Monday, July 14, 2008

Gift Bag Tutorial

This is a quick little gift bag, the perfect holder for a set of cards and envelopes.

Supplies: 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock, scoring tool, scissors, sticky strip, brads and ribbon for handles.

With the paper oriented the long way, score at 1 1/4" and 7 1/4".

Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2".

Along the long edge of the paper, you will see where the short score lines intersect the long score lines. Cut from the edge of the paper up to the point of intersection along both sides.

Apply sticky strip along the outside edge of two of the side flaps.

Crease folds, making a bag shape. Remove backing from the sticky strip and attach to the other side flap, creating a seam on the side of the bag.

This is a view from the inside. Repeat on opposite side.

Using a slot punch or small circle punch, punch holes for your handles along the top edge of the bag.

Add ribbon and embellishments as desired. Your bag will measure 6" across, 4" deep and about 2" wide.

1 comment:

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Fantastic bag. I love the way you attached the handles. Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial! :O)