Before we get started with this tutorial, I would like to run down a basic supply list every crafter should have:
- Paper Trimmer (w/ Scoring Blade is nice, but optional)
- Adhesive (dry and liquid)
- Hole Punch - Cropodile is ideal but not necessary
Nice to haves:
- Score tool - I prefer the Martha Stewart Scoreboard, but SU! makes one, Making Memories has come out with a score tool attached to a trimmer, and there is also the original Score Pal.
- Bind It All - for you mini album lovers out there
- Personal Diecut Machine - Cricut, Silhouette, Vagabond, Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc. Electric or manual, just good to have.
- Punches - Circles, hearts, flowers, tags, labels - they are all great to have!
Now onto the project. A Quick and Easy Gift Bag for any occassion.
- 1 Lunch Bag (trimmed to 7 1/2 inch)
- Patterned Paper (trimmed to 10 1/4"x4 3/4")
- Hole Punch
- Score Board
- Trim Patterned Paper into 2 pieces.
3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and 6 3/4" x 4 3/4"
- Score the smaller piece of paper at 1/2"
- Adhere large piece of paper to the front of the bag.
- Adhere the 1/2" side of the scored to inside back side of the bag. The paper should form a flap overlapping the front of the bag
- Punch 2 holes in the bag (through the front and back). and thread your ribbon through the holes, and tie shut.
This is a great way to use up large scraps or to create something super quick and fun with your 12x12 paper pads. I was able to create 20 of these bags in a matter of hours - super quick and what a great idea for party favors at your kids birthday party or friends shower? I can't wait to see what you create!
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