this was a make & take I created and taught at a school crop weekend fundraiser.
To create your base, Cut a cardstock 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" and score at 2 1/4" on all four sides.Fold and adhere all sides.As a suggestion I did cut the corners in half into triangles(if that makes sense)and adhere the triangles to inside and outside of the box.The outside at the ends do get covered so you don't see them.
To create handle cut your cardstock at 2"x 12" (this still left enough to use border punch and look not to wide.)
These are just your basics to get you started so you can embellish as you wish.
For this project I used Basic Grey for PP ,Easter Egg die,butterfly and picket fence border by Quickutz.Prima for flowers.GlimmerMist on flowers...Martha Stewart for border punch.I can't remember where I got the flower ribbon,I also GlimmerMisted it to match.Hope you like and Have a great weekend,I'll be back next week to post some BLOG CANDY! So.....