Tuesday, January 18, 2011

{Have Gift Bag, Will Travel }

Recently last year, I came across some Gift Bags that can be made using sheet of 12 X 12 paper.  I still adore my die cutting machines, but I am crushing on this idea since it a) doesn't involve cutting and b) utilizes my new favorite tool, the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.

The first Gift Bag, which I created using yummy Webster's Pages Christmas pp, is a  
Small Wine Bag:

 The instructions for the above Bag are as follows:

    • Use a 12” x 12” piece of paper
    • Starting at top left, score at 2 ½”, 5 ½”, 8”, 11”
    • Then, score the bottom 2 ½” of the paper (all the way across the page)
    • Cut the bottom, vertical strips up to the 2 ½” score line
    • Remove the 2 ½” x 1” piece at the end
    • Fold along remaining score lines; ink edges as desired 
    • Assemble into bag; adhere (I just over-lapped and adhered all of the bottom “flaps” for strength)
    • Decorate as desired
  The second Gift Bag is this little gem:

I saw THIS demonstration for a cute Gift Bag on the Cosmo Cricket blog.  Basically, you score your paper (I used 12 X 12 patterned paper) at 3" and at 9"; then rotate your paper one turn and score at 5" and at 7".  The MS Scoreboard works beautifully for this.  Fold on your score lines to crease your paper.  At that point, you fold inward along the 3" and 9" creases and "mitre" your corners.  Once you see the video, you will say, "oh, ok". lol

These are SO easy and have a big "wow factor"!!  If you have any questions, or I forgot something, please don't hesitate to email me at mollyest at gmail dot com.


1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I hope to try the 2nd one over the weekend.


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