first cut your 12x12 cs to 8.5 x 12
score the cs at 2" and 6.5 inches the long way turn and 2 1/8 and 6 3/8
(remember you can always adjust the size to your needs)
fold on the scored lines so it looks like this:
Enlarge this picture it is important to see were i marked the "x" and the "y". You will have to pick up the paper were the x is and fold it so it will match up with the mark "y" fold paper down. You will sort of create a triangle with your paper. Do this with all 4 "corners"
This is just an other view on how it will look when you fold: (ignore the dotted lines)
This is how it will look like once all 4 "corners" are folded to the mark "y"
you can use some sticky tape to attach the papers
Mark the center of the "mittle part" i will call it for now "tray" cause i do not know a word in english. You do NOT want to score at this point!! Just pinch it towards the INSIDE of you "tray"
(you will sort of create a "M" shape with your foldings) It will become clear once you start folding yourself.
Here ist the top view, see hwat i mean with the "M" shape?
This is how my "dummy" looks like:
The bag has plenty of space for candies or even a little toy. I am going to use mine for a kids birthday party.
You do not need to use expensive double sided CS simply use your wheels to wheel a pattern on the cs if you need to make more.
To hold the bag closed - you will need to create eigher a paper band or like i did a ribbon or you could even use your crop a dile to punch some holes and thread ribbon through. There are plenty of possibilities.
Do you like this project?
Thanks for looking