Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gift Bag Tutorial

You will need:

Paper Trimmer with scoring blade or Bone Folder
12" x 12" piece of patterned paper
Red Sticky Strip
Ribbon or Tulle
 SU Horizontal Slot Punch

Lightly score the 12" X 12" patterned paper at 1" and 11".

Fold on the score line and adhere, showing reverse side of paper.

Rotate the card stock 90 degrees, then score the 12" side at 3 ½" and 8 ½"

Fold on score lines.

Stick the overlapping section to create a flat tube.

Score at 4 ¾", 5", and 5 ¼" as shown.

Fold in half, using your bone folder on the creases for crisp edges.
Fold all score lines. The center score line will be folded up toward the center of the bag.

Place a small amount of Sticky Strip at the center of the bag. Use only a small piece or the bag will not stand as well when finished.
Adhere bag together. It should stand freely at this point

Using the Horizontal Slot Punch, punch through just the top layer of folded paper. The punch rests inside of the pocket - I use the top of the circle as a rough guideline for getting the punched holes even. 

Thread ribbon through the holes. Here a small piece of Sticky Strip was used to adhere the ribbon to itself. (see below)  Finish putting the ribbon onto the first side so the handle sticks nice and flat

Finish by decorating and embellishing the front of the bag.
The front of the bag measures 5" X 4 3/4" and the base is only about 1/2" thick.

My first tag is created using....

 Layers of Color Sent with Love and Merci Bouquet art stamp sets along with the New Release Art stamp set Sent With Love, illustrated by Layers of Color new illustrator, Nina Brackett

For the Tag I also used:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Labels 4 Nestibilitie
SU Corner Rounder
Small Hole Punch (for top of that)
SU Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Pink Tulle
Ranger Distressing Ink - Walnut Stain
The front of the bag measures 5" X 4 3/4" and the base is only about 1/2" thick.
You can find this tutorial at Layers of Color in the Projects Gallery

Now for the second tag...

I created my second tag using "priscillastyles" Corset digi stamp

For the Tag I also used:
SU Corner Rounder
Textiles Embossing Folder
Small Hole Punch (for top of that)
Ranger Distressing Ink - Walnut Stain
Green card stock
Foam tape
Pink TulleLace
Heart Embellishment
Prima Mini Rose

You can find the tutorial for the "priscillastyles" Gift Bag at CDAC

Thank you for visiting - make sure you come back and show me your projects - there is so much potential for this gorgeous gift bag - now just to find something to out in them!  LOL!

 I am working my way though some more tutorials - you will see them first here !!


  1. Stunning bag and great turorial Linda..Loz

  2. Gorgeous my friend! Love the tutorial and that paper is really cool. Beautifully done!

  3. Cute, cute!! Great tutorial, Linda!! Thank you!

  4. Just GORGEOUS and what a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it on CDAC Linda. You rock. Thanks for all your hard work.

  5. This is amazing my friend. Did you or Dh do the photography? - love both bags, they are beautiful.

  6. Beautiful bag Linda and thanks so much for the tutorial!! I will definitely be trying this!


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