Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Gift Bag

Is this not the cutest little gift bag and so easy to make using just a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of card stock.

I scored on the long side of the card stock at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 and then on the short side scored at 2" on either side (or 2" and 6 1/2"). Then you cut the flaps on the long side (4 1/2" and 6 1/2") up to the two inch score line on both sides. These are the flaps that go in and give you the ability to fold the box up. Then of course you can just put sticky strip on one side and attach to the other side. One thing I did was use the "top note die" to give the top a design. You just fold the two flaps in on either side on the 2" score lines. You are then able to fold the top down so that both tops meet. I then put it on the edge of where the die starts cutting and then run it to where the edge goes under and then roll it back out and it only takes off the top of the bag to give it the design. Actually here is a tutorial by someone else who has done close to the same type bag. Her bag is made by using a piece of 8X12" card stock, so it is taller and a little thinner, but this will give you an idea of how to put this bag together. And, you may want to use the longer card stock!
Once the bag was together, I then cut a strip of 1 1/2" X 12 and then a 1 1/2" X 2 and adhered the two pieces together then adhered to the back of the bag. I did the same with the Designer paper except I used a 1 1/4" wide. I then decorated the bag with leaves that were cut using the "leaves # 2 die" from Stampin' Up! and also the Finial Press embossing folder from Stampin' Up! I cut it first and then placed the leaves in the finial press embossing folder and ran it through.
Here is a close up of the leaves and side of the box!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
Designer Paper: Well Worn
Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke (for sponging)
Accessories: Top Note Die, Leaves # 2 Die, Cajun Craze Glimmer Brad, 1/2:"Scallops dot Ribbon More Mustard (for handle)
Technique: Sponging & Embossing

Thanks for looking this morning and hope you have a wonderful day!


1 comment:

NickelNook said...

This is beautiful! What a lovely idea! The leaves are just gorgeous! :o)