Sunday, 22 August 2010

Carousel bag

This final Carousel Notes project is another one blatantly copied from Kelly. Again, I don’t know how she managed to make her ribbon handles stand up – I just have to face facts; she is a genius and I am not.

For this, you need two So Saffron Carousel Notes, each with 3cm cut off the bottom. Save the bits – you can use these another day!

Take a piece of Designer Series Paper, measuring 15cm x 5.5cm and stick it to the bottom of one of your notes. You will have to cut carefully around the scallops by hand – Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips are perfect for this.

Cover the edge of the DSP with a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock – again cut around the scallop by hand. You can do it using the ¾” circle punch but, to be honest, it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

Add the eyelets; to get them in the right place, rest them on the Carousel Note in position and press them down hard. This will leave an indentation as a guide.

Now you need to make the box. Use a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock measuring 26cm x 10.5cm and score along the length at 3cm. Now rest the long edge along the bottom of your grid paper and score vertically at 9.5cm, 12.5cm, 22cm and 25cm. This will give you a box with a 9.5cm wide front and back, and 3cm wide sides. Assemble the box in the usual manner.

Now rest your box on the inside of one of your Carousel Notes and make a pencil mark at the top edge. Don’t worry, nobody will see it. Repeat on the other note. Thread your ribbon through the eyelets and down beyond the pencil mark. Stick it down firmly. Sticky Strip is ideal as it’s very strong.

Finally, attach the Carousel Notes to the box to create the bag. The notes and the box will sandwich the ribbon, so that no cut ends are shown (not like on my version as I hadn’t worked that bit out when I made it!).

Stamps: Sweet Pea
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Animal Stories
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Carousel Notes, Jumbo Eyelets, Satin ribbon – Chocolate Chip, White Gel Pen

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  1. It's a great bag - I loved making it when we met a Kelly's one Saturday best wishes Lesley x


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