Grand Treat Basket

by Theresa Momber

Create a darling basket out of a scalloped circle die cut.


  • One 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for handle
  • One 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock (optional to decorate handle)
  • One sheet 8 ½" x 11" card stock for cutting scallop circle
  • Spellbinders™ Grand Nestabilities™ Scalloped Circles LF-124
  • Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine or other die cutting machine for large format dies
  • Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • 2 brads
  • Additional cardstock and embellishments to decorate your box


  1. Step 1

    Cut and emboss card stock using the largest die template from Spellbinders™ Grand Nestabilities™ Grand Scalloped Circles and trim card stock pieces for handle.

  2. Step 2

    Place the scalloped circle cut out in Scor-Pal™, lining up the valley between two scallops with the 4" mark on the Scor-Pal. Be careful to make sure the opposite valley also lines up at the 4-inch mark. Then score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/4".

  3. Step 3

    Rotate card stock 90 degrees, this time lining up the peak of the scallop at the four inch mark and again being careful to make sure the opposite scallop is also lined up.

  4. Step 4

    Cut along the first two score lines just until they reach the intersecting score lines. Then pre-fold all score lines.

  5. Step 5

    Fold the sides in and adhere together using Scor-Tape. Add tape to the bottom and sides of the remaining panels and adhere.

  6. Step 6

    Secure handle to sides using brads.

  7. Step 7

    Finish projects by adding stamped images or other embellishments, and fill with treats. As a variation, you can alter theme to fit the season.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Grand Treat Basket. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Oh this is the cutest box. Great tutorial Theresa. Cannot wait to try this!
Lisa Lara  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 3:43 AM
looks lovely can't get the gallery link to work though
lin  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 4:20 AM
What size is the scalloped die? This is a cute box. I like to make
It for several people for Christmas.
Thanks, Carole
Carole  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 4:28 AM
Beautiful Theresa! Sure to be a huge hit as we move into the Christmas period.
Sue Walsh  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 4:47 AM
merci pour ce tuto il est superbe bise raymonde
raymonde  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 5:14 AM
Yes I would like to k now what size the die is also as I don't have in of the grands.
beth714  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 5:30 AM
i love this, i would like to make some for coworkers, only problem i have is that i own the big shot not calibur, can the grand dies be used in the big shot? the smaller ones can but i do not know if the grands will, please let me know thanks
colleen h  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 5:56 AM
The largest scalloped circle (that was used here) measures 7 3/8".

since that die measures 7 3/8" (over 6" width that is the opening for the big shot), it won't work with the Big Shot.
Beate  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 6:25 AM
If you don't have a die cutting machine you could just cut a circle that size and score it. If you have a cricut you could use that to cut your circle. This is a nice project will have to try it.
Barbara  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 7:59 AM
Very cute...Going to try it...
MaryAnn  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 8:03 AM
I love this! However, I have the SU Simply Scored not the Scor-Pal. What are the scoring measurements for that tool? Thanks for another great project.
Rebecca Ruediger  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Love it, Theresa!!! This may be the push necessary for Grand Calibur...I'll try the Cricut first and see how I do. I can't wait to play around with this!
Cindy  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Theresa, this is just too darn cute. I have to give these a try.
Regina M Hamilton  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM
That is just sooooooooooooooo cute !! I will have to make this for Christmas, for sure. Awesome & fast project, Theresa.
Good with a pieced & cut poinsetta also, it gives height & depth for the flower. Love it !!TFS !!
Darlene....  |  Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Oh wow. I love it. I too may have to buy me an early Christmas present of a Grand Calibur.
Kristine  |  Thu Nov 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Hello! Quick question that's totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My website looks weird when viewing from my iphone4. I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. Thank you!
North Face Down Jacket Mens  |  Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 8:16 AM
Great tutorial, thanks for the inspiration. However, since I do not have the Grand Calibur, I had to come up with an alternative.
Grand Treat Basket-Option 2
Materials: compass, cardstock, graph paper, ruler, scoring tool.
Decide the diameter of the circle you want to draw. For example, a four-inch diameter circle will produce a basket big enough to fit two-three pieces of hard candy. Draw a circle on graph paper using the compass. Divide it into thirds along the diameter, trace lines. Rotate the circle 90 degrees, and repeat division into thirds. Again, re-trace lines. Trim graph paper circle closely and carefully. Make a notch where the lines end to use as reference for the cardstock circle. Draw identical diameter circle on cardstock. Use reference circle to draw lines, score all four of them. Carefully trim cardstock circle using big scallop scissors. Follow original directions after step 4 to assemble basket.
Grand Treat Basket-Option 3
Cut a square from cardstock. Divide it into thirds, both length and widthwise. This will produce nine identical squares, three per row, in three rows. Score all lines. Follow directions from step 4 in original directions. Fold to assemble basket.
For a twist in assembling the basket, instead of folding the two flaps overlapping one another aligned with the basket base, just bring them together to overlap in their corners and adhere. Repeat with the other side. This will create an open basket rather than a box-like one.
Maria M. L.  |  Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM
I was so surprised this box was made from a circle not a box die. Grand idea. Can't wait to make my own boxes for valentines day.
Peggy Salyers  |  Thu Jan 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Going to use this for an Easter basket - thanks
Janine B  |  Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM
awesome tutorial!!! so happy to see this today, even though it's a couple years old. some things never go outta style and this box is one of them. i will be using this for sure!
rose tresures  |  Wed Apr 5, 2017 at 10:15 AM

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