Ever get ready to give a gift and realized that you had no gift paper or gift bags? Well this has happened to me and have you noticed how expensive gift paper & bags are? Well have no fear, I have come up with a solution and you are going to LOVE how easy it is!!!
*2 sheets Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, 12"x12"
*Half sheet coordinating Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
*Adhesive (I used Tomboy glue)
*Punch to create holes for the straps
*Bow Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!
*Stampin' Up! Bohemian Borders Stamp Set
*Stampin' Up! Big on You Stamp Set
Take your 12x12 DS paper and score at the 1 inch mark on the "long" edge on "both" sides. Apply adhesive to the inside of each edge of the scored section and attach the two sheets together. Your bag will look like a box without a bottom at this point.
Measure and cut a 3" strip that is 12" long. Score this piece at 1" and 2" and crease pieces. Using your adhesive, adhere the outside edges to the bottom of the box on both sides. Then cut and create the ends so that it will line up and fit the bottom corners. Pretend that you are wrapping a present is the best way for me to explain it.
I used the half sheet of DS Paper to decorate my bag by placing stripes of paper at the top and for the straps of the bag, added a tag and used my Bow Builder Punch to create a cute bow that holds my tag.
This turned out so nice and it holds a 10x10 sized gift! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.
As always, take care and