Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tote One


Card stock (11 x 8 1/2 inches), adhesive, scoring tool, designer paper and embellishments. NOTE: Original Design by Silvey Shim

Step 1:

Score along the length of your card stock at score marks 3/4 inch, 4 1/2 inch, 6 1/2 inch and 10 1/4 inch. It should look like the above once scored. 

Step 2:

Turn card stock and along the width side score at 2 inch and 6 1/2 inches as shown above. Pre-fold all score lines. See the photo on right

Step 3:

Turn card stock back to length side and from the center square on each end score a little mark at 2 inches to each side of the score lines. Then from the corner of that box score to your little 2 inch mark you made. Here is  a close up and to the right the photo shows what it should look like

Step 4:

Now you are going to pre-fold the inner part of the tote. Here is a close up of what one fold will look like. The photo on the right is what all 4 sides will look like pre-folded

Step 5:

Turn card stock over and decorate the outside with designer paper or even the inside if you would like. Here I just did the outside.

Step 6:

Turn card stock back over and ad adhesive BELOW the diagonal lines only. See photo. The photo on the right is with just one side folded and adhered into place. This is why we pre-folded earlier for ease when we are putting together.

Step 7:

Here is the tote with all sides adhered down. Photo on the right shows the bag closed with just finger tips. You have several options at this point. If you want it to stay closed use magnets, ribbon etc. If you want it to stay open add glue dots to the inside of the triangles and adhere to the sides (see my photo below) or you can add handles that close it together. Lots of easy and fun options

Step 8:

Here is my final tote with some cookies inside. My scripture is using ODBD Scripture Collection One die cut with a oval die. Added some flourishes jewels and a few rosets. Enjoy

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