Saturday, January 11, 2014

Design candy baskets with your stamps

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hello lovely ladies...

Hope you all had a lovely start of the year 2014 !!

Most people love and even prefer hand-made over store bought gifts and also prefer to make them more precious by giving them handmade presentations. Gift baskets are as fun to make as they are to receive. The choice of the basket or similar container can also help define the sentiment and theme.

What if I suggest  you to design your own gift baskets using stamps...??

As you all know our current challenge is on making 3 D boxes, bags , baskets or any altered or recycled gifting item. Today I'm here to inspire you with my paper candy basket using Justrite stamps. I myself got inspired  to make the same by Marisa Job's candy basket. You can also click to her blog link to see the instructions she used while making this basket. I have used Justrite Clear Stamps - Enjoy The Day and Spellbinders Vintage Labels Four die set to create the four sides of basket .The handle of the basket is made using MS vintage Doily Lace Punch and decorated with black ribbon and pearls.
The flowers are handmade with Joycrafts floral flourish.

I have tried two baskets using same technique and also took same dimensions for the base but with two different stamps from same stamp set.
1. Cut a black card stock measuring 4 3/4" by 4 3/4 '' and score all sides at 1/2 an inch.
Cut extra corner.

2. Again take 1/4" on all the four sides and make a slit. Cut it diagonally. This will make the base of the basket.

3. Stamp four images with justrite - Enjoy the day stamp with deep maroon (currant) Adirondack ink and fussy cut the edges. I have cut the base of the image to give a flat look to the basket.
4. Cut four pieces using black card stock with Spellbinder's Vintage Label Four and cut the base.

5. Color all the stamped images with distress markers/inks /copics.

6. Construct the four sides of the basket by sandwiching one stamped image and one vintage label die-cut to the base of the basket using red tacky tape or with any strong glue. 

7. Lift all the sides and tie them with a ribbon bow and decorate the basket as per your choice.Here is the complete look....of both 

And this one without handle...

 A little close-ups of both...

these pretty??Show your friends and family your love with beautiful handmade baskets made
 from your very own heart and hands!

So...what are you waiting for??
Just give yourself a little try on handmade presentations for your gifts for your loved ones. 
Also don't forget to participate in our current challenge,boxes/bags /baskets,hosted by my co Dt Tanvi

All the supplies used are available at The Craft Store or you can even customize your orders with Priya Sivaraj. 


  1. awsome! simply amazing! great work mam...

  2. Wow! These are amazing. Thanks for the photo tutorial too. I definitely want to make one of these.

  3. Wow! These baskets are awesome! So neatly made!
    I have a querry regarding inks, and I couldn't think of asking this to somebody other than you. I'm planning to buy some distress inks and want to know whether picked raspberry distress ink is similar to memento dew drop ink rose bud in terms of colour? I already have rose bud and don't want to stock two similar colours.

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    2. Both r totally different inks. Distress inks r transparent water based inks while momento dew drop is a pigment ink. Distress inks react with water and u can blend by adding few coats(either of same shade or some other shade) but momento dew drops dont blend......they will be permanent and wont blend with next coat. Momento dew drops r gud for stamping. These will give u sharp image while stamping. First of all u decide for what purpose u want the inks. IF U WANT TO DO STAMPING THN I WILL PREFER MOMENTO DEW DROP.....AND IF U WANT TO DO SHADING OR COLORING THE IMAGE ....THN U NEED DISTRESS INK.

  4. WoW!! This is so pretty!! Loved it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

  5. Thanks aunty, that was really helpful. I actually want an ink for colouring purposes. So have ordered a few distress inks.

  6. Didi! This is just plain awesome! I don't think I could have even thought that these cuts could be used that way! This looks so striking!!!!!

  7. Hello..
    Thanks for sharing this with us, I will try do this basket when I finished something what I start
    Greetings from Croatia :D

  8. work i like it. you have did a super job with candy baskets.its really amazing gift idea to give someone.i like the way you make this nice gifting basket.
    keep it up. online gift hampers

  9. Gift baskets are as fun to make as they are to receive. The choice of the basket or similar container can also help define the sentiment and ...


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