Box in a Bag
by Diana Gibbs
Create this darling box in a bag.
- Designer Paper
- Round Tab Punch
- Scallop Punch
- Scor-Pal™ or other paper scoring tool
- Sticky Strip™
- Glue Dots
- ¼” hand held circle punch
Cut your Cardstock to 4 ½” x 4 ½” .
Score 1” around all the edge on all 4 sides.
It will look like this.
Turn cardstock on the Scor-Pal™ so it is in a diamond shape, and score from the point to where the score lines meet.
It will look like this (I penciled in the lines so you could see them better. All the penciled in lines have been scored.).
Crease your box on the 1 inch score lines.
Bring the corners in like this.
Using Sticky Strip™ glue your box together, using the pointy folded pieces of the box.
Cut your Designer Paper to 5 ½” x 11”.
Add Sticky Strip™ on the bottom and up one side of the back of the background paper.
Peel off the Sticky Strip™ along the bottom only. Lay your box along the bottom edge of the background paper so they are even with each other. I start it about half way on the side of the box (see photo) it seems to end up better at the end with the seam near the back of the bag at the end.
Continue to wrap the box up with the paper, keeping the edges of the paper and the box even.
When you come to the end piece, now remove the Sticky Strip™ from the side.
Carefully bring your edge together on the bottom, and also up the side of the bag.
What it looks like from the top.
Now you need a strip of Real Red cardstock 11" x 1”, and you need your Scallop Punch.
Scallop punch the whole strip of cardstock.
You can do some faux stitching at this time if you would like.
Add 2 strips of Sticky Strip™ on the back of the scalloped piece of cardstock. Wrap it around the bag keeping the bottom even with the bag bottom. Start the strip at the back of the bag seamed edge.
Bag with scallop added.
Punch out 2 round tab punches, fold in half and punch a ¼” circle in them. The hand held punch is easiest to use. You can then do your faux stitching on them.
Decorate some build-a-brads and add them to the center of the Felt Flurries. Be careful with the felt flurries, as they tear easily when you are trying to get the build-a-brad in the center (because the Build-a Brad legs are bigger then a regular brad). Take your paper piercer and poke a couple holes in the center of the felt flurry this makes it easier to stick the build-a-brad in.
Add your Sticky Strip™ to the inside of the round tab punch pieces, do it on both sides of the inside.
Glue these on the front and the back of the bag, this will hold the bag closed when we tie ribbon through it.
Use glue dots to adhere your decorated Flurries on the front.
Fill your box and tie it together with ribbon.