Friday 15 August 2008

Gift Card Bag - Tutorial


Lets take sizes... I used

2 x 9cm x 16cm white card stock

2 x 8.5cm x 15.5 cm light green card stock

2 x 8cm x 7.5cm backing paper from Victorian Romance cd ( Joanna Sheen)

Topper image cut into a circle with Nestabilities from Victorian Romance cd ( Joanna Sheen)

Scalloped Circle light green card stock

Punch out slots on both cards at the top, the best way to do this is to punch out the 1st then line this up with the next piece turn the punch upside down and align the Punch so the hole will be punched in exactly the same place keeping the 2 pieces of card together and re-punching.

Stick the next size card (mine was light green) down on top of the white card covering the slot holes, these will be re-punched.

I punched out the holes again by aligning the punch up with the first slot holes, then add the background paper the ribbon and the front embellishment.

Put the card pieces to one side until you need them.

Now to making the bag - you will need a piece of A4 paper

Along the long side of the A4 paper score at 2", 5". 7" & 10" there will be a small piece left over at the end.
Turn the paper 45% and make a score line at 2" down the length of the paper.
Fold all of the score lines before moving on to the next instructions.

At the extra edge that was left over from the first set of score lines add double sided tape, this edge will stick down on the inside of the bag as shown in the 2nd image.

At the side of the paper where the 2" scoreline is you with fold this to form the base the best way to describe how this is done is imagine you are wrapping a parcel creasing in the short sides of the bag first so that you are left with triangle points on the wider sides.
stick these triangles down with strong double sided tape.

From the open end of the bag crease both of the sides inwards as you get near to the bottom you will need to turn up the base of the bag as shown in the second image
You can see the bottom of the bag shaped so that there is a V shape in the bottom of the bag this allows the bag to open when everything is stuck in place.
The second picture is showing the bag stuck down with strong double sided tape to the back card.

Add tape to the last side and align up the card front before completely removing the tapes.

Side view of finished bag.

Read on to learn how you can take advantage of greeting cards in so many ways


Anonymous said...


thank you so much for the instructions. i've been waiting all week for them lol. will be trying it out tomorrow and hopefully posting the results on the forum. kerry xx

iReneM said...

That little bag is so fresh and pretty.
Thanks for the instructions Jak.
I just might try it out

Beryl K said...

Fantastic tutorial Jak, thank you for sharing your experience with us
Beryl x

Rosietoes said...

Love it Jak. Thank you so much for the fab tutorial. :)

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful Jak, and thank you very much for the tutorial.

Chrissie said...

This looks gorgeous Jak, thank you so much. I'll be trying this very soon.

Wheezie said...

This bag is beautiful, thanks for the tutorial
x Wheezie x

Kevin Renz said...

Great job Jak! Thanks for the tutorial too.

Suzanne said...

Stunning - so clear instructions - thank you

Alison said...

Stunning and a first class tutorial. TFS

Jen Caputo said...

Hi Jak,
I just found your blog through PTI, I was so inspired by this project I couldn't wait to make my own:

Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I think this is great! Thanks

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Wonderful! It's so pretty. This'd make a great gift. Thanks for sharing how you made it! :O)

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Zafran ali said...

Love it Jak. Thank you so much for the fab tutorial.You are so talented.thank,s for so nice post.
Plastic Card.