I sat down this morning and finally figured out how to make my own patterns. It was much easier than I thought. I'm happy to say that I finally have the pattern and the tutorial done for my gift tag box that I posted last week.
Click here to download the pattern. If you're having trouble downloading the pattern, hold your mouse above the words "click here" and RIGHT click on the link and select "save link as." This will download the file straight to your computer and then you can open it.
This is my first pattern, so if you see anything that needs to be changed please let me know. I made the pattern so it makes complete sense to me; however, that doesn't mean it will make sense to you. If you have questions or suggestions on how to make the pattern more readable, please let me know.
Now for the tutorial. Cut and score all of the cardstock and the transparency as shown in the pattern. Take the 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock and fold it on the score lines so it looks like this.
The peak should be pointing up. Turn the cardstock upside down and add a piece of sticky strip on the side of the peak. It doesn't matter which side you put it on.
Remove the backing from the Sticky Strip and adhere the two sides together. Burnish it with your bone folder to make sure it sticks well. It should look like this when you're done.
As you can see, the right side is 2 1/2" wide and the left side is 2" wide. That's exactly the way you want it.
Follow the steps above and do the exact same thing to the 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" and the 4 1/2" x 2" pieces of cardstock. When you're done they'll look like this.
These three pieces make up the dividers in the box. The piece on the bottom left is 2" wide and the piece on the bottom right is 2 1/2" wide. Place the two bottom pieces on top of the top piece like this.
Once they are lined up, adhere them in place. Make the box bottom according to the pattern and drop this piece inside.
Fold the transparency on the score lines. Add a piece of sticky strip to one of the ends--it doesn't matter which one. Wrap the transparency around the box, remove the backing off the sticky strip and adhere the two ends together. Fill the box with tags, add some ribbon and you're done!
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