Friday, June 6, 2014

The Everything ABC's Blog -Letter L

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter L. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their L element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.

If you came from Marloes Aynsley - Paper Crafts with Marloes then you're on the right track!

Lattice Garden Gift Bag

Today I have created a Lattice Garden Gift Bag.  The Skylark paper collection has a beautiful lattice design just perfect for today's blog hop with the letter L and I used only 1-yes that's right-ONE sheet of 12 x 12" paper!


The clasp is a button and flap design.  I used my Cricut Explore to create the perfect sized flap and open area.  

The best part is that you can make these ahead of time and they store laying FLAT! How great is that?!!!!!

  1. Pick any 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock or printed cardstock.
  2. Place your sheet onto your scoring board and score at 1/2", 5", 7", and 11 1/2".
  3. Turn your sheet 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2" and 9 1/2".
  4. Fold edges and crease to create "pocket" of the bag.  Follow diagrams below.
  5. Determine where you would like the ribbon handles to be placed.  Cut your ribbon to make a half-round handle.
  6. Puncture the paper with your Piercing Toolkit.
  7. Insert the brad on the outer side of the paper.  Place the ribbon onto the brad and secure the brad.  Make sure the brad doesn't go through both flap and front/back of the paper.  The secured side should remain in the middle of the fold so that no one gets scratched--and your final bag looks much more polished.
  8. Using tape adhere the top edges down--only where your brads are located.  (Your project should look like picture D at this point.)
  9. Fold the outer sides in and the front/back sides up.
  10. Time for your flap.  I used Sweet Pea cardstock scrap.  I used my Cricut Explore to create the perfect sized flap with button opening for this bag.  Depending on where you place the ribbon, the flap could be narrow, like mine, or wider.  Place your flap on the inside of the back part of the bag.  
  11. Bring the flap through the ribbon handles.  With a matching button placed on 3-D Tape, place the button in the perfect location.  Make sure the flap isn't stuck under the adhesive of the 3-D Tape.
  12. DECORATE til your heart is CONTENT!!!  I used the birdhouse, banner and bird from the Skylark Complements.  From the Skylark Assortment I used the 3 resin flowers.
Folding Diagrams:

What you will need to make a Lattice Garden Gift Bag:
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I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

This concludes The Everything ABC's blog hop.  Thank you for joining us!

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

As always--Be Blessed and Stay Creative!



CatScrapbooking said...

Holy awesomeness! I love this and now I want to try it. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try...thanks so much for including the instructions!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try...thanks so much for including the instructions!

Linda Norman said...

This is incredible! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Wow- this is amazing! Thank you so much for the great instructions too.