It’s Katrina here today on the blog and I am sharing a homemade gift bag, card and envelope set using the Graceful Season collection, mixed with Midday Medley Timeless Stamp Set. I also have a tutorial to share with you for making the gift bag!
To give you an idea of how big the bag is, the measurements are 3.75 wide by about 7 inches tall. The card inside the envelope is 4.5 x 4.5 inches. and then my envelope is 5 x5 inches. I have made a collage of the gift bag directions for you and they are numbered to make it easier to follow.
GIFT BAG TUTORIAL
- Find a box that will work for your size of paper that you have. You want the paper to go all the way around the box and overlap slightly.
- Fold your paper around your box, creasing the paper to leave an impression of the edge of the box.
- Apply a tape adhesive along the length of the overlap side of paper to make a seal. This will be the back of your bag.
- With your box still inside your wrap, close the end. Tuck both sides in toward the bottom center of the box, creasing well. Like you are wrapping a package.
- Fold down the edge of the bag that is on the seamed side of your bag. You may need to trim this slightly to make the bottom lay flat. Apply tape adhesive to the bottom edge and fold up toward the seam side, closing in the top edge.
- Die cut a flower and leaves, ink and then assemble attaching to the front of the bag.
- Use one of the chipboard banner pieces from the Graceful Season collection and stamp a sentiment from the Midday Medley Timeless Stamp Set on it and then attach underneath the flower. Punch holes in the top of the bag and add matching ribbon.
I cut the envelope out on my die cutting machine making a modification in the file to add in the orange paper. I stamped another sentiment from the Midday Stamp collection, matching my ink to the color of the orange paper.
GIFT BAG AND ENVELOPE by Katrina Hunt
So, you want to see the card that I made to go with the set? Head over to my personal blog – Paper, Scissors and Glue – for the reveal! I will also show you how I modified the cutting file to add a little more to my envelope.