Attach the cut out purse front and back pieces to the cardstock piece in the middle sections as shown below.
Fold in the sides of the cardstock piece so that one side looks like this. Repeat for the other side. I used my 1/2" circle punch and snipped off the tip of the edge of the paper so it won't show through the handles. It should look like this:
When you put it all together, it should look like this:
It's a side view of the basket. (Did you see my green fingernails?? LOL! on a sidenote, I read in the Honolulu Advertiser that greens and purples were the latest Spring nail colors!) The finished basket with the fun and easy flower to make looks like this: