photos- you can create your own from cardstock!! From the beginning paper crafter to the more seasoned, I think everyone will love just how easy this one is!”

I think baskets are the top presentation of any gift. The problem can be they are expensive! When giving some gifts the basket may even cost more than the gift itself!! Now you can create a paper basket that suits your project perfectly!

I’m excited to bring this template to you today.

Over the next few days I’ll also share the versatility of gifts and items that can be used, as well as some variations of the template 😀

I made mini blueberry muffins, and placed them in the basket. I believe I fit about 10 in here


I printed my template onto Spring Rain cardstock:D

Before assembling I “distressed” it a bit with a sponge. I didn’t want the basket to crisp and new looking

 This came together in minutes!

The idea for a template for this was conceived after Alexa had brought home a basket project we did from the hospital. It was in the summer, and was a “strawberry” basket. So, it was a bit different, in the fact that is had no base, just a weaving of strips to create a pocket. I figured if a bunch of 8 year olds could do it, so could we!

Now you may be asking yourself: “When did Papertrey Ink come out with a blueberry stamp?”

Well, they didn’t!

I made my own 😀


I used the solid circle from Shapes by Design-for the blueberry. Using the rock and roll technique for the 2 tome coloring.

I then used a leaf image from Mailbox Greetings!

Sentiment is from Year Round Puns

PLEASE NOTE: The template shared today will not be available for download until the 15th.

If you are new to this whole template thing-read this.

Got some questions? Maybe they are answered here. Also you can email me anytime at for any questions you may have as well.

Want to see some samples with the past templates go HERE, and don’t forget each download has an exclusive full color idea booklet with supplies/instructions.

So that is all for my basket peek today!! I have had a blast with this one.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to hear what YOU would love to package in here.

Till tomorrow-where I will share even MORE ideas!

OK new template peek time!

This is the most exciting time of the month for me. I swear I don’t even sleep. The ideas just FLOOD my brain. I get so happy to be able to  share what I LOVE with the world 😀 Its the most amazing feeling ever. So thanks for bearing with me as I get excited and just gush and babble.

This will release on the 15th —>HERE!

So lets get started


For the happy couple or a Birthday wish-

Here we have a peek at my newest template called Rounded Recipe Wrap © Im totally loving this one.

Its the perfect  little boxlet ever! Its great for sending your wedding guests home with a sliver of cake, maybe some chocolates. Maybe give the something old, something new…….

 How about for the Bride/Groom! Give them some money or a gift card? Perfect presentation! I bet it would be the first gift opened. OR (if you are the bride) you could leave these in your guests rooms, filled with tea packets to thank them! Package your groomsmen/bridesmaids gift in.


OOOHH!! Change it up for a baby shower!

As always, endless possibilities for what can be packaged in here! Lets not forget ways to design your package to suit the occasion!

Print these out and let the kids decorate them at a party!

OK! Im stopping there. You get the idea. I’ll just share more visuals as the days go on.


I used Piece of Cake on this Rounded Wrap Up ©. Printed my template onto chocolate cardstock. Stamped my flowers on Kraft with chocolate, and vintage cream ink. I added some adhesive pearls to my flowers 😀

I tied it closed with some beautiful  Vintage Cream Sheer Stripe ribbon

Lets here more details on this cute little boxlet.

Rounded Wrap-up ©:
“This is a fun little box!  I was inspired by the days when I was a child and we would have to go door to door selling candy bars! I LOVED the box!  I would just love carrying it around. So THAT was my inspiration for this template. While a bit smaller, the rounded top of this makes it a fun way to wrap any small gift. Maybe even some bit size candy bars”

Here I will share my concept project!

A bit more simpler of a design, so show you it is simple and versatile. You can dress it up or down. It’s totally up to you! These template are made to fit any style.


For you-can you say UNDER 5 minute project-start to finish! Easy Peasy!

GREAT party favor idea too 😀

I used a piece of patterned cardstock to wrap around my box, punched a hole and tied it closed through the flower.

I used Limitless Labels. Chocolate  Remix paper, and a Maya Road sheer flower.

That is it!


I hope you like today’s peek! I am excited to hear your thoughts on it too.

So thanks for reading!!

Tomorrow I will have so much more to share.

Till then

My Etsy

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