Saturday, May 10, 2014

Large gift bag for Mother's Day

Tomorrow marks the day that all Mother's relish!  We get to enjoy a day off from cooking, cleaning and other chores we despise!  For the lucky ones, gifts are also a part of the day...and who doesn't love gifts?!  This gift bag is large and can hold lots of things for mom!  It uses 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper, 12"X12".  You will need a scoring tool or our Stampin' Trimmer to score it, a pair of Paper Snips and some Sticky Strip, that's it!  So lets get started!

 Using your Simply Scored Scoring Tool or Stampin' Trimmer you will want to score your DSP at 3" and 9".  (you will be doing this to both peices)  Turn it counter-clockwise and score at 3" and 10".  That's it for scoring!  Now you will fold over on the 2" (10") mark. This is when you will need to decide which pattern to put on the outside and inside of the bags and fold over accordingly.  At this point we will start some trimming.  On one of your pieces of DSP, opposite of the folded over edge, is the other score line we made at 3".  You will see a square, rectangle and square that are formed with those score lines.  On your first piece you want to completely remove those 2 squares. Leave the rectangle.  On your second piece of DSP you are going to 'cut in' on those two squares from the sides.  So you are going to trim up to the score line PARALLEL with the top of your bag.  Then go through and burnish all of your score lines with your Bone Folder.  Now comes the assembly part.  Lay your bag down so that you are looking at the inside.  You will overlap the 'rectangle' from the piece of DSP we removed the 2 squares from ON TOP of the coordinating rectangle from the other piece.  Use Sticky Strip to adhere this layer.  Apply Sticky Strip to both the inside and outside of the 2 squares that form flaps on either side of your rectangle piece.  Also put some Sticky Strip at the top of your bag on the outside part of the folded over flap.  Adhere them to the outside of your bag, then bring the other outside piece up and adhere it as well.  This forms your bag.  You may need to go in with a bit of SNAIL or Mini Glue Dots to tack down loose pieces for appearance sake.
If you have a very heavy object to put in your bag, you may want to reinforce the bottom with a piece of card stock layered on the inside of the bag, optional of course.
Now punch two holes on each side of your folded flap for your ribbon.
Thread through some of your favorite ribbon, I think the Chevron Ribbon works beautifully for this.  That's it!  Easy Peasy!!  Now decorate as you wish!  I used the Happy Mother's Day Sentiment from our April Paper Pumpkin. Check out Paper Pumpkin HERE
The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch works great for this project because it threads right through that beautiful Chevron Ribbon!

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