Since school will be starting back up here in just a couple of weeks, if not days. I wanted to work on a backpack. So instead of doing the standard card, I choose to make a 3D backpack that can be filled with bite size treats. But, before I begin to tell you how I made it, you will need to get out your gypsy and your cricut cartridge "Campin' Critter".
This is for front of the backpack.
This is the side view of the backpack.
Finally, this is what the backpack looks like from the rear.
Now, let's begin with how I made this beautiful backpack. On page 69 of the manual, I cut the <backpack> at 9" hiding the straps in a chevron pattern paper. Shift/Layer 1 was also cut 9" in the a hot pink cardstock. Layer 2, which is the flap was also cut a 9" in the same hot pink cardstock. For any assembling issues that you may have, please refer to pages 73 & 74 of the manual.
I then strung some "Amethyst" ribbon size 3/8" through the eyelets to make the straps and glued the ends to the inside of the backpack. From here, I attached the front flap and added small black eyelets.
I threaded some Bolo Cord Black (Hobby Lobby) to make the handle that can be used instead of the straps. Because this cord was so thick I hot glued it inside the flap.
I assembled the pocket and used Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive to glue to the sides. Finished them up by gluing a hot pink rhinestone to each pocket. Next time, I think I will use some velcro so the pockets can be opened and closed while being filled with a very small goody. Like a little note.......
Finally to help give the front some spunk. I got out Say It In Pearls (Hobby Lobby) Swirls Black and adhered a small section to the front. Got out Recollections (Michael's) purple flowers and small black brad (Joann's) and along with a large rectangle rhinestone and glued everything to the front.
I surely hope I've inspired several of you to give this cricut cartridge a try. I know I will be using it again......
Thank you again Diane with Exploring Cricut for allowing me to share my talent with everyone!!! Don't forget to stop by their website and let them know that I've sent you to them. Who knows, you might just be their next Guest Designer........
A few challenges that I will be entering this backpack into:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
DL Art - Happy Birthday