It's time for my weekly tutorial, and in keeping with my self proclaimed 'hostess gift month', I decided to create a little gift bag and card set. Now I won't go into a ton of detail on the card, as I'm sure you all can totally 'rock' that. And, I know the gift bag is not technically a gift but you may already have picked up a little something for your hostess. For my gift bag, I have chosen to tuck in a few little tea light candles, but you could just as easily tuck in some little specialty chocolates, a fun little piece of jewellery, napkins rings or even seeds for the gardener in your life.
This is a quick and easy project.
1. I knew I would start with an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock.
2. I knew that the width of the bag would also determine the measurement for the bottom of the bag.
3. I knew I would have a seam at the back of the bag and would need to account for an overlap in my measurements.
4. I knew I wanted a 'window' in the bag so the height of the bag could not be greater than 6 inches in order to fit through my Cuttlebug.
Starting at the left side of your cardstock and working perpendicular to the punched top edge, score at 2.25", 3.75", 7.5" and 9".
Now draw a line creating a little triangle on either side of the 3.75" wide flap, and on the right side of the 2.25" flap and the left side of the 2" flap.
I only decorated the front of my gift bag, you can choose to wrap your patterned papers all the way around your bag if you want. Either way, I found it easier to do this step with the bag still flat. I kept the decorating fairly simple, using American Crafts "Peachy Keen" papers as I thought they could be a little fall-ish. and simple layered a couple of patterns and repeated my scalloped punch.
|A little close up.|
|The matching set.|
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