Saturday, February 23, 2013

Picnic Caddy by Toni Storie

It's time for another fun Scor-Pal project. This time I will be making a Picnic Caddy.  This has so many potential uses that I am quite excited about it.  I can see this caddy personalized for parties, dolled up for Easter or filled with school supplies for a teacher or student heading back to school.  The possibilities are really endless.

 
Details -  Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice, Crush Curry, Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch dp; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, corner rounder, Nestabilities. 


For this project, you will need: 
one 12" x 12" piece of card stock
four 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" pieces of card stock
four 4 5/8" x 3 1/8" pieces of card stock
four 4 1/2" x 3" pieces of patterned paper
two 8 1/2" x 5" pieces of card stock
two 7 1/2" x 3 7/16" pieces of card stock
two 2 1/2" x 1/2" pieces of patterned paper
paper snips
corner rounder
Oval shaped die or punch
To begin, place your 12"x 12' piece of card stock in your Scor-Pal and score 3 1/2" and 8 1/2". 


Rotate your card stock 90 degrees and score again at 3 1/2" and 8 1/2".


Cut on the score lines from the outer edge in to the first score line, as shown below.


Crease all of your folds and place Scor-Tape on all four corner tabs of the what will become our picnic caddy base. 


Remove adhesive backing and assemble picnic caddy base.


Mat each of the four 4 1/2" x 3" patterned paper pieces on the 4 5/8" x 3 1/8" card stock pieces (yellow).  Mat again on top of the 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" card stock pieces (black).  Adhere each of these double matted patterned paper pieces to the sides of the picnic caddy base.  My patterned paper comes from the Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Collection and this particular piece is called Charming. 


Now place one 8 1/2" x 5" piece of card stock in your Scor-Pal with your 8 1/2" side along the top fence.  Score at 2 1/2".  Repeat with a second piece of  8 1/2" x 5" card stock.


Round the top corners (those furthest away from your score line) of both pieces of the 8 1/2" x 5" card stock.  Die cut or punch an oval shape under the rounded corners.  To get my ovals in the exact same spot, I used removable adhesive to keep my card stock pieces aligned perfectly and then ran them through my die cutting machine with an oval die.  


Crease the score lines of these two pieces and use Scor-Tape to adhere the two pieces together above the score line.  Line the bottom of the two flaps with Scor-Tape.


Remove Scor-Tape backing and carefully adhere this piece inside your picnic caddy base.  You have now created your handle for your caddy.


Place the 3 7/16" side of a  7 1/2" x 3 7/16" piece of card stock against the top fence of your Scor-Pal and score at 1/2".  Turn you paper 180 degrees and score at 1/2" again.  Repeat this on the next 7 1/2" x 3 7/16" piece of card stock.


With the 7 1/2" side up against the top fence, score at 1/2", 3 1/2", 4" and 7".  Repeat this on the next 7 1/2" x 3 7/16" piece of card stock.


Trim out each 1/2" square as shown.  Repeat this on the next 7 1/2" x 3 7/16" piece of card stock.


Crease all of your score lines and apply Scor-Tape to tabs as shown.  Repeat this on the next 7 1/2" x 3 7/16" piece of card stock.


Remove backing on the Scor-Tape and assemble small box to be used as an insert in the picnic caddy.  Repeat this on the next 7 1/2" x 3 7/16" piece of card stock.


Adhere 2 1/2" x 1/2" pieces of patterned paper to the top of each insert. 


Apply Scor-Tape around the remaining three sides of the inserts. 


Remove backing from the Scor-Tape and carefully adhere inserts into the picnic caddy base, creating four separate compartments.


Fill your picnic caddy as desired.


I loaded my caddy with paper napkins and plastic cutlery.  To test out my caddy, I stuffed it full (not shown here) and the caddy turns out to be quite strong!

Thanks for reading along through today's tutorial.  Have a wonderful day!

6 comments:

Enid COFFEY said...

Love this idea. Great detail.

Enid COFFEY said...

Love this idea. Great detail.

Melissa Craig said...

What an adorable idea! You could create another bottom for it like you did the sides to fill with beans or beads to give it a bit of weight. Then it wouldn't blow away if a strong breeze comes thru. Very cute idea Toni! Thank you so much for a great tutorial.

Tya Smith said...

This is darling Toni! I love the yellow that you chose to use! Nice work!

Ellen said...

Great tutorial! tfs!

Patti J said...

Toni, this is so much fun! Love the beautiful yellow - sure makes me yearn for a picnic! Thanks for the great tutorial, and inspiration. How do you keep your Scor-Pal so clean? Lol... mine is many years old, and very much used!!! Hugs...