Some time ago one of my crafting ladies gave me a gift bag. It had been made from newspaper with a little card in places to make it sturdy. I had wanted to have a go myself and have finally got around to making some using old Stampin' Up! catalogues. I used the seasonal catalogues as they are easy to take apart. You just remove the staples from the centre pages (carefully of course to avoid any finger damage)! You then have a large selection of double pages which you can use to create your gift bag.
To make the bag you will need to use a score board. I used the Simply Score board from Stampin' Up! Take your double page and keeping it folded in half place it on the score board. Score at 1" 7" and 8" on the short side and on the long side score at 1 1/2" and 9" I used two pieces of card to reinforce the top part of the bag measuring 6" x 1 1/2" and once assembled I also reinforced the base of the bag putting in a piece of card measuring 6" x 2" You can use any scrap card you have I had some cereal boxes which I cut to size. You can make holes at the top of the bag for ribbon using a Crop a Dile or hole punch tool. Please find instructions below.
Hi, my name is Pauline Barnfather and I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator in Basingstoke, UK. Welcome to my Blog!
I get excited about any style of paper crafting so enjoy having a look. I hope my projects inspire you to get crafting!