Hello again and welcome back!!!  What do you think about this adorable tote?   Angie Juda a fabulous Stampin’ Up demonstrator Is the person who designed this little guy.  I just had to make some.

In the month of March, I’m giving one tote to every customer who places an order with me.

I hear that some of my customers are keeping monthly gifts as a collection.  I also hear the little thank you gifts bring my customers inspiration.  I’m so glad, I didn’t expect that from everyone, but knowing those things are happening makes me happy.

Debbie loved this tote so much she asked me for the instructions so here they are.  I figured if Debbie wanted the instructions that you might too.

Start by cutting your cardstock at 6-7/8 x 5-1/2

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper at 2-1/2 x 1-1/8

Now you will need to score the lines of the tote.   On the 5-1/2 side of your cardstock score at 1-3/8 and then again at 4-1/8.

Turn your cardstock to the 6-7/8 side and score at 3/4, 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8, 5-1/2 and 6-1/8.  Use your bone folder to burnish all of the score lines.  Your cardstock should look like this now.

 

Now you are ready to do some cutting.  You will notice that I cut off all four corners.   Then I cut the center score lines to create the tabs that you see here.  After everything is cut, add tear and tape as shown.  

For the top flaps of the tote, you will want to round all four of the corners and then create the little hole for the ribbon.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to do all of that.  Once you punch the first ribbon hole line up the totes tops together and mark the second side with a pencil so you can see where to punch the second hole.  Doing that will ensure everything is lined up perfectly.

Now put your box together and add the designer series paper pieces to the front and back of the box.  Place your goodies inside and add your ribbon.

You can embellish this box however you would like, I used a scrap of white cardstock to stamp the bunny on and then used Blends to color in her ears and belly.  I used the second to the smallest scallop circle from the Layering circles Framelits to back the bunny image.

Having the Simply Score tool makes all the scoring simple.  Enjoy making these they are super cute.  Thank you, Angie, for creating these totes we all love them.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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