Monday, April 7, 2008

Ziploc Purse Tutorial

During this past weekends VSN (virtual stamping night) at Splitcoast, I made the purse seen in my earlier post. In the comments section some very nice lady asked if there would be a tutorial on my blog. I hadn't thought to do that but will give it a shot. So... Ladies, here we go~ my very first tutorial!

For this project you will need the following items:

      • 1 Quart size Ziploc bag

      • 2 sheets double sided paper (DSP)

      • 12" ribbon

      • 2 brads

      • Mono-multi adhesive

      • sticky strip

      • 1/16" hole punch

      • oval cutter (I used the Creative Memories cutting system)

      • Scoring tool

      • embellishments

      Step 1

      • Cut the front piece of DSP to 7 1/4" x 9"

      • Cut the back piece of DSP to 7 1/4" x 12"

      Step 2

      • Score the back piece @ 9"

      Step 3

      • Using an oval cutting system, cut half of an oval~ lining it up with the score line (do not cut past the score line)

      You may need to snip the edges:

      Step 4

      • Line the ziploc's edges with the sticky tape, front and back. On the top of the bag, put down the sticky tape just above the ziploc closure.

      Step 5

      • Remove the bottom strip lining on the back of the bag and adhere to the back piece of cardstock.

      • Remove the side pieces and then the top

      • Repeat for the top, making sure the top lines up just slightly underneath the score line.

      Step 6

      • Fold flap over, making sure it folds nicely

      Step 7

      • Punch holes for the ribbon in the upper corners of the top flap

      • Attach the ribbon handle (see finished product picture so see how it looks attached)

      Step 8

      • Make a decorative closure

      • Attach half of it permanently onto the flap

      • Spread around some mono adhesive to the unattached half and let completely dry (making it tacky for closing)

      Step 9

      • Decorate and embelish

      • Fill and give to someone special!


      Elizabeth (FLMommyof2) said...

      What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing and for the tutorial!


      Kara said...

      Hi! I came to check out your project and stayed to listen to the music!