Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Tutorial By Yours Truly.....

Howdy, Sweet Friends!  Today I have a tutorial to share that makes a nice little gifty pouch.  Fall just seems to be the perfect time for gift making and giving--isn't it?  The pouch is self opening and can hold any number of things.  It's perfect for sharing a treat with someone special!

To get started, you will need the following supplies:

Paper Trimmer/Scoring Tool
Cardstock/Designer Paper  6” x 8 ½”
Straight Edge & Pencil
Decorative Edger Die or Punch

The steps are pretty easy, but accomplish a project with lots of WOW!
 Along the 6” side of the card stock/designer paper, score at 1” and 5”. 
Rotate the card stock and score at 4” and 8”.

Realign the card stock so that the left edge is at 2”.  Cut from the top of the card stock to the score line.  Repeat this one inch cut at 4” and 6”.

Make a similar one inch cut, using trimmer or scissors, on the opposite side of the card stock at the 4” (middle) mark. Trim the ½” panel you will use to close the pouch by angle cutting and removing each corner.

Using a pencil and ruler, lightly draw a diagonal line, in each panel, from the center cut line to each corner, as shown. 

 Score each diagonal line and crease it, as shown.

Trim top edge with an edge die, such as the one I've used from Bookmarks & More Dies.

Place adhesive on the ½” flap and join the sides of the pouch.

 Adhere the bottom flaps.
 The pouch opens when you squeeze the sides. 
Decorate and fill, as desired.
I used stamps from Sweet N Sassy Stamps to decorate my little pouch and filled it with cocoa.  Winnie's Warm Wishes and matching dies, are perfect for this time of year, for sure!  You can join Sweet 'N Sassy's Sweet Perks Club to get your own at a savings!!  What's better than that?

Make today a great one and, don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN-Jane

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