Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pretty Paper Gift Bag! #paperweek

It's #paperweek here in the studio and I'm very excited!!
There is a LOT of gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the Retiring List and when I saw this meme, it got me thinking about all the things you can do with DSP. 

I mean, we buy all that paper so we can make pretty stuff, right?

Because you can never have too much - 
Because we NEED Options people! 
Can't our hubbies understand this??

Anyway, this week, here and on my Facebook and Instagram feeds, is Paper Week (#paperweek) and it's my mission to show you some awesome projects you can make with your DSP. 
Consider it therapy for you hoarders out there. 
You'll make some pretty things out of all that paper you have been stashing away and then when all the new DSP comes out in the next catalog, you'll be ready for more!!

Today's project is a DIY Paper Gift Bag

For my samples, I used the Painted Blooms DSP from the Occasions Mini catalog. 
The tags were created with the Painted Petals stamp set. 
A complete supply list is at the bottom of this post. 

Here's a quick and easy photo tutorial for you:

You can click on the photos and open them larger in a new window. 

Take 2 sheets of MATCHING DSP and score BOTH of them as shown in Steps #1 - #3:
Steps #1 - #3
Once both pieces are scored, you cut each of them differently:
Steps #4 - #7
 Be sure and fold and crease all the score lines well. Especially the 2" scored section that is around the top of the bag. You will fold that one out to create a contrasting band around the top of the bag like in this photo. 

Step #8
Once you glue the sides together (I glued the flaps on the bottom to the sides), you'll want to add your ribbon handles: (I did use my Crop-a-Dile, but a 1/4" handheld punch will do.) 
You will need 16" of ribbon for each handle.

I LOVE how these turned out!!

Use the supply list below to place an order from my Online Store for any of the items listed. 
Click on any of the thumbnails and it will take you directly there!
You can also order from the Retiring Lists, Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack all at the same time - one stop shopping!

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If you enjoyed these cute projects and the easy tutorial, please feel free to Pin any of the pictures to Pinterest and share it! A link will appear when you hover over the pictures. 

Happy crafting and creating everyone! 
I'll be back tomorrow with another fun #paperweek project for you. 

1 comment:

  1. I've never said I have too much paper, but I have said I don't have enough paper storage!!! hehehe


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