Thursday, 2 July 2015

Getting the most from your 12 x 12 paper

This is a way of making the most of your 12 x 12 papers. We all want more bang for your buck, and i really think that i have achieved this with this selection.
If you follow the directions on my youtube tutorial you will be able to make the following:
One gift box containing four 4 x4 cards with envelopes and four gift tags, also a matching gift tag to attach to your box so you can use it as a lovely gift, plus a fifth card for you to use yourself when you gift this all to someone. Finally a little mini tote bag that will hold something such as two small Green and Blacks chocolates.

youtube video

To make these items as well as your 12 x 12 paper you require four A4 sheets of card. 

From your 12 x 12 paper cut the following:
Two strips of 3 3/4" x 12" these then need to be cut so they make 3 3/4 squares. These two strips will make six.
Next cut a strip 1 3/4" x 12", cut this into 3" lengths, this will make four 1 3/4" x 4"
From the remaining paper cut a 7" strip and cut it down to make it 2" deep.  This piece will measure 2"x 7"
The cut off from your 7" strip can be used on the base of your tote.
Finally cut another 3" x 1 3/4" piece.


Fom your A4 card 
Cut 8" x 8" from card, then cut down to 8 x 4 (do this twice, making 4 card pieces)
Cut six 3" x 3" pieces ( for on cards and box)
Cut five 2" x 4" ( for tags)
Cut one 3" x 2 1/4" ( tote base, score all sides at 1/2")

Finally using last sheet of A4 card make the following score lines:
Long side 1", 5 1/2", 6 1/2", 11"

Short side, 1", 2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 1/2"

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