Today I sent off those two thank you cards that I showed you yesterday.  I also duplicated one of them for my Paper Pumpkin display area here in my shop.  As I was working I saw this leftover piece of floral cardstock so I had to use it.  I made the card below with it.  It is really similar to yesterday’s layout but made with a leftover scrap.

 

I had 4 cards left in my kit.  So I decided I wanted to make a 3-D item of some sort.  This is what I came up with.  I call it a bag box.

What do you think?

To make this bag box I put two cards together.  To put them together I needed tabs.  So I opened the cards up flat ( now you are looking at the inside of the cards and I scored the right side of the cards at 1/2″ (shown here in this picture).

 

Then I burnished both cards really well using my bone folder.  Have you noticed that the Paper Pumpkin cards are heavier in weight than our regular cardstock?  I did so that made me think that these cards would make GREAT boxes and bags.   Sure enough,  this bag box is really sturdy.  

 

Next, I added tear and tape to the edge of each cards fold line.  You want the tape at the edge otherwise your bag box seams will look slightly open.

 

Then I put the two cards together by folding in the tabs and adhering it to the other card.  You want a plain side connected to a floral side like this.  

 

Then I attached the other tab to the other card.  

 

Now you will have a box.  But the box needs a bottom.

 

I used whisper white thick cardstock and cut it at 5 x 4-1/2.  Then I scored it on all sides at 3/8″

Now you will need to cut off each corner to create a tab on each side.

 

Fold up and burnish all score lines.  Then add liquid glue to all the tabs.  Now place the bag box over the bottom and secure.  Check to make sure that the bottom edges are all lined up, then secure the tabs to the bag box by sticking your bone folder into the bag box and pressing them all down.  Let dry.  Drying only takes a few minutes.

 

Now you are ready to squeeze the top of the bag box.  As you squeeze in the middle watch that the side is folding nicely.  You may need to pinch the corners to make them crisp.

I closed mine with a clip, added a tag and some ribbon and DONE.  The first one took me a little while to make but once I had the measuring down, the second one was done quickly.  I love the size and shape of this bag box and of course, I love that floral print.

You could also cut out a window on the front of one of the cards and add a window sheet in that spot.  It would be really cute to be able to see the gift inside.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I enjoyed creating for you.  I apologize for the messy grid paper but I’ve been busy, LOL!

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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