Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bagalope Tutorial

Here is the bagalope tutorial. These are so-o-o-o easy to make and too stinkin' cute!

Here's what you need:

1. Plain envelope. I used the standard small mailing envelope. Not sure what size that is called.
2. Background stamp. Wheels are awesome for these.
3. Embellishment.
4. Ribbon.

Step 1: Seal envelope... Yes, seal envelope!

Step 2: Stamp your background image on both sides of the envelope.

Step 3: Cut off the top of the envelope. (If you use a #10 envelope, cut it in half and make 2 bagalopes!)

Step 4: Score 1/2" on the 3 uncut sides. (To change the dimensions of your bagalope, score at 3/4")

Step 5: Fold your scored edges and run a bone folder over them to make sure they have a good sharp fold.

Step 6: Insert your hand into the bag to pop it open.

Step 7: Push the bottom up. You will end up with two triangular shaped tabs on the bottom. Fold under like you would on a present. Adhere to the bottom.

Step 8: Punch two round tabs out using the Round Tab punch from Stampin' Up!

Step 9: Fold the round tabs over and adhere one to each side at the top of the bag.

Step 10: Punch holes in the top of the round tabs.

Step 11: Tie ribbon through the two holes in the round tabs to close bag. (of course, wait until you put your item in there!)

Step 12: Add your embellishment.

If you don't have the round tab punch, you can just fold over the top of the bag (like a lunch bag), punch two holes side by side in the fold over and run your ribbon through there and tie.
Hope you have fun experimenting with these adorable bagalopes!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Great tutorial Kim!!! I'll have to try that one day! Neato!!