Box in a Bag Tutorial
June 04, 2008
One of my readers and fellow Demonstrator, Denise Scarborough from Medford, OR, asked about a bag I had on here a while back, it was this chocolate bag, using some old background paper that Stampin' Up! used to carry.
She asked how to make it, and she has been so patient, while I went on vacation and figured out classes, and schmoozed with Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand, and finally I have the tutorial all done.
This ones for you Denise!
I really don't know what this little bag is called, but "Box in a Bag" sound good!
Oh and P.S. to Patty, I can not figure out the darned old watermark thing...I am a loser. I sent it to my sister so hopefully she can figure it out. So I just went back to my old Live Writer!
BG paper, cardstock in coordinating color, bone folder, sticky strip, round tab punch, slit punch, 1/4" circle punch, buttons, mini glue dots, wide grosgrain ribbon, flower stamp, and paper cutter.
Cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Score 1" around all the edges of the cardstock.
Turn cardstock on the cutter so it is in a diamond shape so you can score from point to where the other score lines met.
Hopefully this will explain what I mean better, you will score on the solid lines.
Crease your box on the 1inch score lines.
Bring the corner scores in like this.
This shows it a little better.
Using sticky strip glue your box together using the pointy folded pieces of the box. (I don't know what else to call them)
Cut your Background paper to 5 1/2" x 11".
Add sticky strip on the bottom and up one side of the back of the background paper.
Peel off the bottom sticky strip. Lay your box along the bottom of the background paper, so it is even along the bottom. I start my background paper about half way on the side of the box so the seam will be at the back of the bag at the end.
Continue to wrap the box up with the paper, keeping the bottom edges the same.
Pull off the side sticky strip and glue this after wrapping all the rest of the paper around the box.
After it has been wrapped and glued.
What it looks like from the top.
Now you need a strip of cardstock 11" x2", and you need your slit punch.
Using your slit punch make scallops along the strip of cardstock, I always cut it wider, so I can lay the cardstock flush in the bottom of the punch so I am assured of straight scallops on the top.
Please note: since I did this originally we now carry a Scallop punch and this works much easier
After finishing the strip, trim off about 1/4" or more off the bottom so it is a little thinner. This is when you can add some direct to paper, or faux stitching to the scallop strip.
Add sticky strip to the bottom of the strip.
Wrap the scalloped strip around the bottom of the bag. I start it at the back of the bag so the seam is a the back.
Bag with scallop added.
Punch out 2 round tab punches, fold in half and punch a 1/4" circle in them. You can add direct to paper or faux stitching at this time.
Stamp three flowers with coordinating ink. I used the new ones from the Fresh Cuts set!
Cut three little strips of black cardstock, these will get threaded through the buttons.
Hey you can have faux thread that matches all our SU! cardstock!
Cardstock threaded buttons.
You will need some wide grosgrain ribbon, I used the certainly celery color as it coordinated with the background paper.
Add sticky strip to the inside of your round tab pieces.
Cut out flowers and glue dot threaded buttons to center.
Sticky strip the round tab pieces to the top of your bag. This is what will hold the bag together when you pull your ribbon through and tie it.
Ain't it cute? I want to thank a past upline Jeannie Waltemeyer for teaching me how to make this bag a year or so ago at one of her classes.
Thanks for stopping in!