September 19, 2010

A2 Gift Bag Tutorial... as promised:)

Click on Any of the Photos to Enlarge Them:)  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in your comments and I'll respond in the comments so that everyone can see the answers:) 

  • Cut 12x12 piece of DSP down to 9x12"

  •  Putting 12" side along the top, score at 5" and 7"

  •  Put 9" side along the top and score at 2"


  • Cut in to 2" score line as shown

  • Cut 12"x 3" leftover piece down to 9"x 3"

  • Putting 3" piece along the top, score at 1/2", 2 1/2" 

  • Putting 9" side along the top, score at 2" 

  •  Trim out corner rectangles as shown and put red Sticky Strip along both of the 1/2" wide sides

  •  Adhere smaller side panel to main bag panel

  •  Put Sticky Strip on the inside of the bag as shown in photo.  This only needs to be done along two sides of center part as shown and along bottom edge (I forgot to do this before I took the pic)

  • Adhere bag together, tucking smaller bottom tabs in between the two layers of wider bottom panels. 

  • Squeeze bag closed, and use crop-o-dile to punch holes for jumbo eyelet.  Be careful not to punch through the inner folds as you'll end up with holes in the sides of your bag... ask me how I know this:) 

Decorate your bag

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  1. Soooooooo cute. I will definitely used this tutorial.

  2. Really cute. The instructions are great, clear and understandable with good photos. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you so much Angela...I have been waiting for this tutorial. What a handy little bag to be able to whip up when needed.

  4. Thanks for the tutorial. I will definitely be making one of those bags. It would make a great hostess gift (with something inside it of course).

  5. Gorgeous project!!! Thanks for taking the time to visit me down here in Aus! Sorry you had a problem with my comment page will check it out!! Have a great day!

  6. Angela - you did an amazing job of that tutorial - great photos and such clear instructions. I have hope now to try one! How marvelous of you to share it - I am sure many people will appreciate it.

  7. Beautiful as always! Great tutorial!

  8. Great ideas and always beautiful projects! Thank you so much for this! Will be trying this out soon!


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