At our Stampin' Up Convention this summer, we learned how to make "The Perfect Bag". So I have made up a little tutorial for you to be able to recreate your own bags for the holidays. They are fast and can be made in any size/shape for the perfect gift!
Here's a picture of 4 I made this evening.
We will start with the largest one made with Ski Slope Designer Series Paper and Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon
Supplies: Ski Slope Designer Series Paper 2 sheets (12 x 12) of the same design (112994, page 12 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog) Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052, page 186) Sticky Strip (104294, page 191) Jumbo Eyelets Antique Brass (108431, page 184) Crop-A-Dile (108362, page 184)
Score both sheets of 12 x 12 designer paper at 2" on three sides and 1 1/2" on the top side.
Fold and crease the top 1 1/2" of both 12 x 12 sheets to the front side of your designer series paper (note below that the back side of my striped paper is brown and I have folded that to the front and using snail adhered it down)
Now crease all score lines.
Next put sticky tape on one side as below
Adhere both pieces together on this side
Then put sticky strip on other side - making sure your seams are facing the same direction (back of box)
You now have a box like this
Turn it bottom side up and fold in both sides (as if folding a gift package)
Place Sticky Strip on each long edge of the "triangles" you have made and fold over to finish bottom of box.
The bottom of your box should look like this
Using your Crop-A-Dile make holes with the with the 3/16" hold puncher and set your jumbo eyelets two on each side. Add your ribbon for handles
Add some tissue paper and you have your Perfect Bag
Here are some other dimensions
I used Manchester designer series paper and cut two sheets 9 x 7 (first measurement will always be horizontal). Score all 4 sides at 1". Finished measurement is 7" x 5" x 1". Excellent for small photo albums.
I used Holiday Treasures designer series paper and cut two sheets 9" x 9". Score all four sides at 1". Finished measurements are 7" x 7" x 1". Excellent for CD sets.
I used Parisian Summer designer series paper and cut two sheets 8" x 5". Score three sides 1 1/2" and top side 1". Finished measurements of bag are 5" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2". Perfect for small gifts.
You can increase the width of the bag by 1/2" by adding 1" to the horizontal measurements and scoring at 1 1/2" instead of 1".
Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions!!
WARNING - these are addicting!!