The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp challenge is ‘Anything but a Card’.
This will be the first time I’ve made anything other than a card or scrapbook page but I thought I’d give it a go and was really pleased with the results!
I made some cute gift bags which I’ve done in Springtime colours which look really cheerful. I don’t have any kind of punch board so found a few ideas online and measured up the card etc. with a quilting ruler.
After I’d measured everything out and scored along the lines I wanted to be folded, I cut out any bits I didn’t need and then glued the bag together. There is only one side to be glued with this as these bags open at the base.
I stuck on the front panels using double sided tape and then die cut some flowers in contrasting colours. I attached the flowers to a strip of card in the same colour as the bag and then stuck this onto the main panel.
I folded over the top flap and secured it by threading twine through some tiny holes I punched. Finally I threaded a button onto each loose end of twine and then made a bow.
These were easier to make that I thought – it actually took me longer to decide what patterned paper I was going to use for the front panels!
I will definitely be trying more gift bags and boxes in the future now that I know it’s not that difficult!
- Card in Pastel Yellow from The Works
- Sew Easy Quilt & Sew Ruler
- Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
- Twine from The Works
- Buttons from a selection at Docrafts
- Patterned Paper from ‘Retro Blooms’ card stack from Trimcraft
- Xcut Mini Flower Nest of Dies
- Xcut Mini Flower Punch
- Scotch Adhesive Tape Glider
- PVA Glue