Monday, September 16, 2013

Gift Bag Tutorial

Gift Bow Bigz L. Die #129977
Word Window Punch #119857 or Large Oval Punch #119855
Sticky Strip # 104294
12” x 6” Seasons of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
12” x 6” Modern Medley Designer Series Paper # 126926
Frosted Finishes Embellishments #132150
Simply Pressed Clay #130685
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds #131272

1.       Score 12” x 6” designer series paper at 4”, 5 ½”, 9 ½”, and 11”
2.       Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 4 ½”
3.       Cut score lines up to the 4 ½” score line.

4.       Fold on all the score lines and trim off the small square in the bottom right-hand corner.
5.       Assemble your bag using Sticky Strip, which is only needed in 2 places The bottom picture is the inside of the bag. When folding and adhering the bag, make sure to put a long side piece on the outside of the bag, then a small tab, the other small tab and the last long side on the inside of the bag. In other words you will NOT see the small tabs. From the bottom, you will see only the long side covering the entire bottom of the bag. From the inside, you will see another long piece covering the entire bottom of the inside of the bag.
6.       Pinch sides to look like a gift bag or lunch sack, then use the Oval punch to make the handles
7.       Use the Gift Bow Bigz Die to make a beautiful bow from coordinating Designer Series Paper. Alternately, you could use some of the pretty ribbon listed below.

I used the blossom punch and strawberry slush cs to make this flower. The leaves are gumball green. The center is glimmer paper circle punch and then slits cut all the way around.  Attach layers with a glimmer brad.

Alternatives for Embellishments:
¾” Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon #
1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon #132140
Cherry Cobbler 1” Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon #132135
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments 132148
Hung Up Cute Clips 129389
Hardware Clips Essentials 129964


  1. These are just darling! I love them and thanks so much for the tutorial!

  2. This is adorable! Just in time to get ready for Christmas!

  3. I love the bags! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  4. These are very pretty! I've been playing around with different types of bags and boxes for holding little things and this is perfect.

  5. Great bag! I've been working on bags and boxes for holding little things, and this one is perfect.

  6. So pretty. Thank you for sharing. I will be passing along your name. Great work


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