Monday, December 2, 2019

18 Days of Christmas Projects - DAY 2

Welcome to Day 2 of La-La Land Crafts 18 Days of Christmas! 

Hi Everyone! Cristena here, to show you the cute gift bag I made, using the new and amazing La-La Land Crafts Hodgepodge Christmas Designer 6x6 Paper Pack. 

I also used the Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set. I love the Snow Amazing set it is so cute!
Shall we get on with the tutorial? It is really easy, but you will love it! I am sure you will be making a few after this! Bye-Bye store-bought bags for sure!
La-La Land Crafts products used:

Christmas Hodgepodge 6x6 Paper Pack
Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set
Stitched Pennants Die
Not used but will fit inside of the bag:
Suitcase Box Die

You will need (2) 6×6 pieces of designer paper for this bag. You can go bigger if you wish. I will tell you dimensions at the end of this tutorial. Needing this size is perfect for the new La-La Land Craft Designer Paper packages.
  • Before you score your paper, if you are using patterned paper like stripes you will want to make sure that your 1″ inch scoreline will make the going the same direction that you prefer.
  • You will want to score both 6×6 pieces of designer paper at:
    • 1 1/2″ inches on 3 sides
    • 1″ inch on 1 side (this will be the flap that folds down at the top)
  • Crease all of your score lines
  • Fold the 1″ scoreline back so it shows the other pattern on the front side.
  • One of the sheets cut the 2 bottom squares out, as shown in the photo below.
    • Don’t throw away the scraps we will use them at the end.
  • The other sheet cut in from the side as shown in the photo.

  • Use ScorTape or the like as shown in the photo below.

  • Take the tape off of what is to be the bottom flap (it is the paper on the right side in the photo)
  • Stick it to the inside of the bottom flap of the other piece of paper, as shown in the photo below.

  • Take the tape off the two flaps and adhere the left side of the paper to the flaps

  • Take the tape off the sides of the left paper and adhere to the right paper to the sides. This will close your bag

  • Punch a hole in each side of your bag
  • Run ribbon through each hole, tying it on the inside.

To decorate I used the two leftover pieces of paper that I cut out.
I used the smallest of the Stitched Pennants Die to cut out two pennants.
I used white cardstock to cut out the medium size pennant.
Stamp your sentiment on the white cardstock pennant.
Use liquid glue or glue dots to adhere the two smaller pennants to the white pennant, as shown in the photo below.

Color the image of your choice
adhere to your colored image to the front of the bag using 3D foam.

Copic colors: 
Bunny Fur: E50, 51, 53, 55, 93, R20, 30
Glasses: BG000, White Gel Pen
Scarf & Mittens: RV13, 14, 21, 23
Carrot: YR12, 14, 18, G24, 28
Snowman: BG000
This cute little bag is finished. 
This bag is even big enough to fit the Suitcase die-cut after it has been put together. 
For a bigger bag... I normally just take everything up an inch. So an 8" bag I would score in by 2 1/2 inches on three sides and 2 inches at the top. For a 12x12 bag, I would score at 3 1/2 inches on three sides and 3 inches at the top. You can always make your top band a little smaller as well if you want the bag to be taller. 

Inky Hugs, Cristena

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  1. What a darling treat bag! So adorable I love it.

  2. Love the blue Santa a and papers!

  3. adorable! I know a few people who would love a bag made like that. papers are so pretty

  4. Such an adorably cute bag. Love the image too

  5. Very pretty bag. The images are very cute.

  6. Lovely patterns in this pad, such an adorable bag! Thanks for the steps and measurements.

  7. Super cute! Man, I am a sucker for the cute animals! <3

  8. Such a cute and simple idea...think I need to make a few of these for Co-Workers' Christmas gifts. And your directions with the pics are perfect. Thank you!

  9. Adorable gift bag! Love that cute bunny and snowman!

  10. Such a wonderful gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

  11. The big eyes and the glasses on
    the bunny is fun. Love the play
    on words. Fun gift bag. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot0com

  12. I like the more pastel-y colors for winter!

  13. This is a great idea! Matches the little suitcase make n take from expo! Love this !

  14. Such a cute project! Would love to try this!!!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas on how to use the stamps. It really helps when sitting down to work on my own stuff. :)

  16. beautiful bag , thanks for giving us all the details so we can make your projects!!!

  17. This is more my style and within my skill level!

  18. The very simple snowman is adorable. And the bunny is precious!! Nice job coloring the images. They are very sweet.

  19. Super cute. And very useful ...for us who don't have time to create🤦‍♀️🙃. Thanks. S

  20. I love the images and the bag is so cute

  21. I love the bunnies on the bag, such a cute idea

  22. Cute and very useful idea. Thanks for sharing.

  23. great treat the colors!

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