Square piece of cardstock that can be divided into three, e.g. 12″, 9″ , 6″ square. (I used a turquoise 8 1/4″ square)
Paper cutter with cutting and scoring blade
Strip of cardstock for handle (I used 1″ x 12″ strip of whisper white cardstock)
Stamps or wheel to decorate the basket
Score your cardstock into nine equal squares. For my 8 1/4″ square I scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ both horizontally and vertically.
For 6″ square score at 2″ and 4″. For 9″ square score at 3″ and 6″ and for 12″ square score at 4″ and 8″.
Cut the two scored lines to the first horizontal score on two opposing sides.
(For a better picture that shows the whole cardstock after the cuts, check the picture for step seven.)
Decorate your cardstock. I used the Petals Jumbo wheel from the Stampin’ Up! Spring mini catalog and wheeled in white on the turquoise cardstock.
Step four (optional):
Corner round your edges.
Add some sticky strip on both ends of your basket handle.
Tape one end of your basket handle to one center square of the basket that has the two cuts one each side. Tape the handle on the outside section of the basket. It will be covered later by the two sides next to it.
Turn your cardstock over so you see the basket inside (unstamped side). Add strips of sticky tape as shown. Don’t have the sticky tape go all the way to the scored line. That might show when you fold the sides in to make the basket shape.
Fold both sides over your center square and tape them down over your basket handle.
Tape the second end of your basket handle on the opposite square on the basket.
Again fold both the left and the right square over the middle square, covering the basket handle.
Finish your basket.