Batty Boo Basket

Adapted from the 2, 5,7,10 Box by Jenn Balcer

Another super tutorial by Valerie Stangle © All Rights Reserved 2007






      One 5 ¼” x 11”

      One 1” x 11” contrasting color for handle


Patterned Paper:

1” x 11” for decorative top of basket


Stamps (for example shown)

Batty for You (SU!)

Flannel (SU!)



Assorted punches: Scallop punch, ¾” circle 1” circle punch, 1 ¼”circle  punch,

1 3/8” circle punch (SU! and Creative Memories)

Assorted ribbons

Clear button


            Dimensionals   (SU!)

             Glue Dots (SU!)

Step 1:

Place cardstock along top and left fence of Scor-Pal®. 

Score cardstock at 2", 5", 7" and 10".





Step 2: Rotate cardstock and place along top and right fence of Scor-Pal®.  Score at 10 ½" mark.


Step 3: Hold cardstock horizontally, with score line running across the bottom.  Make vertical cuts from bottom of cardstock to the score line to create four flaps.  Cut and remove smallest rectangle entirely.  Angle cut remaining narrow piece to create a tab for adhesive.


Represents cutting lines

Step 5: Flip cardstock over and using photo as a reference place Scor-Tape on flap edge. It is difficult to see but I have stamped the cardstock using the Flannel background stamp (SU!) prior to assembly.


Step 4: Using photo as a reference, place Scor-Tape on right edge of cardstock, keeping it above the bottom score line.  Place an additional strip of Scor-Tape on the 2nd flap (from right).

Step 7: Remove tape backing from box bottom and adhere bottom together.  Fold smaller flaps in first, then overlap with the larger flaps and secure shut.


Step 6: Remove tape backing from Scor-Tape and assemble box.  Carefully attach small flap to inside of box before attaching outside together.

Step 8:

Adhere Scor-Tape to handle ends.

Step 9:

Remove tape backing and attach handle to box.  Be sure to attach so that the decorative paper strip will hide where the handle is attached to the box.

Step 10:

Attach decorative patterned paper.  I’ve scalloped the edge on this striped paper to give it a fun look.

Finished Box

Add decorative elements to the front of your Batty Boo Basket.  I’ve used a series of punches, ribbon, a clear button, and fun stamped images.  Fill your Batty Boo Basket with crinkled paper and a cello bag filled with Halloween treats!

Added bonus:

Make a fun coordinated 3”x 3” card using leftover supplies from the Batty Boo Box.