Christmas Bags (Part 2)– Bags, Tags and Boxes Week
When I was at OnStage Live the other week, one of the demonstrations on the stage was of a gusseted bag made using the Stampin’ Up! mini treat bag thinlits. I wrote down the directions, as I’d not made them before. They are really easy to make and so I thought along with the gusseted Christmas Bags I’ve made for my Bags, Tags and Boxes week today, I would also create a little photo tutorial for you. Yes you’re welcome! 😉
I created two Christmas bags, one two tone and one monochrome. I love how these turned out – what do you think? Pretty right? Which one’s your favourite?
I used the Sparkly Seasons ZigZag image and Seasonal Frames framelits to cut out the bauble, which has an ombre watercolour look. I used Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo markers to colour the stamp before spritzing with water and stamping.
For the Whisper White bag I ran the front panel through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
For the Lost Lagoon and Whisper White bag, I first cut out two additional front panels (removing the bottom flap) before then embossing with Softly Falling – take a look at the Photo Tutorial below and you’ll see what I mean!
For the Basic Christmas Bag
Step 1: Cut two of the front and side panels using the largest thinlit and cut a piece of card to 4cm x 9.4cm (this is for the bottom of the treat bag);
Step 2. Cut off the zig zag top of the side panel on both pieces;
Step 3. Line up the side score line along the 2cm line of your Stampin’ Trimmer and score;
Step 4. Line up the side score line along the 4cm line of your Stampin’ Trimmer and score;
Step 5. Place a strip of double sided sticky tape along the side score lines of the side pieces and the bottom flaps;
Step 6. Burnish all scored lines. Mountain fold the outer two score lines on the side panel and valley fold the middle this will create the gusseted sides;
Step 7. Assemble the treat bags by first sticking the two front and side pieces together down one of the sides and the bottom panel to one of the bottom flaps;
Step 8. Fold the remaining sides over to meet to create the bag and adhere the remaining bottom flap to the 4cm x 9.4cm piece of card.
N.B. If you are decorating the front of the bags, either by embossing or stamping, you need to do this before you assemble them.
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