Sunday, 3 May 2009

The perfect bag.

Karen ( works at Papermaze) make these amazing bags, and i asked her to show us all how she makes them so here she is!!!!
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Here is a very quick and easy project that you can complete with left-overs, which can be adapted to suit any occasion!

These brown block bottom bags are usually sold to make "paper-bag" mini books, but I have been decorating them and using them as personalised gift bags!


I have used the Heidi Grace "Valentine's day" double sided cardstock, some ribbon, Queen and Co "mini felt fusion" adhesive die cut felt, and a couple of gems. Use what ever you have...

To make the bag, all you have to do is cut 2.5" away from the top of the bag, fold over a flap of 1.5", and punch 2 holes in the centre about 1" apart. I have used decorative edged scissors and inked the edge for added interest!


Next, cut a selection of pattern paper pieces, as many or as few as you like,


and layer up with foam pads. Stick to the bag with some strong double sided tape, and add any names or greetings you like..

Then make a tag (not too large) and thread it on to the ribbon and then through the holes in the bag, as shown ( you might want to put your gift inside 1st!)



That's all there is to it.

In case you were wondering, the bag ends up measuring 6" wide, 9" tall and 2.5" deep.


7 comments:

Lou Collins said...

these are absolutely gorgeous Karen!
Lou XX

hippy_chick said...

That's wicked!!!!!
Can i buy them online?

Jemma said...

this is awesome thanks for sharing!!

~Telah said...

Great tutorial! Glad I hopped over here from the Nook!

Nita said...

Oh wow, thanks for sharing this. Its adorable. Have to try this myself;-)
hugs
Nita

Lanie said...

Hi there I posted a link to this project on my blog. Thanks for sharing it!

kazy1 said...

The bags are available on line, x10 for 75p but we have sold out !! They will be re-stocked...watch this space. Karen