One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is receiving our magazine, Stampin’ Success. On page 18 of our last issue Judy Sumner had submitted an adorable tote like this one. I HAD to figure out how Judy made the width of the tote wider than the 2″ gutter of the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. After much consideration and trial and error I figured it out. And when Mary Fish of Stampin’ Pretty asked if I would be her guest stamper today, I thought you might like the directions too!
Directions for the giftcard and envelope were provided in an earlier post and can be found here.
The tote we’re making today is actually a little larger in depth than the one photographed above and as indicated in the video tutorial. The template provided below gives all of the dimensions and directions you will need to make a tote large enough to fit eight to ten sets of cards and envelopes.
The trick to getting the sides of the tote wider than the 2″ gutter of the punch is to slide the cardstock into the punch above the gutter as shown. It will slide in but might take a little careful maneuvering.
Steps to use with the template below:
1)Begin with cardstock measuring 7-1/4″ x 10-3/8″ and score as shown.
2) Make a tiny pencil mark in the middle of the top and bottom (5-3/8″ from both ends)
3) Line the top of the scalloped edge of the Scalloped Tag Topper punch where you marked with a pencil. Punch. Do so for both top and bottom.
4) Trim excess pieces on the top and bottom as shown.
5) Fold all score lines.
6) Cut score lines for the bottom of the tote and remove half of the flaps as indicated.
7) Apply sticky strips to both sides as shown.
8) With side A facing up, pull the bottom flaps up to reveal the sticky strip. Remove the backer. Pull one side up at a time and adhere bottom flap to each side.
9) Remove backer of sticky strip on the sides and adhere to the other side.
If you have any questions, please leave me a message below. I LOVE making this project and I want YOU to love making them too!