Friday, March 31

💚Carried Away Gift Bags💚

Well here we are!! LAST DAY of Sale-a-bration! Every ones last chance to get their free goodies. (sad face! :( )

To end my five days of Sale-a-bration freebie focus. I wanted to do something a little different. I found the Carried Away Design Series Paper in my card stock and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Bags, bags and more bags!

The paper in this design paper series differs quite a lot between each sheet but at the same time work so well with each other! All four of the above bags were made using the same paper pack and as you can see, many looks can be achieved.

I will be focusing today's tutorial on the bag style in the above photo. These bags are simple to make and the measurements; as far as I have tried are the same no matter what size card stock you start with. The measurement of the turnover is the only one that changes and that is because it is purely how you; the maker wants it to look.

I hope this tutorial is clear enough for people to follow.

Any questions; please leave a comment or email me xx

TUTORIAL  (For the bigger bag)

You will need two pieces of 12 x 12 inches card stock. (30 1/2 x 30 1/2 cms)

On each piece of card stock, the top edge of your bag will need to be scored at 1 inch (2 1/2 cms)

All of the other sides score at 1 1/2 inches (4 cms)

Burnish all score lines. Making sure your top edge score line is burnished the opposite way to the other sides.

With one of the pieces of card stock, cut out the two bottom corner squares.


With the other piece, cut along the top of each corner square as you can see in the photo. Making sure you also cut a little wedge off of each side of the corner tab.

If you want to reinforce your bag, attach a piece of scrap card to the bottom panel of piece A.

Glue the two pieces of card stock together at the bottom panel, so you now have one whole piece.

Place adhesive along the tabs at the bottom of the bag and up each side panel of piece B.

Fold the bottom tabs and attach to the side panels; inside of Piece A.

Run your burnishing tool along the side panels to make sure, everything has adhered properly.

Do the same again with the remaining side panels. Making sure that the edges of the bag sides meet flush.

That is the main body of the bag completed. 

As you can see in the photo. I have done two different ideas for handles.

For the smaller bag I used some gold ribbon and Stampin' Up's circle punch. (I believe it is the 1.6mm punch)

For the bigger of the two bags I used the Decorative Label Punch to cut a hole through each side for the handles. I did think this was very effective and looked lovely. 

On both bags I have used the two ribbons that are in the same set in the Sale-a-bration choice of goodies. You get sooo much ribbon on each reel and I love the fact that you get a silver and gold in one set. Making the set so much more versatile.

I do hope that you found this tutorial helpful and easy to follow.

I will for the final time, place links to all of the Sale-a-bration flyers. If you do want to order any goodies, the link to my store is on my main blog page at the top. Don't miss out!! 

Also you will find the list of items that have been used in today's tutorial below too.

From tomorrow I will be back to focusing on the normal yummies of Stampin' Up and I hope you can come and join me :)

Take care and always sparkle xxx


Products Mentioned

Sale-a-bration Items (Can not be purchased after today)

Carried Away Design Series Paper - 143608
Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack - 143601

Other Items:

Tear and tape - 138996
Decorative Label Punch - 120907
Circle punch - 134363

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