Thursday, March 24, 2011

Instructions for Thanks a Melon Bag (CTO #6)

Hello Everyone!  I figured out my camera problem!  The lens had little Baby E paw marks all over it!!  Easy fix!  As promised, here are instructions on how to make the Thanks a Melon Bag from my CTO #6 DT post!

The inside of this bag is just a little homemade box.

For the box, I start with a piece of CS that measures 7" x 6 1/2".  I used my Martha Stewart Score Board to score the 7" side at 1" and 6" turned it and scored the 6 1/2" side at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" (dashed lines).  I cut the tabs in the center of the 6 1/2" side (solid lines) and then folded on my scored lines.

I flipped it over to the outside of the box and placed adhesive on the center tabs. 

I prefer Glue Dots brand Glue Lines when I make boxes or bags because I like the steady hold I get with them but you can use your preferred adhesive.  I then flipped it to the inside of the box and placed adhesive along the side panels on half of the box.

If using glue lines, remove backing from adhesive and fold the box side that does not have adhesive up to meet the tabs.

Remove backing from adhesive on side panels and fold up to create the open ended box.

For the handle, mark the sides of the box at 1/2" down and 1/2" across (just a dot, not the 1/2" or lines).

I used my Crop-A-Dile to place a jumbo brad from Stampin' Up! on the marked sides of the box. 

This is what the finished open ended box looks like (minus the markings on the inside)!  Add a strand of ribbon to make the handle. 

I then cut my Watermelon out at 4" from the Simply Charmed Cart and adhered it to my box to make this cute little bag!  I filled a Large Stampin' Up! Cello Bag with candy watermelon slices, added a tag and gave it away as a Thank You gift! 

I hope you like it and I hope you can understand the instructions.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  The challenge is in full swing at CTO so if you haven't yet, create a card, layout or project and post by Sunday, March 27th, 11:59pm (EST).  Challenge #6 is to make a Thank You with a Tag.  The winner will be selected and entered into the monthly drawing.  March's prize will be "ROCK PRINCESS" cricut cartridge!

Thanks for stopping by!


flowerdisco said...

so glad for the tut. the basket is perfect for the summer picnics. thanks.

Tisha said...

LOVE THIS! Thanks for the step by step...I will have to grab those glue lines sometime.


Norma said...

OMG!!! soooo CUTE love it very much!! Great job I don't think I've seen this before:) Love it

Dr Sonia S V said...

So cute this looks