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Monday, March 15, 2010

Need a Gift Bag?

Here you will find a tutorial on how to create a gift bag using an envelope! 
Yes, you read right, an envelope can be turned into a small gift bag.  Just decorate and you're ready to go.  Below are the details and some pics to follow along with. 

Step 1. Start with a plain envelope

Step 2. Print out a fun Digital image like the one I have chosen here from 

Step 3. Seal the envelope



Step 4. Using decorative scissors, cut the top of the envelope off

Step 5. Fold in both sides and the bottom of the envelope about 3/4" to 1" 
(please forgive the lighting, my camera went funny on me)

Step 6. This is where it can get tricky.  Stick your hand down inside the envelope (I used a letter sized envie and my hand didn't fit very well LOL) 
Push the bottom of the bag up to make a flat surface, also push out the sides to create the "bag" look. Taking the bottom corners, fold them in towards each other and adhere with glue dots or double stick tape. 



Step 7. This is what the envelope should look like if you have done the steps correctly

Step 8. Now you can color your image (if you haven't done this already)

Step 9. Punch two holes either on the top of the bag to create handles, or as I have done here, fold the flap over and punch holes to thread ribbon through. 
(please forgive the black smear, my punch did it, not me LOL)



This is what the finished product should look like.  You're envelopes can be any size depending on what size bag you need.  You can use the big mailing envelopes for a larger bag or the small invitation envelopes for a small bag. I hope you will give this a try, it's fun to create your own bag and matching card for a very special friend :)




Products used:
Digital Stamp: Coffee Talk (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff)
Envelope (standard letter size)
Copics for coloring image
Ribbon

Don't forget to swing by the other DT members blogs and check out what they did with an envelope too!!
Lindsay (owner) 
Cassandra
Cheryl
Jnnifer
Karin
Tanya
Kristin
Rhonda

6 comments:

Mrs. Fence

Wow! This is a first - I've not seen this done before. I will have to remember this one!

Karin

Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing this...Great to have you on the team :)

Lindsay Weirich

wow, that is clever, I never thought of that, great tutorail too, it will come in handy:)

Rhonda

This is awesome! I love little gift bags and with your tutorial I can make my own now..Thank you so much for sharing this.

Micki

This is an awesome tutorial! THANK YOU! I love the colors you chose on the image..... all around beautiful project. LOVE IT!

hugs

Amberbop

OMG. This is fantastic! Pure genius!