Hello everyone! Its time for another DT blog hop and tutorial. Kelly here, to show you how to make a nifty little gift bag that literally takes minutes to put together.
For the bag you will need:
1 piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper
scoring tool and measuring tool
Embellishments to decorate your finished bag.
Start by scoring your paper on one side at 3" and 9". Turn your paper and score again at 5" and 7". Fold these score lines.
This next step is the trickiest part. You will need to take the corner of where your 3 inch score line meets the 5 inch score line and pull it over so it forms a triangle. Do this again where the 7” score line meets the 9” score line. And do it again on the opposite side of the paper. This should leave you with a rectangle inside when you push it altogether.
Put your choice of adhesive as shown in both of the photos
Start putting your bag together
And then decorate as you'd like using stamps, flowers, bling etc.
I punched 2 holes in either side once the bag was assembled and attached some ribbon, but you could leave the bag open and attach some handles instead, or you create a flap to go over the top so it would look like a handbag.
I really hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and that you have lots of fun trying this out and experimenting. Don;t forget to link us up to your creations in the comments section of this post so we can come and show you some love.
Now go and check out what the Design Team have done.
When you've hopefully been inspired to give this a go yourself, check back in here and leave us a comment along with a link to your own gift bags so we can see what you have created! Have a great weekend!
If you enter any of our challenges in January 2011 your name will be entered into a draw to win this gorgeous new punch by Martha Stewart!
All you have to do is play one of the following challenges (links will become live when the challenge does) and link us to your layouts or cards or creations!
Challenge #084 - Robots
Challenge #085 - Red, Black, Heart and Glitter
Blog Hop Challenge - Gift Bag
You have until the end of January to enter any of our challenges. Winner will be picked first week in February. You can enter as many times as you like. You can live anywhere in the world.
Good luck and Have Fun!