Time for another Design Team Thursday! This week we’ve got another awesome step by step tutorial from Sandiebella.
This week Sandie is sharing instructions for a gorgeous GIFT BAG, perfect to dress up with Stamping Bella stamps like the one on Sandie’s sample. Full scoring instructions are provided, so you can create this without any fancy tools. For those of you with a Silhouette cutting machine, Sandie has generously provided the necessary files as a bonus download!
Step by Step Gift Bag Instructions
Scoring board and bone folder
Embellishments of choice
Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 7.25″x 8″. Instructions are the same for BOTH pieces.
On the 8″ side, score at 1″ and 7″
On the 7.25″ side, score at 1.5″ and 6.5″. Then score at 0.75″ under the 1″ perpendicular score line. Bring the score down to 4.5″ as shown
Remove the top and bottom pieces on the 0.75″ section, as marked here.
Cut on the 1.5″ score line, on the top and bottom, to the 1″ perpendicular line.
If desired, taper the ends of the 0.75″ tab.
Fold and crease all of the scorelines
Apply a strong adhesive to the tab and adhere to the 2nd piece of card
Apply adhesive to the 0.75″ tab on the 2nd piece and fold over to form a box.
Fold down the top tabs into the bag. You can use adhesive to secure them. Pinch inwards on the centre scoreline
Cut 2 pieces of white card at 4.75″ x 5.75″ and 2 pieces of designer paper at 4.5″ x 5.5″
Layer the patterned paper onto the white card
Adhere the panels to the front and back of the box.
Take your coloured image and mat it onto a piece of white card leaving about 1/8″ border all around
Stamp the sentiment on the image and adhere the image to the box. Embellish as desired with lace, ribbon, flowers, etc.
Once you are finished embellishing the box apply adhesive (1/4″ tape or wet glue) to one of the bottom tabs.
Fold in the 2 side tabs and then fold in the large tabs, the one with the adhesive last. Stand the bag up and use a long bone folder, or similar, to burnish well from the inside.
Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 0.75″ x 11″
Apply adhesive to the bottom 1″. I used 1/2″ tape and put 2 pieces.
Adhere the handle to the inside of the box, down to the bottom of the 1″ fold. Repeat on the opposite side for the 2nd handle.
Twist the handle around and adhere the other end.
And that’s it, the bag is completed and ready to give to that special someone.
Free Silhouette Studio File Download
I have also designed a free Studio file for those of you with a Silhouette machine. You can download it from HERE
Over to you!
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