Friday, 5 March 2010

Back on track!!

LOL in true fashion i am sticking my fingers in my ears and cracking on with projects that need to be done!

So far today i have updated the sweet pics below, taken all the pics for the tutorial and painted 3 walls of the living room - its looking pretty and well worth the breaks i keep having to take (ive just packed hubby off to the tip with a load more rubbish so im taking a break now to update) :)

Heres the tutorial you have been waiting so patiently for - if you have taken a look at the step by step sweets below you will have had a sneaky peek at said finished bags ;)

Gather all the bits you need...
Cut your main bag body 8 inches by 4 inches (which means you get all 3 out of 1 sheet of 12x12)
Turn it so that the short side is facing you and score at 1 inch in from either side.
Turn again so the long side is facing you and score at 8, 10 and 12 cm from the left hand side.
Fold and cut little triangles from the 8 and 12 cm marks.
Place sticky tape on the bottom/side pieces and a very small strip on the right hand side set of side folds (does that make sense - good job for photographs!!) LOL
Fold in the side panel that has the double sided tape first, adhere to the bottom/side panel.
Bring up the other side and fold this over the thin strip - you will notice at this point the box is tapering in at the top :)
Cut your co-ordinating paper 3x8 inches and scallop one long edge.
1 inch in from the opposite end to the scallops score the paper.
Place this on top of your box and snip a little mark where you need to score and cut.
Again cut little triangles either side of your score marks so that they will fold over without any bulk.
Make sure its to size by folding it over the top of your bag - do not adhere yet.
Fold the sides around and nip tightly to mark where you next need to cut.
Repeat for both sides and make sure you trim enough so that the back looks equal at both sides. I took it from the final fold into the centre as by the time the embellishments and ribbon etc are added you are only left with a tiny gap in the scalloping at the back.
Adhere with double sided tape and then go to town on your decorations!! :)
I made these for todays project on the Bo Bunny blog. These are filled with marshmallows, dont they look fab though filled with those gorgeous sweets that we made earlier in the week!! :) Thank you to everyone for your patience, i got there in the end and if you have any questions or im completely not making sense on something give me a yell :)

Hugs
Debbie
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15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous boxes, thanks for the tutorial :) Can't wait to give them a go :D x

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  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial its fab!

    Poppy x

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  3. totally cute!! They are just awesome!

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  4. Sweet little boxes just right for the..er... sweets :P

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  5. Love the bags - I am off to make some!!!

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  6. love the bags thank u so much for the tutorial!

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  7. Totally adorable, will definitely give them a try! Thanks!

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  8. book marked to try, thank you! Xx

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  10. Just found your blog, It's lovely. Need to pop ou now though to hobby craft to get some bits to make all these fab things!
    Em x

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  11. Ooh very pretty. Definately gonna give these a try. Jaqui x

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  12. These are so cute debbie, I've yet to make a giftbag, but I think I may have to go and try this one out!! (Yes, I am THAT new to crafting!!) xx

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  13. These are absolutely gorgeous. I will have to try to make some of these.

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