Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tutorial Thursday - Self Closing Bag - By Tina Goodwin

Hello friends! Today is Thursday, which means it's time for a tutorial! I am going to show you how to make a Self Closing Bag. 

First you will need to gather the following supplies...

Score Board
Paper Cutter
Wet Adhesive
Tape Adhesive
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Cheese Cloth
White Cardstock
Designer Cardstock
Solid Cardstock
Coloring medium
Paint Brush

Ok, lets get started! Cut a piece of solid cardstock down to 8 1/2 x 6 inches.

Score at 4 inches and 8 inches. Rotate cardstock, score at 1 inch and 5 inches, rotate cardstock again (putting the thinnest score line on the left) score at 2 inches and 6 inches from the top of the cardstock to the 1 inch score line, as shown below. 

Next, you will score from the bottom score line to the short 2 inch score line as shown below. Repeat the same steps for the other side as indicated in the picture below. 

 Cut all the short score lines as shown below. 

Your cardstock will now look like this...

Snip the corners off of the tab to look like the picture below.

You will need two pieces of designer cardstock cut at 3 & 3/4 inches x 3 & 3/4 inches. Cut the cardstock to match the score lines on the solid cardstock. 

Adhere the pieces to the solid colored cardstock as shown below. 

Fold the cardstock along the score lines. Place tape adhesive along the tab as shown below. 

The bottom of the bag has four tabs.

Fold them like you would a cardboard box. 

Hot glue the bottom closed. 

Stamp 2 elves from the Jolly Elves Clear Stamp Set. One on white cardstock and one on designer cardstock. Color the elf on the white cardstock with your choice of  coloring medium. (you can skip coloring the main part of the hat and the shirt.

Fussy cut the colored elf and the main part of the hat and the shirt out of the designer cardstock. Adhere the pieces of the designer cardstock to the colored elf. 

Cut one strand of Christmas Lights , one Filigree Christmas Tree and one Pretty Poinsettia set out of white cardstock. Cut an extra large Poinsettia leaf out white cardstock and one out of tan cardstock. 

Using the end of the paint brush and a craft pad, work the paper to make the flower petals curl up just a bit. Hot glue all the pieces together. Use hot glue to create texture in the center of the flower. 

Color the light bulbs on the strand of lights. 


Cut a small piece of cheese cloth and adhere (with hot glue) to the bottom of the bag to resemble snow. 

Then add your die cuts and colored elf as shown. 

Fill your bag full of yummy treats for a friend. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have been inspired to create! 

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