Hello Everyone! It is Leanne here today and I am excited to share with you a quick and easy way to create DIY gift bags using patterned paper from the Woodland Forest collection and the WeRMemoryKeepers Gift Bag punch board.
These paper bags are so incredibly versatile, and let’s face it, we can always use a little gift bag to brighten someone’s day. And let’s not even mention all the opportunities such as birthdays or the holiday season that is about to descend upon us, where these bags will be more than appreciated!!
Patterned paper with a seasonal print just adds a little something extra to the gift giving experience, but with the bags I’m sharing today, I wanted to mix up patterned paper combinations, creating either a collar or a decorative band.
Each bag base has been created using a normal 12″x12″ piece of patterned paper with a coordinating piece trimmed to 2.5″x12″. Start creating by following the easy instructions on how to create your gift bag base with the punch board. To add a collar to the top of the bag, I recommend that it is added before the ribbon holes have been punched. Here is how I put mine together:
As shown in the photo above, the collars have been trimmed from patterned paper cut to 2.5″ wide and 12″ in length. For the red stitched floral gift bag, I left the border trim (found at the bottom of the patterned paper) attached, to create an extra detail at the top of the bag. Another option is to use a scallop border punch or similar to attract attention.
Add a score line to the top of the 2.5″x12″ paper piece at the 0.5″ mark. Score and add adhesive all along the top of the reverse side of the paper, making sure it is between the score line and top edge. Carefully add the collar to the top of your gift bag base. If your gift bag requires ribbon handles, now is the time to add the holes. Continue to follow the instructions with the gift bag punch board as your guide.
Complete your gift bag by adding cute details such as a fussy cut patterned paper flower spray of create your own tags.
I personally think it’s the details that make gift giving a little more special!
To create the gift bag above, follow the same instructions on the punch board twice, but vary the height difference. Once you have created two bags, slip the larger one inside the smaller one and secure with adhesive. Add extra details such as a patterned paper bow and decorative border band.
There are no limitations when it comes to creating fun gift giving trimmings, especially when beautiful patterned paper is involved! Thanks for visiting here today..x
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