Monday, July 28, 2008
I think I first saw these cute little bags from someone on SUDSOL, but I'm not sure. I know there are a ton of tutorials and you've probably already seen them, but I promised my stampin girls that I'd write a one for them.
These bags were our other project at my workshop last weekend. If you know who originally came up with this idea, please let me know and I'll link to that person. Thanks to whoever came up with this fun project... I love these bags! They are VERY easy to make. Edited: Okay, thanks girls, it is Judy Miller...she shared this bag back in April of 2007! The original idea came from Martha Stewart. :) Thanks Judy!!!
What you need:
One 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of card stock.
One 5 1/2 x 11 piece of designer paper.
One 1.5 x 11 inch piece of designer paper.
Round Tab Punch
Crop-a-dile, Large Eyelets
Scallop Edge Scissors or punch
Whatever you want to decorate your bag with.
Cut your card stock for the bottom of your bag 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, then score along each edge at 1 inch.
Cut on on two sides on the score lines to make little tabs for your box.
Add adhesive to the tabs to make your box.
Cut your designer paper 5 1/2 x 11. Add Scor-Tape along one long side and one short side. You put the tape on the side of the paper that you want to be in the inside of your bag.
Peel the liner off the tape from the long side only. Start your box half way off the edge with the bottom of the box lined up with the bottom of your paper. Press down on the inside of your box.
Continue to roll your box along the edge making sure that you press down on the inside each rotation so that you get a nice adhere job. Is that a word? Adhere job? LOL.
When you get to the last rotation, peel off the short side of the tape liner and carefully adhere the last side.
You will need one more strip of designer paper or card stock for the finishing touch of your bag. Cut this piece any width you want by 11 inches. You can decorate the edge with scallop scissors or a scallop punch. Add either Scor-Tape, or Snail Adhesive to the back side.
Start at the back of your bag near the seam and adhere to the bottom one side at a time.
Add your tabs for the top, and decorate as you please. I used the big flower from Stampin'Up!'s Pretties Kit for the front of this one. I used the 3/4 inch circle punch to add a piece of coordinating designer paper for the center and then stuck in through the bag with a Rhinestone brad (that comes in the Pretties Kit). The possibilities are endless. Easy Peasy!
We had a blast making these at our workshop.... I love seeing how everyone added their own little touch to each bag. What a fun little gift bag!
Hope you all have a great day.. thanks for stopping by.