I must be crazy- I have been dreaming about this all night- I flipped the Petite Purse down upside down and and was dreaming how I was going to make this picnic basket. It is a bit unorthodox but I thought it worked well. You need 2 Petite Purses cut out from Crumbcake CS. Emboss one of the purses with the square lattice EF (you do need to run it through twice to fit the whole purse. I used a sponge and some Soft Suede ink with a sponge to add soime dimenstion and tesxture. Cut down the rounded edge from the side and cut apart the part that would be normally the bottom to make the lid. Score what would have been the top at 1inch from the edge to make a crisp edge and glue the lid to the inside.
I made reinforcing strips as you would see on real baskets with a 1/4 inch strips and a 1/8 inch strip on top of that. added little dots like little nails you would find on real baskets using chocolate chip stampin write markers and sponged the whole thing to add some distress. I made the closure using the natural Hemp twine and used linen thread to tie a little piece of toothpick that I cut and sponged with Soft suede to match (like a toggle). Then I used the mini brads to add the handles- again sponged with soft suede. The slit for the opening I put to the back and with the texture hard to see that it is even there...
The top of the basket was also covered with strips of 1/4 inch and then 1/8 strips on top and then sponged again. I thought it would be fun to add wine bottle and glasses, and maybe the bread from Studio Sketches to add some realism but didn't have time... but wouldn't it be fun?