Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Teacher's Week: Back Pack

We made a backpack at a workshop last week. The one on the left is using SAB paper. The one on the right has been created for Teacher's Week using the same themed colors as the matchbox tower. How to make this project?: see my Tutorial posting on 2/9/09. For other back packs, see 3-D category posting on 2/4 and 2/18.

Here's a close-up of the flap:

Side view of the Back Pack:

Back view of the backpack:

Now how did I close the bag without Velcro, magnets or a ribbon tie? Urgh..........I struggled with all 3 options and came up with the following INEXPENSIVE way. It works for this project, haven't tried it on projects yet.
1. Use the Slit Punch at the top opening

2. Punch 1" Circle (pictured in Brilliant Blue below)
3. Slide the 1" circle under the slit.
4. Add sticky tape
5. Remove the sticky tape, allow 1/4" at the flap top, the push down on the flap for accurate positioning. To open back pack, simply pull down on the flap.
Works great............what a sigh of relief!

Supplies for the SAB Backpack:
  • Stamps: Oval All
  • CS: SAB DS Paper
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
  • Accys: Big Shot Top Note die, Big Shot Scallop Envelope Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Slit Punch, 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" Punch or Crop-o-dile, Piercer, Filigree Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape
Supplies for Teacher's Backpack:
  • Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Nursery Letters Jumbo Wheel
  • CS: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
  • Ink: real Red
  • Accys: Big Shot Top Note die, Big Shot Scallop Envelope die, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4' Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Slit Punch, 1/8" Punch or Crop-o-dile, 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Write Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive Pens, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape

1 comment:

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

So very cute!!! I am still going "HUH"? on the closure part, but I will read it again tomorrow when I am not so tired - and will probably get it then! LOL. Renee