Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Bag

I am not sure where the time goes.  But, it sure seems like as soon as Thanksgiving comes & goes, the days just fly by.  I had good intentions of getting more posts done last week and it just didn't happen.

So today I am posting the large bag we made in the Tags, Bags & Gift Card class.  I have had this project on a shelf for over a year & finally got around to turning it into something.  Although it looks a little deceiving, it's actually very simple to make.  I got the idea for this project at craftycarolinecreates & she has a great video.  Thanks Caroline for the inspiration.

Now, most crafters have just been using DSP, which you can do.  I decided to use card stock & attach DSP to the front.  I felt it made the bag just a little sturdier.

 Score both 12 x 12 pieces on 2" & 9" rotate & score 3" & 9".  On 1 sheet cut away both squares as shown above.  Save these for later to use to make the bow. Burnish & fold all score lines. The 2' section is folded in the opposite direction.

On the other sheet with the 2" on the left cut up to the fold on both ends.  I glued a piece of cardboard, to the bottom.  The stuff that comes in the DSP 12 x 12 packs works great for this.  I always do a practice fold before putting adhesive on. I used Tear & Tape, but Tombo Glue or Fast Fuse will also work.  Now would also be a good time to add your DSP on the front & back.  It can be added after you make the box, but it is a little easier to do before hand. If you watch the video from Caroline, you will see that she tapes her 2' piece down.  I did mine a little different so when you put it together you can slide one flap on top of the other on the 2' piece.  It will make since as you are putting it together.

Card Board 2 7/8" x 5 7/8"
DSP 2 @ 5 1/4" x 5 1/2"
DSP 2 @ 1 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Cherry Cobbler 3" x 4 3/4"
Garden Green 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Very Vanilla 2 1/2" x 41/4"

Attach the DSP on the 2" top fold after you have the bag assembled. 

For the bow, I used the opposite color of the bag.  The square piece you cut out at the beginning works great for this.

Can't forget to decorate the back, & punch holes to feed the ribbon through.

Product List
Garden Green 12" x 12"" Card Stock"
Garden Green 12" x 12"" Card Stock"

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',


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