Hi there...just wanted to do a quick "how-to" for the tote favors I posted yesterday:
Start off with a 3" x 3" piece of paper. Fold it in half in both directions to get a center point (below, left). Fold each corner to the center point (below, center)...then each corner again to the center point (below, right):
Open up your folded piece completely. Cut a 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square of coordinating paper and place it in the center of your folded piece (below, left). Next, fold each corner in as shown (below, right):
Fold each corner again along the pre-folded lines (below, left). Flip the entire piece over and bring each corner again toward the center point...glue down each corner (below, right):
This fold comes in handy for a lot of projects...some of you may remember the calendar project from awhile back. Now that that fold is done, here's what you'll need for the rest of the project:
Click here for a pattern. Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines. Apply double stick tape to 4 tabs and punch holes at 4 dots (using a 1/8" hole punch). You'll also need two 11" pieces of ribbon for the handles, 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of card stock (black piece), 1" x 2-3/4" strip of coordinating paper, your folded frame and your cut and colored stamped image.
Insert the ribbon through the holes as shown below, tying a knot at each end...do the same thinig for the other handle. Glue coordinating strip to card stock square...I stamped some bamboo leaves in gold (stamp is from CL-8 Friends Cling Stamp Set). Mount image on folded frame using glue or foam dots.
Put all the pieces together (as shown below) using glue, or foam dots for more dimension.