Post#134 Christmas Giftbag

This gift bag has been made by following a Bag Tutorial by Sam Hammond Donald….it is a great size bag which is excellent for gifting jewelry etc…
I made this bag from a red and white Christmas paper with large numbers printed on it and attached an embossed red front panel to it….I stamped the sentiment on a white strip of cardstock and punched the edges using the banner punch…I added another strip in gold cardstock underneath…
Once the bag was ready I lightly sponged all the edges with red ink..
What I like most about this bag is the technique to close the box using a ribbon….you have to see the tutorial video to learn that…
Hope you liked it…
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Post#105 – Simple Paper Giftbag

Gift bags are so much fun to make and quite uncomplicated too….they can be simple or quite heavily decorated…whatever you like…if you need inspiration then Pinterest is the best place for you…
To create this gift bag I used a sheet of scrapbooking paper…and mainly kept it simple…other than using a scalloped border punch for the flap…which I sponged with brown ink as well…a ribbon tied up into a bow at the front keeps the bag closed….it also makes the bag easy to open…
I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using an oval punch and another larger one to layer it…also added a few punched out flowers…
I hope you like this bag…
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Post#82 Green Slim Gift Bag

I am very excited to share today’s project with you…Its a gift bag with an open top… and I came up with all the dimensions myself…someone else may have made it before but I did not look up any tutorials at all…this was my attempt at learning the basics of creating a gift bag of a particular size with specific measurements…
I started with an A4 size cardstock and trimmed the length to 11-1/2″….I kept the width of the paper as is at 8-1/4″ so the dimensions of the paper are 11-1/2″ x 8-1/4″
Then I scored the short side of the paper at 1″…this will be the base of the bag…
The long side was scored at 1″, 5-1/4″,6-1/4″ and 10-1/2″
Staying on the long side I scored a half score line at 1/2″, 5-3/4″ and 11″ 
These part score lines will help the sides of the bag to fold in together a bit easier…
I burnished the score lines and cut all four score lines running upto the 1″ base score line on the short side….then I used a strong adhesive to attach the sides and bottom of the bag…the final bag measures 7″ x 4-1/4″ and is 1″ wide
I used a small doily to cover the top of the bag and punched a hole through all the layers to thread the ribbon for closing the bag…also added a few punched our flowers from white cardstock to decorate the bag…
I had a huge amount of fun creating this bag….Hope you liked it too…
Thanks for stopping by…
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Post#70 Giftbag and Matching Tag

I’m experimenting with Twinkling H2O watercolours and still haven’t been able to use them properly….but they are so vibrant and glossy that my experiments aren’t going to waste…I was able to use them in my projects quite easily….
Today I’m sharing two such projects…..The first one is a gift bag made out of two layers of the largest die from the eyelet scallop square die set…there is a tiny  box in the middle on which these die cuts get attached….I punched two holes in the box to thread the ribbons through…
To decorate the front of the box I die cut a scalloped square piece from the sheet of paper I had stamped using an embossing folder and twinkilng h2o’s….on that I added three banners in various sizes and colours and rounded the straight edges…also added a few punched flowers and a button as embellishments…
The second project turned out a bit better when I used watercolours on the same embossing folder to stamp on the tag…it gives a very shimmery effect but sadly I am not able to show that in this photo….
I simply punched a banner and stamped the sentiment on it and attached it to the tag with the ribbons…I also added a few flowers with tiny rhinestones in the middle…
Hope you liked my creations…
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Post#56 Paper Bag

I have made these paper bags from notebook pages when I was in school(and that was the last century..!!)….so when I saw this paper in one of my printed paper pads I just had to make one…
So I glued the two ends of the rectangular paper lengthwise/landscape and creased the paper…then I scored 1” from each side…at the bottom I scored at 2&1/2” and 3&1/2″….of which the side need to be folded into triangles that makes it look like flaps…..these flaps will overlap each other when you fold them towards each other and glue them to seal the base of the bag…
I have used a wooden peg to close the top of the bag….and a cut out printed sentiment to decorate it…
Hope you liked this simple paper bag…
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