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.

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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

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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 😀

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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 anr5@myfairpoint.net 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!