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Craft the Best Send-off with Little 10-Minute Baskets

It’s a little known fact that I am not fond of cooking, but what I am fond of is the sweet details that make a meal or celebration memorable! Becca FeekenΒ with Amazing Paper Grace here to show you a special touch that will send your guests off with fond memories of a meal or coffee chat time and, what’s more, you can rock their world in less than 10 minutes.

I always say that Love is in the Details! When I have friends over for dinner or even just to have coffee, I look to my dies to create something beautiful to dress up the table, to give them as a keepsake and simply to let them know I cared enough to create something special for the occasion. I used the S4-730 Filigree Pocket Etched Dies from the Vintage Elegance Collection to create a Petite Basket in less than 10 minutes. The Filigree Pocket Die was designed to hold gift cards but assembled as a basket today, it is just large enough to hold a couple of gourmet chocolates. It seemed like a great way to have some treats without having a full dessert or it makes for a sweet send-off as you put these in your guests hands as they leave.

It’s so easy to whip right up and I’ll show you how!

Instructions:

1. Using S4-730 Spellbinders Filigree Pocket, lay out enough paper to cut 4 pockets, 5 medallions, two – 2.5″ squares and one strip 3/4″x 8.5″

2. Apply ScorTape to three sides of each pocket, flex all score lines.

3. Adhere all four pockets by side flaps.

4. Trim seams.

5. Β Glue last edge of combined pockets to first edge to form a 3D square.

6. Glue 2.5 “square to bottom, then trim a sliver from the second 2.5” square and glue inside basket.

7. Place a pearl on each medallion and adhere to strip, spaced evenly apart.

8. Adhere each side of handle to inside of basket about 3/4″ from top.

So you say that you don’t entertain for dinner? No worries, this die is sitting on the edge of my desk because I love having gifts at the ready. Here are the other baskets I imagined. Is there one that fits you?

Your daughter is getting married…these are perfect for place setting favors!
You’re planning a baby shower…these are adorable dressed up in pink or blue!
Treats need to go to school for all the kids….everyone gets their own basket!
To leave a little gift on the receptionists desk….make up a few, wrap with cellophane and tie off with bow!
This little basket will be doing a lot of heavy lifting come Christmas this year – it’s just begging for a candy cane or two πŸ™‚

Sending hugs!
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Products Used:
Neenah Class Crest 80lb Smooth Natural White Card Stock, ScorTape, Score Board, Ruler, Paper Trimmer, Ribbon, Pearls, Crinkled Shred

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Craft artist Becca Feeken blends a love of sewing, embroidery, needlecrafts and jewelry-making into a passion for gift making and paper crafts. Her distinct style is a romantic elegance with classical and victorian influences, often punctuated with a delicate ribbon bow or handcrafted embellishments.Her passion for die-cutting began in early 2000 and today motivates her to encourage others in gift making, nurturing faith, creating legacy and giving.As a licensed die and stamp designer for Spellbinders, her sweetly recognizable designs continue to impact the industry.

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