1 qty. 10” x 10” Cardstock (printed or solid) for back pack
1 qty. 2 3/4” x 2 3/4” Cardstock (contrasting color) for top closure flap
2 qty. 3/8” x 6” Cardstock (contrasting) for straps
1 qty. 2 1/2” x 3” Cardstock (matching solid or print) small bottom pocket
1 qty. 2 1/4” x 2” Cardstock (matching solid or print) closure flap for small pocket
1 qty. 1” x 1” scrap of Cardstock – silver for “snaps” 3/16” Meriken Double Stick Tape – 30013283
Mini Glue Dots #30001510
Optional – Medium Silver Brads, Velcro adhesive dots
WeR Punch Board – Gift Box #30149353
pencil/pen for tracing
1/4” Hole Punch #77178558
MSC Score Board #30103578
Optional – Paper Piercer if using brads
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use the WeR Box Punch Board to make a box 2.5” x 2.5” x 4” with the 10” x 10” cardstock.
Trim off the top flaps from two opposite sides. These will be the sides of the back pack. Optional: you can use the MSC scoreboard to make a crease line in the middle of these side sections. With the straight edge at the top of the board, line up the crease line of the side of the box and score at the mid-point at 1 1/4”, going from top down to about the middle.
Fold the box up according to the manufacturer’s directions. Fold down one of the remaining flaps into the box, this side will be the front side of the back pack. Trim off the remaining top flap, this will be the backside of the back pack. Pinch the top of the box close, the sides should fold in like gussets. Take the two 3/8” strips and place one edge of each at the center top of the box on the backside, tape in place at an angle. Flip the other ends up and tape to each bottom corner to make the back pack straps.
Trace and cut out the back pack top and pocket closure pieces from cardstock according to the patterns. Place the top closure onto the MSC Score Board with the straight edges butted against the corner and the curved edge on the right side. Score at 1/2” and 7/8”. Place the closure over the top of the pinched closed box. Tape the 1/2” side over the top of the straps. Optional: Use either a min glue dot or adhesive Velcro dot under the curved edge to keep the flap closed.
Take the cardstock for the bottom pocket and place on the Score board with the 3” edge along the top. Score at the 1/4”, 1/2”, 2 1/2” and 2 3/4”. Turn and place the cardstock with the 2 1/2” edge along the top. Score at the 1/4” and 1/2”. Trim off the scored corners and crease at the scored lines to create the pocket. Center and position the pocket about 1/4” from the bottom of the back pack and double stick tape in place.
Place the pocket closure flap onto the Score board the same way as the top closure flap and score at 1/2” and 3/4”. Crease at the scored lines. Tape the 1/2” edge of the closure flap into the pocket. Close flap over the top of the pocket. Optional: Use either a mini glue dot or adhesive Velcro dot under the curved edge to keep the flap closed.
Use the 1/4” hole punch and punch out two circles from silver cardstock. Use a mini glue dot to place on the bottom center for each closure flap for “snaps” Optional: You can also use brads for the “snaps”