Friday, 23 May 2014

Another little gift bag....

Good morning everyone

Moving on from last week's easy gift bag, this one is a little more involved

Here is the finished item which
is approximately 5" high by 3" wide and 2" in depth

Here's how to make it 
(and there are two more bags made with different papers at the bottom of this post)

Cut a paper to 11" by 8.5"

With the paper placed in landscape, vertically score or fold the following measurements starting from the left at 2" then 5" then 7" then 10"
turn the paper 90 degrees anti clockwise and score or fold starting from the left
2" then 7" 
You can just about see the folds above

Cut along the score/fold lines as above
You will notice that on the right hand side, I have cut on an angle on the narrow flap,
also, at the bottom, I have cut each score/fold line vertically to the horizontal score/fold line

With Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue I attached one side (the flap cut with an angle)
 to the other to create a 'tube'

Fold in the sides of the bottom and glue 

Turn right side up and pinch the sides together

Punch two holes in the closing flap, then pinch the bag closed and mark the holes
onto the paper behind the flap with a pencil.  Open the flap and punch two holes
 where your marks are

Add a decorative strip or punch a pretty edge

Thread a ribbon from the inside of the bag through to the outside and tie a bow
to close the bag

Here is the same bag with different papers

You will see that I have punched the edge of the closing flap on this bag, also, instead of tying a bow, I have tied a loose knot in the ribbon and attached a paper flower 
The paper is from the Graphic 45 collection called Picture Perfect

I hope you all have a great week


  1. Fab little bag, really like the punched edge bag, so pretty, thanks for instructions,xx

  2. These are lovely little bags. Will have to find some special papers to have a go. Thank you, Jan


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