Sunday, 29 May 2011

Gift Bag Tutorial

If you have time go and put the kettle on for a cuppa before you start to read this post as its quite long and there are a lot of pictures too. 

Take a 12" x12" sheet of paper and cut to 9" x 12"
score at 5" and 7" then turn and score at 2"
I used Pacific Point DSP

Crease the score lines and cut the score lines as shown.

Cut the 3" x 12" strip to 3" x 9"
score at 1/2" and 21/2" turn and score at 2"
trim away the outer 1/2" pieces as shown
Place sticky strip along the score lines as shown.

Fix the side panel to main the piece one side at a time.

Fold the flaps at the base and use tombow adhesive to close them
your basic bag is almost complete.

Lightly pinch the top creasing the sides into shape.

Using the crop-o-dile punch holes ready for the ribbon handles.

I used Jumbo Eyelaets for interest and to make the handle support stronger.

Take 30cm of ribbon for each handle and thread through the eyelets
tie in a knot inside the bag.

This is my completed bag with a decorative panel layered with Real Red, basic Grey and Very Vanilla. I have used the Polka Dots embossing folder on half of the Very Vanilla card so I could stamp on the plain side.  I used the All in the Family stamp set, coloured with the marker pens, the sentiment is from Just Believe stamp set, punched and layered with the Word Window and Decorative Label punch.

I would love to see what you make, please link back to my blog to say where you found my tutorial, thank you, have fun and enjoy creating.

Angela x


martina's kaartjes said...

this is one superb creation ! lovely done, great colors,
greetings, martina

Jacqueline said...

I love the way you have decorated this gift bag - great tutorial too - Jacqueline xx

karyn said...

lovely will have a go at this tutorial this weekend, thanks alot you're very clever :0) xx

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Angela love the image and the papers are fabulous. with hugs Shirleyx

Lavender and old lace said...

thank you so much for the tutorial Angela,the bag is just lovely I will defiantly try this Love Dorothy xx

Ally said...

This is great and I can't wait to have a go.
Thank you for sharing

Karen M said...

What a fabulous looks very easy! Thank you for sharing this with us. xx

Anonymous said...

I love this bag- great, easy tutorial. I love the people; one set I never got around to acquiring. Am very tempted to go and have a go at this bag now- who needs to do washing up?!!!

Vicki said...

Angela this is fab, thanks soooo much for sharing :)


Joanne said...

Just got round to trying this and love the bag it makes. Thanks for such detailed instructions.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Great tutorial! Thanks!!!

Huguenot Girl said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. I finally got around to making this and now have quickly made 3! One question - how do you tie the ribbon inside? Do you do knots each end? Or tie the ribbon together on each side? Thanks for sharing Angela! Nicole x

Ger said...

Hi, thanks so much for the tutorial, I used it here. I'm sure I'll use it many times! Ger x.

Margaret said...

This is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this! Adorable bag!

luluvision said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Will pin it for future use!