Woven Basket with Die Cuts

by Mary Jo Albright

Create a woven basket using die cuts.


  • Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Stampin' Up! Baskets & Blooms bigz XL die
  • 12" x 12" patterned paper
  • 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Creating Template Step 1:
    Cut cardstock in half to give two 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" pieces.

  2. Step 1

    Creating Template Step 1:
    Cut cardstock in half to give two 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" pieces.

  3. Step 2

    Creating Template Step 2:
    Die cut basket to the two cardstock pieces to give you 4 basket pieces.

  4. Step 3

    Creating Template Step 3:
    Adhere two basket pieces together on perforated tab; cut away a section of the other two basket pieces as shown.

  5. Step 4

    Creating Template Step 4:
    Adhere the two cut away pieces to the full basket pieces to the handle openings.

  6. Step 5

    Create Template Step 5:
    Closeup for paper placement. You want to follow the curve of the baskets upper rim.

  7. Step 6

    Create Template Step 6:
    Cut away the handles. Your template is finished.

  8. Step 7

    Place template on 12" x 12" patterned paper (the side you don't want on the outside to hide pencil marks). Trace x2 and cut out.

  9. Step 8

    Upper basket piece- mark at 11/16", 1-3/8", and 2-1/16" to both short vertical sides. (You can make these marks across the whole piece as a guide for drawing your 3 sketched lines, but the piece is not the same measurement the whole length of the piece). Sketch 3 lines as shown to upper piece.

    Lower basket piece- mark top basket curve at every 1-1/16" and bottom curve at every 11/16". Connect dots using a ruler and pencil to give you nine sections. (important to keep them in order. you can number them).

  10. Step 9

    Cut out pieces.

    Sponge edges to give more dimension to basket weaves.

  11. Step 10

    Start weaving the pieces, pushed tight together, leaving no gaps, adhering as you go.

  12. Step 11

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to one side. Assemble basket, as you normally would with this die, using the die-cut base and Sticky Strip™.

  13. Step 12

    Your finished weaved basket. Embellish to your likings.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Simply adorable---and very clever! Great job MJ!
Cammie  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 8:41 AM
I don't get Step 4 - what pieces are you attaching and where? Sorry, a little dense I guess...
Peg  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 8:57 AM
What pattern do you use if you don't have the die?
Valerie  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 9:24 AM
I agree with Peg. This tutorial is somewhat difficult to understand. I love the project though and have the die. Please tell us in a different way for those of use tutorial challenged! LOL
kelly  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM
I think this is a great idea but I don't have the die or the big shot. Do you have a template?
Ana  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 9:56 AM
It looks like in step you use the cut off pieces from step 3 to fill in the gaps of the handle hole to create a solid line for the top of the template. On the two extra baskets, cut off the side with the perforation, lining up the cut with the left outer side of the handle. Then take those pieces and line them up to cover the handle hole on the other two basket pieces as shown in step 5. I hope this is right and makes sense!!
Sarah  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 10:09 AM
Haha, looks like I forgot to say in my last post the step number, duh! Anyway, I meant to say "It looks like in step 4....." Sorry if that confused anyone!
Sarah  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM
Cute finished product. Is there a template out there for those of us who do not own the SU die-cut machine?
Barb  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 10:53 AM
I'm with Barb and Valerie. Darling basket but if I don't own the Big Shot, am I sunk?

Pam  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 11:41 AM
Très original et très joli
nicole  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 12:36 PM
For those ladies that don't have the Big Shot, go to the Gallery of Baskets and the basket that is pictured in the newsletter, that stamper has a link in her description, that basket is made with strips and not the Big Shot.
HTH! Oh, and all the baskets are truly goregous!!
Suzanne  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 1:23 PM
MJ! Great tute GF! smile Hugs!
Bev Rousch  |  Thu Apr 2, 2009 at 9:05 AM
Like the title states...you need the big shot and SU! Baskets & Blooms die to create this project. Die needed to create the template.

In step #4...Took the top pieces in step #3 and the two smaller cut off pieces (without the basket hole) and adhered to where the basket handle openings are (refer to close up pic in step #5). This is basically to create the template eliminating the cut-out holes so you have a solid curved upper rim to your template.
In step #4...you will not use the two bottom pieces with the basket holes (just the two cut off portions).
I hope this helps:)
Mary Jo Albright  |  Thu Apr 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM
Oops! The very last sentence in my above reply....

In step #3 that is, you will not use the two bottom pieces with the basket holes (just the two cut off portions).
Mary Jo Albright  |  Thu Apr 2, 2009 at 10:06 AM
An easy template for those without the die or Big Shot is a paper cup! Just take it apart and trace the cup and bottom on your patterned paper then do the rest. Voila!
Maus  |  Thu Apr 2, 2009 at 2:50 PM
WOW - this is fabulous - love the basket!!!
Silke Ledlow  |  Sat Apr 4, 2009 at 12:24 PM

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