I had shown you at the end of 2012 some versions of a Tic Tac cover which I had made to look like miniature back packs.  Perfect little gifts for a teacher gift or little gifts for school friends or anyone in fact.  At the time I promised a tutorial and immediately forgot to follow-up on that.  Eventually someone gave me nudge to remind me of the tutorial, so here it is today.

Supplies:

  • Double sided patterned paper (not too thin)
  • Double sided tape (strong)
  • A brad or enamel dot
  • A set of small magnets

Recipe:

  • Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper of the following sizes –

–  15.5 x 10.5 cm  (6½” x 4¼”)          –  8.5 x 4.5 cm  (3½” x 1¾”)           –  9.5 x 1 cm (2 strips)  (3¾” x ½”)

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  • Take the largest piece and score along the longest side at  –  1.5 cm, 4 cm, 8.5 cm and 11 cm (½”, 1½”, 3½” and 4½” ).
  • Turn the card and score at 2 cm (¾”) for the bottom of the pack.
  • Cut off the left square at the bottom of the pack and trim the sides as in the photo above
  • Fold this piece to form the main piece of the back pack
  • Using double-sided tape adhere the side and bottom
  • Take the second largest piece and score along the long side at – 3 cm and 5.5 cm (1¼” and 2¼”).
  • Punch the corners
  • Score the smallest strips of  paper and score at 2 cm (½”).
  • Attach the strips of paper to the inside of the back using the score line as an indicator of  how far down the strip should be placed.
  • Attach the other ends of the strips to the outside of the back.

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  • Using double-sided tape attach the last piece of patterned paper to the inside of the back pack aligning the fold with the top of the box shape.
  • Attach a magnet to the inside of the flap about 1 cm from the edge in the centre.
  • Attach the other magnet to the inside of the box to correspond with the other.

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Here is another example

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Finished Tic Tac Back Packs.

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I haven’t added a sentiment ‘cos I’m not sure who I am giving them to as yet but you should add a sentiment (see this post).

Well I hope that helps Christy, once you know the measurements and design they are quick and easy.  Hope you enjoy.  I have added imperial measurements but I’m not 100% certain they are accurate, so try on a scrap of paper first.

Bye for now,

lorrai

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