Monday, December 29, 2008
How To: Card Sack
Here are the instructions and some photos for the Card Sack.
You will need: 12x12 Patterned Paper, Glue, Pronged Brads, ribbons, font cartridge. MAIN SIDES: Cut paper at 6x12. Scallop each end with MS or other decorative punches. Score in 5" from each end. This leaves the sack bottom and is approximately 1-3/4 inches wide. Bring both outside edges together (do not fold) and place hole punches down about 1 inch from scalloped edge, and about 1-3/4 in from the outside edge. SIDE PANELS: CUT 2 @ 3-1/4" wide. Score in about 1/2 inch on each outside long edge. It is best to actually place your side panel and center it on the sack bottom and make your score line marks. The sack and panels have to match up when gluing together to make the sack. On each panel, score in about 1/2 inch on the narrow edge. On each panel cut the outside score line into the inside long score line. Glue the small flap, bring up the bottom flap and glue. This will make a "box corner". Both panels now are glued to match the sack bottom.(See the photo of the side panels standing up).
Place glue on the panel outside flaps, bring the sack sides up and glue. Make your edges meet. HANDLES: You can make adjustments on the handles. I cut two strips about 1" wide, and I use left over papers. If there is not enough paper left to make a decent size handle, I cut four and glue two strips together for each handle. Line up all 4 and put a hole punch in the center edge on all 4 ends. Place your pronged brad in the handle edge, place them into the sack and close. Pronged brads are best to allow those handles to fold down to access the cards. Your bag is finished except for embellishments.