Sunday, November 12, 2006

Christmas Tote

Okay, sorry I kept you guys in suspense -- or just kept neglecting my blog. Anyway, I am going to start posting the things I made for my Super Saturday display.

This first item is a simple tote made by using the same technique as you would to make a 2,4,6,8 box and then adding a ribbon handle. I used decorative paper to cover some of the sides to make it more exciting and stamped "Holiday Greetings" on the side. This would be the perfect little gift to give to a co-worker or friend. I filled it with cinnamon jolly ranchers candy.

To create the 2,4,6,8 box bottom, take a normal 8.5 x 11 paper, score at 2,4,6, and 8 inches (width wise -- the 8 should leave you a 0.5 strip at the edge). Then score at 2 inches from the bottom lengthwise. Then you cut up to the 2 inch score line on the lengthwise side to create bottom flaps. The little 0.5 inch edge piece is used to fold it into a box shape. Then you close up the tabs to for a bottom and tada -- an easy box. Okay, so those are confusing directions if you have never seen this done before. I am sorry. If you are interested and confused, zip me a comment or email and I will help you out as best as I can.

Oh, and one more thing, we went over 10000 views to my blog page! Thanks so much for your support! I appreciate it!!!


Jen said...

Congrats on the 10K! Love the litte tote--super cute!!

Dorinda said...