Mini Paper Gift Basket for the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  We’re excited to share projects that showcase fun gift wrap and packaging ideas for the holidays.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next.  If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.


My last two posts featured projects we made at my last Stamp Club.  Both, like this one, are gift package related. We stamped a beautiful Cellophane Bag with White StazOn ink as well as a cute gift tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper. Today I’m showing you the last project – a mini paper gift basket we made with the same Scalloped Tag Topper.

There are three separate components that make this paper basket. There is a Box side (shown front and back in the diagram below), the Scalloped Tag Topper Handles (also shown front and back in the diagram), you will need two of these), and the Belly Band.

Box Side: This piece measures 8-1/4 x 3. Score it at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″. Turn it and then score 1″ from one of the long sides. Snip the score lines that you made at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ up to the 1″ score line.  Remove the tiny piece in the corner. Apply sticky strip on both sides where the diagram indicates.

Tag Topper Handles (Make 2): These pieces measure 4-3/4 x 2″. Score at 2″ and 3-1/8″. Punch the end closest to the 3-1/8″ score line with the Scalloped Tag Topper.

Belly Band: This piece measures 1″ x 8-3/4″.  These score lines are wackadoo but trust me. I came by these through trial and error. Score at 2″, 4″, 6-3/8″ and 8-1/4″. I told you they were wackadoo! Apply sticky strip where indicated on the diagram.

* Attach both ends of the Box Side with the sticky strip. Fold in the bottom panels to create the box bottom and adhere with the sticky strip.
* Apply a generous amount of glue on the Tag Topper Handles where indicated and glue them to the outside of the box where indicated.
* Wrap the Belly Band around the outside of the box and attach with the sticky strip.
* Fold the handles in and tie closed with the bakers twine.
* Punch Garden Green with the Scallop punch, Soft Sky with the 1-3/8″ circle punch and Real Red with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  Glue these three pieces together.
* Stamp a greeting on white cardstock.  I used Good Greetings.  If you don’t have Good Greetings, I suggest the And Many More stamp set. Snip the ends to make the banner.  Glue that on top of the circles.
* Attach the greeting to the paper Basket with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Need crinkly paper?
Create your own by trimming 1/8″ strips of cardstock.  Crumple them up in your hands and then roll them like a ball of play dough. Carefully unravel your tangle paper mass and you have crinkly paper to add to your gift baskets and treat boxes!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper.  You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

Amy Whelan
Amy’s Inklings






14 thoughts on “Mini Paper Gift Basket for the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop

  1. What a wonderful treat – both the project and the instructions! Love this, Amy! Both of your other projects (linked above) are pretty wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing.


  2. These are perfect for teacher’s gifts. I’m thinking of how cute it would be to put some chocolate and a Starbucks card in there. Thank you for the great template. I’m totally making these and I’m going to use the exact same paper and colors. So cute!!!


  3. Great little boxes Amy and wonderful instructions! They could be used in different colors for lots of holidays! I am thinking about Valentines Day, which is not far away.


  4. Super cute projects… I have been hopping around your blog tonight! I am sure I will be making a few of your projects with a Valentine theme over winter break. I got a hand cracked paper shredder on Amazon… Crimp the paper first and then shred it and you have awesome crinkly paper in any color. I think it was $12 and so easy! It is small so it doesn’t take up much room on your shelf or counter.


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