I was asked to make some Gift Bags for Teachers Gifts recently and of course they don't have to be just for Teachers. These are lovely and easy to make so I thought I would do a tutorial for you today so that you can make some of your own. The finished bags measure approximately 6 1/2" x3 1/2" x 2".
They are made from one sheet of A4 card (UK size 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" ) and you will also need a piece of patterned paper, I used the Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack.
My A4 card was in Whisper White cardstock and you need to score it on the long side at 2",5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 11". Score on the short side at 6 1/2"
Once you have done this cut three pieces of patterned paper, 6"x 3", 4" x 3" and the third piece 1" x 3". Now stick these to your A4 paper as shown and leave for a while to dry. Stamp your chosen sentiment in the empty space.
Once the paper is secure cut and notch at the bottom edge and burnish all the fold lines.
Place a length of double sided tape down the half inch edge and fold over to attach to the other side. Fold all the bottom edges in and glue into place to complete your bag. Gently squeeze the top sides inwards until the top edges meet.
You can now fill and decorate it as you wish, I went with the Daisy Delight Stamp and Punch and secured the top with a lovely Gold Binder Clip, but ribbon would look equally nice. Inside fits two votive type scented candles or any treats of your choice.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and would love to see any bags you make,
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