Well I have had multiple requests to provide instructions on how to make the little purse bags I sent out as gifts to many of you when you joined my mailing list! I am so excited that you enjoyed your gifts! The little purse-like gift bags are so simple to make and are perfect for giving little items…jewelry, cash, gift cards, etc.
Gift Bag ~ Step by Step Instructions
- Base (use the same color cardstock): Cut one piece of cardstock at 5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches, then cut the second piece at 6 ¼ x 5 ½ inches (score the 6 ¼ inch side at 2 inches)
- Designer Paper: Cut 2 pieces at 5 ¼ x 4 inches, then cut one piece at 1 ¾ x 5 ¼ inches. The small piece serves as the design for the “flap” of the bag. If you are using Stampin’ Up! designer paper it is two sided…use one design for the flap of the gift bag and use the other side (design) for the rest of the bag.
- Secure the designer paper to your base pieces.
- Punch out 2 holes in the top of the cardstock flap…punch directly over the scored area. I used the smallest circle punch and just punched a little half moon on the top of the bag in two spots. This is used to thread the ribbon through (which serves as the handle for the bag). Cut a piece of ribbon around 6-7 inches (depending on how long you would like the handle to be). Thread each end through the holes on the top of the bag and secure them to the inside of the cardstock base.
- Cut down a lunch bag to 4 ¼ inches. Secure the lunch bag to the inside of the larger piece of cardstock, below the flap, (covering up the ends of your ribbon). Then secure the other piece ontop of the lunch bag so it fits under your flap.
- Cut a bit of Velcro and place it in the middle of the flap (use the Velcro that already has adhesive on it).
- Then just embellish the front of the bag. I use the large 2 3/8 inch scallop punch and extra large oval to embellish most of my bags. I stamp some type of sentiment (birthday, Christmas, etc.) onto the extra large oval). Then I add pearls or brads for little bit of bling.
I hope you have fun with this project! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!