Friday, December 4, 2009

12 Cards Of Christmas - Day 4

Technically today is not a card, but it does match yesterday's card......that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Today I'll be showing you how to make THIS.
So you it a bag, or is it a box? My reply.....Its a bag in a box! And here's how to make one for your self.

Take a piece of cardstock that measures 11.5cm x 11.5cm (4.5 inches x 4.5 inches). You need to score 2.5cm (1 inch) in from all sides. Then make a score line from each corner to the intersecting score lines you just made. (See picture below)

Next, fold all score line in towards each other and fold the corners inwards. Pretty easy so far....
Now you need to use some Sticky Strip (very strong double sided tape sold by Stampin Up) and add some to the inside of the corner sections and also somewhere on the outside of the corner points so that you can tap it to the inside of the box
See that back corner, that's what we are trying to do.
This is what it should look like when you have stick all the corners down.
Ok, now you need to cut a piece of double sided patterned paper to 28cm x 14cm (11 inches x 5.5 inches) Add Sticky Strip to one of the long sides and one of the short sides. Make sure you add the Sticky strip to the side you want facing the inside. Remove the backing from the long side, but leave the short side for now.
Now we start putting it all together. Start by sticking your paper to the middle of one of the sides of the box. It doesn't matter which side you start with.
Then wrap the paper around the bottom of the box until you get to last side before meeting the start of the paper. You now need to remove the backing from the short side of the paper.
and continue wrapping until the edges meet. Carefully seal the 2 ends of paper together.
And VOILA.....its starting to take shape. Are you all with me so far?
Next, punch out 2 round tabs, in a colour that matches your paper, and fold them in half. Use your Crop-a-Dile or a hole punch to make a hole towards the square end of the tabs (once they have been folded). Also...imagine.....because I forgot to add the photo.....that you have cut a strip of paper approx 2.5cm x 28cm (1 inch x 11 inches) to wrap around the bottom of your box, or is it a bag......ANYWAY
I used my Eyelet Border punch to make it interesting, you could do scallops, or tear you paper, or just leave it as a straight edge, its up to you. Start wrapping the from the point where the paper meets. This will make sure the end/seams of teh paper and the seams of the border are at the same place.Next, add some more sticky strip to the insides of your Tabs and stock them on, one on each side.

Thread some ribbon through the holes, and there you have it......a BOX in a BAG, or is it a BAG in a BOX? You decide!

I will be moving away from the red and green colours soon, just incase you were getting sick of them already


1 comment:

Dream Chymecindy said...

Nice project!