Paper Crafted Gift Purses
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Have you ever had a gift for somebody that is flat... such as a stamp set, a pad of decorative paper, a small book... but didn't want to put it in a gift bag because the bag wasn't the proper size? Perhaps it is a small gift, such as a piece of jewelry or a gift card, and you want it to be packaged in a gift bag personalized to the receiver. Maybe you need to make a batch of party favors and then transport them to the event without them getting "smooshed". If so, this easy project is for you!
I love this super easy gift bag design because it can be personalized via a variety of techniques (stamping, die cutting, seasonal papers, etc.) and it travels well. I made a video giving you the basic design... you get to add your own ideas and embellishments from there!
To make the small bag I demonstrated in the video, the measurements are as follows:
Patterned paper cut 4.5" x 6". Score 0.5" on all four edges. Fold in half and score 0.25" from fold. The straps are 4.5" long.
Different papers for different occasions!
You can make the straps out of paper or ribbon.
Embellishments can be customized for each bag.
To make the larger bag I demonstrated in the video, the measurements are as follows:
Patterned paper cut 7.5" x 12". Score 0.5" on all four edges. Fold in half and score 0.5" from fold. The straps are 6.5" long.
Add tissue paper if you want a "fuller" purse.
And that is all there is to this easy Paper Crafted Gift Purse! Here are some links to some of the goodies you saw in the video...
- You will, of course, need 2-Sided Patterned Paper.
- Some added Embellishments are nice.
- Super sharp Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors are a helpful tool.
- I love my Bone Folder for making crisp folds.
- You can cut and score using this fantastic Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer!
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Happy Paper Crafting,