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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Midway Reminder for the Show Us Your Twinchies Challenge No 7

Good afternoon blogland, followers, friends and all you twinchie fans.  Today I have a few more ideas for you on challenge number 7 - Holidays and Destinations - home and abroad.  The twinchie challenge still has two weeks to run so come on get your thinking caps on and run up a few holiday twinchies just for fun.  If you have children to look after why not get them making a few, we would love to see them.

Just a few holiday twinchies today New York, Rome (Did Paris 2 weeks ago) and Egypt, I used a Papermania stamp set, Judikins cube stamp and distress inks for these.  Thinking of how to store my twinchies I came up with a little folder to keep my treasures in and thought you would like to see how I made it.

To make the outer cover cut a strip of plain or patterned card to 10 1/2" x 2 1/2" 

Score at 1", 2", 2 1/2" 5", 5 1/2" and 8"

This give you the outer box to hold your twinchies.

Stamp and colour the strip as desired.

Fold the top 1" down onto the second 1" and stick with glue or tape.  I added a brad at this stage to use as a fastener to hold the box shut, just put the brad through the front section and stick down to hide the prongs.

Fold over the two 2 1/2" sections, adding a brad as before and stick down with glue or tape. You now have the outer shell of the box.


 Now to make the concertina inserts to hold your twinchies.

 Cut a strip of paper 5" x 3", score one short edge 1/2" in and one long edge 1/2" in.  This is the turned in edge that holds the pocket together.

Fold over the 1/2" edges and fold the strip in half, stick the two folded edges together to make a pocket.

Using a die or punch cut a half circle from the top edge to enable you to get your twinchies in or out.

To join the pockets to make the concertina holder just add a strip of double sided tape to the center of the pocket and stick another pocket on top, continue adding pockets.  I found 10 pockets fitted the box nicely.

Attach the pockets to the back of the box in the same way with a strip of double sided tape.

The finished item and how the concertina insert works.

I hope you can follow my tutorial, if not drop me a line so I know where I have gone wrong.


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous twinchies Sylv and I do love the gorgeous tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Linda xxxx

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful Sylv and thank you for the great tutorial..Hugs Lozzy xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Gorgeous twichies soo love the little holder for them xxx

Laine said...

Wow what a fabulous tutorial and a lot of detail on these stunning twinchies.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really awesome, love those fabby colours and stamps
Lindsay xx

Kate M said...

Absolutely fabulous - great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

Nicie Ibarra said...

Gorgeous twinchies!!! Thanks so much for the folder tutorial - I'm going to have to give it a try! :)

Craftyfield said...

Love how you decorated your twinchies and holder, gorgeous! Your tutorial is easy to understand, and I am thinking of doing one, although not for twinchies!

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow Sylv, such a fabulous collection of Twinchies they are all amazing.
Janet xxx

ionabunny said...

Your twinchies are lovely and the holder is fab. Love the concertina insert.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow another gorgeous project Sylv.

greetings karin

Mrs A. said...

Fabulous tutorial for your little twinchies holdall. Great idea. Hugs Mrs A.