Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Envelope Gift Bag Tutorial for The Kraft Journal

     It's tutorial time at The Kraft Journal and this week I'd like to share with you how to make a cute little gift bag out of an envelope.  One of our players for challenge #42 had a link in her post for a video tutorial on how to make this cute little bag and I just had to try it.
     All you need for the bag is one envelope.  I've used a Standard A2 Lunch Bag Kraft envelope from Kraft Outlet.
     Seal the envelope flap and using your scoring board, score your envelope at 1/2" on the two 5 3/4" inch sides and one of the 4 3/8" sides.
     Burnish your score lines and use a decorative punch or scissors to trim off the unscored 4 3/8" side of the envelope.
     Open your envelope and push the outside edge inward as shown in the picture.  You'll have to work with the little triangle section at the bottom to get it evenly shaped.
     Fold the triangle inward on the bottom of the bag and secure with adhesive.  I cut a piece of Buff Ivory cardstock slightly smaller than the bottom of the bag to cover the folds and give the bottom of the bag a flat surface to sit on.
     I decorated the front of the bag with a cute little Cuddly Buddly Snowman digi image colored with Distress inks.  He's matted on Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and more Buff Ivory and Bazzill.  I ran some Hang Tag string through the deco punch holes at the top of the bag and added a bow made from 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market seam binding.
     This little bag is the perfect size for a gift card or jewelry item.  Hope you'll give this a try.  If you'd like to watch the short video tutorial here's the link.
     I'd like to enter my gift bag into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday--Christmas Time
Pile It On--traditional Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers--Christmas

     Thanks for popping in!


Unknown said...

Your gift bag is gorgeous Tracy, love the vintage colours you applied to your snowman. It's a sheer gift in itself! Hugs, Ira

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so, so, so cute! Love this little bagelope project! Such a quick and easy gift holder idea, and so economical, too. Absolutely adore how you've decorated it with that sweet snowman and LOVE the laced hang tag string. I cannot get by without that stuff, and now I have a fun new use for it! :)

heidy said...

Oh wow Fabolous gift bag Tracy and great tutorial!
Hugs Heidy

Nancy said...

What a fantastic project! I love your adorable snowman! Thanks so much Tracy!...Nancy :o)

Cheryl said...

So cute! Thank you for the tutorial

Elizabeth Hart said...

What a great idea - it is indeed the perfect little gift bag! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at Pile it On.

Linda Breedlove said...

Ohhhh, this is fabulous, Tracy... so very cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Pami said...

A gorgeous creation and thank you so much for the tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, good luck! Pami x

Elizabeth said...

What a cute idea! And your embellish job is fantastic! Who wouldn't love to get something carried by that little guy?

Darlene said...

WOW what a fun gift bag Tracey ... thanks for sharing the details.
Thanks so much for joining us at the Wags ‘n Whisker’s CHRISTMAS themed challenge and please come back again soon!

Wags ‘n Whiskers DT
Hope you’ll stop by for a visit!

Waseem said...

Cute idea and tutorial...this is what i was looking for to use for my own Gift Card envelopes..thanks you share it.

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KaKa said...

Awesome piece of work.