Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My Simple DP Gift Bag

Here's a simple little DP gift bag I designed for my gift exchange for a Christmas Party we attended last night. It went together so easy...I just looked at what I wanted it to hold (a Stampin Up Gift Certificate and a gourmet chocolate bar), made a couple scores and cuts and it went together so easily, I thought you might enjoy seeing how I made it. It's pictured here with a simple to make, matching gift card holder...which I designed a couple weeks can see the tutorial HERE. This gift bag's finished size is 4 1/2 x 6 x 1" ... but you could easily alter the dimensions to make your bag taller, shorter, wider etc. This is a cross between a double-pouch bag we were shown at the SU Portland Regionals in October (great tutorial for a very similar bag on SCS Weekly Inking today) and a box we made at my workshops last month.

Here's how I made my gift bag~

Doubles-sided DP (Cerise) 7 x 12”
Paper Cutter/Scorer
Bone Folder
Roll-on Adhesive
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (2)
¼” gg Real Red ribbon

Directions ~
*please the photos below, you will see a center score line which isn't in the instructinos. I started with a center score, but ultimately decided to skip that step, as it really didn't aid in the just ignore that center score line = )

1. Cut DP 7 x 12”
2. Score very lightly (long) 1/2 and 6 ½” and fold score lines with bone folder.
3. Score very lightly (short) 1, 5 ½, 6 ½, 11” and fold score lines with bone folder.
4. Cut in at 2 center score lines to intersecting score lines to create side flaps
5. Fold and Adhere down the two 1" Flaps...creating a contrasting trim piece for the top edge of your bag.

6. Place Adhesive on outside of short flap and adhere behind back long flap.

7. Place a small strip of adhesive along inner-outer edge of front long flap and adhere to close the side. This will be at an angle….narrower at the top and wider at the bottom

8. Punch a 3/16” hold on each side and set a jumbo eyelet in place.

9. Tie ¼” gg ribbon through each eyelet creating a “handle” for the bag

I added a flower Medallion...Stamped with the flower from In the Spotlight (hostess) in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla and Real Red Cardstock....and punched out with the 5-petal flower punch. I also punched out Vanilla and Red flowers from the Spring Flower Bouquet Punch. Used a small amount of adhesive to hold them in place...punched a small hole with my Cropadile and added a Red Rhinestone Brad! = )

That's it...Enjoy! Let me know what you think = )


pescbrico said...

This is really beautiful! I love that! Thanks for sharing !

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty, the red and white combo is perfect, thanks for sharing.

Jenn in GA said...

wow, this is striking, and simple! that cerise paper really makes a statement. like the use of the jumbo eyelets too. need to get some of much inspiration, so little time!

Nancy Riley said...

WOWZERS, Nancy!!!!!!!!!!! This tote is SO-O-O CUTE !!!!! Love how it matches the gift card holder too! AWESOME TUTORIAL !!!! YOU GO GIRL !!!!!

Diane Noble said...

This is about the cutest thing I've ever seen, Nancy! Oh, my goodness, that paper just makes it. And you know what I like...the simplicity. You let the papers set the tone and the flower embellishment just sets it off. Not overdone...JUST RIGHT. So clever, so cute, so creative. Cudos! TFS

StampMom said...

C'mon, admit it, you picked this up in Paris, right???? ;-) It is stunning!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Nancy! This rocks girl! Thanks for the awesome instructions...I will have to give this a go later today! Ok maybe this morning ;)
Love that DP for this!!

Lisa Charleton said...

I LOVE IT!! Wish I had seen that last weekend when I was trying to find something like that to make! Can't wait to try it!

KayellWY said...

It may be simple, but it's absolutely elegant! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is beautiful....that paper really has deep, rich color. What a great idea!

Megs :) said...

You are just such a stupendous stampin' star mom!!!

Christina Fischer said...

This is terrific!!! Thanks for the instructions!! :)

suen said...

I love your gift bag and wonderful instructions! Thanks so much. I just finished one and plan to make more! Sue

Beth Norman said...

Wonderful, wonderful tutorial. Your projects are striking! I'm going to try make them too. TFS.

Carolyn King said...

Simply fabulous! love that paper -- perfect for this project!