Can't find the request on the message board (Search function is SOOO hit and miss. Mostly Miss!) but someone had asked if the backpack she had seen on Splitcoast could be created in DS. After some hunting and searching to find out what she was talking about (the instructions are hidden in the Demo area so not easily accessed by just anyone) I found some help at Becky's site. THANKS! Becky!!
Becky's small version, based on the original by Scrappin' Library Girl at Splitcoast, will fit the baby bug perfectly! I would have had this ready to go last night but got one of those dreaded RedX 'index' errors and DS shut down on me. Everything saved to that point (90% done) lost. Corrupted! Grrr! Started again. Cut the box out first thing this morning and took lots of pictures so you can see how to put it together.
DS, Cricut (any machine will do!) and George or Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
Ribbon (I used 2: green grossgrain, decorative stripe)
Cardstock (Everything I used is from DCWV)
Redline/supersticky double stick tape (1/4" wide)
Glue in fine tip applicator (I used Scotch Quick Dry)
decorative papers to cover plain cardstock
Gather your supplies. Let's get started.
Cut out the pieces. Pop out the holes and prefold your items.
Feed the ribbon through the wide set holes on the backpack flap. Tie them in a knot or use supersticky tape to keep them from being pulled out. This is the top loop on the outside of the backpack
Feed a piece of ribbon into the top left and bottom left holes on the back of the backpack. Repeat with a piece for the right side holes too. Now, pull the top ends through the center holes on the flap. Using supersticky tap, fold the ends of the ribbon down and attach them inside the backpack
I used a dab of glue on each end and in the middle on the outside so that the flap wouldn't move around.
Now fold the box up and adhere it along the side seam.
This is an optional item, I created an inside piece to cover the ends of the ribbon.
Now, put super sticky tape on the outside most sections of the backpack pocket and flap
Pull the backing off and fold the pocket up. Adhere the flap too.
Add it to the front of your backpack. You'll want to put it about 1/8" up from the base of the backpack.
Now, close up the bottom of the backpack. Add any embellishments you want.
Voila! You're done!
Is that So Cute or what??!! I hope you enjoy making this backpack style box with your Cricut and DS! And you'll share your creations with me.
Have a great day!!
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