Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Quick Tutorial

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 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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