Tuesday, September 8, 2009

backpack creation...

So this Maui trip...I went up there to play soccer but in the process I got in touch with a blogging sister...Kris...K-Lusive Kreations...and we planned to get together on Sunday. So of course I didn't want to go there empty handed! So I wanted to give her a few things...but didn't want to put it in a folder...so I decided to make a box...which then turned into a backpack! I was so excited! my original design is so much easier than the others you may see. here are the directions...CS - 1 piece of 6" x 11"...score @ 5" and 6"...the 11" side on the top. then score 1" on the 6" side and flip and score the other side @ 1". for the cover...DP 4" x 8"...score it @ 5" and 6" and corner round the short side for the flap. I used the scallop envelope die from SU for the front pocket. I added some buttons to make the backpack look finished.
here is what it looks like once it's opened...I used a craft velcro dot to keep the flap closed. filled it with some goodies and stamped images...I hope Kris liked it!
here's what the back looks like...I used the jumbo eyelets and I just eyeballed where to put it. I used some PTI ribbon...tied knots at the end...on the inside...make sure when doing this...you haven't put your box together yet...punch the holes, insert the brads and tie the ribbon first before putting your backpack together.
simple yah?!
have a wonderful Tuesday...
I am home recovering from this brutal co-ed tournament...=)



Nice project! I'm sure Kris loved it :)

Islander Girl

Oh cool! Been meaning to make this and since your way looks so much easier I'm gonna do it this week! Thanks girl!!!

Hope you're having a great day!


Ooh, another project for you to teach me!! When are you coming over to help me make one?? Hope you had a good time on Maui at your soccer tournament!!


awesome i wanted to make this but i was thinking man but yours look so much easier....gotta try it out..hope your soccer tourney was a winner...take care aloha


I tried the others but they were hard to understand. Your directions are so much easier! Thanks. Feel better, hugs from Michigan


Thanks for the instructions! This is a great project!



This is sooo super duper cute!! Looks easy and would have to try it out soon!!
Jodi =)


Wow! Great job! I am sure she loved it!!


I LOVED it Joy! it was so cute!!! you and Michelle are the sweetest with open arms... but Alia did think it was hers... so i had to share for a little while =D Thank you so very much for thinking of me! Hope to see you gals again! hugs, Kris

joni h

That's an awesome backpack! I feel a CASE coming on! Thanks for the info!


Very cute! I need to try this one out. I have never made one.


That is so cute! You have to Demo it for all us girls the next time we all get together at my house. Joy's make & take? LOL


Such a cute bag! Thanks for the quick mini tutorial--you're right! It looks much easier than the other version of the backpack! :D


It's so cute. It will be perfect for a little teddy bear I have. Maybe I will try out the project this weekend. What an ingenious project!


WOW that's a great bag! I'd like to know how to make that. Love the design =)


You make papercrafting so much easier with your simplified instructions, Joy. Thank you.


Wow...this is too cute & she's going to luv it!!!


A fabulous backpack creation. hugs rachxx


Oh this is cool!! So clever, love all the fun things you make! ~Hugs


Lucky you got to meet Kris! I bet she just loved the backpack & goodies! Most of all, she must have been so happy to meet the "dynamic duo"!


Wow Joy this is so cute and you made it seem so simple with your wonderful instructions...again! I'll have to try this one. Glad you had on Maui! Cami


This turned out so cute, Joy!


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