Friday, January 20, 2017


Valentine Baskets


Large Scallop Heart Basket
This basket comes sized at approximately 6" x 6" x 5-1/2" (10" tall with handle included) when assembled making this one perfect for stuffed animals, t-shirts, lots of candy, homemade goodies, or even toting in those classroom treats!  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats. 
Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out all the pieces (2-slotted heart bases, 2 non-slot heart bases, 2 square inserts, 4 scallop detail hearts, and the handle pieces).  Starting with one of the slotted heart bases, place adhesive on the backside bottom panel and front side side tab as shown.
2.  Adhere a non-slotted heart base to the side, lining up the bottom panels. Place adhesive on the side tab.
3.  Adhere the other non-slotted heart base to the remaining side, lining up the bottom panels. Place adhesive on the side tab.  Place adhesive on the front side bottom panel of the remaining slotted heart base as shown.
4. Adhere the slotted heart base in and adhere all side tabs.
5. You will have 2 of these square pieces.  One will go on the inside of the basket and one on the bottom.  This covers seams as well as provides stability so your basket can hold more weight.  Make sure to center the pieces in place.
6.  Your basket should look similar to this now!
7.  Grab your two handle pieces.  You will notice a small dash on one straight edged in about 1/2" up.  Place adhesive down from that line and adhere the two pieces together to form one handle piece.
8.  Curve your handle piece by sliding it along the edge of your desk or table.
9.  Insert the handle in the slotted heart bases.  Adhere ends of handle in place.
10. Use foam adhesive to adhere your four detail heart pieces in place!  Tie a bow at the top of the handle piece to cover handle seam and fill as desired!


Bow Heart Basket
This basket comes sized at approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 4" (7" tall with handle included) when assembled making this one perfect for small gifts and candy!  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats. 


1.  Cut out all the pieces.  Starting with the basket base, fold on all the score lines then add adhesive to the four tabs.
2.  Adhere tabs to the basket sides as shown.
3.  Place adhesive on the rounded part of the basket as shown.
4.  Adhere the heart edged panels in place, matching the curve.
5.  Adhere the thin handle strip on the main handle piece, centering.
6.  Insert the handle in the slots provided on each side.
7.  Adhere the side panels on each side, centering.
8.  Assemble your bow pieces and adhere one on top of the other with foam adhesive.
9.  Place foam in the front center of bow and adhere heart in place.
10.  Adhere bow on handle and decorate/fill as desired!



Panel Heart Basket
This basket comes sized at approximately 5" x 5" x 3" (6-3/4" tall with handle included) when assembled making this one perfect for small gifts and candy!  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.  
1.  Cut out all the pieces.  Adhere mats in place for all pieces except the one with the handle slots.  Fold on all the score lines then add adhesive to the tabs.
2.  Slide the ruffled heart on the handle (shown in later steps but it is easier to do here!)...then slide handle into the slots.  Adhere remaining panels on the basket sides.
3.  Next, grab the piece with single tabs on each side.  Place adhesive on the front center then adhere to the main basket.  Adhere side tabs in place.
4. Place adhesive on the remaining basket piece.  Adhere in place.
5. Adhere tabs in place.
6.  This image shows the ruffled heart on the handle...again this is easier to put in place in step 2.  Otherwise you have to remove handle from slot and slide it on here.
7.  Place the arrow through the small heart slots and adhere the heart in the center of the ruffled heart.
8.  Adhere the hexagon piece into the inside bottom to cover basket seams.
9.  Now your inside basket will look like this.
10.  Decorate/fill as desired!

Scallop Panel Heart Basket
This basket comes sized at approximately 5" x 5" x 3-1/4" (6-3/4" tall with handle included) when assembled making this one perfect for small gifts and candy!  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.  This one follows the tutorial above.






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