Tutorial on how to make a small file folder Handbag gift.

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Step 1 - Pic 1   With patterned paper of choice cut an A4 sheet to 11.5" x 4"  
twice, this will give you enough for 2 handbags. We will only be making one today.
Butt the short side of your card stock to the score board and score at
 4" - 5.5" - 9.5" and 10"  Fold and burnish. put to one side

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Step 2 -  Pic 2/3  Cut 2 pieces of CC black matt card stock to 4" x 3.75 " 
with the 4" side at the top of the scoreboard score at every half an inch.
Now fold these into valley/mountain folds and 
add red liner tape to the two outer edges of each one.

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Step 3 - Pic 4/5  Remove red liner tape and line up the two accordion pieces 
to the inside back of your creation, carefully align the front to
match the back panel, now your bag is constructed 
it's time to die cut your embellishments.

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Step 4 - Pic 6/7/8  Cut out Hello in black and gold, cut out the bow using 
both outer in inner die in gold then cute out the outer edge
of the bow die in black. Cut out the tail in gold. 
Glue the gold hello onto the black to give it strength and add to the circle. 
Adhere the decorative gold bow to the black solid bow. 
Now glue the tail to the black piece of card and fussy cut out. 
 Assemble the bow by adding red liner tape shown in pic 8.

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Step 4 - Pic 9/10  Add your decorations to your creation where most suits you.

Top Tip:  Add a small black self adhesive Velcro dot to the inside of your flap to 
keep your lid closed. You can also round the corner of your lid if required. 


Tag Card Tutorial


Step 1:
Cut a 12 x 6 piece of card stock scoring at 6″ to make a square card.
 Emboss using Sara Signature collection 6×6 Floral Swirl embossing folder. 
Set aside and choose coordinating papers you want to use.

Step 2:
Die cut at least 2 Trailing Flower dies either in green or white 
(if white is chosen then colour stems and leaves with Spectrum Noir DG2 pen)
you will need to cut 3 lots of the small flowers in papers of your choice.  
Cut 1 scalloped border die and leave these aside for now.

Step 3:
To get the shape needed of contrasting paper use the scalloped die as a template and draw inside on the white side of your paper. This will give you the perfect shape to add to your white border die.  To make the tag cut a piece of card stock 4″ x 2.5″ snipping off the corners to give you the tag shape.  Contrasting paper is cut slightly smaller to give you a white edge around the tag.  To make the corners cute a square 3″ x 3″ and cute diagonally across the centre, using contrasting paper cut a square 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ cutting diagonally across the centre.

Step 4: 
Gather all the die cuts and adhere the contrasting papers etc.  Your card is now ready to assemble.


Re-covering and Decorating Notebooks/Notelets

Step 1:  Measure the notebook you are recovering, front, spine and back. Using appropriate card stock score at the relevant measurements.  
TIP: add 1/8″ to the first scoreline to allow for the fold over the spine

Step 2:  Cut a piece of card stock 3″ wide by 2″ score at 1/4″ adding glue or tape and adhere to spine and inside back cover. Once folded and dry cut off excess.

Step 3:  Measure 1″ from bottom of book and 3/4″ from the side and cut a slit to accommodate the elastic lace closure.

Secure it on the inside of the back cover using either glue/tape or hot glue gun.  Cut a piece of card 7″ x 3″ to  cover the inside workings of the closure.


Re-covering a Circular box 


Making a Flower Box gift card

Here is one I've completed with a matching card and gift box to hold chocolates. 


JoAnn said...

This is a beautiful set! I love it! I think this would be perfect for Mother's Day but I would like to add the flower bouquet from Stampin Up. They have a kit with everything cut and all the supplies you need. They also have a die and of course we always have many more dies and framelits for flowers so I'll just buy the floral tape and everything else I need and make it that way. If you need anything from Stampin Up please let me know as I'm a demonstrator. JoAnn Higginbotham

madhatter said...

This beautiful Suzi, thanks for sharing

hanap said...

Thanks for lovely inspiration.