Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Deco Gift Bag

Deco Gift Bag

Hi Folks! Hope you are well. I was watching a film with my boys recently and got bored (I love most films but this one involved pure boredom!) So I started playing with some retired DSP to make something odd but functional. 

I am now doing well at regularly uploading my YouTube videos and slowly but surely my views and subscribers are growing. I didn't start YouTube because I wanted or thought it would boost my business. I started in the hopes that another person, whether disabled or not, would find a love for a craft that I love. 

It's so hard these days to find fun things to do with whole family that won't break the bank and will still be accessible with bad weather so I wanted to share crafting, papercrafting and Stampin' Up!

As you will notice from my videos I am extremely tight and refuse to waste any money. That means I still use things when they have retired, I like to make my supplies stretch and I like to make things that are unique but useful for busy families. 

That being said, here is my tutorial on how to make one weird but I think, great gift bag! Recently I had a birthday to buy for and on her list was some lipstick, well it cost a small fortune so I wanted to make the packaging wow as I was skint after buying the £40 lippy! 

Here is what I came up with - 

Here is the YouTube tutorial - https://youtu.be/EXckg4t3IuQ

Measurements -

  • You need a piece of DSP that measures 12 inches x 6 inches. Thats 30cm x 15cm. 
  • Score on the short side at 2 inches and 4 inches. Thats 5cm and 10cm.
  • Score on the long side at 3 inches, 6 inches and 9 inches. Thats 7.5cm, 15cm and 22.5cm.
  • Burnish all score lines.
  • On the short sides - cut up both lines until you reach the first score line on the long side.
  • Curl the centre rectangle on both ends
  • Then using tape stick the two outside edges together to make a curved arch as seen in the picture. 
  • Then cut a small triangle out of both end rectangles on both sides
  • Then stick them together. See picture above
  • Then put your ribbon through the bag and tie everything together. The triangles you cut will naturally tuck into the centre arch you made.
  • Staple the sides together as seen above. 
  • Decorate or leave blank, whichever you prefer.

Products I have used. As always anything retired will be replaced with a recommendation -

Product List
Emerald Envy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Paper Snips Scissors
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin' Trimmer
Handheld Stapler [EU, UK, AU]
Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
Emerald Envy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon
Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
Bundle Of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Lots of love

Here are my links -
SU Website: http://creatingwithadifference.stampinup.net/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2RhYtFn3EcXGJYr5l0RwGA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingwithadifference
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreatingDifference?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/creatingwithadifferenceforum/
Instagram - @creatingwithadifference91
Periscope - @cwad

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