Sunday, August 12, 2012

A little tutorial


As promised in the August 5th post-  I have put together a short little photo tutorial on how I created the little bag in my card class photo.

Click here to see the original bag.

ok.  First of all- once you've chose the color of your bag-  you will need the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

When looking at the key pad- these are the buttons you will need:

Choose the card function (button circled in red on left).  And Banner 3 button (button circled in red on right.)

Cut at 3 inches.  You'll have this:

 To see easier:  I outlined the middle cut line in blue ink so you can see.  This line is cut with the cricut... because this is a card feature.  Using that middle line- score a line on either side of it at 1/2 inch (yes- in this photo it looks like more than half an inch- I messed it up and realized later.  But for the rest of the measurements I am sharing - you will want to follow the written measurements.

Ok...  Next you need a piece of cardstock cut at 3 and 3/4 inch by 4 1/2 inches.  On the longest side- score in at 1 inch on either side.  In the shorter side score in at 1.5 inches on either side.  You will only cut four short lines as shown.  Do not cut clear down- only cut to the first score line.  Fold along all lines.    Use liquid glass or another strong adhesive to adhere your box together.  The thin middle flaps fold up first and the other flaps go next.  Hold them tight until the adhesive holds.

Time to finish the bag.  Use your strong adhesive to glue the box to the bag base.   You can decorate the front of the bag before or after adding the little box... easier to do at the beginning while your bag is flat- but depending on how you decorate- It might be just as easy to do it last- you decide!

Hope you like this little tutorial.  I learned how to make these at a recent team meeting.  The little box is the perfect size for some candies.  I think I might have to make some halloween versions for teachers and co-workers!

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