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Da BFF Tracy's Triangle Pouch Tutorial

On May 18, I showed this little triangle pouch, and several people have asked me how it was made. I actually learned how to make this fun little pouch from my BFF Tracy, and until she gets a blog, I'll just share all I learn from her with you....well those things that are stamping related...hee!hee! With the awesome Ski-Slope Designer Series Paper, and the Felt Flurries just screaming at me "use me! use me!" Well I could not resist, so here you go. Oh and forgive the horrible nails, it'll be a while for them to get to looking half decent since they have to grow out from years of artificial nails.

Supplies for Tracy Pouch copy Supplies needed: paper cutter, bone folder, scallop punch, sticky strip, mini glue dots, crop-a-dile, felt flurries, vanilla tafetta ribbon, jumbo eyelets, snail, pretties brads, designer series paper

Step 1 copy Cut your Designer Series paper to 7"x7", lay it on your grid sheet, and make a little pencil mark at 3 1/2" on one side.

(Note the original pouch was 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and the pencil marks were 5" each side)

Step 2 copy Along the bottom, also make a mark at the 3 1/2"

Step 4 copy Lay the paper on your cutter, and make sure the little pencil marks are in the groove of the cutter, so you can score by connecting the pencil marks, please be careful and score lightly so you don't tear the designer series paper (dsp)

5 copy Now turn the paper so that the line you just scored is horizontal to the top of the cutter, now you want to score from the top point to the bottom point.

6 copy Now turn the paper slighty and score from the score line where the 3 1/2" mark is to the bottom point.

7 copy Turn the paper and repeat with the other side.

8 copy Now to make it easier for you to understand what the heck I am talking about here is a plain piece of paper marked where the score lines should be, it kinda looks like a kite.

9 copy Fold down the little point flap towards you.

10 copy Take a strip of DSP, (mine is 12" long, cause I just cut it off another pattern from the Ski-slope paper, and using your scallop punch, scallop the whole strip.

11 copy Ta! Da!

12 copy  Fold your little pointy thing flat so you can add snail on the backside.

13 copy Put snail adhesive on the backside of the little pointy piece, this will be where you are going to glue the scalloped strip


14 copy Lay the strip down on the table and lay the pointy piece with the snail on it over top the strip, lining up the little scallops so they are even and making sure the tip starts at a full scallop. You can trim it later, anything that hangs over.  Repeat with the other side.

16 copy This is what it will look like.

17 copy

This is what it looks like from the back.

18 copy Fold your little pointed piece back down, and it will crease the extra paper in the back.

19 copy Just trim this away in the back.

21 copy  Fold the little pointed piece back where it belongs, and using your crop-a-dile punch a hole with the big hole punch on each side of the flap, keeping in mind to leave room for your jumbo eyelets to go in.



22 copy This is what it will looks like.

23 copy Now add your jumbo eyelets and set.

24 copy Add some sticky strip to one side of the back of your pouch.

25 copy You dont want to go all the way to the tip, just go about this far.

26 copy Add sticky strip to the other side too, like this.

27 copy Fold the two pieces over each other and they will overlap a bit, this way it bows out and makes it like a pouch.

28 copy This is what it looks like looking down inside.

29 copy This is what it looks like from the front.

30 copy Cut some tafetta ribbon, you need 2 strips at 8" and 1 at 20".

31 copy Fold the 8" piece in half...

32 copy ... and stick each end inside the eyelet from the inside of the pouch.

34 copy Do it with each one on each side and it will look like this.

36 copy Now take the 20 inch piece and thread it through these loops, like this.

37 copy Tie the ends of the 20" piece together.

38 copy Now it looks like this from the front.

40 copy I want you to tie the ribbon ends coming through the front in a couple knots, this will hold the looped 20" piece into the inside to be used as the handle...believe me this will all start to make sense in 50 more steps.

41 copy Pull up the ribbon on the inside, pulling the ribbon so you have like two handles.

Now let's accessorize...


42 copy I put two different sized felt flurries together, and poked them with a push pin just so when I added the Pretty brad it did not tear the felt.

43 copy Add the pretty brad.

44 copy Attach the felt flurrie to the front of the flap with a mini glue dot.

45 copy Add some tissue paper and you're done.

I wanna see you do some of these with different papers, how bout hanging one on each persons chair at Thanksgiving.  Or how adorable will they be with Halloween paper as office gifties?

Thanks to Betty and Jane for making me do the tutorial.

Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di