Not on the template, but something I always do is add some score lines along the center of the box sides. This will make a nicer crease when you close the box. Hopefully you can see them here. I go almost all the way down but not quite.
This is a super easy box to put together. I think the toughest part, and it's not tough :), is the ribbon. Follow these steps and it will be a breeze.
Start with a good point on your ribbon so that it is easier to get through the holes. Flip your box over so that you are at the inside. I leave the ribbon on the spool so I don't waste any and because I always forget to measure how much I need :)
pick a bottom corner to start and go from the inside to the outside.
Next go through the hole above it.
And now you make the top loop. This is the part where you would hang the backpack up in the locker.
Here is where you make your adjustments. Tie a knot in the end of your ribbon and then go back and even out your shoulder straps and top loop, get excess ribbon back to the spool side, and cut it off and tie another knot at that end.
Attach a square to the flap with both parts still attached and press closed. Repeat on the small flap.
A gift card and a nice note fit perfectly in the main part of the backpack.
A Ghirardelli chocolate square fits nicely in the front pocket!
Wow, that was a lot of photos, if you are still with me, thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day!
New catalog starts tomorrow!!