I love the simple lines of this gift presentation Bag-in-a-Box. And now you can make your own. Just follow the bouncing ball and you'll have no problem. :) Don't hesitate to ask if you encounter any problems. My disclaimer, as stated in another tutorial, is: I know what I'm typing in a tutorial makes sense to me but doesn't mean it's going to make sense to you! Here we go:
STAMP SET: Upsy Daisy
CARD STOCK: Sage Shadow, Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper (5-1/2" x 11")
INK: Classic Pad: Basic Gray
ACCESSORIES: Punches: Round Tab, Scallop Trim Border, 1/4" circle (retired SU!), Apricot Appeal 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (16"), Sticky Strip
- Trim a piece of 8-1/2" x 11" Sage Shadow (or whatever color you're using) to 2" x 11".
- Using the Scallop Edge Border Punch, punch one entire long edge. Set aside.
- Create the box
- Cut a piece of 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" Sage Shadow card stock
- Score at 1" on all four sides
- Cut 1" in to 1" score line on 2 opposite sides
- Attach Sticky Strip as shown
- Burnish (rub the adhesive 'into the cardstock') the Sticky Strip with the bone folder.
- Remove liner from Sticky Strip and shape the box. Turn your box "inside out" from how it appears in the photo above---secure the Sticky Strip on the inside of the box. Burnish all of the Sticky Strip contact points again.
- Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 5-1/2" x 11"
- Apply Sticky Strip to one short edge and one long edge. If the DSP has a pattern, be sure that the long edge of Sticky Strip is at the bottom edge of the pattern.
- Turn to the 'front side' and stamp your image about 2" from the bottom. Normally I would place a piece of computer paper to mark that imaginary line. Stamp as desired.
- Below is the image when the guide paper is removed.
- Peel the long-edge-piece of protective pink cover strip from the Sticky Strip.
- Set the box on the long edge, about 1" - 1-1/2" from the short end. Gently roll the box and the DSP until you reach the opposite end.
- Gently crease each corner only. Do not crease all the way to the top of the DSP.
- Remove the sticky strip from the short edge.
- Roll the box back to the other edge and secure that remaining inch.
- Carefully secure the short edges to each other. Lay the seam on the table and burnish the seam with a bone folder.
- Below is what your bag-in-a-box will look like before you add the border.
- Below is the 2" x 11" punched piece and a large piece of 'scrap' for punching the tabs.
- Punch two tabs using the Round Tab punch (p. 186, 108340, $15.95)
- Score the tabs across the center as shown below.
- Apply Sticky Strip as shown below.
- Fold in half and punch with a 1/4" circle punch (retired sadly).
- Adhere Sticky Strip to the long unpunched edge and short edge of the 2" x 11" punched strip of Sage Shadow card stock.
- Burnish with Bone Folder.
- Remove protective covering from Stick Strip and attach carefully around the base of the bag/box (same method as for attaching the Designer Series Paper to the box) being sure to leave about 1/4" free. See photo below.
- Attach the tabs to each side of the box, ensuring that the seam is in the back, not on one of the sides. I don't know that that really truly matters but that's the way I've always made mine.
- Insert a piece of Apricot Appeal Grosgrain ribbon through the 1/4" punched holes. Tie in a bow.
I know there seem to be a lot of steps but the final outcome is totally worth it. When you make one, please consider sending me an email with the photo so I can add it to this blog. I love to see what others come up with.
Questions? Please ask me! I'm here to help and guide you.