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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Little gift bag tutorial.

First let me give you a link to where i got the idea for these little bags from. Carrie has used a big shot die for her bag but they are easy enough to make without one. You don't really need a scorepal either it just makes it a bit easier.
You will need a piece of A5 card, printed or plain.

Place in landscape position and score at 1", 4",5" and 8".

 Turn and score at 11/2"  and 5".

With the small margin to the left cut where i've drawn bold lines then fold and crease along the dotted lines.
If i'm a good enough teacher this is what it should look like.

Put double sided tape where shown (you will need the narrow stuff for the side) and stick down to make a basic box shape.

Excuse the camera shake, not easy taking pics with one hand.Pinch both sides in at the top and crease about three quarters of the way down the bag. All measurements can be adjusted to make bigger bags but i was being greedy and wanted to get 2 out of an A4 sheet.

And here's the finished bag. I made mine from the music printed card i got from Payperbox while i was away. A bit of inking round the edges to make it look old and a circular greeting from a papemania clear set. I made the paper flower out of a plain 1" circle punch as i didn't have a small scalloped one, worked out O.K. though.I used a bit of self adhesive velcro to keep it closed.  This size of bag is perfect for giving a bracelet or necklace wrapped in tissue paper. I used to make jewellery in another life and have still got loads of beads left so i think i may have a play with them before Crimbo.
 Phew, that took ages i hope i haven't missed any bits out (!) if i have let me know.  Di.xx


  1. Wow I love your finished bags Di!The flowers are lush xx Jenny xx

  2. WOO..This is gorgeous..love the paper you've used and that flower is fab!
    A great tutorial...just wish i had a scorpal!
    TFS Hugs Clare x

  3. Oh I just love these Di. Love the colour scheme and what a fab flower. Thanks for all the piccies really helps when every stage is shown. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

  4. Gorgeous bag. Love the paper and sentiment. Thanks for tutorial. Kathleen x

  5. wow these are fantastic di, i love the musical backing and the fab flowers.now i need a score board. :) luv coops.xx

  6. Wow Di, these are gorgeous, Sue x

  7. fantastic bags and love the paper/card you have used will have to have a go
    carol x

  8. Lovely ... thanks for sharing. I don't have a scorepal but I managed to make one using my Eazi Score board with a bit of adjustment to the measurements. Thanks again.

    Lynn x

  9. Brilliant bags Di. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial too. Eileen x

  10. brilliant bags, love them. thanks for sharing. Jo.x.

  11. Thanks for sharing this idea- I make jewellery and you're right these would be the perfect shape and size to give my items in- I often struggle with that part!! I love the papers you used and the flowers are lovely, too!! :)
    Rachel x


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