Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tutorial Thursday - Gift bag

Hi and welcome to Tutorial Thursday. Tamara here with you today. I'll show you how I make and decorate small gift bags. I was asked by some ladies to make this tutorial and here we go.

To make this Owl Gift Bag you'll need:

craft cardstock
white cardstock
design paper
pink ribbon
enamel dots
paper flowers
2 magnets

scoring board
cutter & scissors 
glue gun 
stamped image
corner rounder

Step 1:
Take your craft cardstock and cut out 11.5 x 10.5 inches big rectangle. Then put in on your scoring board and score at 0.5", 2.5", 6" and 8". After making these scores turn the paper arround and score at 2", 2.5" and 8.5". You also need to make scores on the side of the box (you need to turn the paper arround again to the first position), so it will close nicer. Those scores are at 1.5" and 7" (be careful not to score to the bottom. I usually score it down to 7.5", but it can go a bit further if you like).

... cut off all the excess acording to the picture bellow. You can now see the base of our gift bag.

Step 2:
Take your white cardstock and cut out 4 squares:
3 3/8" x 5 7/8"   x2
3 3/8" x 1 7/8"
3 3/8" x 3/8"

... then take your design paper and cut out another 4 sqares just 1/8 smaller than the ones from white cardstock:
3 2/8" x 5 6/8"  x2
3 2/8" x 1 6/8"
3 2/8" x 2/8"

Cut two additional squares from another design paper. They measure 3 3/8" x 3.5".

Step 3:
Take your coloured image and cut it out with stitched nested circles (I used cute Owl from Owl Love You Set).

.... remember those two extra rectangles? Take one die of the Double Stitched Hills Borders and cut off the top of those rectangles.

Step 4:
Prepare all the die cuts. To decorate this bag you'll need:
2x Blossoms die

Step 5:
Take your corner rounder and use it on the 3 3/8" x 1 7/8" rectangle and then on the matching rectangle from the design paper.

Step 6:
Start putting adhesive on the design paper and glue the design paper on to the white cardstock (I use strong double sided tape on my projects).

... this is the flap of the bag. After puting together white and coloured rectangle glue together two banners and put them on top. Then take your strawberry leaves and glue them in the middle of the banner. Finally add two small (2 cm and 1,5 cm) roses and the flap is done!

 Step 7:
Glue the small ractangles (the ones we used stitched hill border die on) on each of the big ones. Then take your prepared die cuts and first glue string of hearts on the bottom of each rectangle.

Then take heart doily and glue it on the middle of the rectangle. Put some foam dots behind the coloured image and place it on the heart doily.

Cut the Cherry blossom branch in half and glue it on each side of the image. Take Autumn leaves die cuts and put them on each side of the image.

Step 8:
Put a few paper flowers on both sides of the image. Make a small bow with the ribbon and glue it under the flowers on the right. Cut off the excess ribbon.

Step 9:
Glue all parts on to the bag base. Don't forget to glue the magnets first!!!! One to the flap and one to the base.

.... glue everything together!

Put adhesive on the tabs and close the bag together.

Step 10:
You can add glitter, enamel dots or any kind of embellishments you prefer!

That's all from me today! Have fun!
Hugs, t.